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Jackie Stasik's ICU, Ongoing Medical, Family Household Fund

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Organizer: Jeannie & David Woodruff Beneficiary: Kevin & Jackie Stasik

Family, Facebook Friends, PBHS Classmates, Anyone that can Donate ANY $$$ My niece, husband & 4 girls need help to pay rising medical & living expenses as Jackie fights H1N1 in ICU since Nov 1, 2013

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My niece Jackie came down with the flu the end of Oct, A few days later, she went back to the doctor, they saw a patch of Pneumonia in one lung, Two days later, Nov 1st, she was having touble breathing, they rushed her to doctor's office where an xray showed complete "Whiteout" they sent her by ambulance to the hospital where she was admitted to ICU and placed on Oxygen,  5-6 Medicines and differance treatments with no improvments by the next Friday Nov 8th she was placed on a Ventilator and tests confimed she had H1N1. She is now on Tamaflu and few others, The days & weeks that followed have been a roller coaster for Jackie, her husband, who has not left her side, and their 4 girls. 

Jackies progress has been very slow, with setbacks along the way, They have gone from a Bi Vent to a Single Vent system and back. Last Wed they place in a Chest tube & Thursday, Nov 21, they put in a Trach tube, Yesterday, Nov 25th she pulled out her feeding tube, That will be replaced with a Peg tube for feeding now, 

Jackie has a VERY VERY LONG WAY TO GO, even after ICU, Stepdown, and possible Rehab since she has not be sitting up, walking, eating or doing anything on her own for over a month! There is a good chance it could be the 1st of the year! 

Their extended family is scattered all over the US, They need your PRAYERS and your Help to make it through Christmas and New Years is going to be hard! They have had a rough yearand will be Glad to see 2013 behind them!  May GOD BLESS THEM now and make 2014 a MUCH Better year!

Kevin left the Airforce last year, he is coverd by VA, the girls have Medicaid, But Jackie has NO INSURANCE! ( sadly like a lot of us) 
This family is REALLY IN NEED OF YOUR HELP!! ANYTHING will be GREATLY APPRECIATED!! 




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01/02/2014
by Jeannie & David Woodruff

Jackie is OFFICIALLY home now. Resting on the couch and enjoying an Arbys sandwich she was craving

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Kevin Stasik MAJOR UPDATE!!!!   JACKIE 
Jackie is OFFICIALLY home now. Resting on the couch and enjoying an Arbys sandwich she was craving
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01/01/2014
by Jeannie & David Woodruff
Kevin Stasik UPDATE!!!!!!!!
MAJOR NEWS. ... MAJOR NEWS. ... MAJOR NEWS

TODAY (1/1/2014) JACKIE IS HOMEWARD BOUND!!!! She will be sleeping in her own bed tonight. 

God is great. Happy New Year

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    12/29/2013
    by Jeannie & David WoodruffShare This Update!
    http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131228/PC16/131229469/1177/flu-starts-2-month-fight-for-survival-for-woman-facing-800000-plus-medical-bill-without-insurance

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    12/28/2013
    by Jeannie & David Woodruff
    Need: I am asking everyone hand write a letter to petition physical therapy offices to consider Jackie for pro bono therapy/home care. The best one in the area is HealthSouth. Kathy, if you would collect these and forward too me, maybe we can get Jackie quality care when she gets discharged. That discharge by the way could be Monday due to the fact the hospital is anticipating a loss revenue for her care. They only thing she is doing at the hospital is PT and bed pans. Still not walking and very weak. She is still on light oxygen and her trach is healing. Hospital says this can all be done at home. 

    Applied for Medicaid but that takes a long time to approve, especially with Obama care crap going on right now. Physical therapist very unlikely to take with out guaranteed pay. This is why I need the letters to pull at the heart and hopefully fall in the right hands. I hope to get her in HealthSouth but would consider others. Need your help
    5 hours ago
    · Yesterday at 7:57pm 

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    Need: I am asking everyone hand write a letter to petition physical therapy offices to consider Jackie for pro bono therapy/home care. The best one in the area is HealthSouth. Kathy, if you would collect these and forward too me, maybe we can get Jackie quality care when she gets discharged. That discharge by the way could be Monday due to the fact the hospital is anticipating a loss revenue for her care. They only thing she is doing at the hospital is PT and bed pans. Still not walking and very weak. She is still on light oxygen and her trach is healing. Hospital says this can all be done at home. 

