Now he needs our help.
Roger, my father, is a caring and loving man has worked hard his entire life to make everything better for those around him. He has helped so many, I can't even begin on where to start, there's too much for me to even fathom, considering the emotional state I'm in. He worked at John Deere for 40 years before retiring. After retiring, Colleen (my mother) and Roger moved closer to my brother and his wife, to help take care of the grandkids of course. Those grandkids are his world. He walked them to school every day he could and never looked back.
Almost a month ago, he fell off a ladder, putting up Christmas decorations that they both love so much. I won't say all the details, but it was a long and strenuous time in the following weeks. It left him with 5 fractured, 2 shattered and 2 compressed vertebrae. That along with 3 broken ribs, a fractured sternum and a fractured sull, left him in a bad state. We were unsure if he would make it. The doctors say he may never walk again.
He's a strong man and a fighter. He's making progress daily. He's created a web of people so vast and wide that there are people all over the world pulling for him. But now is our time to help him and my mother, who continues to step up to the challenge of taking care of the man who's taken such good care of her. She spends every day with him, making sure he's ok and he understands what’s going on. I'm sure I'll get a scolding for actually doing this, but sometimes you have to take the licking to make stuff happen. I'm sure they aren't even looking for help. My mom hasn’t been to work for a while, I’m sure the doctor bills will pile up quickly and the expenditures in the future will hit them before they now it.
I'd like to raise some money for my mom and my dad that have helped me so much over the years. They are going to have a lot of bills in their near future and my mom is already looking at selling their house to build a new one that will be wheel chair accessible. Anything will help and they deserve it.
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