The story of Stylianos
Stylianos Mastrokyriakakis is a 55 year-old man who lives in Crete. After an acute ischemic cerebral episode that he suffered in June of 2020, he is still struggling to get back on his feet, since he and his family are unable to afford the cost for his physiotherapy treatments.
Mr. Mastrokyriakakis has spent most of his adult life working as a farmer in the rural area of Crete, in order to raise his four children. In 2009, he was diagnosed with colon cancer. He immediately underwent surgery and radiation treatments, but due to his condition, he had to quit working. In May of 2019, he was once again hospitalized due to a heart attack. All of these years, his wife and children have never left his side, while supporting him in every way possible.
Due to the acute ischemic cerebral episode that he recently suffered, he needs care around the clock, provided by his wife. As a consequence, she is not able to work in order to provide for her family. The attending physicians have strongly recommended that he underwent a series of physiotherapy sessions in order to get back on his feet. Unfortunately, the family cannot afford these treatments. Due to the severe health problems that he has been facing for the past year and a half, Mr. Mastrokyriakakis doesn’t have a job or health insurance. His condition remains critical and if he doesn’t get the right treatments, the damage might become irreversible!