Michael Kohlhof, a young Houston man, started to feel unwell in June before visiting his mother in San Antonio to help after she underwent surgery. Initial symptoms were mild and Michael could not afford health insurance so he was unable to see a doctor. His ailments intensified over the following days.
On June 19, 2023 Michael was taken to the ER with a suspected case of COVID. By the end of the day, he was admitted to the ICU with septic shock and fell into a coma. Doctors determined that Michael had typhus caused by a flea bite. Complications from sepsis resulted gangrene in his hands and feet.I Want To Help
Michael lost his hands and feet because he was uninsured and could not afford timely preventative care. He will need prosthetics and months of rehabiltation to have some semblance of a normal life. Family, friends, and members of his community have organized several fundraising efforts. Your support makes a world of difference. Thanks for donating and sharing this page.
Contributions to Michael's special needs trust provide financial support without disqualifying him for government disability benefits. Funds will be used for legal representation for securing disability benefits, mobility aids, orthotics, myolectric prosthetics, adaptive equipment for independent living, physical/occupational therapy, psychological counseling, and provide ongoing support for his sense of livelihood as he faces permanent disability.Donate to the Special Needs Trust