Support Rick Walton
Rick is currently in the inpatient rehabilitation center in the University of Utah Hospital. He is paralyzed on the left side of his body and is unable to speak above a whisper. We expect him to improve through rehab but are unsure how long he’ll be with us.
Rick is known by all as a kind and generous person, full of humor and wit. We know Rick is loved by many and we want to provide a meaningful way for his friends and family to show their love and support. At this time we are seeking to raise $6,000 to cover his insurance deductible and to help with medical expenses and care. Any support is appreciated.
Thank you for your love, concern, and friendship.
Alan and Patrick Walton
Rick started his radiation therapy yesterday at the Utah Valley Hospital, and the first treatment went well. In fact, Rick wrote a whole story outline while waiting for his treatment.
Rick would love visitors at Orchard Park. His room number is #8
Thank you again for all the love and support.
Sincerely, Rick's family
When we told Rick about your contributions, he said "Now I can buy an Ironman suit" and pulled up a TED talk on exoskeletons. The surgeons may have removed a tumor, but Rick still has his sense of humor.
Rehab is going well. Rick passed his swallow test on Monday, so he can now sip liquids. He has a hospital discharge date set for April 15th. He can still only whisper and has limited movement on the left side of his body. He loves visits and treasures your messages of support.