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My brothers needs

Organized by: Renee Vance

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I would never ask for help if I truly didn't feel the cause was warranted and If my brother sees this he will probably kill me but here it goes. 18 years ago my brother Gary fell while at work carrying a counter top and landed on his back breaking it in 4 places. He has had multiple surgeries such as having some of his discs encased in plastic, having a rod run down the length of his spine and then having it removed, his hips have been fused together and his sacarilliac has been ruptured. He was on very strong narcotics for years and weaned himself off because he felt like he was missing out on his kids lives. He has a morphine pump implanted that has to be replaced every 5 years because that's as long as the permanent batteries will last. He was hurt at such a young age that he still needs 1 point in order to qualify for his disability. His pump is due to be replaced in November. The doctor that put his pump in and has maintained it for the last 10 years no longer accepts his insurance. The pump ran out 6 days ago and he can't get it refilled without paying $1800. His wife works but they have 3 children and it takes all of her money to pay the insurance and the bills. My brother has always been a hard working man,a great father and husband. He is at home as we speak unable to walk or do much of anything for that matter. I try to donate to everyone's go fund me if I can and I sure hope someone will donate to this need. If I had the money I would just pay for it myself. It is breaking my heart knowing he is in such pain and I can't fix it. Please keep him and Mandy and the kids in your prayers and thanks for taking time to read and possibly share this post.


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