Photo from GoFundMe campaign
A retired University of Arizona professor is in need of support as he recovers from a stroke.
Edward (Ted) Pope and his wife, Claudia, were traveling in Mexico last week when he suffered a "massive" stroke and needed to receive emergency treatment, including two surgeries.
Pope is currently in the intensive care unit at a hospital in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico and his wife hopes to fly him back to the VA hospital in Tucson in a few days.
Because the stroke and treatment occurred outside the United States, he is not receiving assistance from Medicare or Veterans Affairs.
Family have created a GoFundMe campaign for Pope to help cover some of his medical expenses.
So far, they have raised $5,385 towards their $40,000 goal.
To contribute to the Edward Pope Recovery Fund, visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-this-warrior-scholar-brother-and-father.