First, thank you for your love and encouragement during the time Sandy has been battling with Lymphoma.
Sandy has been nothing but positive and strong, but unfortunately the end of treatment and tiring nights in the hospital are not near. With this being said, hospital bills, travel, surgeries, radiation therapy, physical therapy, and so much more are not easy on Sandy and Dave’s bank account. Previously Sandy and Dave held jobs and worked for their earnings, now Sandy is not able to work and Dave will do anything to stay by her side, as anyone’s husband should.
Sandy and Dave have not asked for much, even after Sandy’s fifth surgery took place on June 8th, so I, Jordan Jacobson, Dave’s daughter and Sandy’s step daughter am doing what they would never do. I am asking you, along with your continued prayers, love, and support to donate even a dollar to help alleviate some of the stress Sandy and Dave are feeling at this point.
100% of these raised funds will be used to pay for medical bills and recurring bills for Sandy and Dave Porter to persist during this rough time.
Now, for anyone who doesn’t know already, I would like to inform you of Sandy’s journey thus far.
On March 19, 2017 Sandy went unconscious during everyday activities at home, of course this resulted in a hospital visit where Sandy would receive news that changed her whole life. On March 30th Sandy’s oncologist informed her and her family, that she has stage one meningioma along with plasma cells in her bone marrow. By now, Sandy had already had two surgeries to remove as much of a tumor on her brain as they could. The surgeries drastically affected the left side of her body, such that her left arm and left leg will not move on their own. The doctors had a scheduled surgery to place a shunt in her head to aid with swelling, but that surgery was being delayed due to a MSSA infection. Instead, a different surgery was conducted to wash out the infection. After that surgery, and the subsequent one to install the shunt, as well as tireless radiation and physical therapy to regain strength in her body, Sandy was sent home to relax with her loving husband, sister Lynn Callovi, and friends.
Dave and his friends and family had prepared the house, rearranging furniture, putting in a taller toilet, and installing new, stronger handrails for Sandy and changing everyday necessities to make the house entirely more accessible. Sandy and Dave both felt nervous and struggled during this time but proceeded and fought to make it work so Sandy could sleep in her own bed and cuddle her two loveable dogs, Bear and Rainy, as well as her cats, Ryder and Missy. Sandy was successfully home for about a week and a half, while attending daily radiation treatments and preparing to start outpatient physical and occupational therapy, until doctors discovered another infection in her stomach.
On June 7th Sandy was readmitted to Froedtert Hospital for surgery number five to solve the issue of an infected shunt within her head. To date, Sandy has spent more than 10 weeks in the hospital and has had five surgeries. Dave needs to return to work hindering his ability to stay by his wife’s side. As of today, June 9, Sandy remains in Froedtert’s SICU unit with appointments for radiation and physical therapy.
We appreciate any amount you are able to donate in order to support Sandy's ongoing treatment and care!
- Greg Daigneault
- William Milhans
- Michelle Zahn
Organizer and beneficiary
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