Sheila and Brian need our help!

I am Sheila Wilkum's Aunt.  Sheila was born with a rare heart condition.  Her doctors told her mom she would continually be in and out of the emergency room due to her condition.  Much to everyone's surprise, Sheila on had to go one time at the age of 8.  Her surgery was successful and God had blessed her with health.  In 2013, Sheila went in for a check-up and the doctor was amazed at how healthy she had been.  Her heart looked as good as it rid when it was repaired - thanks be to God! 

Fast forward to this past Saturday....Brian, Sheila, some of her family, and friends left for a much anticipated vacation to Jamacia.   They had never been there and were looking forward to some fun in the sun!  Shelia wasn't feeling well after landing, but everyone thought it was probably just air sickness.  She would rest a little, get up and go for a little bit, but have to rest again.  Something just wasn't right.  She finally collapsed and ended up being admitted to a Jamacian hospital.  

That's where our help is needed.  Brian has had to prepay for the hospital stay - about $6,000/day. In addition, the Mediflight trip has been arranged to transport Sheila to Fort Lauderdale to be admitted to a hospital better equipped to deal with her heart issues.  The flight alone is $18,000 - which includes a $2,000 discount.  The hospital in Jamacia is not able to regulate her heart and she has no choice but to make the flight to the states asap.

At this point, we don't know what her insurance will cover or if they will be reimbursed for anything.  There will be so many extra bills coming in I'm sure anything that could be raised during the weeks that follow will be appreciated. 

If nothing else, please pray for God's blessing on Sheila, Brian, the kids, and her medical team as they deal with this unexpected event.  Thank you so much!

Donations (27)

  • Daniel & Deena Wilke
    • $100 
    • 5 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Mary Cornwall
Fond du Lac, WI
Brian Wilkum

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