Johnny Hale's Memorial and Burial Expenses
My Daddy passed away at 4:05am. Monday morning after months of misdiagnosis of COPD-which he did not have.
He lost his ability to breathe without BiPap (temporary life support). He lost his ability to swallow and had to recieve nutrients thru a feeding tube. He wanted a drink of coke more than anything.
I believe his passing happened after, he had been misdiagnosed with COPD instead of pneumonia possible caused by silently aspirating for months. This accelerated the wasting of his core muscles due to being so ill.
The last months of his life he was very sick and unable to care for himself without assistance.
Dad who was an amputee was trying to get a prosthetic leg correctly made for over a year. He had multiple attempts that were not fitted correctly and literally fell off his stump when trying to walk. He was also waiting for a new AFO for his left leg/foot.
He received a new prosthetic leg the day he was admitted by ER and transferred to St. John's Tulsa. He was only able to put it on at his edge of his hospital bed. He never had walk with it.
CMT (Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease) also known HMSN (hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy)has taken so much from our family. I cannot believe it took our Dad.
Part of me a searching for answers part of me is looking for help. My dad had a funeral expense insurance purchased however he did not live a full year after purchasing it. We will get his premiums which is approximately $400. Daddy tried...
We are doing a go fund me page for his memorial and Burial cost.
His official diagnosis was respiratory failure due to Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease.
I knew we were going to fight our whole lives, but I never thought it would take our lives. My heart is shattered please help us bury our Dad. He was the kindest most amazing man I've ever known. He deserves to be buried by his mom in our hometown of Collinsville.
Any support you can give is appreciated.
From fb post:
Daddy passed at 4:05 am this morning. He was ready to be called home and went comfortably. His greatest joy was being a Papa and a dad. He will forever be missed.
Daddy, I cant wait to see you again. Your heavenly bodly restored to match your incredible spirit. I imagine you walking thru the gates to the arms of God. You live in his mansion now. The pain is finally gone. You are freed from your broken vessel. I imagine you with Granny and Uncle Harold. Taking fishing trips with Johnathan Ballew and holding your grandchildren. I can hear the stories your telling them about me. You are my compass, were my best friend. Until we are reunited. There are no words so much beyond missed.
Thank you God for my father. Please help fill this hurt and give our family comfort and peace knowing we will see his handsome smile greeting us home one day. I cant wait to hug him without hurting his shoulder.