Bill Teichman is a lifelong, 3rd generation fruit farmer and the heartbeat of Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm in Eau Claire, Michigan. He and his wife, Monica, have dedicated their heart and soul to continuing the tradition of bringing families from far and wide to come enjoy a day of U-pick, waffle boats, picnics, and the annual International Cherry Pit Spit. Bill is one of the most hardworking, genuine, intelligent, quirky, kind, and strong individuals around. He is a loving husband, father, and friend who inspires his children everyday.
On Friday, August 16, 2019, Bill was admitted to the hospital with what is now known to be Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a rare mosquito-borne virus that causes brain swelling. After being admitted to the hospital, his symptoms quickly worsened, and two days later he was urgently transferred to a Neurology ICU in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is now located in a Long Term Acute Hospital for the next step to his recovery. There are small signs of improvement that give us hope but we know this is a very long road ahead of us.
Medical costs are quickly accumulating and this GoFundMe page will give you an opportunity to help Bill and Monica with the financial burden of the current and long-term out of pocket expenses.
More information about EEE can be found here: www.cdc.gov/easternequineencephalitis/index.html
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