Hope&Blessings for Brian's fight with Leukemia

Brian Neisen is one of the kindest, caring and hard working people out there. He and his equally amazing wife, Denise, need our love, prayers, and support! Brian starting to feel sick at the end of October, with varied flu like symptoms. Like so many of us, he thought it was the fatigue of growing older, working hard and maybe a persistent flu bug. On November 23, Brian finally went in to Urgent Care and learned that he had critically low platelets. Fast forward several tests, symptoms and doctor visits, and on December 6, Brian was diagnosed with B Cell Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Brian was admitted to the U of MN Hospital  on December 7 as he needs aggressive treatments. Chemo was started on December 12, and was repeated week later. Brian has undergone lumbar punctures, bone marrow biopsies and blood and platelet transfusions. His treatments are expected to continue upwards of two years. Much or all of this could be in the hospital, as he needs to be carefully monitored each step of the way. As Brian's diagnosis came at the end of 2019, The Neisen's are going to have to pay two deductibles (one for 2019 and one for 2020) and max out benefits quickly to the tune of $12,000. This expense, paired with lost wages (Brian does not have short term disability and long term will not kick in for months) will be difficult for the Neisen's without our help. We have set a goal for donation support at $20,000 at this time, which is a modest goal, considering the road ahead. We will update Brian's story on this page through his journey. The Neisen's and I thank each of you who have taken the time to read Brian's story. Your prayers and donations are appreciated from the bottoms of our hearts. Please share this on your social media pages and with those who do not have social media.

Donations ()

  • April Bendt 
    • $50 
    • 13 d
  • Pamela Searles 
    • $50 
    • 22 d
  • Pam & Tim McConville 
    • $50 
    • 23 d
  • Josh Evans 
    • $50 
    • 24 d
  • Barbara Berg 
    • $50 
    • 28 d
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Fundraising team (4)

Nicole Dick 
Organizer
Raised $1,000 from 10 donations
Burnsville, MN
Denise Neisen 
Beneficiary
Melissa Rappel 
Team member
Raised $50 from 1 donation
This team raised $1,900 from 19 other donations.
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