CLOSED: Help the Forehands Recover From a Stroke

Author and podcaster Karl Forehand had a stroke in January 2022 that has significantly limited the use of his left arm and leg. After his initial hospitalization, Karl was transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation facility to start the process of recovering the use of his left side. On Tuesday, February 15th, Karl will begin rehabbing daily at an outpatient facility in Kansas City.

Karl’s wife, Laura, has been right by his side, supporting him every step of the way.

As he recovers, Karl will be unable to return to his work on the Kawasaki assembly line for a minimum of 4-6 months.

As Karl and Laura focus on Karl’s physical recovery, they face a great deal of medical expenses, travel costs, and lost income from work. During this difficult time, Karl and Laura need their community to rally around them with love and support to ensure that with all they have to worry about right now, their finances are covered by those of us who love them.

My name is Jason Elam. Karl and Laura are my dear friends and I am launching this campaign with their permission as a way for all of Karl and Laura’s friends around the country to have a central hub where we can watch our support add up to become the financial miracle they need in this season.

Here’s how you can help:
1. Give-The Forehands need our financial support right now. If you’re able to help them with a financial gift, please do so through this page.

2. Share-You can help spread the word about this campaign to help the Forehands by sharing this page on your social media.

3. Encourage Karl and Laura-As I’m sure you can imagine, this journey can be lonely and discouraging at times. A note of encouragement from you would mean a lot to Karl and Laura. You can connect with them via social media or by sending them a message them through this page.

All funds raised by this campaign will be transferred directly to the Forehands.

Thank you for your love and support for Karl and Laura!
  • Sara Antonovich 
    • $40 
    • 2 mos
  • David Stevens 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Saundra J Whitley 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Debra Post 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jason Elam 
Navarre, FL
Karl Forehand