The dad of two had emergency surgery on his skull last month to treat a massive brain bleed. He was later diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation (AVM) -- an abnormal tangle of blood vessels in the brain or spine -- and spent several days in the ICU.
More than $11,000 had been raised for Yates, his wife Joanne, and sons Tom and Sean, on a GoFundMe as of Tuesday afternoon.
"The Yates family is a caring, close-knit family who is always helping someone else in need," said Dana Agderian-Pierro, who launched the GoFundMe.
"Paul who provides half of the family’s income will be out of work indefinitely. My friend and Paul’s wife Joanne, will also ultimately miss a lot of work to be by her husband side every step of the way. They have enough to worry about, I do not want finances to be one of them."
Local resident Karen DeMarco launched a meal train for the family. Meals were needed April 5, 6, 9, 10 and 12 as of Tuesday.
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