When we hear the saying "If you have your Health you have everything."
Kim and Wayne can attest to that.
Kim Althoff is a coworker and friend; on behalf of her coworkers and family we are asking for your help.
Kim was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in 2014 She was cancer free until April 2017 when she developed a Blood clot in her leg . She than went to the doctor in May and they did multiple tests and diagnosed her with Ovarian, Stomach, Liver cancer and she had other cancer spots.
In early August she went back to her family doctor with short term memory loss which they diagnosed her to having mini strokes and transferred her to the University of Iowa in Iowa City. They also realized she has had some seizures since. She than developed blood clots in her right arm and lungs.
After a week at the U of I, she was sent home and had another stroke and went back to Iowa City where they found blood in the brain. She has had three chemo treatments with three more to go: but there are complications.
Kim's husband Wayne is also ill. He has been fighting a rare blood disorder, Mast Cell Disease (MGUS), at Mayo Clinic in Rochester for the past several years. Last year he had a lung infection (Nordardia) which landed him in the hospital for 2 weeks. This damaged the lungs and is irreversible with a loss of 40% lung capacity. He is currently taking Chemo pills, with monthly visits to Mayo. Doctors told him that he is the only one in America that has this.
They both have missed a lot of work for appointments, treatments, and sick days. These are two wonderful, hard-working parents of two children.
Lindsay is a Junior at UNI and Alyssa is a Sophomore at Beckman Catholic High School. With school starting up, we know they are not ready to leave their parents side.
Please help lighten their load at this difficult time with a donation to the family to help cover medical and travel expenses. Kim’s family appreciates any help you can give.
Thank you for considering any type of donation.