BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — For almost three a long time Ray Biltz was chargeable for driving Bay Village college youngsters to and from the classroom safely. In 2010, Biltz retired from the job.
“An enormous duty. Like one massive household,” he stated. “The children I miss.”
Six years after Biltz known as it quits from the large yellow bus, his whole world change. He was recognized with Parkinson’s Illness. The retired bus driver stated since his prognosis, life has been powerful.
“Occasions are powerful. Cash is tough to come back by after which your well being begins to fail.”
The 65-year-old fell on exhausting instances earlier this yr when his insurance coverage firm dropped him from protection. Fortunately, after months of battling, Biltz was authorized for Medicaid. He stated the protection will assist with some medical bills, however he nonetheless needs to make enhancements to his residence to assist him get round simpler.
So, the Bay Village group stepped as much as assist their good friend.
“The world is experiencing such a plague with this virus, and the truth that folks nonetheless care at this stage for Ray at the moment is totally wonderful and unbelievable,” stated Christian Forsythe.
Forsythe launched a GoFundMe marketing campaign in early July. The aim for the fundraiser was $10,000. Lower than two months later, greater than $14,000 has been raised.
Forsythe stated the cash raised will go in direction of remedy for Biltz and enhancements to his Bay Village residence.
“I am unable to start to inform you how pleased I’m to know that he is going to have the ability to dwell his dream of staying in his residence and with the ability to present for himself.”
Biltz stated he’s grateful for the assist of his group.
“Thanks once more, Bay Village. God bless you all. It is good you are taking concern over somebody with their ailment and care concerning the subsequent neighbor,” he stated.