Monica’s Medical Fund

Monica’s life changed on 9/27/22 when she went in for an eye exam. What was supposed to be a low profile eye exam, ended with an urgent referral to the ER after some concern about the appearance of her optic nerves. 

After a 7 hour wait at the UNMC ER, she was finally roomed and sent for her first MRI. The neurology team discovered a mass on Monica’s brain, which warranted an admission to the hospital and more scans of the brain and spinal cord. On 9/29/22, the neurosurgeon decided the best plan of action was to resect what he could and perform a biopsy. The procedure went as planned, and Monica was able to return home after only 2 nights in the ICU! 

To say she is a boss is a complete understatement, but did we expect anything less from the one and only Monica Winkelmann? 

31 staples and some hardware later, Monica is now recovering well at home. She has remained herself through the entire process, cracking jokes and “just mad chillin”. The outpouring of love, support, meals, etc. has been incredible from her amazing group of friends and family. She is still waiting for answers on what exactly this is and what the plan is moving forward.

People have been asking what they can do to help. It is starting to become a reality that there are going to be extensive medical bills and possibly some time off work. If you feel so inclined, any amount of financial support you can provide will be greatly appreciated. 

Monica has an important appointment with Neurology on Tuesday, 10/18, so we will use this page to keep you all updated as we learn more! 







  • Anonymous 
    • $13 
    • 6 d
  • Elizabeth Lehan 
    • $100 
    • 9 d
  • Elizabeth Lehan 
    • $100 
    • 9 d
  • Tina Anderson 
    • $30 
    • 15 d
  • Lynda Sullivan 
    • $100 
    • 18 d
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Fundraising team: Team fundraiser (6)

Meagan Anderson 
Organizer
Omaha, NE
Monica Winkelmann 
Beneficiary
Doug Winkelmann 
Team member
Julia Weber 
Team member
Mary Winkelmann 
Team member
Susan Winkelmann 
Team member

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