My dad needs some help.

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Raised by 110 people in 8 months
Created July 26, 2017
Hi Friends and Family
my dad, Bil Leonhart, almost 80, and a master of anything with strings (including our hearts) has recently injured his arm and needs help with his medical bills to cover what Medicare will not and hopefully be able to continue to play music--Music has been his life's great work, but as so often happens with the arts, great work does not mean riches. He, and his wife, Presila, face completely intimimidating medical bills to get through this time; I have never done this before, but as a teacher myself, know how daunting big medical expenses can be, and it can't hurt to ask and reach out. They are incredible people who could use any help you can offer to help him get his arms back on the instruments where they belong. He also has skin cancer on his nose (after a battle ten years back with stage four throat cancer). AND, he just had such terrible phenemonia that he sprained his neck, is having trouble breathing, and ...just has so many things wrong at once!!! I am so concerned, and want to help in any way I can, and would be so grateful for any small or tremendous donation you can make to let this master live out his opus. He's my dad and I love him so much.

All my love and gratitude,
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Hello friends and family!

Well, time for an update, and time to encourage anyone moved to to donate or share this post. Your generousity and help are so appreciated by my family. So: here it is (god, our medical care system is shit!).

My dad Bil had a full shoulder replacement on the right side , and the left will follow sometime later this year. He's in decent spirits, though hardly comfortable, and vulnerable to pneumonia, which is often set off by these chest area surgeries (he's a life-long asthmatic). His recovery from the 12/21/17 surgery was complicated by a month's worth of weakening, and while he's doing all his PT, he can't, and won't be able to play for quite a while, which is his main source of income.

And the bills just keep rolling in. They are astounding.

Additionally, the theatre company Presila has worked for has stopped employing union actor professionals, so they are scrambling and not having an easy time at all. It's disheartening to see people who have worked so hard and give so much at the mercy of this rigged medical "system", so I'm continuing with my goal to help them augment these costs so my dad can heal as he needs to without fear and stress while Presila seeks new avenues of employ and takes care of her man.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and love!

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!!!
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I cannot express enough gratitude: to my own family, families I know through teaching, colleagues that make every day laughter and friend-filled, friends from from every corner of the earth,, and people I have never met. It's so awesome and helpful. He may not be able to move his arm, but YOU have moved his heart, and mine!My dad is overwhelmed with the out-pouring of support.! And he is so fortunate to to have such a wonderful wife, who has been with him every second! We are only about $1500 away. Love wins, and I LOVE YOU!!!!! THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
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Hey guys!
We seriously are almost there in two days!!! I cannot explain what this means to me and my family, or how much it helps my dad and Presila. My faith is restored. Please continue to share so we can meet our goal,and they have a small piece of the immense medical expense ameliorated (it's a lot more than I strove for with this campaign--but seemed like a good place to begin!). I will do the same for you any day. Let our kind hearts keep beating as one.
Love: only game in town.
So much of it to you.
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Raised by 110 people in 8 months
Created July 26, 2017
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