Matt Moscato Golf Charity Golf & Fundraiser July 26, 2013 at Sylvan Glenn Golf Course in Troy, MI.
$100 – You can register and pay online – click here
This year’s recipient is the Levi family. Dan, Mellissa, Taylor and Madison.
Dan’s doctors found a spinal cord bleed originating in his neck and continuing to his mid back. The pressure the clot was applying to his spinal cord has left him paralyzed from his chest down.
So on January 9th, 2013 we were at home having the kids get ready for bed. It was about 9:15pm and Dan was sitting on the edge of our bed playing the latest Hitman game that just came out. He turned off the system because he was having a pain in his right flank (the area just under and behind the armpit). He said “ I must have pulled a muscle or something, can you rub it out for a minute”? Of course I did but as I was it moved to his back. I did not feel very good about it moving so I said “we need to take you to ER”. He still did not think it was serious. Within 7 min- utes his right arm started to go numb. I then said “we are going now, get in the car!” He was in so much pain on the way there I must have ran every red light.
We pull up to ER and he cannot move his feet or legs. The security guard had to help him get out of the car. We were waiting to check him in and he was wailing. They took him right away. Seven hours later they took him into emergency sur- gery. They found a bleed in his spinal cord. The bleed or blood clot was the length of his neck to the middle of his back. The doctors said from C2 to T7. The pres- sure this clot was applying to his spinal cord has left him paralyzed from his chest down. We never expected anything like this to happen. None of the doctors can understand how this happened because there was no trauma. No car accident, no slip & fall, nothing.
Some of the blessings that have come out of this is a stronger faith, God can do all things, a complete healing isn’t to hard for Him. Also, our priorities have changed a little, family is more important than work, video games, etc.
He is still at the hospital where they are teaching him how to live in a wheelchair. He was told he will never walk again. We have two daughters, Taylor age 12 and Madison age 9. We have no idea what the hospital bills are going to total and he has been in the hospital for 8 weeks. We now have on going in-home care with nurses and physical therapy. We have had to reconstruct our home to make it acces- sible for him in a wheelchair. We cannot apply for Social Security Disability for at least a year. This injury has left him unable to work.