Campaign extended! Our deadline has passed but you can still help.
Help Don in his journey back from a stroke
$2,475 raised
8% of $30k goal
26 contributors
3 Years running
Our brother, Don Jorden suffered a stroke on October 19, 2013 at the age of 70.  It was a massive stroke that left him paralyzed on his left side.  Although he still has some sight in his left eye, the vision was affected. He lost the sight in ...

Our brother, Don Jorden suffered a stroke on October 19, 2013 at the age of 70.  It was a massive stroke that left him paralyzed on his left side.  Although he still has some sight in his left eye, the vision was affected. He lost the sight in his right eye several years ago. It was a miracle that he survived this stroke.  He had severe swelling and a piece of his skull had to be removed. He contracted a staph infection, a urninary tract infection and pneumonia. He had breathing and feeding tubes.  He was unable to speak. But Don is a fighter and he has a great faith in God. He recovered from the pneumomia and the infections.  He recovered the ablility to breath and eat on his own. He is able to speak and carry on conversations.  It is a blessing to all who know and love Don that he is still in our lives. He works at his physical therapy every day, until the therapists makes him stop.  He is still unable to walk, as the paralysis remains on his left side.

Before the stroke, Don was like the 'energizer bunny'! Always on th go. In the book, Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman, one love language is described as 'Acts of Service.' The description is someone who expresses their love by doing things for another person that makes that other person feel loved and cared for. Don's love language is Acts of Service. He and Dolly have been married for 46 years. (The picture is of Don and Dolly from the summer of 2013)  From the first morning they woke up after the wedding until the morning before his stroke, he made her a cup of coffee and had it waiting for her as soon as she woke up.  He didn't just clean off his windshield when it snowed, he cleaned everyone's that was in th vicinity. When someone needed help moving they called Don. Needed help fixing something, they called Don.  And Don helped!

Don is home, as of February 19, 2013. And now, Don needs help. Helping Don regain mobility in his life would mean the world to him, to hiw wife Dolly, to his two daughters, son-in-laws and his four grandchildren.  It would mean the world to all of his family and friends. Don has always given so much of himself, his love, his time and his help to his family, his friends, his coworkers, to church members and to everyone he met.

When he was in Riverside hospital in Columbus, Ohio, it became very apparent to all of us, how many lives he has touched. Some examples are, one of Don's friends, who lives in Florida, took a flight to Ohio to spend several days at the hospital with Don; a young man who had been in the youth group that Don had been pastor of many years before, drove hours from Tennessee to come see Don for a couple of hours, even though he had to drive straight back for work the same day.  There were so many people whose lives Don had touched that visited and called.

Don and Dolly's home needs to be equipped with a stair lift. There are two ways to enter their home, both involve stairs.  The garage is under the home and from the garage you enter the basement which then has a flight of stairs up to the main floor.  Or from the driveway you go up a gravel path and then up a flight of stairs to the deck and in the door. The stair lift is not a luxury, it is a necessity.  There are other needs as well.  Don was working full time until he had the stroke.  Now he will not be able to work. We truly need your help.

We hope, through your generosity, to be able to raise the funds to meet these needs.

We are offering some tokens of our appreciation, to those who are able and willing to donate to helping our brother Don.

Activity highlights See all27
Follow this campaign to receive updates by email.

Perks

$20 USD
2 choices: Greeting cards or Computer help.
  • 0 claimed
1. GREETING CARDS - a gift account for five greeting cards plus postage. OR 2. VALUABLE computer advice and links from a computer repair technician. Link to a safe site for downloading free virus protection and free malware protection. Instructions on how to run Microsoft on line scans, what to do if your computer is running slow and instructions on how to reset internet explorer.
More ... Less ...

People just like you

People just like you have raised $113,000,000+ for causes they and their friends care about.

Start your own campaign
Recent contributions