Support Wendy's Recovery from a Stroke & Back Surgery

You can send us a check by completing this form. If you have a PayPal account you can make a donation by bank account or credit card by clicking here. Leave the "Paying for good or services" box blank. You can make a donation by credit card on our page at Donationto.com by clicking here or at GoFundMe.com by clicking here. Purchase a specially designed t-shirt for $20 to support Wendy by contacting Larry.

As you know Wendy had major back surgery on 8/4 then suffered a stroke the next night on 8/5. She spent 5 weeks Baylor Medical Center Hospital since being transferred there on 8/6. She was kept sedated for about 7 days and on a respirator for 11 days. She was moved to the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation on 9/11. You can following Wendy's recovery at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wendysfightforlife/ I started this group the day before Wendy's back surgery to keep about 20 people updated. The group was intended to just last 2-3 days. I have been posting updates about Wendy since the day of the surgery and will continue to do so until Wendy is through with inpatient then outpatient rehab. The group now has 247 members and many more viewers who haven't joined.

I’ve never wanted to be in a position that I had to ask someone for financial help. I have always said I wouldn't do one of these donation pages that I've seen many other people do but now find myself in a position where I cannot afford the care Wendy needs on my own so, as embarrassed as I am for asking, I'm reaching out to friends and family for small donations.

These donations will be used to cover expenses not covered by insurance. There are some expenses that I thought went towards Wendy’s $5,000 deductible but didn’t. The doctors are saying Wendy will need several weeks’ inpatient rehab then about 9-10 months of outpatient rehab. Wendy’s insurance will only cover 60 days max of inpatient rehab. She has used up a majority of her allowed outpatient rehab for 2015 trying various types of therapy hoping to delay the need for surgery but nothing helped her. The rehabilitation center said they will need to come to our house and require certain things modified before Wendy can come home. These things can include ramps, rails around the house and in the bathroom, widening doorways if she is confined to a wheelchair, and other recommendations that they will make.

On top of all the medical expenses we have lost Wendy’s income. Wendy planned on just taking 2-3 months (I can’t remember which) off of work to recover from her back surgery but now will be unable to return to work. We had only prepared for her to take up to 3 months off so this is a huge impact on top of all the extra medical expenses we have now due to her stroke.

Unfortunately we have been put into a position where we need to ask for some donations. We also have a friend who has created some shirts we’re selling to raise some money. She had asked Wendy’s friends to describe Wendy using just one word. These shirts have the stroke symbol on them which contains all the “one word” descriptions friends responded with on Facebook. The symbol also has Wendy’s name across it.

Below are a few ways you can help us. These funds will be kept seperate from all other funds and be solely for the purpose of paying for Wendy's medical bills. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

You can send us a check by completing this form. If you have a PayPal account you can make a donation by bank account or credit card by clicking here. Leave the "Paying for good or services" box blank. You can make a donation by credit card on our page at Donationto.com by clicking here or at GoFundMe.com by clicking here. Purchase a specially designed t-shirt for $20 to support Wendy by contacting Larry.

www.supportwendy.com was created to raise money for the medical expenses of Wendy Melamed.