I rarely get sappy on this blog and I almost never ask for donations unless it’s a very worthy cause. Well something important has prompted this post.
As most of you know I’m a family doctor in Vancouver, B.C. One of the fellow doctors in my office told me last Christmas of her good friend Moses who was in the hospital fighting for his life after having caught a rare bacterial blood infection. Very random illness to a great guy who was a single father to a five year old boy and she was very heartbroken. I remember her whole family had a hard time over the holidays finding it difficult to celebrate when a friend was so sick. I had only met Moses a couple times at kids birthday parties but remember that he was the roommate to a med school friend and always a positive influence on everyone around him.
Well Moses pulled through with his life intact but he lost his feet and his hands. Yes both feet and both hands.
As I mentioned before, Moses is a single father of a five year old boy. He used to work as an insurance adjuster but Moses now has no means of income. He is out of hospital now and fighting to get his life back together.
|Moses working hard at rehab with his prosthetic legs and hand hooks|
|Moses and his little boy at Granville Island|
He and his friends are trying to raise $100,000 to buy him an electric arm. There will be a lot more costs along the way but at least they’re working towards having him hold his son’s hand again.
Here is the link to Moses’ page
Please take a look and see if you’d like to contribute (there’s a link at the bottom). There’s no tax receipt as Moses’s trust is not a true charity but I hope you’ll consider helping him. It seems daunting to raise the funds but I’m thinking every penny counts!
Consider sharing this story if you can. If you have any concerns or questions about the validity of this story please do not hesitate to email me at twimobile(at)gmail(dot)com.