The Higgins Family

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Dustin and Jacque Higgins. My husband and I first met them through the Myersville Junior Baseball League. We had the privilege of coaching their two boys, Tyler and Bryant. The Higgins family was very involved
in the league and often hosted the end of the year parties for the teams. The communities of Middletown, Myersville, Wolfsville, and Boonsboro got to know this family very well. Jacque
also was very involved in the program and even served on the baseball Board. It seemed that all who knew them had nothing but kind words to say about this family and their willingness to
serve. At the end of February, this family’s world was turned upside down… Dustin had suffered from an artery dissection, which led to a stroke. He was first taken by ambulance to Meritus in Hagerstown and immediately transferred to UPMC. While in Pittsburgh it was discovered that the stroke caused an aneurysm. To stop the growth of the aneurysm five coils were placed in it to stop the blood flow to it. While all this was going on with Dustin, Jacque was awaiting the
results for spinal tap. She had had suffered a TIA event prior to Dustin’s stroke. The TIA event led to an MRI of the brain, which showed white lesions on her brain. After a week in Pittsburgh, Dustin was returned to Meritus by ambulance for further therapy. He is now home and receiving, Speech, PT, and OT Therapy. He is making a slow, but steady
recovery, while Jacque received good news with the results of her spinal tap procedure. This leads us to why we are asking for help for this family. Dustin and Jacques’s medical bills are adding up . They had to meet a very high deductible. Even after meeting this deductible,
only a percentage of the total costs are being met by their insurance. Supplies and equipment had to be obtained before Dustin could be brought home. Dustin has had to take a leave of absence from work. Jacque, who worked out of the home, recently lost her job, further
reducing their income. Because of the extent of the medical treatment they have both received, they are overwhelmed by medical bills and expenses. We wanted to set up a way for us to help offset the cost of these two tragic events and show this amazing family some support and love during this horribly trying time. If you can, pleasedonate any amount you can by this page to help this loving family out.28871990_15228801310_r.jpeg


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Organizer and beneficiary

Rebecca Rice Clipp 
Middletown, MD
Dustin Higgins 
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