Sunday, August 25, 2013

One Time Fundraiser to Meet Expenses and illness life changes.

One Time Fundraiser to Meet Expenses from Lisanne's Surgery

In May of 2012, Lisanne was diagnosed with a cavernous malformation of the brain. After visits to three neurologists and two neurosurgeons, her only answer was that she had an inoperable mass near her brain stem that, one day, would most likely lead to a fatal bleed. With the help of her friends, Lisanne continued to pursue her medical treatment. She refused to leave her children without a mother, no matter what the risks were. She located Dr. Robert Spetzler at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. In February of 2013 we drove from Cincinnati, Ohio to Phoenix and she underwent surgery on March 1st. Her recovery has been slow but consistent. It is unclear when she will be able to return to work and, although our insurance was very generous, the expenses have been overwhelming. Sometime people who have never felt the need to ask for help are forced to realize that they are in new territory. Our family has been blessed that Lisanne is out of danger and on the road to recovery, but the outpouring of compassion from friends and family have displayed that God works through others. Thanks to all who have contributed to her recovery, and may God bless you and your families. All extra funds will be forwarded to the Barrow Neurological Institute.

John Klute

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