Rachelle Jahnke Surgery Fund

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Rachelle Jahnke is a daughter, sister, friend, singer, dancer, and a 17 year old who has big plans for the future.  

Two years ago Rachelle started experiencing memory issues in school.  At the time they thought it was because of a recent concussion.  Instead of getting better, like most concussion's do, she kept getting worse.  She started experiencing fatigue, reading and writing difficulty, vision issues, emotional issues. Her balance and hearing were effected and she started having seizures, and extreme headaches that never go away.  It became so bad that Rachlle had to take a medical leave from school.  



After an MRI they found she had a small cystic tumor in her pineal region.  Many neurologists feel that these tumors are not a concern, but with her symptoms we knew better.  Candace contacted world renowned Neurosurgeon, Dr. Dong Kim.   Dr. Kim leads the clinical neuroscience efforts for the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System as well as The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.  He specializes in tumors located in this part of the brain, which is the very center.  After looking at Rachelle's medical records and having his team of neurologists exam her, he advised surgery.  



The Jahnke's are so happy that she may have some relief in sight, but are nervous.  On April 22, 2015 she will undergo very invasive brain surgery to remove this tumor.  Most likely it is benign, but it's impossible to tell until it is removed.

Rachelle and her mother will spend three weeks in the Houston area before Dr. Kim will allow her to fly home to Colorado.  



The Jahnke's are hoping to raise some money to help the them pay for Rachelle's medical bills, flights to Houston, and lodging in the Houston area after she is discharged from the hospital.

The Jahnke's are thankful for any financial contributions, but ask for prayers first.  Rachelle's dream is to go to college on a performing arts scholarship.  Hopefully one day soon she will be dancing and singing again so she can reach that dream.

Rachelle's friends from high school are putting on a benefit concert at Canyon View Vineyard Church Chapel, April 10, at 7:30.  It's going to be some great vocal music and a silent auction to follow.
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Final update on Rachelle. One month out and she is doing super! She just started working for her older sister at her boutique, is working on her first vocal recital since she got so sick, and will be taking a Health and Wellness class next week at the college! Things are going even better than we had hoped. Thank you all again for all your prayers, and financial support. God is good!!!

The Jahnkes
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Hey everyone. I thought I would update you all. We got Rachelle's report from her biopsy, and her cystic tumor was benign!! Rachelle is getting stronger and feeling better each day. We could not have made it through all of this without all your prayers, financial support, and the amazing skill of Dr. Dong Kim. Thank God for him and his neurology team who are willing to help patients that would have no hope without them.
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Just got the call. Rachelle is scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning at 7:30am, Memorial Hermann hospital. :) We appreciate all the prayers you can send our way.
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We made it to Houston on Thursday. Rachelle was very tired, but happy to be that much further in her journey. We had our first post op appointment already. Everything is set for surgery. Thanks again for all your prayers. We will post another update on surgery day.
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$13,841 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 80 people in 51 months
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Anonymous
49 months ago
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$60
Madison Leal
50 months ago
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$75
Debbie Skaff
50 months ago

Praying daily and so grateful for all the good reports and updates.

$200
Anonymous
50 months ago
$200
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50 months ago
$25
Anonymous
50 months ago
KC
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Karen Cummings
50 months ago

All our love and prayers to Rachelle and your family.

DF
$50
DePalma Family
50 months ago

I will never forget your smile and contagious energy when we were treated to your performance in downtown Grand Junction while visiting my nephew Ross Eisenhauer last summer. Prayers and healing energy to you, beautiful girl! The song in your heart will carry you through this week.

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50 months ago
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Marejka Sacks
50 months ago

Prayers to you all.

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