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Help Randy With His Ongoing Medical Expenses

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I am Karen Harder, Randy's mom, and this is his story,

On the night of June 24, 2020, Randy arrived at work very short of breath. He was hoping to make it through his overnight shift and head to Urgent Care in the morning. But he was out of breath from his short walk in and co-workers urged in his to go to the emergency room in  New Ulm. There they discovered though blood tests he  had a heart attack. They chose to send him to Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis with the goal of an angiogram and a probable angioplasty.

The next day they performed the angiogram and quickly determined he wasn't a candidate for the angioplasty. the blockages were to severe and he also wasn't a candidate for a bypass,

It wasn't for several days that they informed Randy of the dire situation and the an LVAD (Left  Ventricular Assist Device) of heart pump. Without it, they gave Randy at most a one year survival rate.

Starting on July 1st he stated a battery of tests as doctors prepared for Randy's open heart surgery, The 8 hour surgery was performed on July 13th, after spending just 3 days in ICU, he was moved to a room to begin his recovery.

The recovery lasted until  July, 24, 2020 when after one month he was released from Abbott.He returned home needing 24/7 care and had in-home nursing several days a week of Cardiac Rehab with Sister Kenny. That's expected to end at the end of October

He'll never be able to return to his old position at works, but hopes to be able to return to some other less demanding position. But a return to work remains unknown at this point.

While much of the surgery was covered by insurance, he has a large deductible to  cover, and a lifetime of medical trips to his Abbott doctors, medicine, and  other medical expense for the rest of his life,
I thank you and of course Randy thanks you for thoughtful support,


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Randall Harder
Courtland, MN

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