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The family and friends of Harold Miller would like to raise funding to support his recovery from a massive stroke

Harold Miller, age 63, suffered a massive stroke which has since left him partially paralyzed. His left arm, hand, and leg, have become nearly non-controllable despite his everyday at-home therapy to help regain control. The therapy he is receiving has showed much improvement but many activities involved in his everyday living have became impossible to do alone such as eating certain foods, moving room to room, changing clothes, bathing, and just being able to relax. The ligaments in his left hand have "drawed" or shrunken and recessed causing his hand to constantly be in an uncomfortable and non-useful state. The nerves in that hand are very sensitive to movement and many times I have heard this ex-construction worker cry out because the wind hitting his hand hurts him. His left leg can be described as about as useful as a pirate's peg leg because he can only lift his upper leg to move it, rendering it stiff and most of all, a hazard to his health. Because of this non-cooperating leg, he has fallen many times in the house, and outside - he even fell 8 months ago in the bathtub and broke 6 ribs when his legs slipped and his abdomen collapsed on the side of the hard tub that one must step over to get in the tub. On top of all the complications he has experienced, he doesn't make very much money at all ($840 per month total) and his insurance will only cover a certain amount of therapy ($1870) leaving him responsible for any remaining costs which is impossible to afford alone. My name is Waylon Miller, I am Harold's only son, I work as a customer service representative for 1800-Medicare, and I understand how much healthcare costs and despite having moved back in with my father to help him out, we still cant afford to make ends meet and pay for his much needed therapy and equipment. His doctor also thinks that he will benefit if he can somehow purchase his own equipment to use at home when no one is around to help him exercise, but the equipment he recommended is very expensive totaling more than $15,000. If you could spare any amount of money, we praise your very much for showing that you care for him and would like to help him in his recovery efforts.
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