Skip to content

Help me help a friend

Organized by: Robert Sallee

Robert's Photo
Robert's Photo

THE STORY:

Hi, I am trying to raise some funds to help my friend Craig. He and I have been friends for over 8 years and his family has always welcomed me with open arms. They have always been a home away from home. Now Craig has been living in New York with his fiancée for the past few years, but visits as much as he can afford. His family is a very tight net group and they all spend as much time together as possible, down to the family dinners ever Sunday.

He has been back in town for the past few months helping work on the remodeling of his parents’ house. When he arrived he noticed his mom wasn’t doing so well, and at the time, no one thought it was anything serious. Still, he decided to take her to see a doctor. That’s when things started getting rough. They visited the doctor and the testing began. The multiple tests performed went on for months. And her condition began to get worse. She wasn’t able to walk by herself anymore. She became jumpy and her memory seemed to be slipping away. After all the testing, they still had no idea of what was going on. With everyone getting extremely worried, the Doctor suggested she go to the ER to bypass all the waiting lists. When they admitted her into the ER, she had to go through another series of tests. Blood testing, body fluid testing, a spinal tap and much more were administered. After a week they finally had an idea, but needed to do a brain biopsy to confirm. They speculated it might be CJD. CJD is Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. This is a terminal disease that is incurable. It affects about one in one million people per year worldwide; in the United States there are about 300 cases per year, mostly in older adults. As the illness progresses, mental deterioration becomes pronounced and involuntary movements, blindness, weakness of extremities, and coma may occur. With this as a possibility, things have been on edge for the last month while we wait for the results. When it was confirmed this past Monday, her life expectancy is only a few months due to her symptoms being so progressive. At this point she needs a wheel chair to get around and is losing her motor skills. All of her family is trying to make it in town as soon as possible, so they can spend as much time with her a possible. This is why the wedding needed to be moved up. She has been looking forward to her son’s wedding, and Craig can’t stand the thought of her passing before the wedding. It pains me in so many ways it’s hard to explain. I want to do anything I can to help them with this process. Thus, I have decided to reach out to you. I am hoping to raise enough funds to assist with the wedding and even with some of the house repairs needed to assist in her care. I am coming to you and asking for your help. Any little bit will help and be greatly appreciated. Just sharing this story social media would be very helpful. Thank you for your time. From: Sallee, Robert Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 5:53 PM To: Kaul, Matthew Subject: RE: Hi, I am trying to raise some funds to help my friend. My friend Craig and I have been friends for over 8 years and his family has always welcomed me with open arms. His family has always been a home away from home. Now Craig has been living in New York with his fiancée for the past few years, but visits as much as he can afford. His family is a very tight net group and they all spend as much time together as possible. Down to the family dinners ever Sunday. So He has been back in town for the past few months helping work on the remodeling of his parents’ house. When he arrived he noticed his mom wasn’t doing too well and at the time no one thought it was anything serious. Still he decided to take her to the doctor to look into it further. That’s when things started getting rough. They doctor visits and test just keep coming and her condition keep getting worse. She was able to walk by herself anymore. She became very jumpy and her memory seemed to be slipping away. So after a few months of all this they still had no idea of what was going on. With everyone getting extremely worried the Doctor suggested she go to the ER to bypass all the waiting lists. When they admitted her into the ER she had to go through all the tests again. So Blood testing, body fluid testing, A Spinel tap and much more. After a week they finally had an idea but needed to do a brain biopsy to confirm. They suggested it might be CJD. CJD is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. This is a terminal disease that is incurable. It affects about one person in every one million people per year worldwide; in the United States there are about 300 cases per year, most often in older adults. As the illness progresses, mental deterioration becomes pronounced and involuntary movements, blindness, weakness of extremities, and coma may occur. So with this as a possibility things have been on edge for the last month while waiting for the results. When it was confirmed this past Monday. Her life expectancy given isn’t but a few months due to her symptoms being so progressive. At this point she needs a wheel chair to get around and is losing other motor skills. All of her family is trying to make it in town as soon as possible. So they can spend as much time with her a possible. This is why the wedding needed to be moved up. She has looking forward to her son’s wedding and Craig can’t stand the thought of her not being her for it either. This hurts my heart is so many ways it’s hard to explain. I want to do anything I can to help them with this process. So I decided to reach out to you. I am hoping to raise enough funds before the week of May 9th. To assist with the wedding and maybe even some of the house repairs needed to assist in her care for her remaining time with us.

I am coming to you asking for your help. Any little bit will help and be greatly appreciated. Just passing this on you be very helpful.

Thank you for your time.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$0

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
Organized by

Robert Sallee

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Be the first to Donate to Robert and Help me help a friend.

Report this page — Let Us Know if you think this page is breaking the law or the CrowdRise Terms