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The family of Wes Myers is uniting to raise money to help with his medical and recovery expenses.

The family of Wes Myers is uniting to raise money for his medical and rehabilitation expenses. On July 27th, 2011, Wes was admitted to the hospital with an aortal dissection. He has had seven surgeries in total, two which were surgeries to replace his entire aorta. Unfortunately, he has developed many medical problems, including paralysis, and continues to battle infections as well as other medical issues.

Wes is a determined man, one who loves his family and his life! He has beat the odds more than once during this time, constantly amazing his doctors with his determination to live and to get back to his life. The life that he loves, being a husband and father, a Cub Scout Leader, and an all around handyman. His passion is restoring old lawn tractors and he hopes to be working back in his garage on them one day.

Wes recently had to face the loss of his job. He was very fortunate to have many co-workers who donated their own leave time to him which allowed him to have paid leave time until Dec. 27, 2011 at which time his income ended and his employee health insurance will be ending in January, 2012. His wife, Kelly, closed her inhome daycare business when Wes became sick and has been by his side every day for the last five months taking care of him as well as their family and has worked a part-time night job ever since to help with bills. Wes will have "breaks" from his stay at the rehabilitation hospital to come home then return for additional rehab. During those times he will be home, Kelly will have to take a leave of absence from her part-time job in order to care for Wes.

He or his family never imagined that when he was admitted to the hospital in the middle of summer that he would still be there in the winter months. He is currently in a rehabilitation hospital where he will receive breaks to come home for a short period of time and then return for more rehab. His wife has made preparations for him coming home, cleaning out the house, making room for his wheelchair, and seeing to it that he has the medical equipment and care he will need while at home.

Wes' goal is that he will walk again and be able to return to the life that he loves.
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