John Reese Fund

Created 11.18.2016 by Community Benefit Tree

$62,262.00 of $150,000.00 goal raised
41.51%
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  • Supporters

    Supporters

    Faith Sponsor

    • Jon Meidam
    • Miles & Susan Meidam
    • Appleton Fire Department Benevolence.jpg - Appleton
    • American Grand- Neenah
    • David & Judith Simon
    • Jason Hansen & Sarah Terry
    • Sue & Alan Tetzlaff
    • Jay & Theresa Thomas
    • Wayne & Marilyn
    • Jeremy & Lindsey Stitch
    • Pierce Manufacturing - Appleton
    • Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc - Appleton

    Fire Sponsor

    • North Star Asset Management, Inc - Menasha
    • Mark & Mary Pozolinski
    • Omni Glass & Paint - Oshkosh
    • Keith & Patricia Propson
    • Joseph & Grace Martin
    • Scott & Jody Fox
    • Mark Seidl
    • Mark & Ann Steinmetz
    • MEI Total Elevator Solutions

    Hope Sponsor

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    • James & Cathy Stitch
    • Chris & Kathleen Wadina
    • Joshua Krueger
    • Chris Larkee
    • Jack & Kathy Anderson
    • Evelyn Ellis
    • Katie Hailey
    • Leigh Ellis
    • Douglas & Jill Werch
    • Thomas Dolores Horner
    • Thrivent

    Courage Sponsor

    Apple Blossom Orchard and Market.jpg - Blackcreek

    • Todd Hanson
    • M Louise Aylward
    • Willca, Inc - Neenah
    • Charles Stannard
    • Tony Devine
    • Mark Ignatowski
    • Renne Early
    • Compass Christainm Coaching LLC - Appleton
    • Mark Serath
    • Grand Chute Professional Firefighters Local 3665 - Grand Chute
    • Robert Schiro
    • James & Carol Andersen
    • John & Patty Belongea
    • Mark & Lisa Elsner
    • Children Dental Center, S.C. - Oshkosh
    • Pat Wilhite
    • Judith Jensen Bero
    • Nancy Stroh
    • Terrance & Sheryl Graf
    • Helen Mueller
    • George & Nona Ratajczak
    • Ritsema Rewvocable Trust
    • Kristin Viduski
    • Julio & Karen Morice
    • Dave & Sheila Bartol
    • Mike, Elizabeth, Laura Sipin
    • Adam Reese
    • Dorene & Fredrick Sense
    • Lorraine Mueller
    • NE & WE Ulman
    • Terry & Jean Ecker
    • Janet Lange
    • Jean & Francis Kopecky
    • Mary & James O'Neil
    • Gery & Marie Farrell
    • Two Rivers Fire Fighters - Two Rivers
    • J. Harvey Contracting - Neenah
    • Jocelyn Hanson
    • Don Stitch
    • Timothy & Lynn Dimpfl Suess
    • Michael & Maren Pekarske
    • Horizon Community Credit Union - Green Bay
    • Debra Stitch
    • Dr. Thomas & Jeanne Van Sistine
    • Randall & Jilene Bricco
    • Leslie & Lorna Kasten
    • Ellen Skatrud
    • Conrad Creative Group LLC - Green Bay
    • Professional Fire Fighters for Community Outreach, Assistance and Safety, Inc Local - Waukesha
    • Jan & Kirk Johnston
    • Oshkosh Area Community Foundation - Oshkosh
    • Woodland Surgery Center, LLC - Appleton
    • Ted & Kathleen Van Grinsven
    • Harley & Julie Green
    • Bryan & Adina Kassube
    • Ted & Kathleen Van Grinsven
    • Harley & Julie Green
    • Helen Limberg
    • Donna Nelessen
    • Charles & Susan Bongert
    • Donald & Marjorie Tennie

