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1/21/2016 Latest post:
Hello All, I've started this page as a tribute to my wonderful dad so that non-Facebook users can more easily stay in touch. One important thing before we get started - this page does ask for donations, but the money goes to the website and not to my dad. If you would like to contribute financially, you may do so at gofundme.com/kh3srdh8 or you may send cash or checks directly to me. I guess you could say I'm Elmer's campaign manager. :-) My mailing address is:
Angela Tarmichael 1584 Chivalry Ln. Little Elm, TX 75068
Here is the abridged version of our story (ten years is a long time):
Our dad has suffered from a myriad of chronic illnesses for ten years, the most serious of which manifested five years ago as cirrhosis of the liver. Five years ago, he was given a year and a half to live. His doctors say that his positive attitude and faith have kept him alive this long, as he has never given up hope of finding a liver donor. That happy day has finally come, and we need help funding his transplant. Our dad has been on disability for the past year, and while his insurance covers a portion of the procedure, we still fall short. We need help with medical and recovery costs, since he will be unable to return to work for some time. We also want to fully compensate our living donor for their expenses. We humbly ask you to donate to our family as our dad continues to fight for his life. If you are unable to help financially, please pray for both the donor and our dad. Thank you, and God bless.
I will post updates as they come. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 469-766-3053. I say text because I don't usually answer unknown numbers.
My dad's transplant is scheduled for January 25th at Baylor in downtown Dallas. The procedure should take 5-8 hours and ICU recovery is usually 24-48 hours. After that he will be moved to a regular room where my mom will be able to stay with him. No exaggeration, the BEST transplant surgeon in the country will perform his operation. Nevertheless, please keep us in your prayers.