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Marine wife suffered 3 strokes. Currently in ICU. Trying to cover costs of the Marine's hotel, food, and fuel expenses while he helps wife.

My coworker and friend, US Marine Sergeant Thomas Brown (1st Bn 6 Mar Company C Weapons Plt) received some bad news about a week ago. While he was at work, his wife, Leslie, a teacher, had suffered from 3 strokes. She is currently in the ICU at UNC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It has been determined that venous thrombosis had caused the strokes and as of right now, while medical gains have been made, her prognosis is yet undetermined. She is currently attached to a cranial fluid drainage tube, a ventilator, and a feeding tube. She has a long road to recovery ahead of her.

Thankfully, Sgt Thomas Brown's insurance is taking care of her medical expenses.

It's a three-hour drive each way to and from his house in Jacksonville to his wife in the hospital so he has elected to stay at a hotel in Chapel Hill. Unfortunately, he is footing the entire bill on his hotel room expenses because those are not covered by insurance. Neither are meals and fuel costs to and from the hospital. And now, he is shouldering these costs on a single income.

Our goal is to raise enough money to completely cover the costs of his living expenses in Chapel Hill so that he may focus, unburdened, on his family and on his wife's recovery.

Many thanks for your consideration, thoughts, prayers, and donations. I will provide updates as events warrant.
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