Both times he died in the ambulance and was revived with CPR. He spent almost 4 days in cardiac ICU at St. Mary's Essentia Health then was moved to a cardiac care room for most of one day then sent home to recuperate.
Mike has a long road of recovery ahead of him, with cardiac rehab 3 times a week, starting at the end of January. He then will have to pass a treadmill stress test.
During the next 6 months, Mike cannot work due to DOT regulations.
His wife Natalie can only work part-time due to a head injury she received just 3 years ago.
Any funds raised would be used to help pay their health insurance premium so they will continue to pay for the medication he needs to live, one of which is $500 a month and needs to be taken daily or he could relapse.
Other than their health insurance premium funds, which would under normal curcumstances be used for typical household expenses, electric bill, groceries etc, Their financial burden is causing high levels of stress and constant worry of not having their bills paid.
Mike and Natalie are always willing to help others, they always feed and care for other people in the community. Their door is always open to others, day or night.
Most of all, they are both so very greatful for the blessings they have received in life, they just need some help now.
The first thing they did after Mike was home from the hospital was to visit the Cloquet Ambulance team that saved his life and bring them a tin of heart shaped cookies with a thank you note. That's the kind of people they are.
We are so thankful that Mike has survived the 2 worst heart attacks and realize that God must still have plans for him here he just needs some financial help to get there.
Any financial help given would be such a relief to the couple.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read Mike and Natalie's story. Please help us take the financial burden off this wonderful couple.
- Christine Leitzke
- Lea Laudenbach
- Thomas wilson
- Gloria Peterson
- Jack Lane
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