I know this is a lousy time to ask for money, but one of our extended Blogarado family is in need. FarmFam’s daughter-in-law, Andi, 33 and the mother of two small boys, suffered a stroke in mid August. Unfortunately, it wasn’t diagnosed correctly for two weeks, delaying treatment.
She’s facing a year to 18 months of physical therapy to get back to full function.
Therapy costs are running $200-500 per session, and she needs therapy once a week. Andi has not been able to afford health insurance, because she her husband own a small business that makes too much money for them to get assistance with health insurance, but not enough for them to be able to afford health insurance, and raising two boys.
Any help will be much appreciated, as Andi has begun physical therapy, and without health insurance she has to pay the full cost of every session.
In order to help her out, we are doing another gun raffle to try to help her with her therapy. One change from what we did for Tam is to run this through a Go Fund Me, https://www.gofundme.com/andrea-keenan-medical-fund, so that the money is immediately available to her for her therapy. One IRS change is that Go Fund Me $$ are now counted as income for the family, so we are shooting for a goal of $25,000 to offset the tax burden they will be hit with.
Here are the ‘rules’ $10 per chance, $50/6 chances, $100/12 chances, etc. Make your donation to the Go Fund Me above, and copy your donation receipt to [email protected]. This will count as your entry into the raffle. If you have already donated, we will accept prior donations to the Go Fund Me.
The raffle will run from now through the end of November, with the drawing to be held 1 December via a random drawing program. First number gets their choice, second gets their choice, etc.
The raffle packages are-
Note: All guns are used, not new.
- Taurus .44 Magnum pistol
- Ruger MK-II bull barrel .22
- Custom sub-MOA AR-15
- Remington 870 pump in 20ga
- Chinese copy of a 12ga coach gun
- Springfield Range Officer .45 with 7 magazines and custom holster
- Springfield Range Officer 9mm with 7 magazines and custom holster
- Lawdog’s personal Rock Island 1911 9mm, reworked by Joe Speer with 6 magazines
- A ladies package consisting of a ring (late-Victorian-style design with either high-quality glass or mid-grade garnet stones. The mount is jeweler’s metal, size 6 3/4 or 7). A unicorn necklace, late 1980s-early 1990s James Avery sterling silver charm on a silver chain. A coin necklace, an 1904 Indian Head penny, silver dipped in a gold-plated mount with a gold-plated silver chain. And a handmade necklace and earrings from Phlegmmy.
- Signed copies of Lawdog’s, Peter Grant’s, Dorothy Grant’s, JL Curtis’, and Tom Rogneby’s books
- TBD (other possible packages are being discussed)
All guns will be shipped FFL to FFL for winners. Pictures of the various packages will follow in the next couple of days.
Thank you in advance, I know she will appreciate the help, and this will take a little pressure off the family!
Done. Happy to help out.
Every moment spent fighting back towards full recovery after a stroke is valuable. My father had stroke 30 years ago – and I still remember his speech therapist saying that she had never worked with a patient who worked as hard as my dad did to regain his abilities. And it worked – he went on to return to his job as an engineer for another 18 years and now at 81 years of age is still doing great. Fight hard, Andi!
Dave- Thank you!
The doctor needs to be sued for malpractice. But that will take years. It does not pay to be middle class. You need to be either dirt poor or filthy rich.
Hey, guys, just a big thank you from the Farm Fam in general. I’ll work on getting an update posted on the GFM soon, but all of you who have donated have already blown me away!
Sincerely, thank you, from the bottom of my wrinkly, cynical heart
All- Agree with the comments!
Posted from my iPhone.
Done – managed to eke out 50 this week
EJP- Thank you sir!
Damn it’s dusty in here. We are so thankful for the “family” we have chosen. Thank you to everyone that has donated or sent prayers. They are working! Andi is doing well. Her determination and hard work are paying off. Every day seems to be a small step forward to full function. I have no doubt that she can do it. Once again thank you all for everything. The generosity of the gun community still brings tears to my eyes.
Old NFO done. Glad to help
Sent in a Grant last night. Hope it helps.
Do we just forward the emailed receipt on? I tossed a little into the pot.
That is correct sir.
Okey. Thanks, sir, and may Andi have a swift recovery!
Thanks for letting us know about this.
Done. Christmas is coming, my guys would like these kind of presents, as would I, AND it benefits someone who can really use it.
My definition of a win-win-win!
Besides, I had a good weekend last weekend…no wonder there were so many patients…so I could donate some even after paying for my car repairs.
Done, and best wishes for a speedy recovery for Andi.
All- Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Currently between jobs. Wish I could do more!
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