"Robbie the Welder" is in the hospital.

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Raised by 206 people in 31 months
Robbie Badkin  AMAGANSETT, NY
Robbie the Welder
Please help "Robbie the Welder" from losing his home while he's in the hospital.

At the start of the year we almost lost Robbie Badkin. He developed a severe blood infection leading to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, a fancy term for saying he couldn't breath. He was rushed to the hospital where he was put in an induced coma, with a ventilator breathing for him, for two weeks. He was given a 10% chance of survival but the docs didn't realize how tough Rob is.
Robbie, a welder by trade, know locally as just "Robbie the Welder" was able to fight off the infection.
He is now at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing where an extended stay and extensive physical therapy are necessary for his rehabilitation. In the coma he lost 70 pounds and his muscles atrophied.
We, his family, are asking for your help in getting him back home. Unfortunately the condition of his home is one of the factors that led to his health problems. Robbie's home is full of black mold from floods, including Super Storm Sandy. 
Like many working class people on Long Island, Robbie never asked for hand-outs from the Government. He was more than willing when he was able to take care of himself and we, his family and friends, are more than willing to do the hard work of renovating his home so it is safe for his return, but we need help to get it done. 
We're asking people who know what it's like to work hard their whole lives just to face losing everything because of health problems and mounting bills. The money we raise will go to pay for Robbie's mortgage, utilities and taxes while he is on the long road to recovery. 
 
With heartfelt gratitude, The Badkin Family.





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Update 18
23 months ago

Thank you all once again for your generous donations and healing thoughts. Robbie is home once again and doing well. He was released from the rehab facility at the end of August and is making the transition back home slowly but steadily. He is not able to work as yet. The Peripheral Neuropathy in his feet make it difficult to walk or stand for long periods of time. Our love and thanks go out to all of you.
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Update 17
27 months ago

Thank you all once again for all of your support. Rob would not have had a home to come back to if not for such generous people. Unfortunately Rob was admitted back to the ICU on Friday, June 27 with Diabetic Ketoacidosis. He has been sedated and on the respirator going on 5 days now. Hope you can all send some positive healing energy his way.
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Update 16
30 months ago

Hello everyone, Thank you so much for all your support. Robbie got out of the hospital yesterday and has gone to stay with his parents in New jersey while we finish the work on his home. :)
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Update 15
31 months ago

We apologize for the radio silence, but we have been furiously working to get Rob's house ready for his return. The black mold sheetrock has been stripped off (thank you, Daniel & Matt), the stud walls have been cleaned (thank you, Mildew Busters), insulation and sheetrock are up and being spackled thanks to a great crew of volunteers. The bathroom was enlarged (thank you, Brian & George), electrical checked and upgraded (thank you, Ramp Electric), and bathroom plumbing totally replaced (thank you, Martin). Henry Uihlein has donated kitchen cabinets which will go in later this week. Paint, appliances and furniture have all been donated by local businesses and friends. We could never have done this without your support.
Rob is scheduled to be released from the rehab facility next Thursday (March 20), way ahead of his projected stay. He is walking, carefully and with a cane, his diabetes and psoriasis is under control and he has lost a lot of weight. He will go to stay with our parents in New Jersey for a month or so where he will be reunited with his dog, Shadow. We know they are both anxious to return home.
Our love and gratitude go out to all of you.
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Chrisy Tams
25 months ago

Hi long time since we last past each over on the net I have got Married you show them how strong use Badkin`s are Get well soon lots of love from your uk Badkin Family

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Sophi Weitz
30 months ago

So happy you are out of the hospital...for sure the air in Franklin Lakes will cure all ills!!

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Mickey Miller
30 months ago

This is proof that the people on the east end are mostly great people and they care --

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Marylou Kaler
31 months ago

It makes me so happy to see this outpouring of love for you ! I will see you in a couple days

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Caroline Dickerson
31 months ago

Hi Robbie, Wishing you a speedy recovery and a Happy Birthday !!!! All the best !!!

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Linda Badkin
31 months ago

Thank you just doesn't seem to express the gratitude I feel for all of you have have donated to help my brother, Robbie. I am in awe of the generousity of all of our friends.

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Tara Woodruff
31 months ago

Robbie I just know everything will be okay and you will fully recover! You have always been a dear friend and I love you !!! Thank you for being one of the purest souls I have ever met and thank you for always being my friend!!

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NotWendy Garber
31 months ago

This is Janice Badkin's brother. He could use our help. Please consider this.

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$19,707 of $25k goal

Raised by 206 people in 31 months
Created February 13, 2014
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Scarlett Magda
30 months ago

I hope Robbie has a speedy recovery

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Keith Davis
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Chrisy Tams
25 months ago

Hi long time since we last past each over on the net I have got Married you show them how strong use Badkin`s are Get well soon lots of love from your uk Badkin Family

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Sophi Weitz
30 months ago

So happy you are out of the hospital...for sure the air in Franklin Lakes will cure all ills!!

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Mickey Miller
30 months ago

This is proof that the people on the east end are mostly great people and they care --

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Marylou Kaler
31 months ago

It makes me so happy to see this outpouring of love for you ! I will see you in a couple days

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Caroline Dickerson
31 months ago

Hi Robbie, Wishing you a speedy recovery and a Happy Birthday !!!! All the best !!!

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Linda Badkin
31 months ago

Thank you just doesn't seem to express the gratitude I feel for all of you have have donated to help my brother, Robbie. I am in awe of the generousity of all of our friends.

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Tara Woodruff
31 months ago

Robbie I just know everything will be okay and you will fully recover! You have always been a dear friend and I love you !!! Thank you for being one of the purest souls I have ever met and thank you for always being my friend!!

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NotWendy Garber
31 months ago

This is Janice Badkin's brother. He could use our help. Please consider this.

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