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This fundraiser ended on 10/21/12

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Michael's family and friends are uniting to raise money to help with Mike's medical bills. We would be forever greatful for your support!

Michael Leyshock has been working very hard for 42 years. He is a self employed environmental test engineer in Southern California. He is an extremely hard working, dedicated individual and family man who has never been on unemployment claim or needed any other type of assistance. He's been happily married for 31 years, has a 29 son and 24 yr old daughter.  His wife works as a Mortgage Consultant and has been hit hard by the recession, for 28 days Bobbi continued to work remotely while sitting in ICU with her husband.

Because Michael is self employed he does not qualify for any State Disability. When he was admitted to the hospial August 6th after a completely unexpected heart attack which he was unaware he even had for nearly 2 weeks his income came to an abrupt end and his life changed.

Mike spent a very long 28 days in Cedar's Sinai Hospital.  On September 2ng  he finally  came home. If all goes well and he is not shocked again by his defibrillator he will start the recovery possess.  The valve repair went fine but the defibulator has shocked him 10 times and saved his life. We are now hopeful with all the changes in medicines and excellent care his heart will stay "quiet" as he starts his rehab Sept 11th.  

Without Mike's income or any disability pay coupled with soaring medical expenses,  the famiilies bills are mounting quickly. Because both Mike and Bobbi are self employed the family pays their own medical premiums which are $1700/month alone.  On a normal year their medical expenses hovered around          $32, 000 a year however this year they have already soared way beyond that and continue to grow.

Over the last 15 years they have been fortunate to be able to pay for medical insurance and the co-pays but now without Mike's income the family is quickly realizing this may not be possible.

The family is grateful for any and all support that they receive both through prayer, cards, email and financial (which is the hardest part for them since they have never asked for assistance).

From our family to your's I personally Thank You for supporting my sister and her family !

Please help by passing this along and/or posting it on your facebook page.  You can also follow Michael's progress on Caringbridge.org (file name: mikeleyshock)

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