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(GoFundMe)   Longtime TFette is asking for help for her brother who had a stroke last month. Without physical therapy he will be crippled for life, and his facility won't take credit cards. LGT funding site   (gofundme.com) divider line 40
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2014-04-29 01:48:35 PM
My 57 year-old big brother had a stroke on March 10th.  Although he's improving rapidly he's going to need a lot of expensive physical therapy to recover.  He was unemployed, so MediCal is paying for the nursing facility but they don't cover the PT.

My niece wrote the Tolstoy on the gofundme page.  She means well.
 
2014-04-29 01:51:00 PM
Damn, so sorry. Hope he heals soon. (((((((hugs))))))
 
2014-04-29 01:51:27 PM
Why was the site put up in December?
 
2014-04-29 01:53:34 PM
Man, strokes suck, and I'm glad he's recovering. Physical Therapy sucks too, but at least can help in the long-run.

//if I don't have a budget to donate, can I send you guys food?
 
2014-04-29 01:54:05 PM

LineNoise: Why was the site put up in December?


busted
 
2014-04-29 01:54:23 PM
It's on my calendar to throw in a couple bucks when I get paid. Good luck, hope he fully recovers.
 
2014-04-29 01:54:34 PM

LineNoise: Why was the site put up in December?


I can't figure that out either.  Perhaps Kristin had some other cause back then?
 
2014-04-29 01:55:23 PM

LineNoise: Why was the site put up in December?


Now that you say it, all those logos a the bottom are also on the sites that want you to think their knockoff penis pill is legit.  No longer sure if subby is serious.
 
2014-04-29 01:58:09 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that. 57, wow. Please know that though, it's a long, grueling road, people can and do make amazing recoveries from brain injuries.

I can't see the details here at work, but I KNOW there are community resources, national organizations, Social Security disabilty, etc., not to mention a number of charities which will help in a crisis, such as Modestneeds.org. When I get to a place where I can do some digging, I'll be glad to do what I can. mma­g­d­al­e­n­e­[nospam-﹫-backwards]kr­a­fartlu*c­o­m if you can share details about his location, diagnosis, prognosis, and what specific types of therapies and other assistance would be most beneficial right now.
 
2014-04-29 01:59:46 PM

LineNoise: Why was the site put up in December?


I think they were waiting to see about the insurance and his progress before actually kicking off the fundraiser.

/she's been keeping us updated over the months about his progress
 
2014-04-29 01:59:57 PM
Have him apply for Medi-Care. They will probably pay for it.
 
2014-04-29 02:00:07 PM
missmezzis the last person who would scam TFD. I assume that the December date must be unrelated because the DITs on the page specifically explain that this is a March incident. I'll be happy to donate.
 
2014-04-29 02:01:52 PM

Purelilac: Have him apply for Medi-Care. They will probably pay for it.


Link

It's called dual coverage, or Medi-Medi.
 
2014-04-29 02:03:36 PM

vernterv: LineNoise: Why was the site put up in December?

I think they were waiting to see about the insurance and his progress before actually kicking off the fundraiser.

/she's been keeping us updated over the months about his progress


Oops...right, it did happen in March. I thought it happened before then.
 
2014-04-29 02:17:07 PM
Yes, the St. Jude Foundation actually paid for the 21 days of therapy that just ran out, so my niece got that wrong.  The social services person at the facility is working on a few other resources but its not looking good.  It was a shock to find out we couldn't just pay them with plastic and figure out how to pay it off amongst the family.

I filed for SS for him the first week, but I'm told it will take 5-6 months.

Medicare would pay for the PT but he won't qualify for that for 2 years.

He had a hemorrhagic stroke, meaning he bled into his brain.  He can speak reasonably well when he's not tired, but his thoughts are still pretty scrambled.  His right arm and leg are mostly paralyzed; he can kick his leg and swing his arm from the shoulder.

He was a journalist for the LA Times for years, then left that to be a technical writer.  He was between jobs when our mom starting getting sick a lot, so he was taking care of her and our stepdad when this happened.

The stroke happened in March 2014 NOT December 2013.
 
