He needs the help, but won’t ask for it. He’s been saving everything he can, but can’t do it by himself. Shannon is very self-driven and has an excellent work ethic. He doesn’t sit back to accept “freebies”, he’s a worker. With being such a hard worker, he can’t continue to work with his current broken prosthetic.
He doesn’t complain about the constant pain he’s in and is extremely humble to not ask anyone for help. Shannon was finally able to obtain an insurance policy that will treat his pre-existing condition which will allow him get a new leg after 9 years. However, even with insurance, Shannon’s portion to pay for the leg is nearly $5,000.
Shannon’s always been a giving person. He’s always tried to make woodworking items to donate for other people’s benefits. His thought has been that eventually ‘good’ would come around to him. I’ve always been willing to help others that are willing to help themselves. I tell people all the time that my brother works harder than anyone I know. He is willing to help himself, but needs this leg to continue to do so. His current leg is completely worn out. The doctor can’t believe that he’s been able to walk around with it, let alone work with it, as long as he has.
Unfortunately, prosthetics are not like vehicles or other items that you can finance. The leg has to be paid for before he can get it; they don’t take payments. I’m asking that if you are able to help in any way, please do. Any amount that Shannon can get will help him tremendously.
Brief History: In 2005, Shannon and I were struck head-on in a car accident and were seriously injured. Both of Shannon’s feet were crushed, along with other severe injuries. He went through many immediate surgeries on his right foot. After a couple of years, Shannon decided to go back to work, despite unbearable pain in his feet and lower body. He suffered waking around and working with broken feet. In 2009, after 4 years and over 20 surgeries, Shannon’s foot was non-repairable and he decided to have his right leg amputated below the knee.
Now, after 9 years of working very hard and walking on concrete all day, the foot portion of his prosthetic leg is broken in several locations, along with other sections of the leg.
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