Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Family of an Optical Employee Needs Your Assistance--Now

Gaitree Basant and her family need your assistance.

Gaitree, an employee for Opticare Eye Health and Vision Centers in Connecticut, is an unassuming women, always with a smile. Normally she would never ask anyone for help, never mind a stranger. This time is different. She is asking for her husband Benard and their children.

The 35-year-old Benard was born with Eisenmenger's syndrome, also known as Ventricular Septal Defect (a hole in the heart). They lived a normal life until he was hospitalized three years ago. His lungs had scarred, leaving him dependent on portable oxygen. Even though he no longer could work, Benard and Gaitree moved ahead--for themselves and their children. Three days after this past Christmas came more trouble. His body wasn't getting oxygen. Benard was taken to the hospital. His physicians had daunting news. His heart and lungs weren't working properly. He needed a heart and lung transplant.

"He is a great candidate for surgery but the road to recovery will be a long one," writes Gaitree on their YouCaring website. "I will have to be out of work for at least four months to be with him. After living with his condition for so many years, my husband finally has hopes for a new life. Our children have a wish that after surgery they can play outside with him instead of him sitting and watching. Our medical and other related expenses are going to be overwhelming. He needs to fully focus on his treatment without worrying about whether we can financially survive. Please help him fight this battle." Gaitree estimates that the family will need an additional $50,000 to pay expenses not covered by health insurance.

The sum sounds large, but it's not when the burden is shared by many.

You are part of the many, and the Basant family needs your contribution--large or small. It's easy to do. Go to the Basant family's YouCaring website (click this link) and click the GIVE button on the right. You will donate to the family's YouCaring PayPal account. You can donate leaving your name or you can donate anonymously. It's safe. It's easy.  So help Gaitree, our a fellow optical colleague, her husband Benard, and their children today. It's not too often that you can help save a life with the click of a button. Benard, Gaitree, and their family thank you for your support and prayers.

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