    Applied for Medicaid but that takes a long time to approve, especially with Obama care crap going on right now. Physical therapist very unlikely to take with out guaranteed pay. This is why I need the letters to pull at the heart and hopefully fall in the right hands. I hope to get her in HealthSouth but would consider others. Need your help
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    · Yesterday at 7:57pm 
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    12/28/2013
    by Jeannie & David Woodruff
    Kevin Stasik:  UPDATE on JACKIE
    Merry Christmas to all. I want to thank you so incredibly much for the outpouring of gifts for the girls and Jackie and I. You would be so shocked to see what a major turnout there was. Everyone stepped up in a huge way and this turned out to be one of the BIGGEST Christmas days the girls have ever seen. I am so grateful. The biggest part of today is that all the girls commented, even Alaina at 6 years old, the importance of the day is not gifts. It is our God giving us Christ knowing that he would be sacrificing Him for our mistakes. Could you sacrifice your son? For a stranger? A stranger that sinned against you? Wow. This was not lost on our family today. 

    Thank you. 

    Jackie is getting stronger each day and has been moved to a regular diet. She is sitting up on her own and is getting closer to standing. She still has next to no appetite. Something to overcome. They took out her catheter and pick tube. They took off the electrical leads and will removed the feeding tube at the very last moment. She is not using it but just incase. Her oxygen levels are strong. I think even stronger then my own but her lung capacity is low. Hurdle #2) I am hopeful that these next couple weeks get her completing out. 

    Let us pray
    Thank you Father for sparing my wife. I am forever grateful. Thank you for the support you had sent our family. This had been and still is very difficult. You have provided in s time of need and I pray that you continue to do so as the hospital bills start coming in. We need your hand on us Father. Thank you for your son, our Savoir. I also ask that you make it obvious that you have witnessed the good deeds of so many for our benefit. Please allow our family and friends to experience your grace and may you continue to receive all the praise. 

    Amen. 

    Merry Christmas from the Stasik Family
    · December 25 at 10:34pm via



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    Merry Christmas to all. I want to thank you so incredibly much for the outpouring of gifts for the girls and Jackie and I. You would be so shocked to see what a major turnout there was. Everyone stepped up in a huge way and this turned out to be one of the BIGGEST Christmas days the girls have ever seen. I am so grateful. The biggest part of today is that all the girls commented, even Alaina at 6 years old, the importance of the day is not gifts. It is our God giving us Christ knowing that he would be sacrificing Him for our mistakes. Could you sacrifice your son? For a stranger? A stranger that sinned against you? Wow. This was not lost on our family today. 

    Thank you. 

    Jackie is getting stronger each day and has been moved to a regular diet. She is sitting up on her own and is getting closer to standing. She still has next to no appetite. Something to overcome. They took out her catheter and pick tube. They took off the electrical leads and will removed the feeding tube at the very last moment. She is not using it but just incase. Her oxygen levels are strong. I think even stronger then my own but her lung capacity is low. Hurdle #2) I am hopeful that these next couple weeks get her completing out. 

    Let us pray
    Thank you Father for sparing my wife. I am forever grateful. Thank you for the support you had sent our family. This had been and still is very difficult. You have provided in s time of need and I pray that you continue to do so as the hospital bills start coming in. We need your hand on us Father. Thank you for your son, our Savoir. I also ask that you make it obvious that you have witnessed the good deeds of so many for our benefit. Please allow our family and friends to experience your grace and may you continue to receive all the praise. 

    Amen. 

    Merry Christmas from the Stasik Family
    · December 25 at 10:34pm via


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    12/21/2013
    by Jeannie & David Woodruff
    Spent some time on the phone this morning with Jackie.  Amazing what she went thru from her side of reality...as far as being on all those meds and in a sedation state...we sat on this side of it which seemed bad enough....but her side was alot tougher in that she could hear or feel but couldnt see....which made it all pretty scary!! Ugh....wish I could have switched places with her so she didnt go through all of this....but God knows what He is doing...and like Kevin, I am going to be amazed what we hear from all this as far as how God touched each and everyone of our lives in some way....Praising God and Thanking Him for blessing me and allowing us to keep Jackie for a little more time!!!  

