Jodi Lobdell needs our help.
Jodi's life took a sudden turn in early June. She had been suffering for days from a headache that just wouldn't go away. A few days later she had two seizures that landed her in the hospital with a massive aenuryism. She was placed in an induced coma and her doctors told her that 9 out 10 people would have died from such a brain bleed. But Jody is so strong, so resilient and so determined to get back to a normal life! Just one day after brain surgery, her doctors were amazed to find her sitting up in a chair and talking, when they epected her to be unconscius and motionless.
Jodi was in the hospital for almost three weeks. Being a crucial financial provider for her home, and with her devoted husband off from work and beside her, not knowing if she was going to live or die, the medical bills and costs of everyday life have begun to pile up.
The Impressive (and scary) thing is that I spoke with her just three days afterher release from hospital, and she told me she was already thinking about coming back to work. She wanted to get back to work even before her next required surgery that she is scheduled to have in July to relieve another blockage ! I was shocked at the level of determination and committment. I have been begging her to just stay home and heal, to let her body rest and do it's work with healing. Her response was "I just can't be out of work that long."
My husband I have known Jodi and her family for more than 10 years. It is almost impossible to describe who Jodi is and her story in these few paragraghs,though I will try. Jodi's life goes much further back than I can tesify to but for as long as I have known her she has made our lives better in every way, as well as the lives of everybody else around her.
We first met Jodi when we began our business of running a little B&B. We had called a cleaning service and Jodi was sent to us. It wasn't long after that we knew she was special, going above and beyond what would be condsidered acceptable by her employer.
Within months the potential was so obvious we thought that she should be running this cleaning business, rather than working for just over minumum wage and struggling to support her family. Because she was so conscientious, I referred her to as many friends and people that I could. I remember the day she decided to leave that cleaning company and open her own business. It made us feel so good that she would be working for herself, because she deserved it.
While she worked for us, she did absolutely everything that a job would require, making it easier for us to run our business and ultimately be more successful. During this time she was also working three or four other jobs, including being a fulltime mom of two teenagers and being a home care provider for her grandfather. All that done while she was recovering from a seious car accident that left one foot completely crushed and her hobbling with a cane and a cast!
Jodi has always done the right thing. For example, when her younger brother had a little baby girl, she stepped in to help out. Despite all her other responsibilities, Jodi spent much of her time helping her brother care for this little girl.
I don't think I have known a more selfless person.
Jodi has forever been there to help those around her, whatever their need. Now its our turn to return the favor and help Jodi. With outside financial assistance, she can take the time she desperately needs to rest and recover from this life threatening event.
Friends and Family of Jodi Lobdell
- Babs Marsted
- Barbara Marsted
- Barbara Marsted
- Jessica Ross
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