My husband Bob who is a very hard working man and has spent the last 25 years working in the railroad industry was injured last year. In 25 years he has never once called into work sick and was on call 24/7 almost all of those years. He loved his job and was very dedicated. Last year he got injured and fell off the train he hurt his knee and hip. His boss told him they didn’t have any workmans comp claims and if he filed one he would have to write him up for the accident. Long story there… He did not want that so we took care of the injury on our own. We had a 10,000 deductable. He went several months in severe pain. We were trying to get through our sons wedding which was Dec 3 2016 and not being able to take it any longer he went for a total knee replacement dec 12th . He went out of work and he wanted to go back by Jan 1st thats how much he cared about his job. He didn’t go back until Mar 13,2017 they kept hounding him to come back. He wasn’t ready but they pushed the issue the hip was giving him problems. He went back and was there 2 weeks and his boss told him he was a liability they let him go. They were so kind to let him have insurance for 30 days and he had gone to his doctor appt the same day and they told him the hip needed to be replaced and if not that would not help the knee to heal. Well he lost his short term and long term disability. They are now fighting unemployment. This has put alot of stress and financial burden on us. On Monday July 24th my Husband sufferend a major heart attack with 100% blockage in the right artery. They put in a stint and he came home from the hospital on wed. They told us he has 50-60% blockage in the other. We have no insurance and have to go see the Doctor next week for a follow up and see what needs to be done for the other. He came home and I went to pick up his prescriptions and just 1 was $1600 (I about had a heart attack) needless to say but that was very stressful. I can only imagine when the Doctor bills start rolling in. I can keep it together and I stay very calm and have lots of patience but Im on a very thin rope. I know that I have to put it in Gods hands. Thank you for listening to me ramble on. We have also been affected by Hurricane Harvey and my son and daughter in-law lost everything. We are under so much stress any help would help us tremendously.
These funds will help with medicine, dr and hospital bills, electricity, housing and grocerys. We have 7 people in our home. We take care of my elderly parents. I appreciate all the support from all of our family and friends.