During the first surgery they nicked an artery which lead to his losing 6 pints of blood and requiring a surgery to repair. After that surgery he went in to sepsis shock. He has been back in the OR 3 times a week to have a wound vac to clear up all the infection. All the anesthesia he has received during all the procedures has left him delusional and not thinking clearly.
Richard will have a very long recovery once out of hospital and will most likely never work again. His wife told us that they were not prepared for the possibility of him not being able to return to work. Debra has depleted all their savings and property tax fund and is now in the race for her life to get their social security retirement funds started. It could take several months to get started. Meanwhile they have no income to support them, or money to travel back and forth to the Texas Medical Center from the Woodlands, which is about 40 miles of terrible traffic and $20 a day to park. Debra tries to see him at least 5 days a week but it is getting more difficult with funds dwindling.
Our goal is to raise $9,000 to help their family survive until their pensions are started. As everyone knows most of the available help in that area is stressed helping the flood victims. We are hoping by starting this fund it will help them survive until they can get his retirements and social security income set up. HELP is needed for our loved one and dear friend. Even if you can’t contribute please keep Richard in your prayers as he is still in a delicate condition.
- Kimberly Jones
- Kimberly Jones
- Benjamin Hight
- Kim Thompson
- Gary Burleson
Organizer and beneficiary
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