Barry Woodward is a gentle, loving, and hard working husband. He and his wife Lorraine are the proud parents of Shannon and Jim, and the extremely proud grandparents of Lilly and Grant. Barry has always been active as a commercial painter, taken care of his body, and been the picture of health.
On August 5th, 2013, Barry suffered a major stroke while driving into work. The stroke has left him paralyzed on his entire left side, and the doctors had to remove a portion of his skull to reduce swelling on his brain. Barry is currently recovering and going through intensive rehab at Roger C Peace. He will soon be undergoing surgery to replace the removed portion of his skull. Although there have been setbacks along the way, Barry is now starting the slow process of physical and occupational therapy.
Throughout this tragic ordeal, Barry's loving wife Lorraine has been his rock. For those of us that have been close to this situation, it has been very moving to experience how much these two truly love and depend on each other. Lorraine has been splitting her time between her responsibilities as Vice President of the Greenville Chamber with sleepless nights at the hospital/rehab center.
When Barry leaves Roger C Peace, which could be very soon, he will be sent home in a wheelchair and will need a chair lift. His home needs renovations to make it handicap accessible. Presently he can not get into his house, and the bathroom will need extensive work to suit Barry's needs. A new handicap accessible vehicle will also need to be purchased to transport him. Along with all of these needs are a mountain of hospital bills (ambulance bills, helicopter bills, etc). Although Barry is insured, the bill total will be more than the Woodward's can handle alone.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please, let's raise as much money as possible to try and ease this burden that Lorraine and her family are carrying. Every dollar that we raise will go towards making sure that the Woodward family is taken care of during this difficult time. Help us in this great cause!
Thank you all for all of your continued prayers, love and support! You have no idea how much it means to them during this difficult time.
Friends and Family