Benefit for Jessica Long's Brain Tumor Recovery

Hi, my name is Leanne Thomsen-Heisler and I am doing a fundraiser for Jessica Long. Jessica has been my lifelong best friend. She was involved in an accident in 2020 where she was rear-ended. Jessica has experienced problems with her back and head since that accident. Her symptoms were not getting any better but getting worse. Her doctors finally did an MRI in hopes of finding out why. The MRI showed a Meningioma Brain Tumor that had encapsulated her brain stem. She was having a lot of brain fog, memory issues, trouble getting her thoughts out, and a lot of pain/pressure. After several appointments and tests, she had surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible on December 7th. Jessica was in the ICU for a few days, then moved to a regular surgery floor and followed by a short-term stay in the rehabilitation clinic where she had a lot of physical therapy. She had to learn to brush her teeth, hold her silverware to feed herself, stand and walk. She is a fighter because she was able to do all of this and be home with her children (Allison and Trenton) and Jason (her boyfriend) for Christmas. She still has a lot of physical therapy as she is suffering from double vision, balance, and hearing issues. Because the tumor encapsulated the brain stem, they were not able to remove the entire tumor so she will undergo radiation in hopes that they can get rid of the remaining tumor still intertwined with her brain stem. One day at a time, she will get there with our help! Jessica's way of life has been significantly changed. Jessica has a cleaning business with her niece and has not been able to work. Her work is her only source of income. Her medical bills, as you can imagine, are astronomical and piled with normal living expenses and no income, you can only imagine the stress this causes. I am asking you to help alleviate some of her stress by donating to her benefit. You can leave a monetary donation here.

Please feel free to join us at her benefit on February 25, 2023 at the Holmen American Legion, 419 1st Ave West, Holmen, WI from 12pm-8pm. We will be having a silent auction, bingo, food, music, and more.

Thank you in advance for your generous donation to my friend Jessica. Every penny matters!
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Leanne Heisler
Sun Prairie, WI

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