LEG SURGERY

ALMOST 7 YEARS AGO I BROKE MY FEMUR IN FIVE PLACES. I WAS IN THE NURSING HOME AT NHC IN SPARTA, TN. FOR ALMOST 5 MONTHS. I HAD SURGERY TO REPLACE THE FEMUR AND KNEE WITH TITANIUM. THEY PUT IN THE WRONG SIZE PIECE SO A YEAR LATER THEY RE-DID IT. IT WAS PRETTY GOOD FOR ABOUT A YEAR THEN IT GOT INFECTED. THEY DID ANOTHER SURGERY TO CLEAN IT OUT AND IT WAS GOOD AGAIN FOR ANOTHER YEAR. BACTERIA SET UP ON THE TITANIUM AND I WAS TOLD THEY DIDNT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO, ETC. FOUR YEARS PASSED WITH IT LEAKING ALL OF THE TIME AND BLEEDING. A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO OUT OF DESPERATION I WENT BACK TO MY SURGEON TO LEARN OF A NEW TREATMENT FOR MY CONDITION. I AM SCHEDULED FOR SURGERY ON MAY 18 2018. THE ONLY INSURANCE I HAVE IS MEDICARE. I LIVE ON SOCIAL SECURITY AS MY ONLY INCOME. I CAN NOT AFFORD THE MEDICAL BILLS THAT HAVE ALREADY STARTED COMING. I NEED HELP SO THAT I MAY REGAIN MY MOBILITY AND HAVE A REASONABLE LIFE. PLEASE IF YOU CAN HELP I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE ANYTHING AT ALL.

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  • Sharon DeFosche 
    • $25 
    • 35 mos
  • Charles Huddleston 
    • $50 
    • 35 mos
  • John Massa 
    • $100 
    • 35 mos
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    • $100 
    • 35 mos
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Organizer

John Powell 
Organizer
Sparta, TN
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