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    Karen Vargo Chmieleski
    Spent some time on the phone this morning with Jackie.  Amazing what she went thru from her side of reality...as far as being on all those meds and in a sedation state...we sat on this side of it which seemed bad enough....but her side was alot tougher in that she could hear or feel but couldnt see....which made it all pretty scary!! Ugh....wish I could have switched places with her so she didnt go through all of this....but God knows what He is doing...and like Kevin, I am going to be amazed what we hear from all this as far as how God touched each and everyone of our lives in some way....Praising God and Thanking Him for blessing me and allowing us to keep Jackie for a little more time!!!  
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    12/20/2013
    by Jeannie & David WoodruffShare This Update!
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    Merry Christmas
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    12/20/2013
    by Jeannie & David Woodruff
    UPDATE : WOW!!GOD IS GREAT!  HE HAS WORKED A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!!! 
    ( this was a text from KEVIN few mins ago!!)

    Jackie after 45 days in the ICU has been moved to room 430 and it is much nicer in here. She can now talk and is using her cell phone. She passed her swallow test with flying colors and will be trying real food soon. She is not ready yet for a bunch of visitors, she will let kevin know when she feels up to visitors. Thank u everyone for ur  continuous prayers. She says praise Jesus!!!!!  She is still tires easily and is sleeping now
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    12/20/2013
    by Jeannie & David Woodruff
    Karen Vargo Chmieleski
    I was out at a friends house last night and I dont get cell service there...if anything it eats the battery of my phone....so on my way home I was in service range and my phone beeped letting me know I had msgs, and calls etc... I got home and I listened to my voice mail and I heard the most beautiful voice I could imagine.....It was my sister Jackie.....I cried and cried and when I tried to call back my phone died and I had to charge it.. I saw around midnight when I woke up that another two calls came in while charging from Kevin.....and I cried again....I am going to try to call her this morning and talk with her.....couldnt ask for a better Christmas gift than to hear the sound of her voice......I love you too Jackie!!!!


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    Karen Vargo Chmieleski
    I was out at a friends house last night and I dont get cell service there...if anything it eats the battery of my phone....so on my way home I was in service range and my phone beeped letting me know I had msgs, and calls etc... I got home and I listened to my voice mail and I heard the most beautiful voice I could imagine.....It was my sister Jackie.....I cried and cried and when I tried to call back my phone died and I had to charge it.. I saw around midnight when I woke up that another two calls came in while charging from Kevin.....and I cried again....I am going to try to call her this morning and talk with her.....couldnt ask for a better Christmas gift than to hear the sound of her voice......I love you too Jackie!!!!

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    12/18/2013
    by Jeannie & David Woodruff
    Kevin Stasik
    UPDATE ...  ICU DAY # 49  
    No step down today. The ICU doctors and nurses have become emotionally invested in her recovery and don't want to let her go. They took her outside again today and doctors and nurses came from near and far too see her. Nurses that don't even work in the ICU came out. One doctor even drove over from his office just to see her. They will be sending her to step down very soon though. 

    SHE IS TALKING TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They placed a oneway valve in her trach to allow her to move air past her voice box. 

    The very first thing she said was to make sure I thank you all for the prayers and support you have sent our way. She is praying that God take care of each of your families this Christmas. When I told her about the financial help from all parts of the country, she said Thank you and signed "I love you". 

    Her is a picture of her taken today outside. May God bless you all and if you are traveling, please remember that it is more important to get there safe then to get there fast.
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    UPDATE ...  ICU DAY # 49  
    No step down today. The ICU doctors and nurses have become emotionally invested in her recovery and don't want to let her go. They took her outside again today and doctors and nurses came from near and far too see her. Nurses that don't even work in the ICU came out. One doctor even drove over from his office just to see her. They will be sending her to step down very soon though. 

