Josh Heimann Medical Fund

$11,050 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 131 people in 21 months
Melissa Marach Engebretson
on behalf of Shelly Heimann
 GALESBURG, IL
While on spring break in San Francisco, CA the week of April 10th, 2017, Josh Heimann, Shelly Heimann’s 20 year old son, became critically ill. He was transferred to UCSF Medical Center and has been in the cardiac intensive care unit since. He has been diagnosed with viral pneumonia, myocarditis, congestive heart failure, kidney and liver failure. He was on a ventilator for several days. Josh is currently extremely weak. It is anticipated he will have a long road to a full recovery. It is unforeseen on how long Josh and Shelly will be in California and when he will be able to return to Illinois for further medical care.  Friends of Shelly are setting up this Go Fund Me page in effort to raise funds for all current and future medical and miscellaneous expenses. Whatever you can give to help the Heimann family during this difficult time will be greatly appreciated!  

*Shelly has sole rights to this account and will be able to retrieve funds at any time during this campaign.  

 *Disclaimer: Shelly is too proud to ask/receive financial help directly so we have set up this page without her permission, willing to ask for her forgiveness later instead.  

If you cannot donate, prayers and positive vibes are appreciated!

Thank You-
Christine Kilian, Michelle Standard and Melissa Engebretson
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Update 9
Posted by Melissa Marach Engebretson
20 months ago
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JOSH IS COMING HOME ❤️❤️❤️
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Update 8
Posted by Melissa Marach Engebretson
20 months ago
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JOSH IS COMING HOME! Shelly has given me the green light to announce that Josh was discharged from the hospital yesterday and they are flying home tomorrow. He will see several specialists on an outpatient basis next week at Northwestern. For all of those that have asked, the diagnosis that caused his rapid decline is unclear. He is being treated from an auto immune disease perspective. He will wear an external defibrillator to help with any abnormal heart function and monitor existing blood clots. Financial costs will be overwhelming so THANK YOU for all that have donated or can donate now. The family appreciates it greatly!
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Update 7
Posted by Melissa Marach Engebretson
20 months ago
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Josh Update from Shelly: He is feeling better and his appetite is back. He is on the cardiac floor, but out of ICU. He is having fluctuations with his blood pressure so hasn't been able to walk much. He is on multiple medications so they are try to find the right balance. Thank you for your donations and continued prayers for a full recovery!
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Update 6
Posted by Melissa Marach Engebretson
20 months ago
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Josh Update: good news from Shelly- Josh was moved out of the ICU!
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Jennie Johnson
20 months ago

Welcome home Josh and Shelly! Great to hear you are better Josh!

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Holly Whittet
20 months ago

Awesome Josh! Keep positive ! Everywhere I go (working at Costa, talking to friends, church, everyone is praying and thinking of you).

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Jennie Johnson
20 months ago

Happy to hear Josh is out of ICU. Continued prayers for you all!

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Billie Sterr
20 months ago

Great News! Glad he is doing better!! Will continue with prayers!!!

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Carole Buebe
20 months ago

So glad to hear Josh is out of the ICU. You are all in my prayers every day.

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Melissa Montgomery
21 months ago

Praying for you Josh and the Family

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Donna Bolin
21 months ago

Thoughts and prayers to Josh and the family Gods will be done

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Lynette Lane
21 months ago

Praying for you, Josh, and your family.

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Carole Buebe
21 months ago

We are praying for all of you Shelly!

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Billie Sterr
21 months ago

Continued prayer's for your family Shelly!!

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Billie Sterr
21 months ago

Shelly my thoughts and prayer's are with you and your family!!! Prayer's for a miraculous recovery for your son and for him to get to come home!!!!!

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Jennie Johnson
21 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Keep fighting Josh! ❤

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Carole Buebe
21 months ago

Shelly, you are Josh and Sydney are in my prayers.

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$11,050 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 131 people in 21 months
Created April 18, 2017
Melissa Marach Engebretson
on behalf of Shelly Heimann
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$50
Rachelle Lescallett
15 months ago
TE
$100
Tom & Lois England
20 months ago
JL
$25
Jim and Judy Latzke
20 months ago
$25
Anonymous
20 months ago
BT
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Brad n Jeannie Taylor
20 months ago

Can't wait to see you back at Grace Lutheran Paris. Stay strong n body n mind!

$25
Anonymous
20 months ago
$100
Rich Heimann
20 months ago

Godspeed Josh and I hope to meet you sometime after you're recovered. Make a trip to Southern California.

$100
Anonymous
20 months ago
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Anonymous
20 months ago
$50
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20 months ago
Jennie Johnson
20 months ago

Welcome home Josh and Shelly! Great to hear you are better Josh!

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Holly Whittet
20 months ago

Awesome Josh! Keep positive ! Everywhere I go (working at Costa, talking to friends, church, everyone is praying and thinking of you).

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Jennie Johnson
20 months ago

Happy to hear Josh is out of ICU. Continued prayers for you all!

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Billie Sterr
20 months ago

Great News! Glad he is doing better!! Will continue with prayers!!!

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Carole Buebe
20 months ago

So glad to hear Josh is out of the ICU. You are all in my prayers every day.

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Melissa Montgomery
21 months ago

Praying for you Josh and the Family

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Donna Bolin
21 months ago

Thoughts and prayers to Josh and the family Gods will be done

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Lynette Lane
21 months ago

Praying for you, Josh, and your family.

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Carole Buebe
21 months ago

We are praying for all of you Shelly!

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Billie Sterr
21 months ago

Continued prayer's for your family Shelly!!

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Billie Sterr
21 months ago

Shelly my thoughts and prayer's are with you and your family!!! Prayer's for a miraculous recovery for your son and for him to get to come home!!!!!

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Jennie Johnson
21 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Keep fighting Josh! ❤

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Carole Buebe
21 months ago

Shelly, you are Josh and Sydney are in my prayers.

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