Proud and Praying for Joe

$1,200 of $10k goal

Raised by 20 people in 28 months
September Martinez  LAKIN, KS

Joe Seeger-Guebara was a vibrant young man looking forward to his high school graduation and starting firefighting training at a local junior college until the car he was driving spun out of control and ejected him from the vehicle!!  On that fateful night, the night before graduation and Mother's Day, Joe and his family would find themselves fighting a shocking battle they were unprepared for!!  Joe was found laying in the middle of a gravel rural road unconscious.  He was taken to the local hospital where he was intubated and life watched to Via Christi Medical Center in Wichita Kansas!!  After medical testing it was found that Joe suffered from diffuse axonal injury(traumatic brain injury), a partial lung collapse and bleeding and swelling of the brain.  Over the coming days Joe would develop a large hematoma on his back, staph infection in his treachea, c diff from antibiotic use and fevers almost daily!!  For 2 weeks Joe remained in a coma until one day his eyes slowly opened.  However the trauma of the brain injury is very apparent!!  Because of this he was considered a good candidate for rehabilitation and 3 weeks after starting his battle he was transferred to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln Nebraska!  During this time his mother has stayed by his side day and night rarely leaving the hospital!!  His mother has been both mom and dad and sole provider after Joe's dad died when he was young!!  Finances have been tight for his hardworking mother who has given up her job as a hairdresser to remain by Joe's side!!  No one knows what God has in store for the future of our family only time will tell!!  We are beyond thankful for every prayer, thought and donation people have given!!  










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Update 22
28 months ago

We still need financial help Joey and Aunt Dona will be in Lincoln for at least 6 months or more!! During this time Aunt Dona will be totally committed to Joey's recovery and will not be able to work!!
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Update 21
28 months ago

Pics from Joey's plane ride!!
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Update 20
28 months ago

Joey got out of Via Christi Hospital and he made it to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln Nebraska!! He has been very dehydrated, his lung is still partially collapsed and he has been battling stomach issues!! His traech machine was also overinflated!! After letting some air out he has been able to moan!! Since getting to Madonna he has been able to sit up and already looks much better!! He even lifted and crossed his legs!! Amazing considering he hasn't moved his limbs for the last few days!! God is Good and will continue his healing in Joey!!
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Update 19
28 months ago

A mother's love!!
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Rodney N Bree Gonzales
28 months ago

Keep Fighting Joe!!! You've got this Bubba! Keeping You and your Family in all our thoughts and prayers!

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$1,200 of $10k goal

Raised by 20 people in 28 months
Created May 13, 2014
September Martinez  
$75
Cindy Kerr
17 months ago
JB
$100
Jana Bell
18 months ago

Praying for you. Love you guys.

$65
Jason and Jacque Porter
27 months ago

Thinking and praying for you everyday Joe! You are doing such awesome work! Keep up the good job! Keep your head up and think of the next time you get to go hunting or fishing! You Got This!!

DM
$25
Dustin and Alexa Morell
28 months ago

Thinking of and praying for Joe.

$5
Kayden Boatman
28 months ago

Kayden donated his $2 from the toothfairy and $3 that he recieved during the local Easter Egg Hunt. Praying for you Joe!!!

TH
$100
Todd Hilger
28 months ago

Lord I pray and ask for a healing for my friend. I know you are the true healer. All things are possible with you. I trust you. Thank you... Amen

GJ
$25
Grace Juarez
28 months ago

Praying for you.

$25
Anonymous
28 months ago
ZA
$5
Zack Aguilar
28 months ago

Joe hope you start feeling better I know it ain't much but thought I would help you've got great support hope you pull through man

$50
Michael Mings
28 months ago

praying for you

Rodney N Bree Gonzales
28 months ago

Keep Fighting Joe!!! You've got this Bubba! Keeping You and your Family in all our thoughts and prayers!

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