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Kaup Family Benefit

$8,144 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 85 people in 6 months
Created June 3, 2018
Our dear friend Mihkel has been struggling with heart failure for the last several years.  Most recently he spent nearly a month in the ICU in St. Paul's Hospital and underwent surgery to implant a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD).  The LVAD will keep his heart pumping until he is able to receive a heart transplant.  In the meantime, and for the foreseeable future, he is required to stay in Vancouver to be near the hospital.
Mikhel is married and has three lovely children.  His wife Paula has worked hard to juggle parenting, working, and travelling back and forth between their home in Sooke and Vancouver.  In the end she has needed to take a leave from work.  They both feel they have had lots of love and support from friends and family and are deeply grateful, but the financial impact has been significant and they have now consented to have this fundraiser set up on their behalf.  
They are paying for costs in Vancouver, traveling back and forth on the ferry, their mortgage here, and all of the expenses that come with that.  Please help in whatever way you can.  There is an account set up at the Bottle Depot: 'We Heart Mihkel and Paula" and there are two fundraising shows at the end of June: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/168822597144778/,

Thank you.  Sincerely from,
The many people who love this family across Vancouver Island, in Vancouver, and in Toronto.
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Hey friends
Mikhel has had a bit of a set back and has been moved back to the ICU. We are told his life in not in danger and his new heart is not being rejected but he is experiencing some complications. Please continue to send your prayers/good wishes/positive vibes.
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Thank you everyone for your ongoing generosity. He is doing very well and is hoping to be moved out of the ICU into a regular ward tomorrow. His heart is now functioning without any outside 'help'. It really is amazing. Still a long journey ahead as he recovers and rebuilds his strength, including needing to live in Vancouver to be close to the transplant team and hospital for a few weeks or months, but everything is looking very positive right now. Yay!
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Mihkel is out of surgery and it went well!
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Hey friends, I have heard from Mihkel and Paula that the surgery is planned for 8pm tonight (Wednesday Oct 31st).
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$8,144 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 85 people in 6 months
Created June 3, 2018
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