I'm hoping to raise money that will go directly to Marcela and Paul Burke as Paul endures his latest medical battle.
Paul has suffered through out much of his adult life with complications mostly due to Juvenile Diabetes which he was diagnosed at age 4. The list seems unending and exhausting of what he has endured:
1995: First Kidney (received from his brother)
1999: Heart attack; Quadruple Bypass
2005: Coma for 2 weeks due to pneumonia; kidney failure requiring dialysis; stent placed in artery due to heart disease;
2006: Second kidney transplant (Marcela donated a kidney as part of paired donation which enabled Paul to get a donor sooner)
2013: diabetic ulcers which required several surgeries
2015: Broken leg in two places requiring surgery
2017-current: 2nd heart attack & stent put in; Stage 4 Squamous Cell skin cancer requiring surgery, chemo and radiation.
In addition to the above, he has also continued to suffer high blood pressure, adrenal insufficiency, neuropathy and vision loss over the years. It just never seems to end, even so much as finding tree limbs had fallen and damaged their porch while they were in Boston for Paul's latest surgery. Just as they started to settle back in at home Paul developed a severe staph infection which landed him back in the hospital.
Unfortunately, not only has this taken an emotional toll on the Burke family this has taken a great financial toll as well. The family needs to sell the home their family has grown in for the past 21 years. The care, maintaince and navigation of a 2 story home presents a challenge to Paul’s medical condition that is unable to be overcome.
If you are able to donate please do - any amount is a blessing. Prayers would be greatly appreciated and please share this page.
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