On January 25, 2018, after months of feeling he had a flu that just wouldn’t go away, Rob Harmon III went to the hospital to discover it really was a bacterial infection attacking his spine. He underwent an intense surgery, and over the next few days battled additional infections and set backs, clinging to life, requiring a feeding and breathing tube. The doctors explained Rob’s "injury", due to an infection, is similar to the damage Christopher Reeve suffered due to an accident, and could result in partial or full paralysis.
Rob is beginning to show amazing signs of progress, such as a small amount of movement in his arms, and this is giving him and those who love him a sense of hope. But it's going to be a long, very expensive road to recovery.
Rob means so much to so many people, and has brought an incredible amount of joy and laughter into this world. If you know him, even a little, he has certainly brightened your day. Rob has a way of saying the right thing, telling the perfect joke, or just giving you that famous Rob smile, reminding you to not take life so seriously.
Unfortunately, Rob's medical insurance lapsed at the beginning of this year. On top of his current medical expenses, which continue to grow, Rob will need supplies such as a wheelchair, physical therapy, and a complete rethinking on how he’ll access the world.
Rob needs all the support that we can give, so he can work towards independence, and continue his fight for a complete recovery somewhere down the road. This is where we need your help.
How You Can Help
Please help Rob by donating whatever you can afford towards his recovery, and sharing this GoFundMe page on Facebook, Twitter, and anywhere else where you can help spread the word. Please also keep Rob in your thoughts, and send him positivity, love, and healing energy.
The initial donations will be used to keep his bills and extraneous costs under control as much as possible. There are also massive medical costs from his surgery and hospitalization, plus future care costs depending on the speed and degree of his recovery. Anything that you can give is so greatly appreciated.
Something to Think About
This is something that could happen to any one of us. Listen to what your body is telling you. If you aren’t feeling well, and think that something isn’t right, go see your doctor right away. Catching something like this early will make all the difference.
Thank you for considering a donation to Rob's GoFundMe. It means so much to him, and he sends his love, gratitude, and a big "Heyyyyyyyyyooooooooo!"
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