The Soileau Family Fundraiser
A friend of ours recommended this site to us so that we can maybe get some much needed help. On Monday, June 18,2012 my husband Henry (Jerry) Soileau went to Louisiana Heart Hospital to have what we thought was going to only be an angiogram with a stint or baloon being put in. It turned out that the cardiologist found too many blockages and they were not suitable for putting a stint or balloon in. The cardiologist told us that Jerry would need open heart surgery to take care of five blockages within the next two weeks and that we should not put it off. A heart surgeon came to talk to us and wanted to do the surgery the very next day so Jerry was admitted that Monday evening. On Tuesday morning Jerry had open heart five bypass surgery and would remain in the hospital until Saturday, June 23, 2012. At the hospital we were told that he would need to be out of work for 10 weeks. He is an OTR trucker and the company that he works for is going to put him on a 12 week plan with no paycheck so that we can keep our medical insurance, with us keeping up our part of the premium. We are very appreciative for the company he works for to keep his job for him until he is able to go back to work but with him not working and myself not working due to an old back/ hip injury from a car accident and staying at home for my daughter as well as errands and doctor visits for my parents, we are going to have no income coming in. I am starting to look for work so that we will have something coming in but with limitations it will be kind of hard. Our regular bills and medical bills have already started to back up. We are in need of some help to keep us from losing everything until he is able to get back to work. This is not something we wanted to do but unfortunately we are in a bind and as I stated in the beginning a friend told us about this and so here we are asking for help from our family, friends and strangers. I have also applied for food assistance to help us out and am praying that we get it. Thanks to all for the love and support! We all go through some hard times and hopefully one day if in need of help we will be able to help as well. With Love and Thanks, The Soileau FamilyUpdate As of August 2, 2012.... My husband went to the doctor on August 1st and was given the release to go back to work but when he called his employer he was told that he would have to wait the required full 60 days and would not be able to return to work until after August 18. He responded by letting them know that we are in dire need of getting back to having income coming in and they were sopposed to call him back and had not by the close of the day. We will try again tomorrow to call them, but it looks like he will be home another two weeks without any income coming in. I have been putting applications for jobs in with no luck so far. Our bills are piling up and we have gotten phone calls just about every day, asking if we can pay. Our house note is alao behind by two months and coming up on the third month at the end of August. We did get assistance with food (food stamps) but that only covers the food portion and not the non-food items. Have an appointment to try and get help with our medicine, have had two family members pay our electric bills for June and July. Medical bills have already come in and with what I had plus now Jerry's we are looking at 5,000.00 plus in our part of medical that the insurance does not pay. We are looking at loosing our home and other things if we can't start paying all these things. Thank you for your support!
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