My Heart Is Breaking as I watch a patriarch of a special family struggle to get the care he needs. The Laster's are that family that is the first ones to pitch in and help when needed, so we care putting this campaign together to help them in their time of need.
Joe Laster is yet another victim of our medical systems failed policies prohibiting essential care when needed most. Joe's core issue is congestive heart failure that has resulted in water retention and many other issues. He can not stand on his own any more and has been hospitalized a couple of times due to the water retention becoming dangerous and his inability to be mobile. His wife does not have the strength and can not help him bath or even stand.
Joe currently has serious bed sores and foot sores that are prohibiting his recovery yet the hospital is still releasing him for a second time. Therefore he has to go to a recovery based rehab facility where they will focus on healing the wounds and provide him the rehab needed to help his wife take care of him.
The issue: The insurance company will not pay for the inhouse rehab he so desperately needs. To get Joe on the road to recovery, so he doesn't continue to decline, they need to pay almost $200 a day up front with the minimum time needed being 20 Days. Joe doesn't know we are doing this for him and his family is praying for God to send help since they have no more resources.
Will you be one of Joe's Angels? Please give what you can and share if your heart is moved to do so. Thank you!
- Michael Stephens
- Mary Flippen
- Susan Beam
- Donna Fulton
- Brenda Sipsy
Organizer and beneficiary