Jonathan, age 45, suffered a massive stroke on the evening of Sunday June 25. He was life flighted to a trauma care hospital in Chattanooga TN. He was placed on a ventilator and taken to ICU, where Rachel received news that his prognosis was low.
Thankfully there has been some improvement. Jonathan has woken up and can communicate by squeazing hands. He knows who Rachel is, and that he is in a hospital. The ventilator was weaned down. He has a tracheotomy in place to keep his airway open, as well as oxygen and a feeding tube. The CT scans have shown that there has been no additional bleeding or swelling in the brain. He will receive speech therapy and physical therapy with great hopes that he will speak again and regain motor function. There is still a long road ahead.
Rachel has urgently and humbly appealed for prayers for healing. Although she has not asked for financial assistance, there is great need.
Currently Rachel is a full time homemaker, wife, mother, and homeschool teacher. She has been at Jonathan's side since this incident, only taking time away from him to be with their children, Katie age 9, and Josiah age 7. The children know that their Daddy is hospitalized due to a sudden and unexpected illness.
Rachel needs to stay with Jonathan and her children, without the burden of finding work for herself and caretakers for the children. The children's lives are altered with their Daddy's hospitalization and their Mom being back and forth. It would be a burden to them if their Mom was gone more with a job.
Learning of Jonathan 's stroke has been a great shock to everyone. He is a bright, caring, humble person, role model / minister, and friend. He is a devoted and loving husband and father.
Please help support them through this life altering event. Rachel has the burden of trying to make ends meet, to come up with funds for the mortgage and living expenses. There will soon be medical expense as well. She is trying not to burden anyone else by asking for help, but she needs it so much.
Please stand with Jonathan, Rachel, Katie, and Josiah. Please help support them financially to ease the financial burden of this difficult situation. No amount is too small or too large. Every donation will be greatly appreciated and used for this cause.
Updates on Jonathan's condition will be given when Rachel can get a few minutes here and there. She is greatly appreciative, as Jonathan will also be, for your suppprt.