On September 10, 2013 Larry had a massive heart attack and had to have an emergency angioplasty. The heart attack was so massive that it caused him to flatline and had to be brought back and rushed to the cardiac lab for a cardiac cath to be performed, during the cath they found the main aterary running down the front of the heart to be 100% blocked. Where it is blocked they could not get a stint in it so they had to put a wire and balloon in. Larry spent five days in the ICU and another three days in the hospital. It caused 54% damage to the left ide of his heart. He is currently doing cardiac rehab three times a week but has not made a huge improvement. The doctors want to do another cardiac cath and make sure the angioplasty is still working. If it is not than they want to do an artirial bypass.
Larry had just rejoined the carpenters union back in June. Because the union requires you to have 500 hours built up to get your insurance and benefits, Larry does not have medical insurance, he only had 415 hours. He did not qualify for his insurance or any other benefits. Larry's wife Jenn is working all the shifts she can, but does not make much, She is a waitress and onlt makes 3.70 an hour plus tips. They live in a small town and the place she works is right in town and being off season she does not make much in tips. They have two kids to provide for. Thier son has mental disabilities and a heart condition. His right ventricle valve is enlarged and requires routine doctor visits.
Any money raised will help them with medical expenses and also help put food on the table and a roof over thier head. This family is trying hard just to survive.