Kim Krusaders

Our friend Kim (Gombar / Santarelli) McKenna has not been home since March 2017.

Kim and John McKenna live in Jessup, Pennsylvania along with their daughter Tiffany.  She is the daughter of Joanie (Santarelli)  and Eddie Gombar.

Several years ago, Kim was diagnosed with a benign skull tumor.  After an initial procedure, Kim was released with a positive prognosis.


Unfortunately, as time passed, Kim’s condition became exacerbated and an infection set in.  By the time Kim was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, the situation had become so dire that she had to be taken to Geisinger Hospital in Danville, Pennsylvania.


For the next several months, Kim endured at least six major operations to get rid of the infection, correct the placement of the skull, and repair the head, neck, and ear areas with skin grafts.


In between operations, in an attempt to rehabilitate Kim’s mobility, she was sent to a rehabilitation center almost three hours away from her home.  John now had to travel almost an hour more to visit Kim when he was not working.


Gas and travel expenses along with other unforeseen medical expenses not covered by insurance have accumulated to the point of severe financial burden on this family.


All transfers from facility to facility were out of pocket costs for John and Kim. 


The most recent transfer this week for Kim was to Timber Ridge Health Care Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  Kim still has physical and mobility rehabilitation to accomplish.


We, friends of the McKenna’s, and John and Kim themselves deeply appreciate the generosity of donors to this Go Fund Me Account.  The bills keep piling up and the monies given to this cause will help alleviate the additional burden this family has endured for the past seven months and however many months to come as Kim’s recovery is ongoing.


Our hope is to get Kim healthy and home as soon as possible – your continued prayers and well wishes will make that happen hopefully sooner than later.
  • Angela Vitali 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Nina Macciocco 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Matt and Trish Fedor 
    • $100 
    • 46 mos
  • Laurie Marino Marisa Fabri Cheryl Sestili Bev Carnevale Cheryl Pasqualichio Peter and Trina Monarchi 
    • $175 
    • 46 mos
  • Dorothy Burda 
    • $20 
    • 46 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Laurie Burda Marino 
Jessup, PA
Kimberly McKenna 
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