Harlan Clark Fundraiser

On Monday 7/10/17, while vacationing in his most favorite place... (Colorado) my brother in law suffered a stroke. My heart breaks for them.... they remain in Colorado as he is in ICU at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. Due to my sisters quick action, Harlan was given the clot buster TPA. Unfortunately he started having an oozing of blood in his brain , so they stopped the blood thinners and waited. On Tuesday the MRI showed a blockade in one of his carotid arteries. There are quite a few tiny clots in his brain (quite a few in the language area) probably 7 or 8 total in his brain that have already done their damage. There's still a chance the blockage in his neck may spit out more clots into his brain. They are going to continue to do CT scans each day to check for more bleeding. The doctor wants to start the Heparin again in a couple days as long as the bleeding hasn't gotten worse. As long as he tolerates that, they will start him on pill form blood thinner. Once he gets back to Iowa, He will need surgery on that carotid artery...which is very risky surgery, but has to be done. As you have probably guessed Harlan and Delaine have a long road ahead of them. Harlan will need Physical rehab and speech therapy. He will be out of work for awhile. My sister works but if I know her... she will remain at his side. Therefore they will not have an income for this time of healing and rebuilding. My brother in-law is a kind, soft spoken, hard working man. He would do anything for you. This is going to be a very difficult time and I'm asking for your help. Please give what you can. Harlan was born on July 13, he spent his 66th birthday in the hospital there in Colorado. He was born in Pleasantville and has been Married to my sister for 20 years. He has worked at AIM Media as a senior Illustrator for 17 years. It's a pretty helpless feeling waiting and watching. We continue to ask for your prayers. We appreciate any amount you are able to donate. Please help me help these good people in their time need.

Donations ()

  • Jen Vedock  
    • $100 
    • 29 mos
  • Carye McCormick 
    • $100 
    • 31 mos
  • Robert Kemp 
    • $25 
    • 32 mos
  • Keith & Dana Hall 
    • $25 
    • 32 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Debbie Greiner 
Organizer
Knoxville, IA
Delaine Clark 
Beneficiary
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