Keep Pluggin’ Away in Supporting Al & Tessie

Created 05.18.2017 by Community Benefit Tree

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August 26, 2017

Keep Pluggin’ Away in Supporting Al & Tessie at Van Abel's

Kaukauna, WI

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    Supporters

    Faith

    • Quality Contact Lens - Green Bay
    • Way-Lyn Trucking Inc - Greenleaf
    • Kocourek Brothers - Reedsville

    Hope

    • Circle Bar Heifer Ranch, LLC - Satanta , KS
    • Cornette Farm Supply, Inc. - Madison
    • Community Foundation within the Brillion Area Family of Funds - Brillion
    • River City Realtors - Green Bay
    • Dvorachek Farm & Industry - Brillion
    • Vanderloop Equipment - Brillion
    • Catholic Financial Chapter 189 - Greenleaf
    • Silver Maples Farm - Greenleaf
    • GVD Feed Covers LLC - Brillion

    Love

    • Schmidt Buildling and Equipment, LLC - Kaukauna
    • C.A. Tesch Equipment LLC - Brillion
    • Wrightstown Dental LLC - Wrightstown
    • Ag Electrical Services, LLC - Brillion
    • Fox Structures Inc - Kaukauna
    • Gary Kaster - Green Bay
    • KB Fuel Corporation - Greenleaf
    • Animart LLC - Beaver Dam
    • VandeHey Brantmeier-Chilton
    • Holland Transportation LLC - Kaukauna
    • Gary & Myrna Ebert
    • Cecilia Hoelzel
    • Bosma Chiropractic LLC - Wrightstown
    • Wayne Hafeman
    • Jenna Ryan

    Courage

    • Abts Bou-Matic - New Franken
    • Freedom Overhead Doors, LLC - Freedom
    • Alternative Animal Bedding LLC - Whitelaw
    • Nolan Insurance Agency, LLC - Brandon
    • Valley Veterinary Clinic, S.C. - Seymour
    • Schmidt Boat Lifts & Docks, Inc. - Kaukauna
    • Greenleaf Wayside Bank - Greenleaf
    • Humana Foundation - Lexington, KY
    • Drexel Building Supplies - Wrightstown
    • Quiet Crest Farm, LLC - Greenleaf
    • Keller - Kaukauna
    • Noah Geurts & Teri Diny
    • Mitchell Abbett & Brenda Cartier
    • Alliance Construction and Design, Inc. - Wrightstown
    • NVC Vet Supply, Inc. - Ripon
    • Neurology & Rehabilitation Center - Green Bay
    • Beez Trucking LLC - Greenleaf
    • Jason & Julie Ossmann
    • Lawrence & Marlene Juneau, Jr.
    • Wayne & Paula Micke
    • David Krutz
    • Richard/Judy Marx
    • Robert Zarter
    • Gene & Kathy Micke
    • John & Char Brittnacher
    • Tom & Mary Kay Trudeau
    • Tom Trudeau
    • Mark & Bonnie Evel
    • Jim & Rose Smits
    • Jim & Susan Schmidt
    • Greenleaf Wrightstown Optimist - Greenleaf
    • Kathy Kindrick
    • Anne Gerrits
    • Kathryn Hardtke
    • Richard Binish
    • Debra Miller

    Individual Donations

    • Unison Credit Union - Kaukauna
    • James Downey
    • Thomas & Jean Marsch
    • Dale & Cynthia Marx
    • Janice Vande Hey
    • Joe & Cecilia Jacobs
    • Marty & Linda Nackers
    • Ed Byrne
    • Joe & Donna Martzahl
    • Anna Elwell/Carla Propson
    • Steve Tyink
    • Art & Therese VandeHey
    • Steve & Abbey Rewolinski
    • John & Mary Van Gheem
    • Ian Smith
    • Randall Meidl
    • Linda Nelson
    • Sue Kees
    • Kevin Diedrick
    • Rebecca Carrier
    • Debbie VanderHeiden
    • Paul & Diane Ruhland
    • Trudie & Cliff Strenn
    • Margaret Phillip

