A White House security official has had parts of his feet and lower leg amputated after a battle with COVID-19, according to a GoFundMe page set up to help his rehabilitation efforts.
Organizer Dawn McCrobie said in a message posted on the page that Crede Bailey, the director of the White House's security office, had recovered from COVID-19 but "at a significant cost: his big toe on his left foot as well as his right foot and lower leg had to be amputated."
According to McCrobie's post, Bailey had been in an ICU for three months and was now at a rehabilitation center undergoing physical therapy. The campaign request was increased to help cover the costs of medical bills, medical equipment, and accessibility modifications to his home and car.
"Consider yourself disabled for a moment and look around your house to imagine all the changes necessary to accommodate a disability of this magnitude" McCrobie wrote. "Of course this extends beyond his home and it will be important that he retain his independence."
White House officials did not immediately return a request for comment on the GoFundMe campaign. As of Monday afternoon, supporters had raised more than $36,000 of the $50,000 goal.
Bailey's illness was first reported in early October. He reportedly fell ill and was hospitalized shortly before the Sept. 26 official nomination of Justice Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettBiden's Supreme Court reform study panel notes 'considerable' risks to court expansion Couric says she edited Ginsburg interview to 'protect' justice from criticism Why Latinos need Supreme Court reform MORE to the Supreme Court, an event that was later linked to numerous COVID-19 infections within the White House, including President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpGOP leader's remarks on Fox underscore Trump's power White House orders release of Trump records to Jan. 6 committee Ex-Trump aide sues Grisham over abuse allegations MORE.