Help the Hays Family

Jason and Lindsay Hays have been married since August 6, 2005 and they currently reside in Loomis, NE.

They have three beautiful children; Cade(7), Maddox(4), and Berkleigh (1). Jason has worked in agronomy sales and application for most of his life. He currently works at Nebraska Ag Specialties in Holdrege, NE. Lindsay is a dental hygienist in a pediatric dental office in Hastings, NE.

Jason is a very active person. He loves the outdoors and looks forward every year to deer hunting season. Cade and Maddox have followed right in their dads footsteps.

Cade, a sports fanatic, loves anything to do with sports. He and his dad love playing ball in the yard and going to Husker football games together.

Maddox is dad's little hunter. He and dad often go on Saturday morning drives looking for deer and turkeys. Maddox loves shooting his BB gun with dad and begs to go ANYWHERE dad is going, even mowing the lawn.

Berkleigh is the apple of daddy's eye. Her first word was "dada". Jason definitely has a soft spot for his baby girl. He loves watching and marveling in all that she learns new each day. He often tells Lindsay, "Don' t you think she could be a baby model or at least on a greeting card?!?"

On late Monday January 29,2018 their world was unexpectedly turned upside down.....

Lindsay took Jason into the ER for excessive vomiting, pronounced confusion and muscle weakness. Jason had been diagnosed with epilepsy in October of 2005. All the symptoms Jason was having were consistent with a possible seizure. The hospital checked his seizure med levels and they were determined to be normal. A CT scan was performed and it showed a massive intraventricular bleed in the right side of his brain. The decision was made to life flight him to UNMC in Omaha. Jason was responsive, however, he was intubated and sedated him to allow his brain to rest. A drain tube was inserted in the top of his skull to drain the excess fluid, as he developed a pronounced hydrocephalus in flight. It was determined that Jason had a hemorrhagic stroke of unknown cause. Once they determine the cause, then we will have a definitive course of treatment. He may still require brain surgery depending on the determined cause. Jason will remain in Neuro ICU for the next several days.

The neurosurgeon informed the family that this could have easily killed him if he had not been taken to the ER and diagnosed when it was. He said the bleed had likely been going on throughout the day and after talking with several people Jason had talked to throughout the day in Monday, they all agreed they he seemed confused. The symptoms progressed throughout the day and the bleed eventually caused enough pressure in his brain that fluid accumulation began, thus causing the severe confusion, vomiting and muscle weakness sparking Lindsay to take him the the emergency room.

This is obviously an unexpected and tragic event for the family to go through. Their kids, especially the boys, are confused as to why Daddy and Mommy aren't home. The doctors have explained that the recovery is a marathon and not a sprint and recovery could take up to six months and as long as a year depending on the determined cause.  If you know Jason and Lindsay, you know that they are both sprinters so this is going to be a very frustrating and taxing process for both of them physically and emotionally. Medical and travel expenses will be astronomical and Jason will be out of work for months.

The funds that we raise will help this young family  pay any unexpected expenses such as high deductibles, overnight stays out of town, in home rehabilitation specialists, the list is endless.    

May God continue to bless the Hays family and all of you that are praying and those of you diverting some of your income to a most worthy family.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Holly Surles Graus 
Loomis, NE
Lindsay Hays 
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