Help Bring Ted Home
On behalf of the Davis, Montgomery, and Monaghan families I am requesting financial support to bring a hero, husband, father, and grandfather HOME from a dream vacation, turned nightmare.
While traveling with his wife, Sheila, in Rome, Ted tripped on a cobblestone path and took a very hard spill. Days after, complications set in and Ted was moved to the hospital on board. The cruise line then rerouted the ship to Athens to seek emergency medical care. After being in intensive care in Athens, Greece since October 18th, It is uncertain if Ted's fall is related to the labored breathing. After being sedated for several days, Ted's medical team has stopped the sedation medication and are in the process of waking him. They're hopeful he'll stabilize enough within a few days to be medically air lifted to a local hospital in the states , with sufficient medical staff to escort and support ongoing treatment.
As of now Sheila has been in Athens with Sean and Alicia for a week and is unsure of when she will be able to leave the country to bring Ted home. We just learned that the insurance company will not cover any transportation costs back to the states.
The Air ambulance will cost over 100k and with the ongoing expenses of day to day life for the four of them every donation is greatly appreciated.
Our family is so blessed to have such amazing friends and family who have put so much time and effort to seeing this great man returned home.
We are raising funds to assist with the Medevac Services from Faliron Medical Center in Athen's to Loma Linda Hospital in Murrieta, CA. where he can receive continued medical attention with his family near to support him.
Ted spent 23 years as a Radioman in the United States Coast Guard, served two tours in Vietnam, and retired a Chief Warrant Officer. He and his family, with their unwavering service and sacrifice deserve to be by each other's side.
Please, please, please consider a donation to help the family bring Ted home. We are also asking for prayers to go out to the Davis family.
Communication is difficult at best, but I will continue to post updates as I receive them.
I would like to thank all of our friends and family for their very generous support as we tried to bring Ted home. Ted passed away early Saturday morning in Athens. Because of all the red tape involved when a US citizen dies in a foreign country, we won’t get him back home until early January. I will post information on funeral services when they have been made. Thank you all again. I am so very grateful to you all. Sheila.
Ted has been responsive the last few days. Occasionally smiling and once nodded his head. We were told he could be airlifted, but we are about $80,000 short. If you could share this with your friends and family, we would appreciate all the help we can get. I want him to be home with his family. They need to have him home. God bless you all.
On my way back to Athens tomorrow with my sister-in-law, Diana. I am so grateful to have her company. Ted’s daughter will join us later in the week. His condition remains the same, no change. It’s been seven very long, very difficult weeks for us all. We sure appreciate the support and prayers we have received and continue to receive. Thank you all so much. I’ll post an update after I have visited with him.
My sister-in-law, Diana, and I will be going back to Athens on 12/3. Ted’s condition has not changed. He is not awake or able to communicate. While Sean and I were in Athens, we decided to move to an Airbnb in order to save money on hotels. Little did we know what a friend we would make in the woman that owns the apartment. Her name is Evi. She helped Ted’s son Mark while he stayed there. Met with Ted’s doctors and prayed over Ted. Since Mark went home, she has been going to the hospital every day so that Ted would not have a day alone until I get back. There are truly angels on earth, and our family has found one of them. In this most difficult time, we have been blessed.