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Support for the Dick AllGood Family

$7,420 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 1 month
Created May 10, 2018
Richard (Dick) A. AllGood

Big Sky, Montana

Over the past five months Dick has experienced a number of medical setbacks causing extensive health care expenses for him and his family.  In December 2017,  Dick went to the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City for an operation to repair an iliac artery aneurysm.  We think that he contracted a bacterial infection from this operation.  The bacteria attacked his spine causing deterioration of several vertebra.  Surgery was needed to shore up the spine with one of his own ribs.  That operation was fine and seemed to work; however, he was moved from Bozeman Deaconess Hospital to long term care in Bozeman. At the long-term care facility an oxygen tube was removed which caused extensive bleeding. By the time the bleeding was discovered and confirmed he had lost several pints of blood and needed to return to the ICU in Bozeman for another week.  He was then moved to long term care in Billings. Several days later fluid filled his lungs and around his heart requiring him to be taken to the ICU at Billings Clinic.  He has been in ICU there for about a week suffering from pneumonia and fluid build-up around his heart.  Dick is a fighter which enabled him to recover from several life -threatening situations, but he has a long way to go.  Once he has recovered well enough to be removed from the ICU he has another month and a half for rehabilitation in the long-term care facility.

As of Friday May 11, the doctors discovered that the same bacteria had spread to his heart. It has damaged both his aortic valve and mitral valve.  Open heart surgery will take place either Saturday May 12 or Sunday May 13 to take care of the damage caused by the bacteria.

The Eagle has climbed many mountains and he is ready to climb this one as well.

Please keep Dick and his wonderful family in your thoughts and prayers during this next stage of surgery and his road to a full recovery! 

 

 

A little background on Dick Allgood:

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, May 1944. He attended Marion Military Institute for several years before transferring to the University of Alabama.  After graduation from Bama he was commissioned in the USAF and attended undergraduate pilot training at Craig AFB near Selma, Alabama.  Dicks first assignment was at Warner-Robins AFB, Macon, Georgia flying the C-141 throughout the world. Several years later he was tapped to go to helicopter training near Waco, Texas and transition to the HH-43 helicopter for a tour in Vietnam at Bien Hoa AFB, near Saigon, Vietnam.  Dick separated for the U S Air Force upon completion of his tour in Vietnam and return Stateside.  He then moved to the Miami area and remained there as a mortgage broker and real estate salesman.   Hurricane Andrew hit in 1992 and shortly after, Dick moved to Big Sky, MT where he opened Allgood’s Bar and Grill.  He owned and operated Allgood’s until 2010.  Since then has been the accountant and Operations Officer for The Country Market for several years.  Dick has been the Adjutant for Post 99 of the Montana American Legion ensuring that the Post participates in all phases of Community and American Legion activities.  He was instrumental in the establishment of the Big Sky Squadron, Son’s of the American Legion.   Mr. Allgood is a pillar in the Big Sky Community and we hope that you will support him and his family through their time of need through a monetary donation to help ease the growing amount of medical expenses. 

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