We Love You John & Elaina!

$10,984 of $9,395 goal

Raised by 123 people in 45 months
NormanandVicki Stroup
on behalf of Elaina Richardson
 SHIPSHEWANA, IN
John Richardson is a 24 year old young man who was electrocuted while installing internet on his job on 9/23/2015. It is a miracle that he is alive but he has sustained multiple burns externally and internally. He is in a medically induced coma and will likely be so for many more weeks. He had to be life flighted to a hospital that is three hours from home. He is looking at weeks, perhaps months in the hospital and months of therapy. His wife, Elaina Richardson, will have to leave her job and her home to be with him in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We are trying to raise money to help her with the costs of food and lodging. Any gift you would like to give would be greatly appreciated. We don't really know the right amount to put on here but any money will be used to help this young couple in the fight for John's life and recovery. We know God has a purpose and we want to encourage others to be a blessing. Thank you in advance!
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John's family has set up a different website on which they would like to give updates. Please contact one of the Richardson family to ask for an invitation. Thank you for all the love and kindness that has been shown to John, Elaina and their family. Thank you for helping make this fundraiser a success beyond what anyone expected. I personally am
extremely thankful for each and every one of you and I know Elaina, John and their family is as well. As I do not get updates quite as often and am back to work full time, I feel it would be more advantageous for you all to access his care page through one of their family. Thanks again! Vicki (Elaina's mom)
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From the family:

What a difference one day makes. Today has been a good day. John rested well last night and woke up refreshed this morning. He is eating well on his own. This afternoon he was able to take a few steps assisted by a walker! He is eager to walk more but the doctor's are hesitant to put too much stress on his feet. Please continue to pray for his feet to heal. We expect more surgeries to come for his right foot. God has been so good to us! Thank you all for your continued prayers and support!
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John had his 4th surgery today. They did some more cleaning of dead tissue from both feet. They also took part of the second toe on John's left foot. The surgery went very well and as expected. John is awake but is not fully lucid. He doesn't really understand what is going on yet and it may take him several days to become fully aware because of level of sedation he was under. His vitals are still good and he is working in keeping solid food down. Please continue to keep John and our families in your prayers. John has a very long road to recovery. We are so grateful for your prayers and continued support.
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“And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.”
‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭KJV‬‬


John had his third surgery yesterday. They removed his big toe on his left foot and did more cleaning on both feet. Per the surgeon, his two larger tendons on his right foot look healthy but the tendons going to his smaller toes do not. They will be continuing to watch both feet to determine any further treatments. The surgeon also said John has a long recovery ahead of him for his right foot.

Elaina is holding up amazingly well and has a great support system who are standing by her and taking turns staying with her during this time. Having said that, she and John both need continuing prayers for strength and even miracles in the coming days and months.

Again, we cannot fully express our thanks for the prayers, concerns and support that has been showered upon us during this time.

Sincerely,
Vicki Stroup (Elaina's mom)
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Gette Hester
45 months ago
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I have been trying to locate you. Please call the Hubble Foundation we would love to help. Please call bridgette at 256-506-3354. Thank you and we are praying for you!

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Vanja Tim Haarer
45 months ago
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Would Elaina consider staying with a Christian family near Ft. Wayne?

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Joe Gross
45 months ago
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Just want you to know Julie and I are thinking of you both and praying for you every day. Our God will give you strength to get through this. Praying for God to heal John completely, and praying for God to give you the strength that you need Elaina. Many of your friends and family are going with you through this in fervent prayer. -James 5:16b....."pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."

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Laura Owen
45 months ago
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Hi Elaina, I am the Mum of a girl John has sung with on Smule. Charlie told us about this and we as a family, and the prayer ministry at our church in Sydney, Australia are praying for John, yourself & your family. God bless you both xx Laura Owen

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Christopher Kup
44 months ago

Hi there. I wouldn't mind to receive updates about John. I sang a song with him and also formtheblast 12 days, I've set up for John a Queen song called 'We Are The Champions' and 58 Smule singers have joined it and we have sung this song to him. How would I get it to him so he can listen to it and know that 58 Smule singers are hoping for his recovery?

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Pauline Conforti
45 months ago

Thank you for keeping it open.

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Pauline Conforti
45 months ago

You said he was in surgery, how did it go?

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Pauline Conforti
45 months ago

I doubt that compensation will cover Elaina's food & lodging. and other expenses she'll have while staying near the hospital nor the expenses on their home while she is with him and had to leave her job. .

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Pauline Conforti
45 months ago

I am Connie's mother in-law. I just want you to know I am praying each day for John , Elaina and John's parents. Not only prayers but my thoughts are on all of you. God speed for John's recovery. Pauline Conforti

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Sean Rogers
36 months ago
JA
$10
Janice Algaier
45 months ago

Praying, Vicki and Elaina

$122
Anonymous
45 months ago
MS
$27
Marik Shimonov
45 months ago

Get well soon, bro!!!

$100
Anonymous
45 months ago (Offline Donation)
DD
$100
Daniel Devine
45 months ago

Praying for you both!

MM
$25
Mary Mcnamara
45 months ago
$25
Anonymous
45 months ago
DG
$50
Dory Gray
45 months ago

Sending you prayers, best wishes and healing vibes. May you have a swift recovery. I hope that you can share that beautiful voice with us again soon. All the best, Dory x

AS
$50
Adrian Sings
45 months ago
Gette Hester
45 months ago
3
3

I have been trying to locate you. Please call the Hubble Foundation we would love to help. Please call bridgette at 256-506-3354. Thank you and we are praying for you!

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Vanja Tim Haarer
45 months ago
3
3

Would Elaina consider staying with a Christian family near Ft. Wayne?

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Joe Gross
45 months ago
2
2

Just want you to know Julie and I are thinking of you both and praying for you every day. Our God will give you strength to get through this. Praying for God to heal John completely, and praying for God to give you the strength that you need Elaina. Many of your friends and family are going with you through this in fervent prayer. -James 5:16b....."pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."

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Laura Owen
45 months ago
1
1

Hi Elaina, I am the Mum of a girl John has sung with on Smule. Charlie told us about this and we as a family, and the prayer ministry at our church in Sydney, Australia are praying for John, yourself & your family. God bless you both xx Laura Owen

+ Read More
Christopher Kup
44 months ago

Hi there. I wouldn't mind to receive updates about John. I sang a song with him and also formtheblast 12 days, I've set up for John a Queen song called 'We Are The Champions' and 58 Smule singers have joined it and we have sung this song to him. How would I get it to him so he can listen to it and know that 58 Smule singers are hoping for his recovery?

+ Read More
Pauline Conforti
45 months ago

Thank you for keeping it open.

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Pauline Conforti
45 months ago

You said he was in surgery, how did it go?

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Pauline Conforti
45 months ago

I doubt that compensation will cover Elaina's food & lodging. and other expenses she'll have while staying near the hospital nor the expenses on their home while she is with him and had to leave her job. .

+ Read More
Pauline Conforti
45 months ago

I am Connie's mother in-law. I just want you to know I am praying each day for John , Elaina and John's parents. Not only prayers but my thoughts are on all of you. God speed for John's recovery. Pauline Conforti

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