The Hamiltons need your help, please.
Organized by: The Hamiltons
Urgent need. Immediate financial crises.
February 14, 2016
WHO I AM / WHAT HAPPEN:
I am Michael Hamilton, husband, and father of 10 children - same beautiful wife.
Over 18 months ago I was hit by the first of 3 bacterial blood infections that almost killed me each time. Acute Septic Shock / Cellulitis - brought on by a cut on my right foot the first time, then twice on my left foot. The infection that sets in - if not stopped and taken out - will kill me. The first time, they identified STREP B and were able to do surgery in 4 days and save my foot and life. A year later, still out of work and without insurance, struggling to just get by, I was hit again even harder, and after 5 weeks of hospitalization - they never did identify the bacterial strain.
Today I'm on 2 antibiotics - a broad spectrum and one to treat bone infection. I am on very borrowed time. I suffer incredible / indescribable pain.
TODAY / WE NEED
Prescriptions run about $1,700 a month
Rent / Utilities - $1,500 a month (we are 9 months behind)
Food - $600
Transportation - $1,200 a month (and climbing the past few months
Misc. children / family - unforeseen expenses - $800 a month
These are just the real obvious things that are crushing the family
Medical - Post Op Physical Therapy - In-patient, $38,000 per week, first 3 weeks
Medical - Physical therapy - in-patient, rehabilitative services - $31,400 a week - 3 to 6 months recommended.
Surgery / Post-op prosthesis - we now believe will be covered by Medicaid - but we do not know what ALL will be covered - only that they're not going to just send me home with a stump on my leg.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
This fundraiser is to help with the ongoing crushing prescription medical costs, special transportation to / from treatments, treatments which are out of pocket, when we can afford them - we do not have Medicaid yet (and it has taken MONTHS to get it).
Save my family - please? We're over $25,000 in arears - and this is after losing my home - property - vehicles - all that we owned, because when they foreclosed, they got an eviction notice - and whatever was not removed from the home on that date - they had a dumpster out front they filled and hauled away - priceless family heirlooms that go back to the 1,770's in my family alone. Things we could not do anything about because my wife just could not vacate in time.
If you would share this on your social networks; if you would like TheHamiltons Family Fundraiser page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheHamiltonFamilyFundraiser/?ref=hl) these things make a huge difference because more and more people become aware and can help. If you would tweet, the fundraiser sites ( http://bit.ly/1QvnnIK - and - http://bit.ly/1P6wpOq ) - this would help spread the word.
Most of all - if you truly care and can help - whether $10, $20, or even $10,000 - all is a major help.
WHAT I WILL DO
I will focus on getting work; I will submit to being admitted to the hospital as soon as we have coverage and get myself repaired and hopefully healed. I will work tirelessly each night reposting, tweeting, and asking for help - online - through all the social mediums I can.
One Word from God can change everything overnight. I believe that. I hope in that. I trust in that. May God have such mercy and grace to speak such a Word.