I suffered a severe Thalamic Stroke at the beginning of June 2019. Previously, I have survived numerous heart attacks (MI's) and open heart surgerys. The stroke was caused by Atrial Fibrillations.
I do not drink or do drugs and I maintain a reasonably good diet. I do have medical insurance which is covering a majority of the tens of thousands of dollars for treatment. What the insurance does not cover as far as the rehabilitation (speech, occupational and physical rehab) is what we have started the GoGetFunding campaign for. I need help with the costs of medications and copayments for the rehab and the numerous doctors I see every week. The copayments need amount to ten thousand dollars over 6 months. I am attending rehab five days a week to regain speech, walking, motor skills and cognitive issues. It is hard, however, I am determined. You are welcome to sponsor any amount or choose to sponsor a week or month of the costs.
As far as (who I am) and (what I do), I created the AllHumanity Group decades ago, which is a humanitarian. I/we have been a part of making other lives better for a long time. From disaster relief to orphanage and schools around the world, we have been pretty helpful in making the world a better place for those with serious survival tragedies. I have received recognition from the US Navy for my long and sustained commitment to humanitarian issues globally. I have spoken at the UN on numerous humanitarian situations.
I never thought I would be out there raising money for myself. I would not do this campaign if it was not absolutely necessary. The rehab, early on after the stroke, is the most important to relearn basic functions lost during the trauma to the brian. Without it, the rest of my life, will be impacted harshly.
A Little about Thalamic Strokes
Thalamic strokes occur in your thalamus, a small but important part of your brain. It's involved in many crucial aspects of your everyday life, including speech, memory, balance, motivation, and sensations of physical touch and pain. The thalamus is often described as a relay station. ... A similar pathway through the thalamus can be delineated for all sensory information except smell. In fact, the majority of all of the signals (not just sensory) that pass to the cortex first pass through the thalamus.