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Help with medical bills for Bill Emerson (my dad)!
$570 raised
11% of $5k goal
6 contributors
4 Years running
On Saturday, March 23 2013, my dad Bill Emerson suffered a stroke to the cerebellum. Sadly, he does NOT have health insurance and medical bills are in the tens of thousands of dollars. Every day he is in the hospital costs as much as a brand new car. ...
On Saturday, March 23 2013, my dad Bill Emerson suffered a stroke to the cerebellum. Sadly, he does NOT have health insurance and medical bills are in the tens of thousands of dollars. Every day he is in the hospital costs as much as a brand new car. Fortunately he will be released within the week, but with no money in savings, both Bill and my mother, Dawn, are devastated financially. Bill and my mother have worked so hard their whole life and back in 2005 they quit their jobs in the Silicon Valley to move down to San Luis Obispo county with the dream of opening a doggy store/rescue mission and nonprofit organization. While they did succeed in opening the store in 2007, the market crashed and the store did not survive the first year. All of their savings and investments died with the closing of the shop. Since then, they have been struggling to make ends meet, and unfortunately the jobs they have now would not offer medical insurance to them. While we are all ecstatic that Bill survived such a significant stroke, both he and my mother are frantic about how they are going to pay for the costs.
Now, I know that in the state of our economy, $5000 is a lot of money to ask for. But if we all chip in just a little bit, even if it's only a dollar or two, I know that we can reach this goal. And while I realize that $5000 is only a small percentage of their actual costs, it would bring so much hope and delight to my parents to know that people out there actually do care and that there is still reason to have faith and hope for the future, whatever it may hold. So please, if you have ever had a conversation with Bill you already know that he is a kind, compassionate person. All of your donations will go straight to the cause, I am not looking for any free handouts for myself. These are my parents and I love them dearly and only want to do everything and anything I can to ease their pain and suffering during this traumatic experience. Please share this with anyone you know and if we all can share with ten friends and everyone donates even just a dollar, I am confident we can reach this goal and maybe even more. If you cannot donate at this time, that is fine but please say a prayer for Bill in that he will have a speedy recovery and that he might be able to play golf again. Thank you all for reading this, and may God speak to your heart and bless you with generosity.
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