My name is John Messerschmidt and I represent a group of friends that are trying to help an incredable person who is in great need in a very tough time. He has worked in the oilfiled industry all over the world for > 30 years, has given >100 % to his company and his customer on every occasion. This "above and beyond" value he has always lived by is because thats the way he is and he wanted it done right. He is a great friend to people he considers friends and will do whatever he can to help anyone in need. He is just simply put, a good hearted, hard working stand up guy!
He is also unfortunately, a diabetic and has battled with this problem for a long time. Finally it has given him many medical complications of late. You see, he had to have his right leg amputated below the knee, then learn to get around with one leg whilst healing and waiting for a prosthetic. As unfair as it can be for a guy who has given so much, he had to get another surgery on that same right leg to correct growth issues. he did this and battled through it like the trooper he is. After returning home to start healing again, after 4 days at home, realized that while he was in the hospital for the corrective surgery, he had contracted Staff infection MRSA which shut his kidneys down and AGAIN had to return to the hospital to battle this. At this time he is battling through yet another great challenge, and has been such a very long time, yet another hurrdle has been thrown up in front of him and his wife Liz. His wife had to resign from her teaching position because her family medical leave time had been exhausted whilst she took care of Terry through all of this. Now whilst he has insurance, it will be transitioning into a long term disability catagory and obviously at a much reduced amount which will not cover all the bills especially without the income that his wife was producing. I am asking for help in the form of money to help these two great people through this tough period and pry we can raise enough to ensure that they can pay the bills and keep the house they worked so hard for all these years. We want to raise as much as we can so they can get back to as normal of a life as they can with these chages which are in themslves going to be monuental to overcome even with all of our help, so PLEASE help with any amount you can. It will be so incredibaly appreciated by he and his wife and all who know and love them.
John - Terry's friend for > 33 years.
- Edgar Carter
Organizer and beneficiary
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