Dad's medical expenses

On August 24th my father, Rienaldo Mantilla, suffered from a mild heart attack upon coming back from work. There, he was taken by ambulance to Brampton Civc hospital where he was diagnosed with severe pneumonia. He was put on a paralytic agent, intubated, and put into an induced comma for a week until his lungs were strong enough to begin functioning with the help of a few machines. During his initial examination, the doctors also informed me that he had Gout ( painful and irritating crystal deposits in the joints) in his arms, knee, and feet  and a blood clot in his left leg that had to be treated immediately. After this he remained in the ICU for approximately 4 weeks during which he was treated for his original pneumonia, only to develop another form of that infection. This infection was too treated and after a long 5 and a half weeks in the ICU, he was transferred to the Respirology unit of the hospital where he is working  on being able to breathe on his own and start to do some physical therapy.

He has now been in the hospital for about 2 months and is working towards being able to walk, talk, eat and drink again. I have officially lost count of all the nurses and doctors that have told me that they “don’t know how your dad is alive”. I don't either, but I am very grateful that he is.

As most of you can probably imagine, my dad has been out of work for a very long time, and the bills are starting to stack up. I am raising money for the cost of all the medications that the doctors have prescribed for him, the therapy that he needs to start walking, and the cost of at least two months rent, as we are unsure how long it will take him to fully recover and go back to work. I understand that not everyone is able to donate a lot, but every little bit helps. Our hope is for him to be able to do all of the physical therapy that he needs and focus on recovering physically and mentally without the burden of having to worry about where he is going to get the money for all of his medication or living in fear that he will losing his apartment. In other words, we are just trying to get him on his feet, and I hope you can help.

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Cami Mantilla 
Jacksonville, FL
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