As most of you know, Tony suffered a massive heart attack a few weeks ago. He was outside, alone and thankfully a neighbor saw him and called 911. The paramedics were able to successfully resuscitate and transported him to the ICU at St. Luke’s hospital in Milwaukee.
This past month I’ve learned the unfortunate truth that every second counts after a cardiac episode. Within minutes, a brain cannot handle the lack of oxygen and irreversible damage occurs.
Tony spent three weeks in a coma while fighting for his life. The amazing doctors and staff ran multiple scans and tests while using every resource they had to bring him back.
In the end, his brain was just too damaged to heal.
Tony passed away on September 4th 2018.
It was absolutely heartbreaking typing that last sentence.
Tony was an outstanding man and will be greatly missed by so many of us.
I am setting up this fundraiser for Les and Carol Randall. If you knew Tony, then you knew his wonderful and generous parents.
During the ICU stay, his own mother was the shoulder that we ALL cried on. We looked to her to calm our fears and comfort us... even though she was the one losing her son.
Carol’s concern has been about Tony’s son Dylan, not herself, and his future financial needs...All while she silently suffers the anxiety of medical and funeral expenses piling up.
The thought of losing a child is unfathomable and we all hope to go through life without experiencing that intense pain. This is now the second time Les and Carol have to endure that level of grief and agony...Not to mention the financial impact it causes. Their oldest son, Steve, passed away in 2010 and now in less than 8 years, they’ve lost Tony, their remaining child.
As with most of us who are Tony’s age, he didn’t have life insurance or a savings account to cover this.
I am hoping we can remove the financial burden his parents are currently facing yet again. Please.
Even if money is tight, any donation helps.
Thank you so very much.
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