Please help our brother, Bryndel "Bryan" Callejo in this time of need. Since July 2018, he was given the news that his heart condition was terminal. He is in end stage congenital heart failure. The doctors at that time gave him 6 months to live.
Since then, he has been doing his best to support his family. This has been challenging since he has been in and out of the hospital. He is currently still in the hospital battling an infection which is affecting his heart.
His wife, Denise, has applied to the government for assistance, but his application for SSI has been denied at least 4 times. Despite their dire situation, they do not qualify for other assistance including food stamps.
With your help, funds will assist Bryan and his family here in Washington State. Your support will help alleviate the stress, care for medical expenses, and daily necessities his family needs.
We would like to thank you all in advance for your help and support.
Update - Oct 19, 2018
Bryan release from hospital. Clear from infection, but will permanently be on antibiotics.
Update - Oct 24, 2018
Bryan is back in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the hospital as his health continues to deteriorate. It's most likely that he will be unable to return to work at all. Any assistance for Bryan and his family is so appreciated.
Update - Dec 14, 2018
Bryan has been back in the hospital for a few days. His kidney function continues to deteriorate. Toxins are backing up in his liver and he's having difficulty getting rid of excess fluid. He's experiencing bouts of ventricular tachycardia (v-tach) and vageling. We are having discussions with hospice on next steps.
Hospital expenses continue to mount. Again, any support is appreciated. Thank you so much for all of your continued encouragement and help!
Medical update on 12/21/18
Bryan was transferred to the Whatcom Hospice House this afternoon. They are weaning him off his medications, and staff is doing their best to keep him as comfortable as possible. His kidney function continues to decrease, and he is hardly eating now. Bryan wishes to send his continued love and appreciation to all for the outpouring of love and encouragement.
Please continue to pray and support Bryan and his family as they endure through this difficult time.
Bryan passed away surrounded by his family last Thursday evening, December 27, 2018. His last few days weren't easy, but it's comforting to know that he is no longer suffering.
We will remember Bryan for his love for life, the ocean, food (especially seafood), and music! We will miss him terribly, especially when we go out for sushi or karaoke.
Our many thanks for the staff and caregivers at PeaceHealth Cardiology and St. Joseph Hospital, Infusion Solutions, and Whatcom Hospice House. We also want to send out a big mahalo to all our friends and family for the love, encouragement, and support (emotional and material) to our family during this difficult time.
With all our love,
Callejos, Fosters, and McConnells