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Juana's Stroke Recovery Fund

$10,100 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 2 months
Created January 27, 2019
Juana (Jane) Plum had a severe stroke on January 19th. She was life-flighted from her small town to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. She was rushed into emergency brain surgery to drain the bleed and pressure. Juana was in ICU for 4 days before she was moved to the stroke recovery department. She will continue to be there until the doctor says she can be transferred to a specialty care facility.  Once she is released from the hospital she will be moved to a higher level specialty care facility near Des Moines. As soon as she reaches a certain point in her recovery she will then be moved to another specialty care facility that is near her home town for the remainder of her recovery.   

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This will be a long road to recovery for her. It will be months of specialty care and therapy. The timeline is unknown and can only be guessed as it really will just depend on how her body improves itself along with the help of therapy. However, she is showing early signs of improvement. When she woke up from surgery she was aware of what happened and was able to talk, minimally, to her kids and the doctors and nurses. After a few days she was starting to get feeling back on her left side and has been gradually able to move her leg again. Jane is just as feisty as ever and we believe this will help her recover quicker than the doctors are expecting. We’re hoping that she will continue to improve at the same pace, but are cautiously optimistic.

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The money that is raised will be used for her medical bills for the hospital, transport, therapy and long term care facilities. We are hopeful that she will be able to be back at home after several months. When she does get back home, there will be a need for home nursing visits and physical assistance aids to be put in her home like a shower chair, handles in the bathroom, etc. The money will help with those home needs as well.

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Jane has 3 kids, Jdia, Emily and Asa as well as 3 grandkids, a daughter-in-law and a son-in-law. Jdia is local, but Emily and Asa are not. As anyone knows, travel expenses can get really high very quickly, especially with one living in Phoenix and the other in Atlanta.

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If you would like to help in other ways please let us know and we’d be happy to let you know what there is.

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Update on Juana (Jane)

Juana is going to be going back and fourth from Mahaska to Mercy the next few weeks. She has a drain for her gallbladder and is being monitored closely by her doctors. We are not sure of her surgery date yet. If you are interested in visiting her please call the facility first to see if she is there or you can contact one of us. If she is not, it is because she's at Mercy being checked out by her doctors there. If you have any questions about her care please contact us directly. We will post once she is fully settled back at Mahaska so that visitors can stop in when they can without calling first.

Thank you for your continued support!
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Update on Juana (Jane)

She is in surgery today to have her gallbladder removed. At her appointment last week her doctor recognized the symptoms and decided to check it out. Turns out it was time for it to come out and today is the day. Please send prayers, positive thoughts, good vibes her way.
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Juana (Jane) update


It's been a little while since we updated everyone. Juana has been busy doing all her different therapies at the care facility. She goes to physical therapy twice a day, speech therapy almost every day and her OT (occupational therapy) sessions are less frequent. As she progresses her therapy schedule will continue to change. She has officially made it to full eating and swallowing which means she can eat and drink what she wants (minus wine). The facility has set up a spot for her to paint during therapy as well. We all know how much she loves to paint! She's also listening to music to help keep her brain engaged. She is getting some movement back in her left arm and does well sitting. She still doesn't have movement yet in her left leg, however she can feel it. Please keep the positive thoughts/prayers/good vibes going her way in hopes that she will be able to walk again.


On Sundays Jdia brings her dog Paloma to visit. Jane enjoys all the dog snuggles she can get! 


She's also had visitors and enjoys having her girlfriends do her hair as that is still a challenge for her. If you are interested in visiting her the best time is in the afternoon. If you have any questions about visiting, feel free to contact Asa or myself. If you would like to call and chat with her feel free to do so. She isn't always able to answer because of therapy, napping, etc, so leave her a message. She can be reached on her cell. She does take a little longer to respond as she does still have a small speech delay (which is expected). Basically, she needs a few more seconds to respond which is out of the normal rhythm of a conversation.  


As with any brain injury or trauma she will continue to see a neurologist for regular check ups and to monitor her progress. She has one coming up soon and we'll update after that appointment. Periodically she will have brain scans, this is normal as they are keeping and eye on everything and making sure it's all improving. Her latest scan was all good. 


She's been in a good mood and is staying positive and working hard.  Please keep the positive thoughts/prayers/good vibes going her way in hopes that she will be able to walk again.
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Juana (Jane) got a nice surprise today from a friend of hers. Love her expression, happy and sassy.
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Raised by 63 people in 2 months
Created January 27, 2019
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