    Business Sponsor

    • Zen - Appleton
    • Weater Vane - Menasha
    • Door County Winery - Carlsville
    • Home Depot - Grand Chute
    • Fratello - Appleton
    • Aubum Bluffs Golf Course - Campbellsort
    • Walgreens - Neenah
    • Pick 'n Save - Neenah
    • Newstyle Salon - Appleton
    • Wisconsin Hospitality Group - Waukesha
    • Grapevine ll - Neenah
    • ForestView Dental S.C. - Appleton
    • Papa Murphy's - Kaukauna
    • Groungd Round - Neenah
    • Bridgewood Platform Tennis - Neenah
    • Scheels - Appleton
    • Club Liquor - Menasha
    • T.G.I. Friday - Appleton
    • Schmalz Landscaping & Garden Center - Appleton
    • Botanical Indulgence - Neenah
    • Manor Care - Appleton
    • Manderfields - Appleton
    • Herring Clark and Spine
    • Theda Clark
    • The Center
    • Refine MD
    • Urban Evolution
    • Murray Roberts CPA
    • Morgan Stanely
    • Century Oaks
    • Bergstrom Auto
    • Grape Vine
    • Wolf River Game Farm - Shiocton
    • Dairy Queen - Appleton
    • The 10th Frame Sports Bar - Appleton
    • CEDAR Ridge Crafts & Gifts - Neenah
    • Merrill Area Community Enrihment - Merrill
    • Apple Blossom Orchard & Market - Black Creek
    • Adagio Therapy - Appleton
    • Garden to Doorstep Organics
    • The Hang Up Gallery - Neenah
    • Hampton Inn - Appleton
    • Planet Fitness - Appleton
    • Dancewear Now - Green Bay
    • Woodland Surgery Center, LLC - Appleton

    Individual Sposnor

    • Richard & Mary Lingnowski
    • Todd & Mary Dannen
    • L & C Conrad
    • Dan Reese
    • Pat & Kurt Kinader
    • Dana Klohs
    • Paul & Jolene Moran
    • Tom Laselle
    • Katie McMahon
    • Bob & Betty Dombroski
    • Robert & Mary Smith
    • Merlin & Carolyn Zimmer
    • Judith Watters
    • Ronald & Nora Tank
    • James & Loraine Henes
    • Leon & Dolores Quigly
    • Charles & June Kocken
    • Virginia Van Boxtel
    • Robert & Doris Andre
    • Mary Kay Dodson
    • Gregory Strenski
    • Jody Kelder
    • Bob & Shelia Hallada
    • Joyce Lee
    • Bernard & Eunice Green
    • Thomas & Joyce Unken
    • Bonnie Millunzi
    • Dan & Mary Malcore
    • Lorraine Mueller
    • Lori Luther
    • Audrey Gottgetreu
    • Audrey Tysver
    • Paul Williams
    • Pat Sorenson
    • Sandy Dixon
    • Ann Chipman
    • Dan Reese
    • Theresa Thomas
    • Tom & Louise Dreler
    • Chris & Kari Schuelke
    • Robert & Joanne Kind
    • Ellen Hanlon
    • Jane Kulibert
    • Daniel & Cesleste Selleck
    • Alan Schultz
    • Roger & Sherri Huff
    • Christine Lehrer
    • Laurel Patterson
    • Daniel & Donna Feucht
    • Diane Douglas Verrier
    • Yvette Broeske
    • Thomas & A Lindell Nabbefeld
    • Jeffrey & Michele Nelessen
    • Robert &Janice Brogan
    • Betty Heckman
    • Amy Renon
    • Elizabeth Leffel
    • Daniel & Catherine Reese
    • Deborah Wingate
    • Bryan & Adina Kassube
    • James & Angela Van Grinsven
  • View Letter

Overview

John Reese, a 42-year-old father of two children, broke his neck in a diving accident and suffered a tragic spinal cord injury 14 years ago when he was a firefighter with the City of Appleton. John was diagnosed with high-level quadriplegia and is rendered completely paralyzed from the shoulders down. Initially, John wanted to move back into his own house to be together with his family. He would've been able to coordinate his own care,therapy and staffing patterns through supportive home health care services. However, that scenario was not to be. Ever since the accident, John has lived in a variety of assisted-living facilities.Over the course of time, John has lived with a diverse population of residents with a vast array of needs. John looks to the Lord for strength and has been serving the residents in these care communities by helping them in diverse ways. His positive attitude and faith in God has remained strong, even after a pressure sore developed in the summer of 2015 after a catastrophic wheelchair cushion failure. He is still suffering from this terrible pressure ulcer and a surgery is planned. With the help of his doctors, John hopes to rehab and heal up soon. John has been forced to move several times because of the multiple changes in ownership of the assisted-living facilities he's lived in. Once again, John was recently issued a notice of involuntary discharge -- This is basically an eviction. With donations of land and architectural skills, plans are underway to build a permanent home for John in the Fox Valley area. John has a loving, passionate heart as a father and considers being a parent the greatest job responsibility in the world. John is hopeful that this dream will be realized because it would give him the security and stability of living in his own home, together with room for his children. All of John's income goes towards his cost of care. Without your help the financial challenges will be insurmountable.

‘Celebration of Support’ for John Reese

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