UPDATE: Stephanos still needs financial assistance as he continues his slow healing. He is still unable to work. Doctors hope he will be recovered enough to return to work in 4-6 months. He is now able to stand and walk with a walker. He’s able to do some basic things around his home: wash dishes in a seated position; cook some; and other lite chores. Things he cannot do yet: change his bed sheets; clean his bathtub and the lower portion of the toilet; lift heavy items; carry items from downstairs to upstairs; and carry garbage to dumpster; and several other things. He is striving to be independent and is learning new ways to do so. He has learned to transport the heavy laundry basket on top of his walker to the dryer, as it’s too heavy to lift. He is able to go upstairs at night to sleep and downstairs to spend his day, by taking one stair at a time, holding onto the walls and railing. Otherwise, he avoids going up and down due to the difficulty and danger of falling.
He has to avoid long car trips, as his legs begin to spasm and he has pain in his feet and legs. He also continues with aggressive neuropathy in his feet, lower legs, hands and forearms. He has little to no feeling in his hands, other than his index fingers and thumbs. He continues to improve in small increments each day. He works with a physical therapist twice a week, who comes to his home.
Until he is able to return to work, in 4-6 months; he remains with no income for rent and general expenses such as utilities, gasoline, and medical expenses not covered by insurance. His most urgent expenses are rent for June through October at $1,100 per month (which was just raised to $1,200 per month beginning in August). His total monthly expenses are about $2,100.
The funds donated thus far have been spent carefully and judiciously, but are now exhausted, on paying rent: January-May; general expenses, utilities and medical expenses and medical equipment not covered by insurance. We ask whatever you’re able to donate, however small; and to please share this fundraiser everywhere. He also has a Venmo account: @Stephen3U and Cash App at $sbuatl if you would rather donate that way. Thank you!
»Please help Stephanos (Stephen) in his this time of Urgent Need«
Some know him as Stephanos others know him as Stephen. Stephanos has lost the ability to walk or stand. He had to be rushed to the hospital after losing total ability to walk or stand. He is having spinal surgery tomorrow February 3rd that will hopefully correct his problems, with a recovery period of at least six months. He won’t be able to work and hasn’t been able to work for 8 weeks already. He needs to pay rent and basic expenses for at least six months. Stephen has always been a hard working man and very deeply devoted to his faith. They have determined surgery is his only course of action to potentially get back on his feet. If you know Stephen, you know he is a faithful, loyal and devoted friend and gives with all his heart. Please in this time of need, I hope you can find it in your hearts to help him and his little cat get through this health crisis. He is already facing eviction and has to have the rent paid within a few days to avoid being put out of his home. This alone is around $2300 for January and February. Please even if you can only give a small amount that will add up. If you would kindly lift him up in your prayers and pray that he gets the needed medical care that will allow him to get back to the life he knew until a short time ago. Bless each and every one of you who took the time to read this.