NATICK – A GoFundMe has been established for Rattan Menzies, who spent weeks in the intensive care unit and had one of his legs amputated. He is not allowed to return home from the hospital until his house is accessible.
“Rattan is an amazing friend, fiercely loyal and passionate about everything he does. He is fun loving and has always lived life to the fullest. For Rattan, family is everything- he is a marvelous dad for his two children eight and two, doting husband, an amazing son and a loving sibling to his 2 sisters and 1 brother- in short Rattan is a lover of life,” wrote Shubhda Roy, in creating the GoFundMe.
The goal is to raise $150,000. More than $85,000 has already been raised.
“As some of you may not know, recently Rattan had to overcome a life threatening challenge. An accident, followed by complications resulted in him spending time in the hospital in critical condition, fighting for his life. By the grace of god, prayers and wishes from friends and family he fought through the infection but unfortunately one of his legs had to be amputated. Post recovery, he is not allowed to return homefrom the hospital due to his non-accessible house,” wrote Roy.
“It’sbeen a very rough past six weeks, between multiple surgeries(amputation) ICU, and lung complications. I have now moved to Acute Rehab. Still under observation and under continual treatment. It truly is a miracle I am here today and I thank the Almighty for a second chance,” wrote Menzies, on September 27.
“The long road to recovery has just started. We wanted to say THANK YOU TO EACH ONE OF YOU. Every prayer, each positive vibe is so appreciated to say the least. It’s so amazing seeing so many people come together, I am blown away by everyone’s support, prayers and benevolence.
The toughest part through this is not seeing and celebrating Liam and Olivia’s birthdays. A special thanks to my Wife Renita, who has been our families Rock, we would have never be able to navigate this without you. A special gratitude to every individual who has kept me in their prayers,” wrote Menzies.
“Through this drive we would like to help raise funds for expenses such as handicap accessible home and a handicap friendly vehicle, nurse, rehab and therapy so he is able to independently navigate his long and arduous road to recovery. Be self-reliant and slowly but surely begin to get back to the Rattan we know and admire. We are hoping this campaign can help him and his family during this time of crisis and immediate financial need<‘ wrote Roy.