This past December, 1996 Handball Olympian, Denny Fercho, suffered a severe stroke. The stroke was life threatening, but fortunately he was rushed quickly to a hospital to stabilize his condition and eventually begin his long road to recovery.
After two months in the hospital he was able to return home in February.
While Denny’s stay at the hospital was mostly covered by insurance he will now have substantial out of pocket costs for home care and multiple weekly therapies (occupational, physical and speech) as he continues his recovery. All told, approximately $100K-$130K that will be required, to sustain and improve his quality of life, over the next year.
Multiple friends and former teammates have stepped into help, including a $10,000 donation from the Olympian Fund have started to make a dent into these out of pocket costs. But, more help is sought as Denny continues to fight through the challenges of recovery.
Costs are roughly $250/day so we are hoping that you will consider “Spending a Day with Denny.” If your circumstances allow you to give more please do so. Smaller contributions are also appreciated as every little bit helps.