I am writing about dad after a long break, well a long break from writing, not a long break from life. Dad continues to be stable, however his medical care does not. If things proceed as the insurance company would like them to, this week will be his last week of any home medical care. This means that mom and I will have to care for him 24/7 or hire someone out of pocket to care for him. We are fighting this tooth and nail, but insurance companies do not give up. Please pray, for our sanity and endurance. And if you know a lawyer who can take on dad’s insurance company, please send him our way :) It may come to that very soon.
In the meantime, we are almost in Advent and Christmas is coming soon. Caring for dad’s needs is not cheap and we are stuck in a difficult spot with medical bills. We are too rich and too poor at the same time. We do not qualify for government help, including Social Security Disability. I am so not the sort of person to ask for help, but this is for my dad. And he needs all the help we can afford to give him right now.
So for Christmas, I am trying to raise money for a surprise for dad. I want to get him two things, a wheelchair accessible vehicle and a standing frame. The wheelchair accessible vehicle will help him be a lot more mobile and the standing frame is something like this www.easystand.com/product/products-2/evolv
I have started a fundraiser for these two things on this site: www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/txn6/paul-ripp-s-rehab-fund
If you can afford to give, please do. If not, that’s okay, you can send us a hug on there :P
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