Team up for Travis

Have you ever known someone who was the life of a party? Who loved making people laugh and found humor in every situation? Who was always working on something?  Who was always the first one to lend a hand? To serve others? To install light fixtures or fix plumbing or repair the random things that can break around the house? 
This was Travis.
Have you every watched those things in a person disappear? Watched the humor fade to nothing, the activity in them diminish, watch them shrivel into bed most days, watch the life and glimmer and hope that exuded from them be completely erased?
This is Travis now.
Severe depression is so often a silent disease. It is not a popular or glamorous disease. And while it isn't cancer of the body, it is a cancer of the mind. It steals all joy, all drive, and the ability to function normally. It creates a war zone of the mind, trying everything it can to blind someone of the good that is left in life.

Over the last few months Travis has been suffering and fighting with this disease. He has seen a psychiatrist, been prescribed medication, made a job change trying to fight this disease. About six weeks ago, not long after starting a new job, he began spiraling. He and Bridget made the very difficult decision to admit him into a facility for help. He was in an inpatient facility for a week. He was then transferred to an outpatient facility for 2 weeks. During that time doctors were prescribing all kinds of different medications and gave much counseling  to help him cope. He is still seeing a psychiatrist and working to get his medication regulated to suit his needs best.
Last week, because he was out of work (without pay) for so long at a new job, he was terminated. He now has no income and has lost the family's health insurance. They are now at a very real risk of losing their home. Bridget is a teacher who can not sign up for insurance now, and quite frankly can't afford to do so. Bridget through this, illnesses with the kids and herself (flu, strep, etc.) was docked $500 from her paycheck, the only pay her family received this month. 

Please consider supporting this precious family as they fight this disease.  They are fighting together. Join the front line with them.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Jenny Harvey 
Organizer
Burleson, TX
Bridget Abdo 
Beneficiary
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