Paul Bowman

“One more time with feeling!' Bowman's hospital tour continues... Today it's the turn of The Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. More tests & procedures... hopefully, prayerfully a step closer to some answers. In the past six months, I've been in more hospitals than I have in the rest of my life up until this point. All of them have dedicated staff doing amazing things with what I guess are increasingly limited resources & ever increasing demands on the system.” - Paul Bowman

Please consider giving a financial gift to support Paul Bowman’s medical cost to enable his family to seek answers to a debilitating condition where there is no understanding of the source after 6 mon
ths of several medical test in multiple hospitals from Czech to North Ireland.  We hope to help fund the cost so he can obtain quicker and more accurate diagnosis through Private Medical Care.  Paul can obtain quicker MRI’s, and hopefully a diagno
sis if he can afford to seek help from the Private Medical sector of North and/or Southern Ireland!  Socialized medicine has not reached diagnosis after months of many test and several hospital visits.  Paul has ‘episodes’ that last up to 45 minutes, where he has to lay down and stay completely still with distressing physical pain and dizziness.  It has been 6 months and is on a waiting list for an MRI, which will not happen before next year unless funds become available to seek private medical support, which is considerably more expensive.  In the meantime, he has no answers yet as to why the episodes started 6 months ago and now they are getting worse and longer.  His current medical tes
t and hospital visits have not provided a diagnosis or helpful treatment as of yet.  Paul is unable to drive, and his wife must accompany him while out speaking and working with the youth of Ireland. 

Paul, Valerie and their three beautiful girls, have been a legendary part of our story with youth, going back to 1993 to present, when serving at Village Seven Presbyterian Church Student Ministries in Colorado Springs.  Paul and Valerie have hosted over 15 teams in Ireland and several interns from our church in the US and from Brussels through Outpost Expeditions. Hundreds of students from our teams over the years have participated in cross cultural sports and mission outreach in Southern and Norther
n Ireland through Paul as our main contact. Paul is one of the leading Youth Experts in Northern Ireland and around the globe.  He has been a guest speaker for our ski camps in the US and multiple events in other parts of the US.  He has traveled globally; speaking in schools; youth groups; and teaches future youth workers of Ireland and Europe.  His Global impact is massive and his ministry reaches from Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, Middle East and beyond.

Those of you whose lives were impacted by Paul and Val’s outreach, and those who have means to contribute to this cause, please consider rallying with us to invest in his healing journey, where he can find out where the source of his episodes come from, how to treat it for the road to recovery.  As time goes on the episodes are more frequent and longer.  It takes a dire toll on his body in the recovery stage after the episodes. We hope to raise enough funding for him to support their financial needs and to help fund the high expense of going through the Private Medical Services. His first episode happened last spring while at a conference in Prague, where he passed out on the Charles Bridge, and found himself in a military hospital.  After time he was able to transfer to a hospital in Northern Ireland for continual testing.  Your gifts are a great encouragement to the Bowman family.  All donations will go to supplement their living expenses while he seeks medical attention, and will speed up the process of finding a diagnosis to his failing health.
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