Show your support for Dicky
Hello. My name is Rose Porterfield. I am Dicky Agbabian's sister and am reaching out to all his friends and family in the hopes that you might be able to help.
As many of you may know, 37 years ago when Dicky had just turned 21 years of age, he was the victim of a doctor's negligence during surgery to remove a lump from his thyroid. The attorney handling the case certainly did not have Dicky's best interest in mind and our parents, who only wanted their son back like he was, were forced into taking a settlement that was so unfair and unjust. We did our best to make that money last as long as possible and provide him with the best care we could. Thank God we were blessed with an incredible care giver, Kawsar, who has taken care of him for over 30 years now. Dicky lives at home and cannot walk, talk, care for himself and suffers from brain damage due to the lack of oxygen during the surgery. It is a really sad situation as Dicky was just beginning his life and trying to fulfill all his dreams when this horrible incident pulled the rug out from under his feet as well as our entire families. Our dad passed away 24 years ago and we just lost our mom on March 29, 2015.
I am trying to raise money in order to continue giving Dicky the care he needs. We have come to the end of the line with his money and have recently made the decision to move him out of the home he's lived in for most of the years following the surgery. I was doing everything I could to keep him and Kawsar in the house, especially after mom passed, but we unfortunately reached a point where that was no longer an option. We are thankful the money from his settlement has lasted this long, but, we are almost completely out now and need to raise money and find solutions to supporting him.
The money will be raised to pay for his incredible and dedicated caregiver, medical care and household items. It will also allow me, his only sibling, a little time to put things in order and figure out the best situation for Dicky will be. The last thing I want to do is put him in a facility and I will do whatever I need to in order to avoid that. I am certain, in Dicky's current physical condition, he would not last 2 months in a facility due to the fact that he cannot communicate his needs, and unfortunately, he is not getting any better.
We need the funds as soon as possible as we only have about 2-3 months at the most before the money he has left is gone. I was praying that we would never get to this point, but we have arrived and now I have to do my best to make sure that I do everything and anything I can for him. He deserves that and the thought of having to move him into a facility after all these years is heartbreaking.
I would be eternally grateful for any and all gifts you are willing to offer. This is a difficult thing for me to do, asking for help, but, my brother is a wonderful person and truly deserves to be comfortable, safe and peaceful for as long as he is here on this earth. Also, if you feel more comfortable issuing a check you can make it out to Dickran Agbabian and mail it to his home address which is 3350 McLaughlin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066.
I thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity and hope that we can work together to keep Dicky comfortable and supported.
With much appreciation,
I know it has been awhile since I have posted an update about Dicky and I do apologize. Life sometimes seems to get in the way of things.
As you all probably know today is Dicky's Birthday.....he is 62 years old today. 41 years have passed which is so mind blowing to me and still so emotionally difficult. I always wonder what his life would have been like today if this horrific event had never happened, but, I can't stay in that thought to long because it's not a good place to be. I will always carry the burden of not being a stronger advocate for him so that he would never be in a situation where we would have to worry about buying a new wheel chair or how much we could pay for caregiving. I should have fought harder since he could not fight for himself. OK, enough of that...today is about Dicky and celebrating his 62 years here. I did not have a bday party for him this year, but, hopefully next year I can put something together and we can all celebrate together.
With that said, let's wish Dicky a very Happy Birthday and send him all the love , health and good wishes he is so deserving of.
I thank each and everyone of you for your continued love, support and sincere friendship. I tell Dicky all the time his family and friends have not forgotten him and never will.
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Dicky
Happy Birthday to you
I love you bro, from the bottom of my heart.
Holidays are sometimes difficult as I miss my family members I have lost but am so grateful for the wonderful memories I have in my heart and that Dicky is here with me. I am equally grateful for the new memories made with my husband, sons and my fantastic and supportive extended family. Thank you!
May God watch over you and yours and may today and everyday be filled with Peace.
I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate and am so grateful for the love and support that you continue to show for Dicky.
Thank you for taking the "opportunity" to do what you do.
With my deepest gratitude,