On August 5, 2017 due to the osteomyelitis and a newly formed ulcer on the left heel, Scott had a below knee amputation. He has been in the hospital since June 29th and is now spending time in rehab trying to learn to walk again with a prosthetic. Wheelchairs, walkers and canes are now a daily way of moving around.
Being a brittle diabetic, one of the industries inventions has given hope to Scott, a CGM (Constant Glucose Monitor) is just the type of tool that can help every diabetic. Most complications from diabetes are caused by long term fluctuations of blood sugars. A CGM would give Scott a constant view of his blood sugar and the way it is trending. Alerts can be set so that action can be taken before highs and lows occur. Scott's main goal is to take care of his right leg and foot as best as possible. One of the three arteries below the knee is already non viable. The doctors have mandated he get an offloading orthotic to help with circulation.
Scott has not worked in two years, has no insurance and his long term disability has been denied. Scott needs help with purchasing a CGM, prosthetic, wheelchair, walker, canes, an offloading orthotic, safety bars and equipment for his home.
Scott's spirits have been positive throughout his struggles, some have called him a warrior, but he is concerned about the cost of all the items needed to maintain his independence. Scott's wife Jina Christeson has been by his side from the beginning except when she is working as many shifts as she can to make ends meet. The added equipment and health needs are an extra burden that will strain the limited income they survive on.
Please, if you can, help Scott get some quality of life back
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