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Organized by: David Hagen

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THE STORY:

I am a married 57 year old man that has a wonderful wife, three wonderful children and seven wonderful grandchildren. I am self employed with one employee. I have been a through a few things over the past years starting in 2004. I broke my leg while working for myself. (No medical insurance) I broke my tibula, losing one inch of it and my fibula on my lower leg. When I woke up in the morning the next day, I had an external fixator attached to my leg, it was very painful. Over the next 3 years, the doctors tried to save my leg through 3 more operations, which were not successful. After many years of extensive appointments, proceedures and therapy in 2007, I decided to amputate my leg because I couldn't live on crutches anymore. During this time, we were forced to drain our retirement accounts we had. I never gave up and while on crutches, I had three different jobs, because I wasn't going to let anyone keep me down. With the appearance of my external fixator and my use of crutches they ended up letting me go. My second job after that also let me go when I informed them that I was going to have my leg amputated. Finally, after getting my prosthetic leg, my last employer laid me off due to the 2008 recession. I couldn't catch a break! Determind to get through this I decided to work for myself again. I started my own business and was doing well until 2011, when I had a decending aortic dissection. Luckily, I was close to a life hospital (Abington) and the wonderful doctors there saved my life. It was close to 8 months before I finally felt like myself again and was able to work again. At this point I came to find out that I have Marfan syndrome. Then in February 2015 I had another emergency. I was rushed to the hospital and ended up having open heart surgery, because the artery at my heart burst and needed many repairs and a mechanical valve surgically placed. I was completely out of work for 6 months. This was very difficult for my wife and family. Then in December of 2015 I had a stroke, a severe one. I was lucky again to have it only affect some of my speech and some memory loss. Very scary for my family though, as this required another hospital stay. Just this month, April 2016, I had a cat scan and the Dr's found a problem with my artery and valve and was informed I need open heart surgery again. This surgery is scheduled for May 9th. Financially, I have nothing left to carry me through this surgery and recovery. I am asking for help so I can keep my home and so my wife will be able to take care of me during the extensive healing process. She is so wonderful to me. We have been married since 1978 and we help each other and love each other so much. This is ver hard on her and to have some financial help, would really make her life better. I really need the help, more for my loving wife, Carol Ann, then for me. We will have extreme difficulty paying for the medical insurance, our mortgage and our household bills. I would greatly appreciate any help you can give. Thank you, David Hagen

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To This Fundraiser

$775

 

3% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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    $25

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    $50

  • Raul Mendez

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  • Feng Ding

    $50

  • Ken sanders

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Adam & Sue

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David Hagen

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Donor Comments

Adam & Sue

Adam & Sue

DONATION: $150

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Ken sanders

Ken sanders

DONATION: $50

God bless Mr. Hagen 1 year ago

Feng Ding

Feng Ding

DONATION: $50

My little help. 1 year ago

wildebeest

wildebeest

1 year ago

Raul Mendez

Raul Mendez

DONATION: $25

My best wishes for you David, I am sure you will overcome your health problems just like you did in the past. I hope you raised the needed money. Here is my little contribution. 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Liza 1 year ago

Tricia Johnson

Tricia Johnson

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

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