The 77-year-old man has always made a living to support himself and family.
But last year, his health started slipping away. A year ago in October, he had a seizure while driving that totaled his car and sent him to the hospital.
“I woke up in Wesley Hospital. I wasn’t hurt so they let me out,” the man told the Eagle.
In March, he had cataract surgery. In July, he had surgery for a tumor that was pressing against his brain.
Now, there is a mountain of medical bills.
“To be very honest, I have never been in the type of financial situation I am right now,” he said.
On his Share the Season application, he wrote that he thought initially the tumor was affecting only his body, “not realizing it was affecting my mind also, and because of that I did not take care of business with my bills.”
He is hoping Share the Season can help.
“I have never been in the situation where I had to go and ask someone to help me. I am not good at asking people to help,” he said.