Sean's Medical Mishap

Sean recently went through two hip surgeries this summer, which Kurstin, Mackenzie and he had planned for this year. They knew Sean would be out of work through the summer and saved up enough money to pay their bills. Unfortunately, they were not expecting his recovery to go the way it did. 
Sean was having severe pain in both of his legs. After seeing a specialist, Sean and Kurstin received news they were not expecting: Sean's aorta is almost 100% blocked, cutting off blood flow to the entire lower half of his body. He is now scheduled for an aortic bypass surgery. This is a condition seen in 80 year olds, not a 38 year old husband and dad of a beautiful 4 year old girl. 

 Sean’s recovery time is still unknown, which is putting a large financial strain on the family. While Sean does have medical insurance, there are still large out of pocket costs they will need to cover with this major surgery. With the family down to only one income, the financial burdens have become too much. Kurstin has been picking up extra shifts in addition to her full time job when she can, but this means spending less time with her amazing daughter Mackie, who everyone knows is her world. 

Those of you who know Kurstin and Sean know they would never ask for anything if they didn’t need it, which is why we are starting this fund for them now. With the stress of the surgery, living off of one income, and keeping up with their rambunctious Mackie, they have enough to worry about. Money should be the least of their worries. Please consider donating to this amazing family and keeping Sean and his family in your prayers as they prepare for this next hurdle in life. 

 Thank you and God Bless!


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Organizer and beneficiary

Sarah Kleinboehl-Jacobsen 
Burnsville, MN
Kurstin Peplinski 
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