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I'm writing this for my husband, Chaz Miller. He's a wonderful father of two boys (ages 4 and 8 months) and a dedicated husband. For the past 2 years he has been doing what most 20 somethings never thought they would, recovering from a stroke. Along with that battle is the medical bills, and him being sued for not having the ability to pay a bill. The 3k will help with the lawsuit, and hopefully a settlement outside of court, and any additional donations will go towards the mountain of medical bills we are still attempting with all our might to pay off.
THE LONG STORY:
At the age of 27 my husband came home from work complaining of a headache. I didn't think much of it, and told him that he could lay down for a bit before a community pot luck. while we were at the pot luck a few of our neighbors told me he seemed to stumble around as if he was drunk, and after talking to him found out that he was becoming numb on his left side. I cannot thank my neighbors enough for keeping such a good eye on him, and coming to me with their concerns. If it wasn't for them I would not have called my mother-in-law to watch our son while I too Chaz to the hospital.
While there the doctors scratched their heads wondering what he could possibly be suffering, and with that wasted time it happened. He lost the ability to move his entire left side. The neuorolist told me to prepare myself to becoming a widow, and for 3 days I watched in horror as my husband was plugged into machines, tested on, and scared out of his mind. He had a carotid artery dissection with lead to his stroke. It was hard for me to understand how a healthy 27 year old could go through something like this, and even harder for our 3 year old (at the time) to see his dad this way.
1 week in the hospital and 3 weeks living in a rehab center, my husband was finally released to come home. It took several months returning to the rehab center for physical therapy in order for him to be able to ditch the wheel chair.
Skip to the present, Chaz is no longer doing therapy because we cannot afford it, we had another baby, our son went through a minor surgery to help with his speech, and my husband is being sued for a doctor confusing heartburn for a heart attack. We weren't able to pay the 3000+ in bills while still keeping up with our other medical payments. For a young family we've been through a lot. If anyone can help us it would be much appreciated
Also, the pictures I chose to display are of my husband in the hospital (The first time he was able to sit up with assitance after his stroke), and a picture of him lifting our son up a year after suffering his stroke.
Mother, wife, former care giver