On April 17th, our mom (Debbie Kleiven) woke up just like any other day and sat down with a cup of coffee and did her devotionals. From there, she cannot recall anything. Her husband (Loren Kleiven) woke up to their dog barking and found her laying on the floor having a seizure. Later, we find out she has a mass on her brain.
On April 23rd, we found out that the mass is an aggressive cancer called glioblastoma and she is grade 4.
Soon she will be sent to an inpatient rehab facility to help her with her speech and movement. She will begin chemotherapy and radiation in about a month because she needs time to heal from the surgery. This will only help the cancer from growing too fast but it won't make it go away.
Mom is a nurse at Skagit Valley Hospital and has been a nurse for over 25 years. She is now having to be the patient not the nurse.
She is a loving wife, the best mother to 3 kids and an awesome grandma to 3 grandkids.
I thought I would create a go fund me page to help my family financially wherever it is needed. Gas money to travel to see her in the hospital, parking fees, help her check things off her wish list, medical bills ect. Anything helps.
Also, for more updates, find the group for our mom on Facebook here:
Debbie Kleiven's Journey
- Rick Roberts
- Sabrina Corliss
- Brian Counterman
- Anonymous .
- Sue Counterman
Organizer and beneficiary
Sedro Woolley, WA