Many of you recall the fundraiser I posted last year when my stepdad was battling non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. Your help provided my parents with financial support while the awaited a potential liver donor. The money you donated was able to help them cover their mortgage costs and literally put food on their table. My sister and I try to continue supporting them through this rough time but as of last week my stepdad, Ron Hess, suffered a series of really bad strokes that have left him paralyzed on the left side of his body.
He has undergone a long series of MRI's, CT scans, and ultrasounds to suss out the root of these seizures but have come up with nothing. The strokes have left his body limp and in pain. His cognition is still intact but he is weak and exhausted working on all four cylinders just to say a little. He has been hospitalized at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in San Diego and is doing four hours of physical therapy a day to regain control.
Prior to this my mom was working as a hairdresser to cover costs and had recently taken a second full time job at another salon to keep their heads above water. Due to the strokes and Ron's condition his health needs 24 hour care that my mom must do because they can't afford round the clock care. This means there is no income to cover the cost of gas to the hospital, eating, or covering their mortgage which may leave them without a roof over their head.
My last gofundme was extremely urgent but this is a next level disaster. When it rains it pours, and it has not stopped pouring for my parents. Please, whatever you can muster it is extremely vital that my parents get help now more than ever.
If you have given in the past I am SOOO very grateful and don't expect anything from you, but if you can spare even $2.00, if enough of you do that it can make or break the entire future of my mom and dad.
With all my love and gratitude.
- Peter Murray
- Delene St. Clair
- Mandi Gates
- Charles Fernandez
Organizer and beneficiary
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