On 25 January, Robert Tolan Sr. was at the dog park when he collapsed. He was rushed to Arroyo Grande Hospital where ER Doctors told his wife Cheryl and son Robert Jr. that he wasn’t going to make it. They weren’t sure what was wrong with him. Below are current conditions on Robert Tolan Sr.
You can also keep up to date on Welcome Home Military Heroes Facebook Page.
March 24, 2018 at 6:55pm from Robert Tolan Jr:
Everyday I am surprised by this great community. Today, The American Legion Post 66, held a fundraiser for my parents. The money raised from event would help cover medical cost that has been collected over the last few months. The American Legion bought 500lbs of meat and was sold out in a few hours. We did not expect that great turnout. But we are so thankful. We want to thank KSBY for posting about event and posting on their Facebook Page: Tolan Family Fundraiser BBQ taking place today: SLO
My Dad made a surprise visit to the event today. He wanted to thank everyone for coming together for him.
His health has improved a lot. He still can’t drive but we are hoping he will soon. Today was the first event he has gotten out to be apart of. He will be joining our flag line this Wednesday for The Wall That Heals flag line.
Again, I want to thank everyone who came out and supported my father. It is greatly appreciated! Below are some non-profit organizations that came together to help Mr. Tolan!
-American Legion Post 66 – San Luis Obispo
-American Legion Post 50 – Paso Robles
-American Legion Post 56 – Santa Maria
-American Legion Post 125 – Vandenberg, Lompoc
-American Legion Post 136 – Arroyo Grande
-American Legion Post 211 – William “Bill Proud”, Lompoc
-American Legion Post 220 – Templeton
-American Legion Post 339 – Ventura
-American Legion Post 432 – Cambria
-American Legion Post 534 – Orcutt
-American Legion Post 54 – Santa Maria
-Band of Brothers Echo Group- Santa Maria
-Central Coast Veterans
-Honor Flight Central Coast California
-Mid-Coast Veteran Alliance
-Veterans of Foreign Wars – Nipomo
-Vietnam Veterans of America 932 – Guadalupe
February 17, 2018 at 10:32pm from Robert Tolan Jr:
The American Legion Family of Post 66 announces they will be holding a fundraiser for the Tolan Family. Fundraiser will take place March 24 at 11am in the Home Depot parking lot. For more information please visit our event page.
February 11, 2018 at 7:14pm from Robert Tolan Jr:
We want to thank American Legion Post 66 and 136 Riders for coming and hanging out with President Robert Tolan Sr. He has improved a lot in last week. Still can’t walk on left foot, but hoping that will change within next week or two!
February 1, 2018 at 11:00am from Robert Tolan Jr:
They have released Robert Tolan Sr from hospital and is now home. He has a long road of recovery. Thanks for everyone’s support.
January 30, 2018 at 7:29pm from Robert Tolan Jr:
Dear Facebook Family,
I want to personally thank every single one of you for being here for me during this tough time with my Dad. Its truly amazing how life can change with just one phone call. The Doctors are describing my Dads recover as a ‘Miracle by Gods Hands.’ We have had over 300 visitors come and give comfort and love to my Family. Your messages and comments from friends all over the world was so awesome! We have done so much for the community and to see the community come together for my Dad brought tears to my eyes.
The recover for my Dad will be long and tough but he will be able to go home tomorrow!! He ended up going into Diabetes Shock because his blood sugar ended up so high that it was turning it into poison. They had to take all his blood out of his body to filter it.
The money raised was way beyond what we expected and will help my Mom through medical expenses and help with bills during the time my Mom has to take off work for the next few weeks.
I wish I could really show you how much I love every single one of you right now.
Some time next month we are planning a ‘Welcome Back’ celebration for my Dad… its a surprise for him! And every single one of you are invited! Once plans come together I will send it out.
The picture below is today when I got to walk my Dad around the Hospital.
January 29, 2018 at 3:37pm from Robert Tolan Jr:
On Thursday, they told us he wouldn’t survive and today we are all smiles. His recovery is truly a miracle. He still has a long road to recovery but we are so happy to see the smiles!!
January 28, 2018 at 1:13pm from Robert Tolan Jr:
He is awake and pass his breathing test. So they have taken out all tubes. The family is currently talking to him and hanging out. He has laughed a few times which is a great thing!
January 27, 2018 at 7:59pm from Robert Tolan Jr:
A great article about our Founder Robert Tolan Sr.! The support we are currently receiving from the community is amazing! When I told him that he got so popular that the news was going to talk about him he started crying! View article: Health Scare Ralllies Supports for Ill Veteran
Robert Sr Update at 8pm:
Currently in stable condition. He is responding to his family by squeezing their hands. Continue to pray!
We do have a welcome Home on Monday. Please keep coming back to visit page for more details!!
January 27, 2018 at 8:12am from Robert Tolan Jr (Son):
At 7:15am, he woke up. He is responding to the family and doctors really well right now. He failed his breathing test so they will keep him hooked up. Because of this he still can’t talk. Again, thank you everyone who has visited and who have sent their love and support!
January 26, 2018 at 3:44pm from Robert Tolan Jr (Son):
A Meal Train was created for the Tolan Family by Nicole Carrasco. Reminder that the son and daughter will also be needing to be feed.
January 26, 2018 at 8:50am from Mikayla Tolan (Daughter):
Co-Founder Robert Tolan is not doing to well in hospital. We are raising money to give to the family. Even if it’s just a little bit… everything counts. We also ask if you can share this post. Robert Tolan Sr started this great organization and has dedicated his life to our Military Heroes!
All comments, messages and donations will be hung up in hospital room!
-A GoFundMe account was created to help pay from medical bills and work that is being lost so the Tolan Family can be at hospital.
January 25, 2018 at 6:46pm from Robert Tolan Jr (Son):
Ladies and Gentlemen we are asking everyone to pray for our President and Co-Founder Robert Tolan Sr.
He collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. The family at this time can use your prayer.