Help Tim Bring Mary Ellen Home

For: Mary Ellen Jakubisin
Fairview Park, OH
Organizer: Mark Corcoran
$80,315
of $82,950 goal.
Raised by 443 donors
96% Complete
This fundraiser is not active at this time.

The Story

Mary Ellen – wife, mother of 6, sister, friend. Please help Tim bring her home.

This past December, Mary Ellen and her husband Tim traveled to England with their three youngest children to comfort Mary Ellen's sister. While there, Mary Ellen experienced what doctors described as brain bleeds.This set off a series of events that culminated in admission to a hospital in England where Mary Ellen experienced seizures that left her unable to speak or move. While doctors cared for her in England,  physicians of the Cleveland Clinic were consulted on her care.

Through God’s grace and with the support of a multitude of prayers, Mary Ellen regained some speech and movement. She smiled at her sister, verbally affirmed that she was in pain, responded to a command to squeeze her hand, and lovingly recognized Tim.

Mary Ellen was transported via a MetroHealth Hospitals life-flight from England to the Cleveland Clinic for further care. This fundraiser is to offset the $86,000 cost of the life-flight from England to Cleveland, Ohio.

Those who know Mary Ellen, knows that she is a light at the heart of her family. Her life is based in love and faith. Whether you are able to donate at this time or not, your prayers for Mary Ellen and her family are most welcome and deeply appreciated.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 13, 2017

Posted on January 13, 2017

All, the Jakubisin family has been incredibly moved by the generousity of their parish, neighbors, family, and long time acquaintances. Even grade school,  high school and college chums have sent in well wishes, prayers and donations. The donations crossed over $80,000 yesterday and the family said that was enough! Amazing. In less than two weeks! Thank you all so much. Especially meaningful were the promises of prayers and encouragement to 'stay strong'. May God bless our community and draw us close to each other.

Mary Ellen is doing well in rehab. A picture with her and her children was just posted. She was told that she should be steady enough to go home by next Wednesday, 18th. Then she will continue out patient rehab. If things go well she can resume driving in six months. We are greatfull for her strong recovery and the whole human team; pilots, doctors, nurses, therapists, nutritionists, prayer warriors, meal train volunteers who have made the body of Christ visible in so many ways. Thank you! God's blessings!

Posted on January 13, 2017

Posted on January 13, 2017

YouCaring said it has been three days since the last update to the fundraiser. Therefore for those interested in an update, the attached link is to a (long!) letter of thanks and reflection from Dan, one of Tim and Mary's children.

http://tinyurl.com/MaryEllen-ThankYou

Posted on January 7, 2017

Posted on January 7, 2017

ANGELS QUIETLY WORKING ON THE FRONT

We can be especially proud of the staff and crew of the MetroHealth Medical Center, in particular, Dr. Craig Bates at MetroHealth Medical Center and the Metro LifeFlight crew that coordinated her transfer and flew her home.  Dr. Bates is the director of Metro LifeFlight and he personally spent several days over his holiday making phone calls and arranging Mary Ellen's international transfer.  MetroHealth Medical Center made the whole transfer possible.  Without them, Mary Ellen would still be in England.

Thank you for your dedication and life saving efforts.

P.S. We were able to obtain some photos of the Mary Ellen's flight operation. These have been made available in the photo section of this YOUCARE.COM site.

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