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John Kohlbeck

$14,582 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 219 people in 4 months
Created March 15, 2019
On Sunday, March 3rd John reluctantly went to the ER for a thigh wound.  He was very quickly taken to surgery and Alicia found out the terrifying diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis.  After several hours of surgery, John was transferred to Froedert hospital in Milwaukee where he has undergone many more surgeries including a tracheotomy & colostomy.  John has since been in an unexpected & unexplainable coma.  When John wakes up, he has a very long road of more surgical procedures, which will include several skin grafts. 

John is a husband, father of 4, son, brother, nephew, cousin, grandson, neighbor and good friend to many.  The funds raised will help his family as they adjust to one income for awhile, medical copays & expenses, travel expenses for his surgeries, rehab, & therapies that will be needed.

Please feel free to share this post & donate if you feel moved to do so.  Thanks so much for your love & support for the Kohlbeck family.
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I copy & pasted Alicia's message. She put everything into words so perfectly. Such great news that I'm happy to pass on!

After 103 days, 1 helicopter ride, 2 ambulance rides, 3 different hospitals, more surgeries and tests than I can remember, lots of tears and uncertainty we get to bring John home today!!!!!!!

I don’t have the words to properly express the gratitude I have for all of our family and friends that have supported me/us over the last 103 days. You’re prayers, kind words, hugs, meals, gifts cards and many generous donations have helped make this time so much easier. You helped me find a strength I didn’t know I had so for that I say THANK YOU!!!

Please keep John in your prayers as he continues to heal.
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Much gratitude for the continued support of the Kohlbeck family. John is no longer in a coma & has made tremendous progress. He's currently in a rehab hospital in West Allis for a few weeks where he's receiving lots of necessary therapy. He's beginning to speak 1 & 2 words at a time & knows who people are. I'm not sure when eating & walking will start. Everyone is thrilled & encouraged with the progress that has been seen so far. He's still a couple hours from home, but is in the best place for the treatment he needs. Hopefully the next update will be telling everyone that he's in a Green Bay facility working on getting home. The road will still be long, but it's such a relief to have progress. Continued prayers of hope, healing, strength & determination are appreciated.
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John's road to recovery continues to be a long one. He's had some skin grafting done. More of those types of surgery are in his future. He has been moved from the ICU & is now in an acute trauma wing. Today when Alicia asked John to squeeze her hand, he did!!! He looked at her too. Keep the prayers & positive thoughts coming. Your support is very much appreciated.
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$14,582 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 219 people in 4 months
Created March 15, 2019
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