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James Schlender Medical Fund

$17,190 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 202 people in 5 months
Created September 6, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Sandy Schlender
James was born with a heart defect.  He underwent valve repair surgery in 2011 (he was 17 years old).  His valve now has developed a severe leak and he will need a valve replacement surgery in the very near future.  

James is one of the many who does not have health insurance so this operation, as well as all of the treatment needed before, and after, the surgery will be very costly.  James and his family will need all of the help that they can get and more.  Please donate as much or as little as you can; every bit will help!

James is the the fiddle player for the Songs From The Road Band, based out of Asheville, NC.
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Yesterday was James's Birthday! Here is an update from his mom:

Happy 25th birthday James!! By God’s amazing grace he is alive and kicking and feeling stronger each day. Unfortunately, James had to be readmitted to the hospital today. He has very high inflammation levels and they don’t know why. He’s pretty bummed about this setback especially when he had birthday plans.
Feel free to add your encouraging notes for him.
These verses are where I get my encouragement:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.
8 This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.
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James is doing great! He’s up and talking, and making us laugh! And he’s not sweating! Vitals are great, no sign of infection in his labs. He’ll stay in cv icu for another night, then move to a step down floor tomorrow. They hope to get him up and walking this afternoon. We could not be happier for this good news and we thank God!!!!!
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*Great news update from Sandy Schlender (mom)*

Great news!!! The surgeon walked in the room smiling! Praise God! He said it went as well as he could hope for! He said his valve was just destroyed. It was cut out, and an artificial valve put in. His heart looks better already. Keep praying, he still faces more challenges but he’s on the right track. We will get to see him in an hour. Thank you for praying with us!
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*update*

“ thus says the Lord to you, do not be afraid and do not be dismayed,for the battle is not yours, but God’s” 11 Chronicles 20:15

Thanks be to God that this is the day that James will start his healing and wellness.

James is in the operating room right now. His spirit is strong. So many prayers are being lifted on his behalf and we can’t thank you all enough! It gives us great comfort and peace.
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$17,190 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 202 people in 5 months
Created September 6, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Sandy Schlender
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