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Hoefling Family Medical Emergency

$64,775 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 352 people in 4 months
Created March 25, 2019
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Jean Hoefling
UPDATE: On 3/30/19 Tim transitioned into hospice care. The family is very grateful for all of your financial support and prayers.  The current donated funds, and future donations will be used as needed for expenses.
Tim and Jean Hoefling are well-loved residents of Louisville, CO. They are faithful Christians who served many years as missionaries and have been active members in their church community. Tim has always been a hardworking family man who has hardly known a day of ill health. Recently, he began to feel low on energy and unable to recover from what he thought was the flu. However, a few days ago he was admitted to the hospital because it was discovered that he has suffered two undiagnosed heart attacks, has a blood clot near his heart, and a systemic infection that cannot be identified. As of 3/25/19 he was air lifted to Anschutz where they have determined the best course of action is a heart transplant. The Hoeflings only have a health insurance co-op plan. The doctors will not move forward with the transplant until they are sure the money will be available to pay for it. They are looking at about $800,000. This, of course, does not include all the other medical bills and their regular monthly expenses while Tim is unable to work. This need is extremely time sensitive since the medical team is working to keep him alive until the money can be secured. Please consider giving if you can. No donation is too small and no amount of prayer is too much. UPDATE: While the situation remains urgent, and the heart transplant is currently not an option, there have been many answers to prayer. Tim's blood pressure and heart rate have stabilized and he is able to have short visits with friends and family. Many, many thanks to everyone who has been praying. Your prayers are being heard!
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From Jean Hoefling

Dearest Donors, Thank you so very, very much to each of you for your kind and generous donations during Tim's illness. We were in the dark for so long about how severe the damage to Tim's heart really was, and things kept changing by the hour, so I have to say that his death on April 3 was still a shock to us all, even though we'd been told there was nothing they could do at that point to repair the heart. It was the love of others that sustained our family during that stressful time in the hospital, and does so now as we grieve Tim eleven weeks out. Reading the comments, knowing how much Tim's life meant to so many of you, definitely has a healing effect. And I am amazed at the gifts from people I do not know or barely know. Love transcends all.

And this is what really matters when someone you love dies--to realize that his or her life mattered and meant something to other people as well. Reading these precious comments is wonderfully therapeutic. Your generosity here on GoFundMe is buying me time as I put my life together without my husband of 37 years. It is the strangest thing I've ever had to do. I'm happy for Tim, who's with Christ in a much better place without the stress life had become for him in his last months especially. I miss him, but knowing where he is gives me hope and consolation. Much, much love and gratitude toward every one of you, and may God bless each of you richly for your love and concern. --Jean

"Brothers, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who are without hope." I Thessalonians 4:13
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I apologize for the delay in this difficult update. On Wednesday, April 3rd, Tim transitioned from this life to everlasting life. The family is uplifted by the knowledge that friends, family, and kindhearted strangers have showered them with prayers and financial support. Since their need will continue, this account will remain open for now. Many thanks to all of you.
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Tim seemed strong and alert this morning which means he will move to home hospice care. Please don’t stop praying for healing of the rupture in his heart. God may choose healing of the physical body or the ultimate healing of going to heaven. No visitors or phone calls today, please.
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So far today, Tim is doing better than expected. Please continue to pray.
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$64,775 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 352 people in 4 months
Created March 25, 2019
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Jean Hoefling
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