It was a normal day on June 26th, when we arrived at the hospital and each hugged my dad, Larry, before he was taken back to be prepped for heart bypass surgery. We were nervous, of course, but we knew that he was in good hands and would be on the road to recovery in no time. Little did we know that soon after a successful surgery he would suffer a cardiac arrest, causing a series of mini-strokes which the doctors now feel are causing him to remain unresponsive. His kidneys are also starting to fail, and he has been battling pneuomnia for most of his time in the ICU. He has been in the hospital for 30 days now and we have no idea how much longer his recovery will be.
My mom, Susan, has been spending as much time as she can traveling to the hospital which is two hours away from home, while trying to maintain her full-time job and take care of their home and pets. The stress, worry and traveling back and forth has taken a toll, and on Thursday, July 6th, while driving back from a long day at the hospital, she lost control of her car on the wet road, causing the car to spin out of control, and flip over onto its roof. She suffered bruises and cuts, but thankfully was spared any serious injuries. The car, however, is totaled.
The next few weeks, and months, are a big unknown for us. What I do know is that this situation is going to place a huge financial burden on my parents. Many of you have so kindly and generously asked me "What can we do?" My answer is always, "Pray." However, if you can help by giving a small amount to help my family through this very difficult time, I would be so very grateful.
Thank you so much for your continued love, support and prayers.
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