2014-04-29 02:21:21 PM
missmez, I wish I could help financially, but I'm strapped myself.  However, if it gives you any comfort to know this, stroke victims continue to improve as much as two years after the event.  I know he has a lot of hard work in front of him, but over time, he will continue to improve.  I wish all your family the best of luck and I'm sending you warm wishes.
 
2014-04-29 02:25:51 PM
has he looked into obamacare?
i've heard great things
 
2014-04-29 02:45:46 PM
 
2014-04-29 03:07:21 PM
Who are you to question God's motives?

/welcome to fark?
//my brother's a f*cking thief and a coward, I can't wait to stab him IN THE FACE when he comes out of hiding
 
2014-04-29 03:07:56 PM
...(and my apologies, I hope your brother recovers fully)
 
2014-04-29 03:09:21 PM

Purelilac: Purelilac: Have him apply for Medi-Care. They will probably pay for it.

Link

It's called dual coverage, or Medi-Medi.


That's only an issue if both forms of insurance are geared to cover the same issue, not different parts of the same issue.  Usually.  I.e., you cannot have 2 forms of insurance to pay for the doctors who did your surgery; but you can have 1 form pay just for the doctors, and the other form to pay for PT, hospital costs, ancillary costs, etc.  Of course, then it's called *supplemental* insurance, which I *think* is what Part B is for, but I could be wrong.

/used to sell insurance
//f*#%ing worst time of my life
 
2014-04-29 03:11:41 PM
So much thanks to whoever greenlighted this.
 
2014-04-29 03:22:38 PM

missmez: Yes, the St. Jude Foundation actually paid for the 21 days of therapy that just ran out, so my niece got that wrong.  The social services person at the facility is working on a few other resources but its not looking good.   It was a shock to find out we couldn't just pay them with plastic and figure out how to pay it off amongst the family.


Why not a cash advance from the credit cards?
 
2014-04-29 03:23:35 PM

Satan's Chocolate Starfish: missmezzis the last person who would scam TFD.


I tend to agree with this.

/just my observation in life
 
2014-04-29 03:42:56 PM

missmez: Yes, the St. Jude Foundation actually paid for the 21 days of therapy that just ran out, so my niece got that wrong.  The social services person at the facility is working on a few other resources but its not looking good.  It was a shock to find out we couldn't just pay them with plastic and figure out how to pay it off amongst the family.

I filed for SS for him the first week, but I'm told it will take 5-6 months.

Medicare would pay for the PT but he won't qualify for that for 2 years.

He had a hemorrhagic stroke, meaning he bled into his brain.  He can speak reasonably well when he's not tired, but his thoughts are still pretty scrambled.  His right arm and leg are mostly paralyzed; he can kick his leg and swing his arm from the shoulder.

He was a journalist for the LA Times for years, then left that to be a technical writer.  He was between jobs when our mom starting getting sick a lot, so he was taking care of her and our stepdad when this happened.

The stroke happened in March 2014 NOT December 2013.




As a fellow LA times employee, I'll see what I can do.
 
2014-04-29 04:03:25 PM

mama2tnt: missmez: Yes, the St. Jude Foundation actually paid for the 21 days of therapy that just ran out, so my niece got that wrong.  The social services person at the facility is working on a few other resources but its not looking good.   It was a shock to find out we couldn't just pay them with plastic and figure out how to pay it off amongst the family.

Why not a cash advance from the credit cards?


We will probably do something like that when the next payment comes due.  The therapy is still ruinously expensive and it's impossible to determine when how long he'll need it.
 
2014-04-29 05:28:22 PM
To hopefully illustrate missmez' bona fides, about a decade ago I was spending a weekend in LA and for reasons I don't entirely remember, missmez offered to let me crash at her place, knowing me to that point only as letters on computer screen.  I took her up on it and she graciously offered to let me crash at her cool house in the hollywood hills area.  it has been so long i don't really recall a whole lot, other than a couple of dogs running around and, oh yeah, one Mick Fleetwood (yeah, that one) was a former owner of the house.

