Kevin Stallings Benevolence
Suddenly finding yourself unable to make a living is the worst nightmare any family provider can face.
It’s a situation we all hope to never find ourselves in, but that’s exactly what happened to renowned horseman and trainer Kevin Stallings of Camp Verde, Arizona, on August 23, 2019.
The lives of Kevin and his wife, Karen, changed drastically on that fateful day when he suffered a Type A Aortic Aneurysm that required emergency open heart surgery, the first in an overwhelming physical journey for the formerly vibrant professional cow horse trainer.
Seven weeks after the surgery, doctors discovered Kevin’s sternum bone was infected, resulting in hospitalization for 16 days, followed by four additional surgeries and eight weeks of antibiotics. The future looked hopeful, but another emergency procedure was performed in January 2020 to replace his aorta from his carotid artery to his femoral artery. This extensive surgery, and serious complications as a result of it, kept Kevin in the hospital for fifty-four days. Complications included pneumonia, a tracheotomy, GI issues and damage to his vocal cords.
For a family who depended on Kevin’s training income and skill since 1980, his inability to work since August 2019 with no realistic return date has been devastating financially. Costs of current physical therapy add to the medical bills and specialist visits will be scheduled once his surgeon approves additional therapies.
Can you help? Even a small donation would impact the lives of Kevin and Karen by helping with daily expenses and the balance of bills that insurance doesn’t cover.
Click “Donate Now to This Project,” the blue button on the right, to change the lives of the Stallings. Registration is not required to make a donation, and just a few moments of your time will mean the world to them.
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