After being diagnosed with renal failure, Michael Walker, a father of three beautiful girls, found himself in a dire situation. He has struggled to stay alive since then, requiring dialysis at least three times a week.
Aside from his medical issues, the Georgian man has a wonderful wife, Willa Strong, and three autistic children, Rukiya, Niara, and Adia.
Despite the obstacles, Walker worked tirelessly for years to protect and provide for his family to the best of his ability. When the coronavirus struck, though, things got a lot worse.
The father, who worked at Walmart to support his family, had to leave due to his health problems, which put him at high risk of developing complications from the virus if he were infected.
The loss of his employment, on the other hand, made things even tougher for the family, who could barely afford rent. They were forced to become homeless due to their circumstances, relying on handouts from friends and well-wishers to get by. Unfortunately, however, things seemed to be getting worse.
Following his wife’s advice, the father-of-three turned to TikTok for assistance for his family. However, Walker acknowledged that filming the video was his last resort since he didn’t know what else to do with his position.
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He also stated that he was ashamed of his condition, which kept him from discussing it. The man sobbed as he confessed that he felt like a failure since he had failed his family. The father commended his wife’s fortitude, saying she deserved more than he could provide. He hoped to do more for his family as well.
Walker’s GoFundMe campaign has so far raised over $107,000 from over three thousand individuals. The Georgia father’s story is similar to that of Simon Easton, a homeless man who was reunited with his family 24 hours after posting a Facebook video appeal in 2016.