I ended up not needing to stay there but, the point is, she opened her home to a  total stranger.  We hung out and got to know each other (and her husband) for a few hours.  Very gracious host and good person;  that kind of hospitality is uncommon.

sorry to hear about this, and while it has taken lo these years to make it right, i'm happy to donate to a worthy cause.  best wishes and health to you and yours.
 
2014-04-29 05:39:01 PM

rickythepenguin: To hopefully illustrate missmez' bona fides, about a decade ago I was spending a weekend in LA and for reasons I don't entirely remember, missmez offered to let me crash at her place, knowing me to that point only as letters on computer screen.  I took her up on it and she graciously offered to let me crash at her cool house in the hollywood hills area.  it has been so long i don't really recall a whole lot, other than a couple of dogs running around and, oh yeah, one Mick Fleetwood (yeah, that one) was a former owner of the house.

I ended up not needing to stay there but, the point is, she opened her home to a  total stranger.  We hung out and got to know each other (and her husband) for a few hours.  Very gracious host and good person;  that kind of hospitality is uncommon.

sorry to hear about this, and while it has taken lo these years to make it right, i'm happy to donate to a worthy cause.  best wishes and health to you and yours.


Ahhhh Mick.  Met him once at his bar in Alexandria Va.  Loved that place.

Annnnywho, if I hear a few more TFD's vouchsafing for her cred, I'll give.
 
2014-04-29 06:34:58 PM

Prevailing Wind: Annnnywho, if I hear a few more TFD's vouchsafing for her cred, I'll give.


She's got Cemetery Man in her profile.  It doesn't get much cooler than that.  She used to do weekly movie reviews until Fark got all fragmented.  She also has one of the best biting senses of humor you'll find on the site.

I'd pony up if I had more than two nickels to rub together.  Good luck, missmez.
 
2014-04-29 06:42:11 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Prevailing Wind: Annnnywho, if I hear a few more TFD's vouchsafing for her cred, I'll give.

She's got Cemetery Man in her profile.  It doesn't get much cooler than that.  She used to do weekly movie reviews until Fark got all fragmented.  She also has one of the best biting senses of humor you'll find on the site.

I'd pony up if I had more than two nickels to rub together.  Good luck, missmez.


Wow, thank you!
 
2014-04-29 08:01:19 PM
I think more than a few of us may have seen firsthand what timely therapy intervention means to stroke victims. It's absolutely critical to good outcomes and families simply cannot wait until the system gets around to it. As with so many things stroke-related, timing is of the essence. Having experienced an aunt and a very good friend go through severe strokes and long recoveries, I really encourage everyone to help out missmez' brother if you can.

As ricky explained very well, she's one of our own.
 
2014-04-29 10:02:58 PM
Regarding the gofundme site entry date of December, it seems my niece set up a donation page for a kid she went to high school with back then.  He'd been in a car accident or something.  She's a good-hearted girl, my niece.
 
2014-04-29 10:12:41 PM
She's a good-hearted girl, my niece.

show us her tits and i bet you get more donations
 
2014-04-29 10:19:11 PM
I don't have much. But I can slide you five. Sorry I couldn't do more.
 
2014-04-30 11:18:55 AM

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: She's a good-hearted girl, my niece.

show us her tits and i bet you get more donations


Sadly, even though she's 5 months pregnant, her rake is pathetic.  And she's half Polish!
 
2014-04-30 01:57:58 PM
I don't want to see her rake, i want to see her rack!

and both my kids are half Polish, luckily they get their other half, Irish, from me
 
2014-04-30 03:49:46 PM
I'd put a cross link over on the political tab. I am sure many of the regulars there will donate once they hear that obamacare let him down.
 
2014-04-30 06:09:37 PM
I sent some money. Maybe one day when I have the inevitable stroke (family history) you all will look out for me.

Don't let him give up!

/Soul
 
2014-04-30 11:13:04 PM

Soulcatcher: I sent some money. Maybe one day when I have the inevitable stroke (family history) you all will look out for me.

Don't let him give up!

/Soul


You don't know my brother.  He'll never give up.  He is a highly stubborn individual.  One of his first official acts of consciousness was to flip me off.
 
2014-05-01 02:13:06 AM
Can Kickstarter be used for stuff like this? No idea.
 
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