William’s Story

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Journal entry by Jill Varrichio

On September 25, 2018, my brother,  William Nage had a cardiac catheterization.  It was a long and complex procedure.  He had a nearly 90% blockage in his LAD.  The Doctor had to put in a very large stent.  36 hours later,  my brother came out of his bedroom,  sat beside me in his easy chair,  and said he couldn't feel his right arm.  I had come to New York from Florida because he was having the catheterization.  Immediately called 911. Within 15 minutes,  after a cat scan was done,  it was determined my brother had a massive cerebral bleed in his left brain.  Leaving him unable to speak,  eat,  or move his right side.  Billy is still in rehab,  over 4 months later.  His speech has improved,  he can eat normally,  but he remains paralysed on his right side,  and wheelchair dependent.  He has a long road ahead.  I need help,  helping my brother.  I will be moving back to New York to live and care for him,  as he won't be able to live alone.  Anything will help me help him.  Thank you.  
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