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In a short 24 hours.... Our lives changed forever!
On April 30th, 2017 Paul De Lio, our youngest brother, was rushed to the emergency room dept after collapsing at home, while battling with what he was told by a walk-in clinic doctor, was nothing more than a flu.
For 15 days, Paul was in a medically induced coma and on life support while doctors were frantically fighting to save his life!!
Paul was infected by a bacteria called "Invasive Group A
Strep", and went into Septic Shock after the bacteria infected
his blood and his organs began to shut down, from Toxic Shock Syndrome
(read more here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/what-you-need-to-know-about-group-a-strep-infections/article34391674/).
5 out of 100,000 Canadians suffer from this per year.
Paul is currently still in ICU at Scarborough General Hospital after being transferred there from Toronto General Hospital, and is at risk for organ damage in his lungs and heart, his kidneys are functioning at 0% capacity, and his lower limbs are at risk for amputation. He is currently on daily dialysis, and has not recovered most of his physical abilities.
Paul is a healthy, 31 year old substitute elementary school teacher.
He loves teaching younger children and especially loves sports, namely
soccer, where he volunteered his time to coach 4 teams, ranging from
ages 12 -16.
He is also in the process of completing his professional refereeing licenses.
Paul recently purchased his first home, a condo close to home, where he was planning to move in after completion in 2 years.
Our mother has been by his side each and every day and night, leaving her job to do what a mother does, care for their sick child.
Your help and generosity will ensure all of Paul and our family's future financial expenses and medical costs are covered, namely the 3-6 months of rehab and prosthetic costs, Paul and our mother's time away from work (neither has any benefits), and you will also ensure Paul will not lose his first home that he worked very hard to obtain!
Our little brother has kept his spirits up, and has fought so hard to
get this far.... But a new fight begins with new challenges and
a long road ahead... Please share your prayers and financial support
to encourage Paul in this battle.
The De Lio family
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