Michael Mesnard Recovery Fund

On September 25, 2018 Michael Mesnard sustained a left cerebral stroke resulting in weakness of his right arm and leg, difficulty speaking, inability to properly swallow and a life-altering change in mobility.  

By God's grace, he has been admitted to Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago, which is the #1 physical rehabilitation hospital in the United States.  Mike is about to begin a long road of recovery filled with countless hours of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy over the next few weeks to months.  

He has a wonderful support system including his wife, Cindy, who has been by his side every step of the way, as well as his own children and their families.  Mike is scheduled to be transferred to Shirley Ryan on Sunday, October 7th, by ambulance, and Cindy hopes to stay nearby the hospital to continue supporting him physically, emotionally and mentally.  

I know there are so many people close to the Mesnard family that want to help in any way they can, so I have put together this GoFundMe page to aid in any financial burden the Mesnard's may experience along the way.  Unfortunately, there are many unexpected costs throughout this process and many that insurance does not cover (one of these being the ambulance ride to Chicago).  In a difficult time such as this, I am hoping to reduce the financial burden on the Mesnards, so they are able to focus all of their energy, love and faith in Mike's recovery.  

Thank you all for your donation, for your thoughts and for your prayers!
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    • $50 
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    • $25 
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    • $300 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Courtney Armstrong 
Organizer
Los Angeles, CA
Ashley Sopchyk 
Beneficiary
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