Bettyanne & Wayne Hasbargen Fund

UPDATE!  Wayne has improved GREATLY over the last several months. He continues with therapy and continues healing but is not out of the woods yet. He will have some level of 'procedure' on his heart on February 15th with decisions to be made mid-procedure to resolve the still low blood flow. Wayne had his sternum and every rib broken during the initial emergency so hopefully the 'procedure' will prove to be somewhat minor. Surgery on both hands is also being scheduled as each hand has substantial problems post-coma. Thankfully Wayne had brain injury, not brain damage, and we are optimistic that many of his medical issues can improve with surgeries, time and a lot of hard work. Your donations are used to replace Wayne’s disability insurance, which has now ended, for basic living expenses, medical insurance deductibles, medical equipment and care. Your ongoing prayers and your donations in any amount are still very much needed and greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your ongoing prayers and financial support!

Fox and Shirley are still collecting donations from this GoFundMe page and directly depositing those funds into Wayne and Bettyanne's account until Bettyanne can get a breather and take over this page herself.  Wayne still needs care and 24 hour support and is expected to for several more months to come.   Every dollar counts.

We are Fox and Shirley Henderson, writing on behalf of our friends, Wayne and Bettyanne Hasbargen.  Wayne lies unconscious and fighting for his life, the result of severe dehydration and heat stroke.  Bettyanne is by his side, exhausted and stretched beyond the breaking point, prayerful for his survival.

From the time Bettyanne used to ride her horse past Wayne’s house in high school to flirt with him while he worked on his car, Bettyanne and Wayne have been inseparable.  Twenty eight years of marriage, two kids and three grandkids later, Wayne and Bettyanne are in serious trouble and need our help.

Wayne left home on July 10, 2018 for his annual fishing trip in Eastern Washington while Bettyanne took care of things at home.  Wayne dropped his line and enjoyed a hot Eastern Washington day fishing but ran out of drinking water.  The dehydration process began.  By the weekend exhaustion and mental confusion set in and his situation worsened.

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Bettyanne had several phone calls with Wayne and, though he sounded tired, he assured her he was alright.  Bettyanne’s concern grew and she asked a neighbor to check on Wayne.  When he did, Wayne told the neighbor the same thing – he was just tired.  When the neighbor reported back to Bettyanne, he said Wayne looked awful and should be seen at an ER.

Bettyanne called 911 and Wayne was transported to the nearest hospital.  Bettyanne got on the road, frantically trying to reach Wayne.  During her hour and a half drive, Wayne’s heart stopped twice.  Bettyanne arrived at Wayne’s side just in time to see her husband flat-line for the third time in a few short hours.  She screamed and collapsed, leaving the ER staff to care for both Wayne and Bettyanne.  This is a remembrance Bettyanne can’t yet and won’t soon get out of her mind.

For those who keep track of medical details, his oxygen level was horrifically low, his blood sugar was 2,000 (should be about 100), his blood pressure was 50/palpable (should be about 140/80), his potassium level was 7 (should be 3.5 – 5), and all of his other numbers were just as bad.  The ER had to use two and half times the maximum dosage of adrenaline to get and keep his heart going.

Wayne needed to be in a trauma center but the hospital did not believe he would survive the flight to Harborview in Seattle.  He was transferred by Life Flight to a regional trauma center in Eastern Washington.  Wayne’s heart stopped two more times on the 37 minute flight while Bettyanne drove more than an hour to meet him at the trauma center, sobbing and fearful throughout her drive that her beloved husband would die before he reached his destination.

He survived the flight and his heart stopped again at the trauma center.  Wayne’s heart had stopped a total of eight times over the course of well under six hours.  He was put on dialysis then in a medically induced coma.  Now out of the coma, Wayne is still unconscious.  He opens his eyes periodically for short periods seemingly randomly and on command.  The doctors are hopeful but the damage to Wayne’s heart, lungs and brain has not yet been determined.

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Bettyanne asks and thanks you for your prayers.  We are also asking for your financial help.  If Wayne survives, which is looking more likely as every day passes, he will have a considerable recovery period with Bettyanne as his caregiver once he gets home.   Neither will be able to work. 

Wayne’s disability insurance won’t cover basic living necessities let alone co-pays, deductibles, medications and the $25,000 Life Flight his insurance company has yet to pay.  Doctors expect his recovery to take anywhere from six to twenty-four months depending on the amount of damage found.  He may also have to have surgery after his initial recovery to repair the damage to his ribs, now broken and splintered following very aggressive CPR to save his life.

The beneficiary of this campaign is Bettyanne Hasbargen who will withdraw funds as needed to replace lost income and pay for basic living expenses, medical costs and care as Wayne is recovering.   Their needs are great but donations in any amount will be greatly appreciated.  Every dollar counts.

Thank you in advance for your love, prayers and support.  Come back for frequent updates and please keep SPREADING THE WORD.

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Shirley Henderson 
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Bellevue, WA
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