This is me. Cynthia. Maybe you know me from Twitter or LinkedIn, or maybe from elsewhere in the crypto ‘verse. Or maybe you have absolutely no idea who I am or how you got here. Either way, thank you for stopping by. I hope you’ll excuse the bare bones-ness of the website but I needed to get it up quickly. You see, I need help.

Not for myself. For my uncle.

His name is David Kenney and he is in a bad way. He has been in and out of the hospital 3 times in the past month. He has congestive heart failure and stage 4 kidney disease (of his one remaining kidney). This last go around, his legs and feet were so swollen that fluid would actually bead up on his skin. His blood pressure would plummet and he kept passing out. On this latest visit to the hospital, we found out he has cellulitis in his legs, on top of everything else.

There’s no curing his CHF or his kidney disease – they will kill him eventually – but the doctors have been able to alleviate the swelling and get his blood pressure and other things normalized for now, but they had to put him on dialysis to do it. He’ll be going home in a few days, but that’s the start of a whole new batch of problems.

He’s on a very limited fixed income (disability) and can’t afford his medication co-pays or doctor’s visits co-pays or continued dialysis, he can’t afford the food for the restricted kidney-friendly diet he will be on for the rest of his life, his battery powered get-around scooter needs new batteries, his bed is broken, the list goes on and on.

My husband and I are doing what we can to help him, but we’re still digging ourselves out from my own hospital stay last summer plus trying to repair damage to the house from hurricane Irma.

So that’s the situation we’re in. My uncle is talking to a few friends, but most of them are as bad off as he is, financially speaking. So I’m turning to you – my fellow cryptonians – and asking please help me. If not with contributions, then with well wishes and shares.

If you want to contact me privately to ask questions or verify anything, please click here for ways to do just that.

Thank you so much!

Cynthia Turcotte
Uncle David in 2010 - Not sure where
Uncle David in 2014 - Daytona Beach Shores, FL I think
Uncle David in 2013 - Daytona Beach Shores, FL
Uncle David in Port Orange, FL in 2017