FL Man Refuses Dialysis Because Treatment Center Won’t Allow Giant Trump Cut-Out

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JakeThomas

Nelson Gibson is risking his health by foregoing treatments until the facility allows his life-size cutout.

A Florida man who requires kidney dialysis three times a week is refusing to continue his treatments because the facility will not allow him to bring in his cardboard cut-out of President Donald Trump, according to The Washington Post.

Nelson Gibson, 59, initially brought an 8-by-10 inch photo of the president to his multi-hour treatment appointments, but then his son Photoshopped an image of Trump standing next to Gibson and turned it into a standing cardboard cut-out for his father to take along.

Until last Tuesday, Gibson’s pro-Trump paraphanalia — including his “shirt embroidered with Trump’s name and his custom shoes bearing the president’s face” — was no problem with staff at Fresenius Kidney Care in Port St. Lucie. But then the patient brought in a life-size cut-out of the president, and the center drew a hard line.

Gibson claims a social worker told him, “This is not a Trump rally.”

His family is currently fighting with the center to allow the giant cut-out, which they claim is Gibson’s emotional support while he undergoes the treatments because they are unable to be with him.

At the time of The Post’s report, Gibson had missed three appointments. While even one missed treatment brings serious risks, Gibson told the newspaper he intends to hold out and will simply go to the hospital if he runs into any trouble.

But it doesn’t appear that Fresenius Kidney Care plans to cave any time soon, either.

“We strongly support the ability of all our patients to express their views, including bringing personal items into our clinics that provide comfort,” Robert Kossmann, chief medical officer for Fresenius Medical Care North America, told The Post in a statement. “At the same time, we must maintain the safety and quality standards required within our clinics."

However, Kossmann said, items patients bring in “cannot impede staff’s line of sight and workflow or create ‘infection control issues’ and other hazards.”

He also expressed concern over Gibson’s decision to forego treatments until he gets his way, saying, “It is our number one priority to ensure all our patients receive the treatments they need and we are committed to supporting them to do so.”

But Gibson is holding strong. “He believes that God had placed Trump in his path to help him along this journey,” his son, Eric Gibson, said.

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Comments (31)
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Packmom
Packmom

An example of the type of person that supports Trump ..... not too damn bright.

Lord_Fnord
Lord_Fnord

You'd think the Darwin Awards would have a rule against this sort of overly crude campaigning.

BCSHelby
BCSHelby

...natural selection in action.

cyr3n
cyr3n

sounds like a trump supporter bullying a local business into accepting a dangerously large obstruction in their medical facility. id suggest he find another place or get a modest sized waifu-pillow with the cheeto in chief printed on it. good luck 👍

Sirvart _
Sirvart _

So, let him die. He's not exactly loaded with brain power.

PlainDarkSedan
PlainDarkSedan

Clearly, he's sick in the head. Let them first take him to a mental facility.

buckeyemom
buckeyemom

He probably thinks he'll get noticed by the orange anus and something good will happen. Darwinism at its finest. Evolve or die. I pity him.

GOODDOC1
GOODDOC1

His choice, as stupid as it may be. There's no extra room in most dialysis centers for crap like this. If he's one of Trump's CHINOs, he should either welcome death because he thinks he will go to heaven, or he would think that Trump can somehow "save him, as he is "the chosen one". (Chosen for what, I neither know nor care.)

thvas57
thvas57

that's his life he's playing with. Obviously he doesn't care about it. He's insane thinking God sent him....I would boycott my treatments if that eye sore was in the building like that!

BillyToo
BillyToo

What next for the otherwise non-political medical environment there? Two large cut-outs? Five? Ten? How about a parade?

Amy11
Amy11

And the Darwin Award goes to... #winning

Bar-bara
Bar-bara

Another MAGA moron!

10s2009
10s2009

Well - - bye

10s2009
10s2009

Well - - bye

monkEpope
monkEpope

the life of a cultist is a sad one.

Gphil1948
Gphil1948

I say let him bring his trump cardboard cut out, and swap out his IV with Mountain Dew (if he has Diabetes type 2)...win/win :-p

Voice of Reason 2
Voice of Reason 2

"will simply go to the hospital if he runs into any trouble."

I hope he realizes his insurance can now refuse to cover inpatient treatment because he voluntarily refused the much cheaper, outpatient treatment.

Ral
Ral

How stupid can he get this fool needs mental help.

Bee Aware
Bee Aware

If you are on the list for a kidney transplant, missing appointments can take away crucial points needed to secure a high-demand kidney. There aren’t enough kidneys for everyone that needs one, creating a competitive environment. If your doctor thinks you are not devoted to taking medications and keeping appointments to protect your health, they may decide a transplant won’t work

ThickFlair
ThickFlair

Honestly, it's kind of silly, but if it's going to help him over the emotional stress of the surgery, I say, let him have it nearby. It's just a cardboard cut out.

JSR
JSR

I'd just say that the poor soul's values are in the wrong place.

Jonesky
Jonesky

Anybody else suspect the cut-out is smarter than Trump?

MissyCat
MissyCat

"Gibson told the newspaper he intends to hold out and will simply go to the hospital if he runs into any trouble.". And what makes this MENSA candidate think the hospital is going to allow his giant orange paper doll in there? <smh>..

ShersPassions
ShersPassions

I dont understand how this is hurting anything. If he just brings it during his visits. Its so harmless. This world has way too much BUTT HURT

From the Mountaintop
From the Mountaintop

This story right here explains so much about the members of Trumps Cult. His family needs to get him deprogrammed or begin planning the funeral.


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