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Helping Mike during life threatening sickness

$23,080 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 187 people in 2 months
Created April 16, 2019
Mike Walton was born & raised in Ozona, FL. Mike has always been a huge part of this fishing community.  Fishing in local water all his life, he would never imagine something like this striking him and his family.
Just this past weekend Mike went fishing with a few friends and contracted a life threatening "flesh eating bacteria" that spread into his hand and arm. This is a very rare bacteria that has only effected 30 people historically in a state of Florida. Within 24 hours Mike was admitted to Tampa General Hospital. Doctors had informed him that it was spreading fast and he might loose his arm. Later into Monday & Tuesday  after completely opening and cleaning all the tissue in his hand and arm doctors remain uncertain if they can save his arm or make it as functional as before. 
Mike is a sole-provider for his family: daughter, elderly mother & father and disable sister. He works a physically demanding job as a mason, and during recovery time he won't be able to work.
As a community supporter we at Ozona Fish Camp are asking all of you to come together and support and share this fundraising account  to help Mike cover his medical and recovery expenses.
This campaign is supported by:
Ozona Fish Camp
286 Shore Drive, Palm Harbor, FL 34683

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Update on Mike. The surgery yesterday was not a skin graph. The doctor did more debris removal with hopes that on the 18th Mike will get another skin graph to hopefully take to the back of his hand and palm.
Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
He is home now healing. We will See y’all Friday at Ozona fish camp.
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Latest Update on Mike:
I Had short visit with Mike this AM and he has better news !!! The procedure they did to check his blood flow was good. This means they are going to continue to try and save the hand. He is scheduled for skin graft surgery tomorrow. Keep your well wishes and prayers coming. He still has a long road ahead.
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Latest update about Mike Walton:
Infection disease doctor said that Mike will need to be on IV with picc line for the strong antibiotics that are still needed until the 3 suspected infection are identified. The one she fears the most is the salt water strain AKA Fish Tuberculosis . The culture will take several weeks to confirm.
She has a very strong feeling that he needs to stay on IV until the cultures come back or she sees very good healing.
Please keep the strength and pray.
Michael Walton we got your Back !
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Created April 16, 2019
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