My name is Greg. A few months ago I suffered a gunshot from a 38 to the face while I was visiting family in my hometown. I then spent 2 months in ICU, while they tried everything to just get me stable, and did emergency surgery as a temporary fix. Since then I’ve been battling with constant pain, infections, difficulty eating, nightmares, and PTSD.. I didn’t ask for any of this to happen, but nonetheless, I just want my life back. It’s been difficult getting Doctors to take on my case due to the fact I can’t afford their extremely high fees, and battling with the very little amount my insurance will cover. I am now on IV antibiotics and doing hyperbaric treatment because my body is rejecting the emergency temporary fix they did while I was in the ICU. Im trying to raise enough to get the facial reconstruction stuff done, so that the hardware can come out, so I won’t be forced to live with more and more parts of my facial tissue deteriorating and bone being removed, and also trying to get some of the teeth that were blown out replaced so I can eat and talk again, and just overall trying to get my head back above water with the mountainous amount of medical expenses!!
I’m fighting every day to have hope that life can return to something worth fighting for, but it’s getting harder and harder each day. I want to be able to get through this and show my kids that anything is possible. I’m currently staying with family but they have spared every last bit they possibly could just to get me to this point. Please help me reach my goal and put and end to this pain and misery, and help me to not lose even more than I already have.. Any amount helps to get me closer to finally getting better. God Bless you and may your days always be worth fighting for.
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