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Robert Lilly Health
6/30/2016 Latest post:
Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most. Several days ago I was forced by circumstances to visit an ER in Dallas, TX for an injury I had sustained that had gotten infected. I thought I would be going in for a simple in and out visit, after all, it was simply a matter of my antibiotic not working! Unfortunately this would not be the case, my visit would turn into a surgery and a week long stay. My infected injury would require IV antibiotics and draining or I could lose my finger! You could imagine I was floored. I had not seen this coming. Here I was facing a lengthy hospitalization, no insurance and had only been recently relocated here from Abilene, TX. My express purpose for coming to Dallas was to leave behind my demons and recomit myself to health and the pursuit of my professional aspirations. This hospital experience would remind me of my mortality and the need we all have for quality relationships. With my mate Tiffany by my side I had to find the courage to face the possibility that after awaking from the anesthesia my physical body would be altered permanently. It is such moments like these that we are snapped back to the reality of what it means to be human, frail, and needy. My mind and heart was comforted by the fact that I had my best friend with me, by my side and many others out there who would, if they knew, extend to me their prayers and any additional support. It is with that express purpose that I compose this message, to inform all of my real friends that life, as it does for all of us, has presented me with challenges that I know I can't overcome without the support of willing helpers. Since this health crisis has befallen me I have not been able to earn an income and with its continued treatment spanning into next month, as I am due to be discharged on the 2nd of July with a take home IV bag for antibiotic treatments on outpatient status, the next few weeks will be tough as there will be only one income for our household. We have just obtained a new apartment in beautiful North Dallas, between Garland and Richardson. We don't want to lose our place to live, sadly one day after our arrival here our car was repossessed. But we are not afraid we know God will make a way out of no way, if fact He has already begun to move obstacles around, and turn impediments into implements for survival. We have found some loving Christians in this area to study with, thanks to my sister Dar and secured work but there are shortfalls that need attention. If you happen to be the one with patience that reads this entire message we implore you to share what you can in tribute financially to this needy family who is striving mightily to rectify their past errors and forge forward to what promises to be a potentially promising future. We know we are not alone and that there are others who care and want to bless us through what God has favored and intrusted them with. We want to extend a hearty show of gratitude to the Baylor Medical Center for their amazing service to humanity, to Clinton Mosely and others from the International Church of Christ, also to CitySquare for their bountiful food pantry, to St. Lukes for their generosity and resourcefulness, we can't leave out Erick Hopkins and Verlisha Chatmon for opening their door to us and getting us off to a good start. We'd be remiss if we did not express our solidarity with Dr. Jerry Taylor of the 10th and Treadaway Church oc Christ, and the Miller Family of Abilene, TX., Floyd, Marilyn and Sienna. Last but not least to my beloved sister Dar Lilly who relieved us of our duty of caring for my now deceased father Mr. Bob Lilly sunrise Jan 14, 1925-2016 May 8th sunset. He showed me and left me a legacy of hard work, dignity and humility, I dedicate this last chapter of my life to you Poppy. With that said, I hope to hear from you all soon.