James Gullekson Recovery Fund

Our generous James is in need of our help! He has been dealing with many different health issues lately. Most recently he experienced a giant retina tear to his left eye leaving him almost completely blind in that eye. He had to have urgent surgery in South Dakota to try to restore vision. That surgery left him unable to work as he had strict aftercare instructions to have any chance to restore his vision. Aftercare has involved traveling 4 hours one way, back and forth, for follow up appointments for his deteriorating eye.  It has been determined that he will need one other surgery to further correct the left eye, as well as a surgery on the right eye (same propensity), so when it does tear (likely), it is not as large, and as difficult to fix. He will need to have these surgeries and purchase eyeglasses before the end of the year. James has also been suffering from other health issues that began occurring shortly before the eye trauma, that he will need to travel to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN to try to figure them out. Of course, this will generate more travel and lodging expenses for him. All of these health issues have required lengthy and continued time off of work. Unfortunately, his attempts to collect any short-term disability, to help out in the meantime, have been nothing less than disastrous. As most of us know James suffers from major hearing loss. He will need new hearing aids which will cost him $4,600.00. This expense added to the stress of bills, medical expenses and travel expenses is overwhelming financially and emotionally, as I’m sure we could all imagine! James is a very loving, caring, compassionate and giving father, brother, uncle and friend to MANY. This is why we are creating this Go Fund Me for him. Please help us support James through this difficult time as he would so graciously support any of us. If you can help financially, thank you! If you can pray for him, thank you! God bless. 52306078_1604880998532666_r.jpeg52306078_1604881080714952_r.jpeg


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  • Allen Newhouse 
    • $20 
    • 6 d
  • William Pelaccio  
    • $20 
    • 8 d
  • John Schmidt 
    • $20 
    • 8 d
  • Kris Halsne 
    • $20 
    • 15 d
  • Deborah Galvan 
    • $100 
    • 17 d
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Fundraising team (2)

Jessica Smith 
Raised $1,175 from 10 donations
Fargo, ND
Lori Hust 
Team member
Raised $500 from 4 donations

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