On April 5, 2017, my wife had a severe stroke that left her with irreversible brain damage in her visual cortex. After months of therapy, she is now able to walk slowly on her own but needs help with almost every other function. She still requires a feeding tube as she is not able to eat enough to stay healthy. She has a very limited vision and we aren't quite sure how much or what she can really see. She lost most of her recent memory, often does not remember people or events in her life.
We have 4 children 9 and under and it has been extremely difficult trying to build a stable life after this event for my family. There are many good days, but also many days where I struggle to not slip into deep depression. Sharla was such a talented person, she was doing all of the graphics work for our new venture iCraveScience. We were also writing a science-themed children's series of books. Sharla was also designing shirts, handbags, children's clothes, wall art, etc. We were just in the process of getting this profitable when tragedy struck our family.
It's been difficult trying to raise 4 children while simultaneously making enough money to pay medical bills and support our family.
Any help you can give to help us pay medical bills is much appreciated. We would also like to raise enough money to enable Sharla to receive better targeted therapy as insurance has cut off therapy at the moment.
Thank you very much for your support
Paul & family.
- Nancy Hill
- Arleen Weerheim
Orange City, IA