Help us to Rescue a Friend from a Hospital in the Philippines!


Help us to Rescue a Friend from a Hospital in the Philippines!

Larry-GoFundMe-AvatarA long time friend of ours is in trouble and needs everybody’s help! Donna and I have an old friend of over twenty years, Larry Gammon, who is in critical need of medical treatment to include antibiotics, surgery on his infected foot, a blood transfusion, etc. He is literally stuck in a hospital in the Philippines. This fact is not only because of his desperate need for further healthcare, but also because of the way that the hospitals operate in that country as opposed to what we are used to in most Western nations.

Larry has been living in the Philippines for several years now, using his limited income to support himself and to help the Filipino people in any way that he can. He has a huge heart, but very limited financial resources. Thus, this health emergency required his friends and family to reach out to others for help. That’s why we are asking you to participate in this campaign with us to help a Christian brother in need.

In the Filipino hospitals:

  • They do NOT honor Western insurance plans.
  • A person needs to pay a deposit just to get admitted INTO the hospital (even if they are dying in their emergency room).
  • Once they are in there, they have to keep making payments on the bill to CONTINUE to get medical treatment.
  • If they cannot pay the full bill, most medical care STOPS entirely and they are NOT allowed to leave the hospital until the bill is paid in full!

Needless to say, that is one place where you do NOT want to be stuck during a medical emergency!

We have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise the money that Larry Gammon needs in order to get the medical care that he desperately needs. Once he is recovered enough to travel, this same fund will pay to get him back to the United States where he will be covered by U.S. medical plans that can take over from there. You can read more of the details about his situation, as well as our plans for him, and regular updates regarding his condition, on the GoFundMe website. Either click this link or use the widget near the top of the right column of the page, to go to visit the campaign page.

Please pray for Larry and our campaign. Please spread the message about this campaign with others by email, Facebook, Twitter, etc., so that others can join in to help us. Please also consider making a contribution of ANY size to help us raise the money that he needs right away so that they will continue treatment and we can get him back to the USA.

Thank you for praying for Larry and helping in any way that you can. May God bless you as you help a dear brother in need:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4, NKJV)

Always in Jesus,

Rich Vermillion