Ryan Beekman stroke recovery

27975262_15194989260_r.jpegOn Jan 1, 2018, 50-year old Ryan Beekman noticed a funny feeling in the left side of his face. When it spread down to his left arm, we headed to the emergency room. At that time, the doctors were unable to confirm that it was a stroke. However, they admitted him to the ICU because of his extremely high blood pressure. Over the course of the next several days, Ryan’s condition worsened, as the brain cells continued to die from lack of oxygen. He ended up with no movement or feeling on his left side, and on a ventilator because he could not breathe. After about a week of recovery, he moved to a hospital specializing in ventilators and was successfully weaned off it. However, this time was valuable time in his physical recovery as well. Once off the ventilator, he was moved to an inpatient rehab hospital to work on getting his left side back.
Meanwhile, his wife Susan lost her job due to restructuring at her place of employment. This also meant that they would be losing their insurance as well. Without insurance, they would be unable to keep Ryan in the rehab hospital and he would not be getting the rehab he desperately needs to be able to walk again. That is the position we are currently in—- Ryan is making progress in his left leg and is able to stand independently for short periods of time. There is still a long way to go, though, and we need help with all the medical bills that this journey has placed on us. Please consider giving whatever you can to help bring Ryan home as strong as possible, so he can continue to be the independent person that he always has been. Thank you. 27975262_15194988430_r.jpeg27975262_15194988850_r.jpeg


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Susan Beekman 
Palm Bay, FL
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