Chet Kwiat Medical Bills Fund

$7,600 of $25k goal

Raised by 67 people in 47 months
Kellee Schroeder  FERNDALE, WA

Chet Kwiat ~ a great man, an amazing and giving community member, and the owner of Thrive Community Fitness in Ferndale, Washington, suffered a massive brain aneurysm on 10/20/12.  Chet (or 'Chetty' as his beloved wife Debra calls him) was air lifted to Harborview Medical Center where he is currently in serious condition.

In love and gratitude for the friendships the Kwiat family have bestowed upon the community, three funds have been set up to help them with medical expenses and other needs as they travel down the road God has planned for them.  This family has blessed so many and I ask that you give generously in their name, in my name, in God's name, in your community's name, and in the name of just being another human being "“ regardless if you know this awesome family personally.  This is a troubling time for them and we need to lessen their financial burden and worries so they can focus on Chet's recovery.  The Kwiats are without insurance and it is time to give back.  They have given so so generously to the community.  

In addition to the online account, donations can be made to the "˜Chet Kwiat Donation Account' at any Wells Fargo; or the Chester Kwiat Medical Fund at any KeyBank.' 


Remember:'no person was ever honored for what he received.  He was honored for what he gave' ~ Calvin Coolidge

With sincere and humble gratitude - thank you!

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Update 24
46 months ago


My Beloved is home!!

I am continually amazed at his progress and cheery attitude...even when his memory is NOT serving him so well. Perhaps this is the time to say "he promised me jewelry or an exotic trip, etc..." :)
Kidding aside, he has settled into his usual home environment quite well and continues to laugh at himself when his memory does NOT cooperate. I pray that his optimistic outlo
ok and attitude and patience with himself, continues thoughout this time of healing.

We are looking forward to bumping in to old friends, fellow community friends, neighbors & our members in the next few days, weeks, months (perhaps even large events...hint hint)...WE COULD NOT DO THIS WITHOUT ALL OF YOU! ♥ C & D
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Update 23
46 months ago


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Update 22
46 months ago

Do you believe in miracles? I do and this is one of them! Thank you everyone for giving so generously! Let's keep reaching for our goal!

11.20.12 Chet Kwiat Update...MY HUSBAND IS COMING HOME!!! YEP, THATS RIGHT! After our group meeting with the doctors and the therapist teams, they have projected, based on his MIRACULOUS recovey, to have him discharged and sent to our home, NEXT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH!!

As you can tell, we are beyond thrilled, still in shock that this is happening so quickly and a little nervous for my caregiv
ing skills... :/

The resident doctor also told me, that someone who suffers this massive of a hemmorage (bleed) and as large as the clot was (5mm), they wouldnt normally survive or end up as well as Chet is doing! WOW...not much other explanation here except...GOD's HANDS!

Even though this is really great news and great progress, please know AND PRAY for complete healing and restoration for Chet. His cognitive level needs to be improved quite a bit, but his physical capabilities are showing good improvement and the doctors said that it is because he was already in pretty great shape and that is going to continue to be in his favor!

With all of that said, we pray for each of you to take a serious look at your own health and make that decision TODAY, to be the best that YOU CAN BE!

So, you might see us out and about in the community, but, please be respectful of this sensitive time for all of us as we continue to heal and reaclimate to our "normal" lives.

I know that with the support of all of our amazing friends, family members and a community that is as great as ours in Ferndale, we will have the support we will need to give Chet the best possible outcome for a INCREDIBLY RICH & BLESSED LIFE!

So many thanks to all of you... ♥ Chet & Debra Kwiat
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Update 21
47 months ago

"Ž11.12.12 Chet Update - Chet had a good day!

Today was alot like the last few days, but he was ready to fire back some jokes, songs & wit. He seemed to have much more clarity and mental focus.

The day was filled with visits from special family and friends. He was able to call his sister on the phone, which complete
ly blessed her evening (she said). He was also able to celebrate his birthday a day early with my kiddos since they wont be with him on his actual birthday tomorrow.

Chet will be 57 years old tomorrow and we are hoping as part of his celebration, he will be re-evaluated from the doctors to confirm that he will be ready to be moved to the physical therapy floor tomorrow. This is when we will be able to really see what he is capable of physically and what our near future will look like.

Please pray for him physically, as he is getting ready to embark on a hard part of his recuperation. He is also struggling with his memory. Sometimes, he is very "on", while other times, he is "off". This is mostly due to the are of his brain that was severely impacted during his incident. So prayers for that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you all for your prayers...enjoy the pictures ♥ Debra
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$7,600 of $25k goal

Raised by 67 people in 47 months
Created October 23, 2012
Tim and Lynn Smythe
45 months ago
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Eric and Lori Wolf
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Steve & Julie Lemery
46 months ago

we love you!

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47 months ago

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

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