Friends of Tom Miller

For: Tom Miller
Simpsonville, SC
Organizer: James Donnelly
Friends of Tom Miller (Tom Miller)
$19,339
of $20,000 goal.
Raised by 204 donors
96% Complete

The Story

Friends of Tom Miller,
Our friend and square dance caller. Tom Miller, has come down with a serious medical condition. As many of You have had the pleasure of dancing when Tom has called. Everything has been put hold for a while. Tom's condition is Charcot foot. Charcot foot is a serious condition that can lead to disfigurement,disability and amputation,according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. As the  condition advances, the joints crumble, and the foot adopts an abnormal appearance. Patients with diabetes, patients with long-term neuropathy, and neuropathic patients with tight Achilles tendons fall risk of developing the condition and ought to take extra precaution and seek immediate medical treatment as soon as symptoms appear. Doctors orders are NO weight on the ankle for several weeks, if not months.
As anyone knows, medical bills and other expenses pile up in a hurry. What you may not know is a full time caller. If He doesn't call He doesn't earn any money . He has no other source of income. have know Tom Miller for over 20 years or more. Tom is the first person to jump in and help someone. Well now Tom needs some help,our goal is $20,000. He has to make some changes to his home to accommodate His condition . Will You please Help!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 18, 2018

Posted on February 18, 2018

UPDATE:   I came home from the hospital on Saturday. Everything went well with  my surgery. They put a rod up my leg and plate to attach the bones to  it. Got some pain with it, but I'm doing ok.  This cast stays on till  Thursday and then I'll be getting another hard cast. I get a new cast  every two weeks for the next 10 weeks. Waiting for that light at the end  of the tunnel.
This is cast number 17 since August the 7th 2016
Again thanks for all the prayers and the kind words. It means the world to me. This is for those people who are not on facebook. 


Posted on February 5, 2018

Posted on February 5, 2018

Just got back from Pittsburgh.
I'm happy to say that things are looking good. Matter of fact, so good that the doctor took of the 4 ring halo. I'm now back into (yes you got it) another cast.
My A1C has come down in numbers in a very short time, which has helped the healing process. I go back out to Pittsburgh next Monday and if the all the pin sites are closed, I'll have my 2nd surgery on the 16th of February. Which is about 3 weeks ahead of schedule.
Thank you for all the prayers, cards, phone calls and for those who stopped by to say hello. I'm very blessed. I'm a firm believer in prayers, so keep them coming. I love my Facebook family. Update next Monday! 


Posted on January 17, 2018

Posted on January 17, 2018


So it's been a week since my surgery and things are going pretty darn good. The pain is almost all gone. Every now and then I get a sharp pain, but nothing like last Friday. The foot has some swelling, so I keep the foot up to help with that. Sleeping a little better than I have been. This halo is heavy, big, bulky, but I'm doing ok with moving thru out the house with my knee walker. So I been watching tv, playing games, learning the Xbox, (not so good with that one), and what ever else that will make my day go faster. My eating habits have changed to the better. Lot more veggies, chicken, salads. It's really been a big change, but I know it will be better outcome. I need to travel back out to Pittsburgh next Monday for my first of many Dr. appointments to see how the healing process is going and to see if the halo is doing it's job. I can't thank everyone enough for all the phone calls, those who stopped by the house for a visit, messages and emails and get well cards. Also, thank you all for the prayers. It means more to me than you know. 

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