Ann Tadewald Jacobs~ Heart Surgery

$4,180 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 31 months
Carole Garner
on behalf of Ann Jacobs
 MUSTANG, OK
Ann (Tadewald)Jacobs has been a friend of mine for 61 years.  We met in 4th grade in Casper, WY and have stayed in touch over the years as we married, moved and raised families.  My name is Carole (Jensen) Garner and am writing this brief story to inform you of Ann's great and sincere need for financial help.

Ann's husband, Kirk, broke his little toe in 1982 and was told he needed surgery.  This left him with a staph infection, treated with the wrongly prescribed antibiotic, Keflex, which caused a toxic reaction, colitis and nerve damage.    He also suffers from a complication of Lyme Disease (Morgellons Disease) and Diabetic Neuropathy.  Kirk, for 34 years, has been permanently disabled as a chronic pain patient.

Ann has been Kirk's 24/7 caregiver and has recently been told she needs open heart surgery.

Her surgery is scheduled for January 12, 2017 in Loveland, CO at the Heart Center of the Rockies.  She doesn't know what it is going to cost but is trying to get answers from Medicare and Medicaid, which gets complicated when she lives in WY and surgery will be in CO.  

Medical bills for Kirk over the years and now the pre-surgery bills for Ann have drained their retirement fund. She is at a loss as to how surgery and rehab will be covered.  While Ann is in recovery and rehab Kirk will need 24 hour care, which is another sure but unknown expense.

And........they are both in need of extensive dental work.

Due to the medical debts they recently lost their home, through foreclosure, in Laramie, WY.  Ann is currently battling to get their home back.  They have been approved for housing assistance but that can take up to a year before the assistance is actually in place.

I am asking and praying that this little bit of information willl be enough for you to make a donation of any amount to Ann.  Funds are needed as soon as possible as there are many bills already overdue and the expense of the January surgery weighs heavy on her.

I am sure recovery will be easier when she learns there are friends caring for her and praying for a speedy and complete recovery.............in health and home.
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Dear Donors~
I need to ask.
If some ONE of you knows how to get this request for help out "into the world” please, tell me or take the initiative and spread the word.:)
Ann's medical bills are stacking up ~~~~ each one seems larger than the last.....and there is no longer a home to mortgage or to sell.
Since my last update her husband, Kirk, has had several trips to the hospital by ambulance, suffered a couple of NES (non-epileptic seizures) and many transient A-Fibs.
Caring for Kirk while she is trying to heal has been a real challenge, physically and financially.
The good news is Ann has graduated to cardio rehab but the bad news is she can not leave Kirk alone for any amount of time, so she has timed her rehab for the daily 90 minutes they have home health for Kirk.
My hope is that this information can be shared with friends of friends and their friends and etc.........

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This is an update on Ann (Tadewald) Jacobs.
The therapists have called her their Poster Child and have concluded she may be discharged today, Jan. 27.
Her son, Lee, will learn how to get her in and out of the truck. Her restrictions include no pushing, no pulling, no reaching back to put on a coat, no lifting over 5 lbs., no driving and more.
We understand Ann and Kirk will each have Home Health in place. A traveling Dr. from the Medical Center will keep up with Ann by seeing her at the Ivinson Hospital in Laramie.
She is going home on different medications but I do not know the details.
I will update us later on the bills and what is covered and what is not.
Ann is so grateful for the many friends and schoolmates that have prayed for her and donated through GoFundMe.com.
I ask that you share this with friends that may not see this.
THANKYOU!
lovecarole
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Ann is out of surgery. The breathing tube was removed this evening and she opened her eyes. She is sedated for now so she may continue to rest and let the healing begin. Thank you for your continuing prayers.
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Ann Tadewald Jacobs is checking into heart hospital on the 12th. Please, read her story and see if you might help a bit.
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Elizabeth Zsiray
29 months ago

Lee i found your facebook page, On your Momma, Is she ok. dam. You need anything. Just call.307-761-2558..

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Raised by 28 people in 31 months
Created December 31, 2016
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RS
$250
Robert Schuster
31 months ago
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LT
$100
Lloyd Tarter
31 months ago
$100
Anonymous
31 months ago
$30
Anonymous
31 months ago
MM
$100
Mike Mammon
31 months ago
$1,000
Anonymous
31 months ago
$50
Sherry Mitchell Kelly
31 months ago
$50
Anonymous
31 months ago
1
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NS
$100
Nance Shelsta
31 months ago

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

EN
$200
Eric Newton
31 months ago

Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery, Ann.

Elizabeth Zsiray
29 months ago

Lee i found your facebook page, On your Momma, Is she ok. dam. You need anything. Just call.307-761-2558..

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