    SHE IS TALKING TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They placed a oneway valve in her trach to allow her to move air past her voice box. 

    The very first thing she said was to make sure I thank you all for the prayers and support you have sent our way. She is praying that God take care of each of your families this Christmas. When I told her about the financial help from all parts of the country, she said Thank you and signed "I love you". 

    Her is a picture of her taken today outside. May God bless you all and if you are traveling, please remember that it is more important to get there safe then to get there fast.
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    12/17/2013
    by Jeannie & David Woodruff

    Kevin Stasik
    Update for day #48
    Today was another terrific day for my bride. Not only did she maintain high oxygen levels in her blood, but she was able to finally start expelling lots of the gunk in her lungs to enable them to get even stronger. The really neat news today. ?..

    Wait for it. ?.. Ready?

    They took her outside!!! That's right. It was a beautiful South Carolina day in the mid 60s and she was in her recliner in her room. Then her occupational therapist decided.... Hey let's go out side. So they rolled her out the emergency exit right by her room and she was able to get some fresh air. She actually was still on her trach with and oxygen tank but she did get to feel the warm sun on her face. She loved it. It was only about 15 min or so but what a difference.

    Today (Tues) also might have been her last full day in ICU. Tomorrow might be the day for a move to the step down room. 

    May God receive the glory!

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    Kevin Stasik
    Update for day #48
    Today was another terrific day for my bride. Not only did she maintain high oxygen levels in her blood, but she was able to finally start expelling lots of the gunk in her lungs to enable them to get even stronger. The really neat news today. ?..

    Wait for it. ?.. Ready?

    They took her outside!!! That's right. It was a beautiful South Carolina day in the mid 60s and she was in her recliner in her room. Then her occupational therapist decided.... Hey let's go out side. So they rolled her out the emergency exit right by her room and she was able to get some fresh air. She actually was still on her trach with and oxygen tank but she did get to feel the warm sun on her face. She loved it. It was only about 15 min or so but what a difference.

    Today (Tues) also might have been her last full day in ICU. Tomorrow might be the day for a move to the step down room. 

    May God receive the glory!
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    12/16/2013
    by Jeannie & David Woodruff
    Kevin Stasik
    Tentatively, Jackie will be moving to the step down unit on Wednesday!!!!!. She will still be on the trach but with a mask just to make sure she is getting high quality oxygen to her weak lungs. 
    Praising God for his continued strength and grace.

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    Kevin Stasik
    Tentatively, Jackie will be moving to the step down unit on Wednesday!!!!!. She will still be on the trach but with a mask just to make sure she is getting high quality oxygen to her weak lungs. 
    Praising God for his continued strength and grace.
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    12/16/2013
    by Jeannie & David Woodruff
    Kevin Stasik
    According to the hospitalist doc, if everything stays on track, Jackie could be out of the ICU in 3 days. That means day 50 might be her day to move into a step down room!!!!

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    Karen Mae Brown Riggin YAY! Aiming my prayers for it!!
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    Janet Sue Davis Keep it up and she might be home for Christmas. Never give up hope!!!
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    Brandi Banks Garris Bristling with excitement!!!!!! Go Jackie!!!!
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    Valerie Connell That is awesome.....
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    Samantha Sammons That is totally awesome news....... 
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    John Whitehead That is awesome!!! Prayers continuing for the healing!!!
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    Dave Woodruff Great News !!!!
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    Melissa Michelle Gray With God ALL things are possible : )
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    Karen Vargo Chmieleski Wonderful! God is good!
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    Kathy Phelan DeLauro Fantastic news!!!!
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    Marleta B. Shadduck Praise the Lord!!
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    Pam Askey Stocker Praying to God this is the case! 
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    12/16/2013
    by Jeannie & David Woodruff
    Kevin stasik:      ICU Day#47
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    12/15/2013
    by Jeannie & David Woodruff
    Watching GOD AT WORK PERFORMING HIS CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!!!!!!!

    Kevin Stasik Her oxygen just went to 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Kevin Stasik I just shared the post with her and she signed "I LOVE YOU" to everyone.
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    12/15/2013
    by Jeannie & David Woodruff

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