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Gary’s Health Crisis

$1,065 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 11 months
Created March 1, 2018
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I am Gary’s eldest daughter, Melissa. I am raising money to help my dad. He is in dire need at the moment. My dad became very ill with flu like symptoms and it progressed into sepsis. He doesn’t have health insurance and was faced with this medical emergency. He had to come to the emergency department and was immediately admitted to ICU. He was admitted for a serious infection that could have taken his life, and it almost did. The doctors and nurses worked around the clock to save him. He was in ICU for 5 days and is still recovering. He has now been in the hospital for over 11 days. Along the way other diagnoses have been discovered as a result of this infection. We found out he has a lesion on his lung, and he’s had 400cc of fluid drained from his lungs. He is now, along with the abscess of the liver, being treated for c.diff in his intensities. My dad is facing a serious health crisis. Every day we are learning more about the damage sepsis has done to his body. There is no set date that he will be released from the hospital. This infection almost took his life. Without insurance, the cost of the hospital as well as follow up care will be more than my dad can afford. Also, since he is not working he is not making any income at the moment. We have tried every program that Arizona offers, but unfortunately there aren’t many available and he was not approved for any of them. Arizona doesn’t have many financial/health services for their residents. He is 1 year away from qualifying for Medicare, and due to rising costs of insurance my dad was trying to wait for this. The biggest fear he has is not being able to support himself after he is released form the hospital since he is not making an income at the moment. Unfortunately, Arizona doesn’t offer short term disability coverage so this means there is no income and my dad is at risk of losing everything because of this infection. He needs a lot of help and the strain of no income as well as the cost of this hospital bill will be more than he can bear. My dad works very hard for the little he has and is loved by many. He’s always a helper to those in need around him. He lives alone and the closest people around him are his neighbors. My sister and I both live in different states. Donating to help him will give him peace of mind that he won’t lose everything he’s worked hard for. He’s so close to the age of receiving Medicare and he was trying to wait for that. His income doesn’t allow him to afford the cost of insurance in Arizona and he doesn’t qualify for state insurance. Your generosity will help him to recover his health and give him hope that he can continue moving forward in life. Thank you so very much, bless each of you.

How the funds will be used: I will be managing the funds for my dad. The funds will be used to cover his living expenses upon discharge and the hospital costs. Since he won’t be able to work for over a month after he is released from the hospital, these funds will allow my dad to continue to live in his home and buy living essentials as well as pay the costs of the hospital bill. Thank you for your support and generosity.
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Hello, after speaking to my dad today I found out that he is being released from the hospital. Thank you all for your support. He is finally, after 17 days in the hospital he finally is going home to finish recovering.
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Thank you all for your continued support. The campaign has reached just over $1,000 donated through all methods of donation. I am so thankful to each of you. This is a great start to helping my dad get back on his feet. He is still going to be in the hospital for a while and he will not be able to work for about a month after release. Please keep sharing so more have the opportunity to donate. Thank you all so very much.
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Thank you all for your generosity. My family appreciates everything. May God bless you all.
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$1,065 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 11 months
Created March 1, 2018
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