Wilma's costs during Greg's surgery

I am receiving a serious medical treatment on August 9th 2017 in Lakewood, Colorado at Saint Anthony's Trauma Center. They will be performing an extreme cardiac operation that will result in several weeks of recovery. This surgery will involve the removal and replacement of my aorta which is the major artery that distributes blood from the heart to the rest of the body. The surgery is expected to last twelve to fourteen hours and will require 10 days in the ICU, with a probable remaining five to six weeks in the hospital. During this time, my wife, Wilma, will be staying in Lakewood, Colorado near the hospital in which my surgery is taking place.
At this point in time we will not be able to cover the costs of a hotel, food, or gas for this extended stay. Recently we lost our jobs as a result of the closing of our workplace. The need for this medical procedure has left us unable to search for other employment at this time.
In addition to this, there are some incurred expenses for the procedure that our insurance will not cover.
We are reaching out to friends and family for help during this challenging time.  I need my wife near me during this difficult time and with these funds, we will be able to secure a place for Wilma to stay, food for her to eat, transportation, and many of my medical expenses such as deductibles and copays.
Unfortunately, this surgery was unexpected and abrupt. It is urgent for us to get all of our affairs in order prior to the surgery.
With your help, our anxieties about these unexpected events can be put at ease. Thank you for your time, everything you have done for us is greatly appreciated. We are so thankful to have each other and everyone else in our lives.


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Gregory David McKenzie 
Colorado Springs, CO
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