Tim Mulloy - Prosthetics

A benefit auction and fundraiser has been started for our good friend Tim Mulloy.  It will be held on  the Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/timmulloyfundraiser/
starting April 6th and running through May 5th at 5 p.m. Az. time.   Please check it out, we've had some great items donated for the auction
There's also a website for Tim        
https://timmulloy.info/



Update on Tim 4/01/19;


Tim's right leg was amputated early this morning. He's recovering at Cox South in Springfield, Mo., no problems with the surgery. When he is released he has a long road of recovery. Hopefully in 3-6 months he will be able to get fitted for prosthetics. This process is very expensive. His wife Charlene is working very hard to be able to pay for medical bills, a prosthetic, and will also be trying to take care of Tim as he recovers. If you can help please do! Every little bit helps! This is the 11th amputation since this little known condition started up in him in 2011. While doctors eventually identified it as RSD reflex sympathetic dystrophy , none have ever seen a case so severe or have any explanation to why or how to arrest it.
 Since 2011 he's had both legs amputated above the knee through multiple surgeries, his right hand and forearm, his left thumb and 1 finger.

This latest loss of his right leg is a game changer. Instead of being able to get around on crutches, it's going to take 2 good prosthetic legs, an electric wheelchair for any distance until the legs get sorted out, controls to be added to his truck so he can drive or a medical van that will get him in and out in a wheelchair, ramps to replace stairs at the house, a roll in shower conversion and all the little things that weren't a big concern before.

To date he's been denied any financial or material help from the Missouri State disability bunch. I wonder what kind of disability you have to have in order to get help with prosthetics.


This is heartbreaking to see this family going through so much. The response from the people that have met or worked with Tim is nothing but high praise for this man's character and the positive influence he's been to so many. Please do what you can to support and promote this fundraiser for the Mulloy family.  The financial and emotional drain of 8 yrs. of this has been tremendous. And Tim has never stopped praising God through it all, knowing that this life is but a momentary affliction compared to eternity with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Thank you all for your caring and your contributions.

Please support through the following channels. All accounts are set up with the Mulloys as beneficiaries or co-signers and all funds go to the Mulloys.

website         
https://timmulloy.info/

email.   -     [email redacted]o

Go Fund Me  -  Tim Mulloy Prosthetics      
https://bit.ly/2ud6JME 

Paypal.me link 
PayPal.Me/TimMulloyBenefit

Facebook page  -  https://www.facebook.com/timmulloyfundraiser/


The purpose & goal of this auction and fundraiser is to raise at least $100,000 for 2 good prosthetic legs, an electric wheelchair with left hand controls, ramps for their house, controls added to a vehicle to be able to drive himself. A good arm prosthetic is needed as well, not to mention the financial drain of 10 limb amputations and multiple other surgeries including a neurostimulator which was connected to the C spine and removing bone spurs from previous amputations.


Some background on Tim, what I know of him since meeting Tim on the T's ranch outside of New River, Az. in 1994. I had hired on the T's a few months before when Tim showed up with his 10 yr. old son Destry. He made a deal with the ranch manager to do some work on the ranch and start a few colts on his own time. Tim & I hit it off and soon became good friends.
 

Tim met and married Charlene while there on the T's. They moved on to a number of other ranches in Az. and Wyoming for a number of years before settling in Duncan Az.  Charlene is an amazing strong woman, being at his side through this cowboy life and this ordeal. Along with the Mulloys raising their own kids, they adopted another relatives boy who didn't have a stable home and now has a real home, a good Christian mother and father figure and example.


This limb circulation problem began when he was in Duncan and had both wrist fused in surgery to help stand the pain of years of hammering on an anvil shoeing horses, breaking colts and using your body hard in general. That surgery set something off in his body that first began to cut off circulation in his hands. All four fingers on his right hand died and had to be amputated. This was just the beginning of what this unknown condition would do and at present time amounts to 10 amputations.


 5 yrs. ago Tim and Charlene moved to Missouri.  The entire time they've lived in Missouri Tim has had one amputation after another, in and out of doctors offices, surgery centers, rehab centers and still continued to work with horses and cows any time he is able.

 Tim has been and still is a part of the equine program at the Agape Christian Boarding School and loves being a part of that. He schools the young men there in getting colts started.  Look them up, Agape Christian Boarding School in Stockton Missouri that is changing the lives of teenagers.


Present day, Tim has no good prosthetic limbs. There have been many changes and the cheap stuff doesn't work well at all if you want to continue getting around in life. The legs he's used in the past won't hold up for any semblance of a normal routine. The knees constantly give out and send him sprawling to the ground, something that's hard to protect yourself from when you've lost the arm too.


Below is a timeline of these amputations. I had to number them to get a count of them.  10 amputations and multiple other surgeries.



The following is from Tim and a timeline of these events.

"So this started in 2011 after having both wrists fused. Shortly after the surgeries I started to experience loss of circulation pain in both hands unable to find a reason for this condition it went on for several years undiagnosed. January 2014 lost circulation in the right hand and never did come back which led to basically all the fingers dying. I had gangrene setting in and and then the amputation (1) of those fingers. Continue to work and then in January almost to the Day 2015 the right hand and 8 cm for arm was amputated (2) at that time. Over the course of approximately another year-and-a-half there were three more surgeries(3,4,5) done on that arm. January of 2015 while up at Mayo Clinic they diagnosed me of having RSD reflex sympathetic dystrophy this is an extreme case that I have it's not uncommon but to the severity that I have it is unusual. RSD causes arterial episodes or events where I lose circulation where the nerves pinched off the arteries in the flow stops leading to the death of the extremity. In 2016 I lost my pinky and my thumb on my left hand (6). during that time I noticed it was now in my lower extremities both legs and in December 2nd of 2016 I had a left leg below the knee amputation (7). Within a few months there was a progression of the RSD to a above-the-knee amputation (8). So again there was any of the original prosthetic then we had to get another prosthetic. A few months after that it progressed again and lost another five inches of my left leg (9) which now required another prosthetic. these events took place in 2017. In 2018 there was another above-the-knee amputation (10)  and approximately three more inches was amputated. There have been some other surgeries along the way, one was a a neurostimulator which was connected to the C spine to see if they could stop this in the upper extremities and at that time nobody knew that it was going to carry itself through the rest of his body. Also in 2017 there was some other surgeries done to grind off some bone spurs that had formed and remove some Hardware that was poking through my skin some nailing that was not correctly done. I continue to have trouble with the RSD in my right leg and left hand and arm what's left in my hand I have three fingers left. "


If you'd like to contribute for the good prosthetics this will buy, you can give items for the auction, buy items from the auction, or just donate money. 100% of this goes to Tim. Everyone involved in making this happen has gladly volunteered their time and expertise for the true reward of helping a good family.


The anchor item for this auction is a Dale Harwood saddle, left to me over 20 yrs. ago from my good friend and fellow cowboy Jim Caseber.  This was made for Jim by Dale Harwood in the mid to late 80's. If you don't know about Dale Harwood saddles, look him up. They're a rare item now and regarded as the best saddles made by the premiere saddle maker of our time.




Thank You,


 Randy Rutledge
New River, Az.

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Organizer
Raised $525 from 7 donations
New River, AZ
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Beneficiary
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Raised $1,165 from 11 donations
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