He took care of me, I take care of him. That’s just the way it is.
People constantly tell me I’m strong for essentially staying with him while going through his illness. Yeah, it’s tough, because you lose a sense of normalcy, and plans get changed. But they don’t always get ruined.
Monday he’ll be in the first surgery he needs towards his recovery. No, it isn’t guaranteed to be successful. I’m hoping and praying that it is, but there’s always that chance that it won’t work. I’m not looking forward to a lot of things, like seeing him in a hospital bed again or being stuck in the house/hospital for weeks at a time, but I’m looking forward to the next step towards him feeling “normal” again. There’s nothing worse that not being able to directly help.
With that said, I have to do what I have to do, and that’s part of the reason I created www.stevenwebb.net. I want to be able to help him. I can’t play doctor and open him up and fix him myself, but I can be there emotionally, and I can do what I can to ensure he won’t have to live a life of debt and fear. Money problems suck, and when you’re 21 and trying to get married and move forward with your life in general, it’s not fun.
The good news though? He’s alive. We almost lost him, and that’s something that makes being in debt completely worth it.
If you have a chance to read his story, you can do so by visiting www.stevenwebb.net, and if you have the means to donate a buck or two, it would help him out so, so much. Believe me when I say every dime goes directly to his bills. It feels so good to be able to take care of his insurance ($1,200 freaking dollars a month!) and it feels great to be able to call the hospital and say “hey, we got this now!” all with your help.
I know donating to somebody you’ve never met seems weird, and I don’t expect you to. So many of you have done so, and I am blown away by the response I’ve gotten. It makes me so incredibly happy and thankful, but if you’re uncomfortable donating, you can purchase a Violent Gentlemen “Blood Paints a Path” tee or tank for $24.00 online. My favorite company designed a shirt that I would buy whether or not I knew Steven Webb existed. Mike Hammer is a friend and a wonderful person, and his company is so different. For those of you that don’t know about VG, he designed the locker room shirts for the Anaheim Ducks. They wear it in their interviews after the game. Pretty awesome.
“Blood Paints a Path to the Heart” is written under the word UNITE. That phrase sticks with me now, and I’m sure it will forever. Those shirts are the ones designed to benefit Steven, and 100% of the proceeds go directly to him. Be sure to make sure you have the right design, and hey, maybe pick up another shirt from your favorite hockey team while you’re there!
You can easily get to the Violent Gentlemen website by visiting www.stevenwebb.net/shirts.
Thank you all for all that you do. We are so thankful.
Also…BRUINS STANLEY CUP 2013!!!!