In response to the request of Lauren Boyle Plaxa, the St. John’s vestry invites the parish to participate in the GoFundMe event described below for Pete Plaxa:
I’m reaching out today on behalf of Pete Plaxa, my father-in-law and a proud member of St. John’s Episcopal. When his body permitted it, he was a host of the coffee and fellowship hour after church services and a favorite voice of St. Peter during the Passion readings. He talks often of the church he loves so much.
Unfortunately, Pete has progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), is confined to a PowerChair, and can no longer leave his home without exceptional difficulty. His condition requires round-the-clock feeding, dressing, and bathing of four home caregivers, the cost of which was $3k a month in 2016. Pete’s MS has placed a profound financial burden on him, and despite still working full-time, he can no longer afford the care he needs, which is not covered by insurance or any other grants for the disabled (that require a person to receive disability payments, from which Pete’s employment status disqualifies him).
We’ve started a GoFundMe to help with the cost of Pete’s caregivers. www.GoFundMe.com/caregiversforpete.