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My Dad's Medical Fund

$10,500 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 116 people in 1 month
Created January 11, 2018
I don’t know the best way to go about doing this. Do I make this funny or should I be serious? Should I tell you one of the stories from my childhood or even adulthood that shows you just how big a part of my life my Dad has been? The truth is that I have no idea how to put into words who my Dad, Jeff Ernst, is. He is so many different things for so many different people. For me, he is my Dad as well as my friend. He is an amazing Father-in-law to my husband as well as Grandfather to my Daughter. He helped shape me into the person I am today and I can never thank him enough for that.

One thing I can do is ask for your help. Jeff is currently in the hospital and has been there since Sunday, January 7th. He has had some health struggles in recent years due to some issues he has had with his liver. The doctors have been able to get him to where he is today, but now we are at the point where more aggressive treatments must be done. That brings me to why I am asking for your help. My Dad is the sole income for him as well as my mother who doesn’t work due to her own health issues. The surgery that my Dad will be undergoing means putting a stint into his liver which will help drain the excess blood that is backing up in his liver. One of the side effects of this surgery is that his liver will not be able to filter the blood that is drained which can cause excess toxins into his system which can cause confusion, memory loss, etc. This means that he may not be able to work after the surgery so that is why I am asking for your help.

We don’t know what the future holds but we do know that he needs this surgery. Without it the pressure that builds up in his liver can cause severe internal bleeding which can result in him leaving us way too soon. There are so many unknowns in his future right now, but one certainty is that the mounting hospital bills and time off work can be detrimental as well as be an un-needed stress on him while he is trying to recover.

If you can help even a little bit it is all appreciated and if you can’t if you could just share this it would mean so much to all of us. There are so many people out there that need help and if you could keep my Dad in your thoughts and prayers that would mean the world to us. My Dad has helped so many people in his lifetime whether it was work related, taking pictures of your important life moments or even just lending his time please consider helping him now. He is so many things – a Father, Husband, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle, and Friend so thank you so much for taking the time to read this.







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Good news! Dad is home, he was released earlier today. He is home resting and catching up on sleep. He doesn’t sleep well at the hospital so now that he’s home he can rest and work on getting better. He is still very sore which is to be expected but hopefully the pain should lessen a little each day. I am amazed at his strength. Thank you to everyone that either came to the hospital, called, texted, or reached out in any other way. I will continue to update everyone on his recovery. XOXO
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He’s back in his room now. He’s in some pain but they are managing that. According to him I’m being stingy with the ice chips so his sense of humor is in tact.
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Jeff is out of surgery. The surgeon said it went well and there were no complications. He is currently in recovery and should be brought to his room in a few hours where we are waiting for him. He will probably be very groggy today so if you text and he doesn’t respond that’s why. We don’t know how many days he will need to be here but when I know I will post another update. Thank you for all of the support. XOXO
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Jeff went in for surgery about an hour ago. Everything is going well so far so no real news yet. I’ll let everyone know when I know more.
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Created January 11, 2018
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