Help bring Barb Tessman-Wiater home
On Tuesday November 15, 2016 Barb was found unresponsive at her home suffering from a medical event which caused her to experience hypoxia to her brain. She remains in a sub-acute rehab facility to this day. Lack of oxygen to her brain has left her with many challenges including the ability to walk, talk and many of the day to day functions we take for granted. Doctors cannot predict the final outcome of her recovery, because there are many uncertainties associated with brain injury. We continue to provide love, support and the power of prayer in the hopes that she will have a full recovery.
Barb will require care and supervision when she returns home. This will not be provided for by insurance or until she can meet certain qualifications by the state of MA and is not guaranteed. She will be required to return home well before that process can be completed requiring the family to provide private care so that I may continue to work and support our household. Also required will be improvements to the home to provide for her condition.
Barb has raised money for others in the past through Go Fund me and also through other charitable means. It is with a heavy heart that I ask you for support in her time of need.
Thank you for your support
God Bless you and Barb
Crystal and Barb developed a bond and a friendship over the last few months as Crystal was caring for her. I regret to inform you all that Crystal passed away today due to injuries from a car accident this morning. Crystal was a kind and caring soul and brought joy and comfort to Barb. I am at a loss for words that such a kind person and loving mother should be taken from all who loved her at such an early age, May Crystal rest in peace. Please pray for those she has left behind in the wake of this tragedy.
Crystal will always be in our hearts.
May God bless her and her family and may she be a Guardian Angel for those she left behind, because Lord knows we all need our guardian angels!
Rest in peace Crystal. We love you and will miss you dearly.
Barb and Jack
We now have the help of a kind loving young mother who is struggling to raise her young son and go to college. It has been a win/win to have brought her into our home and have her help with Barb's care, We could use help to keep her in a situation where we can get Barb the care she needs and help her to benefit her family.
So keep us in your thoughts and prayers and pass this on to anyone who may be able to help Barb and our young mother. I tried to post a recent video of Barb working out on an eliptical. She works hard and is frustrated as her progress is painfully slow, however she continues to have the desire to return to being functional and self sufficient. Things are frustrating in more ways than anyone can imagine, but we must carry on and make the best of the situation as it exists.
Thanks for your love and support and God Bless.
Barb and Jack
Jack and Barb
This will require a caregiver to come in and as time goes on the expenses are mounting as we continue to try to provide the proper care and handling of Barb to insure a proper recovery. We are extremely optimistic that when Barb recovers from this surgery however, she will be able to start walking again as she has the mechanics, but has not been able to rise above the pain and limitations due to her condition. Barb is at this time about 60% recovered. (She was about 30% when she came home in mid- January) She has made amazing progress and says she would like to run the Boston Marathon and of course do the Walk for ALS which is something she has done in the past.
I would like to thank everyone for all the continued support, cards, and prayers as your help and well wishes are invaluable to our cause. We thank you all from the kindness of our hearts.
Jack and Barb
It is an honor to be taking care of my sister this week AND it is very hard work. I bow to you Jack for all that you have done and continue to do to support Barb. You are amazing and it is your care, compassion, and encouragement that is helping her make so much progress.