Photo credit: Terrence Jennings
A fund has been set up to help the great pianist George Cables with medical/ surgery expenses and the rehabilitation costs thereafter. Quoting the Gofundme statement (link below)
“WE LOVE GEORGE CABLES AND HE NEEDS OUR HELP!
As many of you know George Cables had organ transplants ten years ago and had been doing very well, teaching and touring. But for the last couple years, George has been struggling with ulcers on his legs that have not healed.
He has been under the care of the top doctors in New York City but the severity of the ulcers has caused him to be hospitalized on several occasions. The last time he was admitted to the hospital, his condition was considered critical.
HERE IS THE SHOCKING NEWS!
After consultation with vascular surgeons, they have recommended amputation of his left leg.
The surgery will take place at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City on March 1, 2018. After recovery, he will go to rehab for a minimum of four weeks.
What we need now is to help defray the enormous financial stress this will cause. In addition to the medical costs after Medicare, modifications to his home need to be made to make it wheelchair accessible (front and back door ramps, bathroom and shower modifications, etc.). Since George lives alone, he will need home care including cleaning service and meal delivery during his recovery. There is no way to know when he might be able to return to teaching and will be able to travel to perform. Of course he is anxious to get back to the music that has been his life’s work and that has brought us all so much joy and beauty.
We have, therefore, set up this Go Fund Me account to help in this worthy cause. Please open your hearts and donate whatever you can—we want George Cables to know how much he is loved and respected.” (quote ends)