Family and friends of John Anson are raising money for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to fund a handicap wheelchair accessible van, medical expenses associated with Catastrophic Injury (John’s paraplegia) and Catastrophic Illness, like John’s hospitalization for 7 1/2 months from December 31, 2017 to August 8, 2018 for complete respiratory failure from pneumonia that was not covered by his pneumonia shot, collapsed right lung, and a blot clot in his right arm from a blown mid-line IV used for antibiotics. He was in a coma for 6 months of that 7 1/2 month hospital stay. Then John was home for eight days and had to have emergency surgery on his bladder. That hospital stay was from August 16th to 21st, 2018. John is home hospital bed bound with several medical equipment machines he requires to breathe and is working with home nurses and home physical therapist getting his strength back and working on being able to use his slide board to transfer in and out of his wheelchair. Help Hope Live fundraising also helps with medical expenses that go beyond what John’s health insurance pays or does not cover, like the handicap wheelchair accessible van and travel to and from treatments and appointments.
John has chosen to fund raise for Help Hope Live in part because Help Hope Live assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility for contributors. Contributors can be sure donations will be used to pay or reimburse catastrophic injury, catastrophic illness, handicap wheelchair accessible van, home health medical equipment that insurance does not cover or goes beyond what insurance does cover and related expenses. John’s greatest need is to replace his handicap wheelchair van that had over 300,000 miles on it and 2 years ago on December 19, 2016 the electrical burned up and van had to be taken to salvage yard.