High $5.00's for Nolan !!
It is no secret that my Father, Nolan Curtis has had his fair share of hardships over the past few years. Several years ago, due to complication from his Diabetes, he had to have his leg amputated. This was a below the knee amputation. In order to send him home, a ramp had to be placed outside his home, as well as a ton of upgrades to his home so as to help him adapt to his permanet lifestyle change. A few years went by, he learned to adapt to his new lifestyle, and the ramp ( which was built out of wood, and in a hurry ) was removed. He was determined to get around with his cruches, and use a wheelchair ONLY when necessary. Fall of last year, he started having complications with his other foot, a sore that would not heal on his toes, would mean that those toes would need to be removed, so they were. The struggles didn't stop there, his leg was turning shades of red, and he was suffering intolerable pain. It was time to make a decision, before this infection spread any further, we were now facing another amputee on his other leg. However, the Doctors had one last resort option. On December 22nd, my father went in for surgery. A surgery in which he received donar arteries in his leg. The end result ( fingers crossed ) is that the blood flow would pick up again, putting some release of the pain and pressure, and prolonging the enivitable, another amputated leg. The surgery went well, and within a matter of days he was relocated to a re-hab facility. Things were looking on the up and up. If only. He started having pain once again in the leg which he had the donor surgery. It was off to the Hospital again. One last attempt to go back into the artery, relieve the blood clot, and try this again. Well, that is what happened, and so far so good. My dad is once again in a Re-hab center. Healing and trying to gain strength, which has proven difficult, but he is on the up and up, with a positive additude. He is extremely home sick. Cannot blame the guy. He has not been home since December 22nd. We, as a family, are eager to get him home as well. So, here we are once again, faced with making sure he is come home ready. This also means the ramp has to come back. After numerous discussions between the siblings, and for the well being of our elderly parents not only now, but in the future, we decided that a ramp built out of Wood is just not a good idea. Too much maintenance for them. We did however, find a company who is willing to form them a ramp built out of concrete. This will come with a price. Yet it will be permanent. No maintenace needed. That is where we turn to everyone for help. We have nicknamed this Campaign High $5.00's for Nolan. A high $5.00 to give him that extra encouragement, motivation, and knowledge that the financial burden is not his alone. The 2 straight months of hospital stay is worrysome enough. Once we hit our goal, the concrete will start pouring !!! Please share this post often, and donate if you can.+ Read More
The ramp is done. It looks SO GOOD. The Construction Company did a great job. We are forever grateful for everyone's concern, love, and most importantly, your Support. This will be my last update. A million thank you's from our family to all of you.
Just a quick update, My dad was released from the care center yesterday after 3 months. He is SO happy to be home, and tomorrow the cement arrives for his ramp. I will post pictures as soon as I can. Thank you again for all your donations. We sure do appreciate it.
It's been a while since my last update, because there wasn't one. Today, we have progress, forming & shaping of the ramp. My dad is scheduled to come home March 31st, so it's crunch time. My mom seems pretty happy as well.
To All, I want to say thanks again for all those who have donated, and shared this post. If you have not donated, and are able to, I would ask that you do it today.. I hand over tonight, the funds we have raised thus far to my mom, as she meets with the contractor next week... Thanks Again Everyone. ♡