Bear is a vibrant teacher and musician. In August Bear had a very successful kidney transplant. The week before Thanksgiving Bear got sick and was admitted to San Antonio Methodist hospital. Bear's kidney was badly damaged by a virus and continues to struggle to work. Bear has suffered seizures, pneumonia and many other setbacks. Bear has since been put on dialysis. As a result he has had to take a leave of absence from teaching. The dialysis center is 1 hr away. Bear has dialysis every other day for 4 hrs. Bear 's health continues to very fragile and is constantly being readmitted to the hospital in San Antonio. Living expenses in San Antonio for Brandie to and from as well as hotel costs have taken a toll on our finances. Bear has been unable to work since November. I have been asked by friends and family how they can help. This is a small way that would help us tremendously. We so appreciate your prayers and gifts.