Friday, December 14, 2012

Please help!

One of my dear friends, my first roommate in college, is experiencing a major crisis. Her boyfriend experienced a stroke this past week, even though he is very young (early 30s, I believe). If you can donate even a small amount towards his medical bills it would be greatly appreciated. The link to do so is here:

Please, in this season of giving (whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah or Kwanzaa or none of the above) consider helping this unfortunate man (Jeff) in his time of severe illness.

Love and thanks to all,

Update March 2014: I'm delighted to be able to say that Jeff did recover, he and my friend got married and they're expecting their first child! Miracles do happen.


  1. Thank you Sam. Jeff is 30. He was scheduled for surgery to prevent the stroke on January 15. He had no insurance and had been saving his money, but no one realized how urgent it was. He got pneumonia while being treated for the stroke so he has been in ICU for a week now and will likely be there for 3 or 4 more days. Then he will need to go to a rehabilitation facility for some time before he will be able to take care of himself at home. This is especially sad because he was a pianist and they don't know if he will be able to play again or not.

  2. Hi Sam. I'm an e-friend of your Mom. I sent my small donation to Jeff's medical expenses. I had a stroke just under 3 years ago. I was hospitalized for 23 days. I was 45. They discover a hole in my heart that caused my stroke. They have since fixed that. I was in I/P rehab for 2 weeks and then O/P rehab for several weeks. I lost my job because of the stroke. Eventually it all worked out though. Tell him to do what they want him to and then to do MORE! Best of luck to Jeff! Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you so much for your donation! I don't know exactly what caused Jeff's stroke. The comment above yours is my former roommate, so that's as much as I currently know about the situation. The whole thing is so sad...but I'm very happy and relieved to hear that things worked out for you. May they work out equally well for Jeff.