Frey Family Fundraiser

For: Chris & Kim Frey & Family
United States
Organizer: Kathy Schaeffer
$13,960
of $15,000 goal.
Raised by 186 donors
93% Complete
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The Story

On Oct 23,2016 -  42 year old Chris Frey was flown to the hospital after suffering a massive heart attack. Chris's heart was damaged extensively so a bypass was not possible, therefore the decision was made to place him on life support systems in order to consider the possibility of a heart transplant. Chris has also been started on kidney dialysis. Chris is a loving husband to Kim Frey and loving father of 2 children (Tanae & Tavian) who are only 12 years old.

In spite of this unexpected tragedy, the mortgage and household bills still must be paid. There is also added financial burden whenever a situation like this occurs to any family. Loss of income and additional expenses should not be an added burden at a time when the focus should be on the treatment, recovery and well being of this entire family during this time. And let’s not forget the holidays are just around the corner as well.

Can you find it in your caring heart to help ease unnecessary stress for this family so that they can focus on Chris?? All donations will be used to offset lost income to cover mortgage, daily bills and any medical or travelling expenses during Chris’ hospitalization and recovery. All donations, regardless of size will help and will be greatly appreciated. If you are not able to make a monetary donation, please keep the FREY family in your thoughts and prayers through what will be a long hard journey toward recovery. On behalf of the family, THANK YOU!!!!!!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 23, 2017

Posted on February 23, 2017

After 4 long hard months, Chris is finally at home. Although he still has a long road of rehabilitation toward a possible heart transplant in the future, he and his family are thankful for the progress made so far as well as the amazing support of their family. Friends, co-workers and everyone else thus far. Continued support and prayers through this journey are still very much appreciated!!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️

Posted on January 16, 2017

Posted on January 16, 2017

Detailed update from Kim on Jan 16,2017 (Lengthy but worth the read): Chris was extubated on Jan 6 and continues to be without the aid of a breathing tube and will continue like this as long as he continues with his different breathing exercises. He is currently getting hemo dialysis 3 days a week to help filter his kidneys. He is currently still on the feeding tube but was told today that he can start having small amounts of clear liquid from a spoon. Due to several attempts of removing the intubation tube and having to re-intubate, his esophagus/swallow is very weak and the doctors are cautious to prevent Chris getting aspiration pneumonia if the food/drink would go to his lungs. He is still experiencing minor ICU delirium but that is improving as well. Chris continues to work very hard, tires quickly but continues to impress Drs. and Nurses with his progress during physical, occupational, respiratory and speech therapy considering the long journey he has had thus far. TODAY was the first day that the kids were able to see and speak to their dad in almost 3 months. Chris feels like he has lost a full year of his life. Although still taking one day at a time, they can not thank everyone enough for all the love, prayers and support and ask that you continue to do so as they continue on this daily journey toward more recovery!!!

Posted on January 9, 2017

Posted on January 9, 2017

Jan 8th update and info: We will be holding an auction and dance on January 28 to continue to raise $$ for the Frey family since this is a long term loss of work while Chris continues to makes small steps toward improvement. We would like to thank those who have supported this effort so far and also invite you to join us for the dance. There are only 200 tickets available for sale and they are going fast so please contact us asap if interested. Ticket purchase is not required for Chinese Auction being held prior to dance. And as always, your prayers are greatly appreciated!!

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