Russell DuBeck medical expenses

While in Pittsburgh for the Steelers game last weekend Russ started experiencing extreme pain in his lower leg/ankle area. He was taken to the ER in PA but they had no reason to keep him due to no sign of infection, swelling, etc. They recommended he stay for observation but being a true Steelers fan he didn’t want to miss the game. Even though they lost (). 

On monday morning while traveling home his pain had become so unbearable he was taken straight to the ER once they got back in town. After a few hours of many tests, a lot of crying, and a lot of pain, the doctors were able to diagnose him with Necrotizing Fasciitis. This is a very rare and serious flesh eating bacteria that is very aggressive and can spread rapidly which explains why it only took a little over 24 hours for it to get that serious. We are unsure of the cause but with him being diabetic, his immune system is already more weak than the average person’s. As soon as he was diagnosed the orders for an emergency fasciectomy were underway.  They had to transfer him. They contacted 3 different hospitals and the  first to reply was Mary Washington, luckily for us, and we don’t have to travel to be with him.  

The last 48 hours have been long and sleepless. The next surgery is already being ordered due to some concern after the wound nurse saw it. 

He will be laid up for quite a while. He will be in the hospital for at least 3-5 more days. Then, he will more likely than not be put in a rehab facility for physical therapy. He won’t be able to drive, he won’t be able to work for a long time, especially since he’s a mechanic. This page is for anyone who is willing and able to help with any medical expenses that insurance won’t cover and rent/other bills he won’t be able to pay while out of work. He has always always always been willing to cut grass or fix a car among many other things for any person that isn’t able to do it themselves and asks for nothing in return. He has given me the last dollar in his wallet countless times when I’ve wanted or needed it. I just want to be able to help him in ways I’ve never been able to before, because he is more than deserving of it. 

If you have any questions please message me. 

Thank you everyone so much for your continued support. 33458602_1538587540772351_r.jpeg
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Tiffany DuBeck 
Organizer
Fredericksburg, VA
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