My mother unfortunately died. I originally started this to help my family when my mother was alive. So, I am keeping the original stary up and will just continue to provide updates.
My family has always given to others and never asked for anything in return. They opened their home and hearts to Soldiers on leave from Vietnam, and repeatedly opened their home to friends of theirs who were in need to to loos of job, loss of family, divorce and even illness. This is why I am asking that others open their hearts to now help my family. My father is still trying to pay off the bills from my mothers hospitalization, her move to the long term care facility and her death.
Any donation is a huge help to my family, thank you for your generosity.
Here is the original story:
My family needs a bit of help, so my father can be close to my mother who has been hospitalized after a major surgery and has been unable to come off the ventilator to breath on her own.
On Easter my mother was suddenly hit with strong chest pains and was immediately airlifted from Kingman AZ where they live, 200 miles away to Phoenix AZ, where they could preform this rare emergency surgery.
My mother had to be moved to a specialized care facility, and unfortunately due to where it was located, Medicare would not cover the cost of moving her, so my father had to take a loan for $5,500 to pay to have her moved, so that he would be able to visit her.
They have been married for over 50 years and spent almost everyday together, now, they are forced to be separated because medicare doesn't cover the cost of moving her to a specialized care facility close enough for my father to be able to visit. They have never been apart for a longer period of time, each relying upon the love of the other for their well being. Due to his age, being 75 years old, and the distance involved, there is just no way my father would be able to give my mother the love and support she now needs on a daily basis in order to recover.
I know our American healthcare system leaves more than a lot to be desired, but I also know, that our American spirit doesn't. Our spirit, is the most loving and caring in the world, and one thing is for sure: When we see someone that needs our help, we pull together and give whatever we can to help each other. Well, now my mother and father need our help. I know that with a small contribution from many good Americans like you we can help keep my parents close so that their love will survive this, it's very darkest hour, and help heal my mother so that they may spend many more loving years together.
THANK YOU for your help with this.
These are the details of her condition:
My mother who has COPD, suffered from a Morgagni Hernia, After the surgery she was unable to come off the ventilator to breath on her own, so she has a tracheostomy and will be kept on a ventilator. Due to being dependent on the ventilator and the other health issues, my mother has been moved to a specialized care facility that can help manage her breathing and take care of the tracheostomy and where she will also receive dialysis.
Today, she was also found to have pneumonia, so it looks like she has a long road ahead for her recovery.
She is now having to stay in a specialized care facility in Las Vegas, where she will receive help in learning to breath on her own again, and will also be receiving dialysis every 2 days, due to her kidney’s not working properly.
On a side note, my mother has been recovering from a stroke she suffered 2 months ago.
So, as you can imagine, my parents have been going through a lot as of late, and I hope
that this will help ease his stress, so that he can focus on helping my mother to recover
as quickly as possible.
This money will help so my father can pay for the move to the facility of $5,500 that medicare refused to cover, and will also help him with various travel expenses for the next few months so my father can visit my mother as often as possible while my mother is recovering.
My father is under massive amounts of stress due to all of this, and never having been without my mother for more than 2 days at a time when he would go fishing for more than 50 years.
To top it off, if my mother ends up being in the clinic for more than 100 days, Medicare will no longer pay for the facility, and my father will have to pay out of pocket for her care at this specialized care center. Due to this, I would like to be able to help my father pay for moving her, so that he doesn't have that added stress.
One of the main things that aid in recovery from a major illness is wellbeing, and relief from stress, and for my parents to be able to be together more often, this will help.