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Prayers and Donation needed for Shawn Hallgren

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Raised by 48 people in 3 months
My son was diagnosed with a Carcinoid  LungTumor ten years ago. He has been in and out of the hospital and has endured multiple surgeries. His last surgery before this current one last week was 6 years ago. That resulted in the doctor breaking off part of his rib. For the past 4 years he's been seeking medical help to try and find out the cause of his debilitating pain. Several specialists, therapies, and treatments finally gave him a diagnosis of a three inch gap in his rib that had originally  started as a 3mm break. The broken  rib was bending inward in his chest.  The surgeon was reluctant to take his case, but finally agreed to operate. Shawn has a past history of rare complications where  he ends up with life threatening and serious infections. At one point he was on a ventilator. His hands were handcuffed to the bed and we didn't  think he was going to survive. As a mom I can tell you that seeing your son on a ventilator is an image you just can't ever get out of your mind and it stays with you forever. The surgery last week went well. He was home in four days and the doctor fixed a shoulder that wasn't moving properly, realigned and stitched together muscles that were balled up, misplaced and over stretched.  Sunday he felt a weird pop in his lung and then his right side of his body started to swell. The swelling affected his airways, abdomen, stomach and groin. The pain was excruciating. He ended up  right back in the hospital for five more days. He was told that his case is very rare and that he's had more chest surgeries then all the patients on the hospital floor combined. Shawn is now  home with a chest tube and home health visits. Hes on six different medications and drains the tube twice a day. His occupation is home remodeling and flooring. His passion is to turn an old house that's in need of TLC  and repair into something beautiful. He has the kindest heart and soul. He started his own company with a friend in June. They have been growing their business and are on a successful path. But, right now he is unable to work for at least the next 8 weeks.  All of his life savings,  blood, sweat and tears went into this company to get it started. I am humbly asking for donations for him  for survival, medications, transportation, and on going medical bills.  He will need physical therapy and rehab.  So many courageous battles he has fought over the past ten years. But because of the intense pain  from the broken rib and torn muscles he has been unable to work to his full capabilities. He pushed his body hard and is one of the hardest working person that I know. My prayer is that his body heals and he can help his company stay a float until he can get back to work. He is on medical leave for two months. If you are able to help even if it's something small, anything would be appreciated. So many people have asked what they can do to help and this would help tremendously. I want him to focus on healing and resting and not rush back into physical work because he is afraid of losing everything. This money will sustain him and give peace of mind. He does not have insurance and Medicaid is what we are relying on and have no idea what we be covered and will not.  Cancer changes a person forever. You have to be strong and be a warrior to survive it. It teaches you to not sweat the small things, show compassion to others that are struggling and not take for granted one moment of your life. Even during the storm he  finds the positive and stays focused on his goals. Thank you to all who are praying for him and to anyone who can help with a donation to a alievate some financial burden. We are eternally grateful for each and everyone of you and need you.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. All my love and gratitude  and love~Kathy (Proud mother of the warrior)
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Update for Shawn:
It's been almost three months post surgery. We have been seeing specialists and getting second and third opinions. He definitely has nerve damage and he has nerve testing on Friday. That will help to tell us if the nerve was severed or if it was just damaged. If it was severed then that damage is permanent. If it was injured then he has a chance of it healing. He's been going to the chiropractor, physical therapy, massage, and having Chinese Pressure Point therapy. He feels he's made a little progress. Nerve healing can take a year or more. Insurance covers the physical therapy not not other treatment. The Go Fund Me money is now used up. So, I'm asking everyone for one final donation. If you are able to contribute it truly is life changing for him and will help him get the treatment he needs so he can become stronger and heal. I truly believe that God will heal him and that it is going to take time. It's been ten long years of being in pain. I think that God is using this time for him to be still and let his body heal. He has been forced to not push himself. For someone who is so physical and loves to be active this sure has been a challenge. I truly am grateful for all the prayers and ask that you keep him in your prayers everyday. With God all things are possible. Please pray that his nerve will recover and that he will eventually be pain free and that the next decade of his life his amazing. Thank you friends and strangers for reaching out to us and listening to God's tugs on your heart. We are forever grateful and blessed
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We are on week 8 post surgery. Shawn saw the surgeon yesterday. The bulge coming from his back is from his muscles being to weak to support his shoulder when he extends his arm. He needs to go to physical therapy for 12 weeks and have a special orthotic made. His current pain level is an 8 whenever he extends his arm. Due to the pain and weakness he is still unable to work and he is self employed so he can't collect unemployment. The donations that have been made got him through the it y two months and kept his head above water. We are eternally grateful for them and your compassion and generosity will forever be remembered. We are giving key chains for donations as a gesture of thanks and reminder how good God is. If you want a key chain and are unable to donate please message me and let me know. We made plenty of them and would love to give you one. We are thankful and blessed for each and everyone of your prayers, emails, hugs and kindness. Much love ❤️
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Shawn saw the surgeon today and he is on the right track. Still having air leak so his lung his trying to heal. They are being conservative with his treatment and said time is his best friend right now. Please continue to pray for healing and peace. And again and donation now matter how small will help to relieve the financial burden and toll this is taking on him.
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