Help Brian Janssen in his fight for life

52267530_1604193628668662_r.jpegThis is a hard thing to write but through many conversations with Denise, we have finally made the difficult decision to start a Go Fund Me Campaign for Brian and Denise Janssen. They have been keeping private about their struggles, but it is time to ask for help.

Several months ago, Brian’s health declined significantly. There have been many doctor’s appointments and days spent in hospitals trying to determine exactly what was wrong. The doctors struggled to find a diagnosis while Brian continued to get worse.

Currently, Brian is at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and is being treated for several issues including Aplastic Anemia and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, among other things.

Because Brian’s body is not generating blood, he is dependent on blood transfusions – needing 1-2 of them per week. In the past months, Brian and Denise have spent 3 weeks in a hotel at Rochester, MN while Brian had daily clinical appointments at Mayo for a multitude of tests and exams. Since then, Brian has spent almost 3 full weeks admitted to the Mayo Clinic.

With all of this going on, Brian has been out of work well over 6 months and Denise has spent many nights in hotel rooms in order to be at Brian’s side as he goes through this ordeal. One of the side effects of his illness is that Brian is often confused and disoriented and he does not do well if she is not there.

Before COVID-19, We would be organizing a large benefit auction and dinner for him and Denise to help cover the medical bills, hotel room stays and travel expenses. I could go on, but you know where I am going with this. I would love nothing more than to organize a huge benefit and a night of activities helping raise money for them. Unfortunately, we cannot do that with the Pandemic preventing any large gatherings.  So, the next best thing I can think of is starting this campaign. Please donate any amount you can. It will all help make a difference for them.

The future is very uncertain right now but please continue to keep Brian and Denise and their families in your thoughts & prayers. Thank you!


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    • $100 
    • 3 d
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    • $25 
    • 3 d
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    • 3 d
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    • $50 
    • 5 d
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    • $200 
    • 5 d
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Jay Janssen 
Baraboo, WI

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