On Saturday January 20th, the day Sean and Jen closed on their new house, Sean called out in the middle of the night. He had collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital, after having a massive brain stem stroke from a blood clot. They immediately did surgery, but damage already done has left Sean paralyzed, only able to move his eyes one direction. He cannot speak, and he cannot breathe on his own.
Sean makes his living as a radio DJ and radio program director, both requiring his voice. Though his mind is clear and functioning, he has to go through potentially months or years of treatments in hopes of regaining the ability to live a normal life and work again.
Sean has lost all of his income. His wife Jennifer who is an artist, has not had an income since their recent move to Portland and is going to be required 24-7 for his care.
They have massive medical bills to pay and they need your help immediately. The last thing they need is to have their home foreclosed while they are going through this tragedy.
Imagine if you or your spouse/partner was hit with a stroke, trapped inside a non-working body, and the income for your family was instantly lost, while you're facing the most difficult time of your life.
These people need some of their financial stress removed so they can focus on medical care. They need help paying massive medical bills, and enough money to survive.
Your compassion is needed. We all know that this could hit any of us at anytime. Please help us give this loving couple a lifeline. If you can give big, please do, but even a tiny donation will help.
Eric and Laurie Rhoads, friends of Sean and Jen
PS: I misspelled Demery, but because the link contains the misspelled name, I can’t change it at this point. Sorry everyone. - Eric
Update: It has been six months. Sean has not improved and is still trapped in his body but totally aware of what’s going on around him. Medical bills are mounting, insurance is trying to get out of paying, the family has no income and have been almost wiped out financially. They need help.