    Item Donations

    • Mid Vallee Golf course, Inc. - De Pere
    • Simply Nicole Designs - Neenah
    • Hydroclean Equipment Inc. - De Pere
    • Happy Joe's Pizza - Green Bay
    • Ambrosius Studios - Green Bay
    • Amy Nail Salon - Kaukauna
    • Badger Sports Park - Appleton
    • Badger State Brewing - Green Bay
    • Beck-Thibodeau Chiropractic - Appleton
    • Brett Favre Steakhouse - Green Bay
    • Butch's Pizza - Kimberly
    • Carsten's Ace Hardware - Kaukauna
    • Chives Restaurant - Suamico
    • Cobblestone Inn - Brillion
    • CoffeeIcon Superstore - Green Bay
    • Country Visions - Reedsville
    • Countryside Golf Club - Kaukauna
    • Cousins Subs - Green Bay
    • Cranky Pats - Green Bay
    • Cravings - Home of Kristy's Kakes - Whitelaw
    • D2 Sports Pub - Green Bay
    • De Greef Ends Here - Greenleaf
    • De Pere Greenhouse - De Pere
    • DePere Cinema - De Pere
    • Dick's Family Foods. - Wrightstown
    • Dorothy Verbeten
    • Frame of Mind
    • Gallagher's Pizza - De Pere
    • GameDay Sports Media & Marketing -Troutdale, OR
    • Goodine Massage and Wellness, LLC
    • Graysone Ale House - De Pere
    • Green Bay Bullfrogs - Green Bay
    • Green Bay Packers - Green Bay
    • Greenleaf Landscaping & Gardens - Greenleaf
    • Gruetts - Potter
    • Hardees -
    • High Cliff Public Golf Course - Sherwood
    • Huhot - Appleton
    • Irish Waters - Kaukauna
    • Ivy Trails Gifts & Gardens - Green Bay
    • Julie's Cafe & Catering - De Pere
    • Kaukauna Family Restaurant - Kaukauna
    • Keggers - Green Bay
    • Kesslers Diamonds - Appleton
    • Landermans Family Restaurant - Kaukauna
    • Longhorn Steakhouse - Green Bay
    • Mackinaw's Grill & Spirits - Green Bay
    • Main Event Steakhouse - Little Chute
    • Marco's Pizza - Green Bay
    • Marco's Smokin' BBQ - Brillion
    • Margarita's - Green Bay
    • McDonald's - Brillion
    • Mid Vallee Golf Course, Inc. - De Pere
    • Mr Golf - De Pere
    • Neville Public Museum - Green Bay
    • New Style Salon - De Pere
    • Nicolet Restaurant - De Pere
    • Norby's Meats - Seymour
    • Oak Street Cafe - De Pere
    • Old Chicago - Green Bay
    • Olive Garden - Appleton
    • Papa Murphy's - Kaukauna
    • Pine River Dairy - Manitowoc
    • Planet Fitness (GB West) - Green Bay
    • Prime Quarter - Green Bay
    • Railway Junction - Forest Junction
    • Randy's Central - Brillion
    • Red Ox Seafood & Steakhouse - Appleton
    • Robinson Heating & Cooling - De Pere
    • Romy's Nitingale - Black Creek
    • Scheels - Appleton
    • Seroogy's Chocolate - De Pere
    • Simon Cheese - Appleton
    • Western Raquet - Green Bay
    • Texas Roadhouse - Green Bay
    • The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley - Green Bay
    • The Granary - Sherwood
    • The Oilerie - Green Bay
    • The Outpost - Sherwood
    • Timsan's Japanese Steak House - Green Bay
    • Titletown Brewing Green Bay
    • Two of a Kind - Kaukauna
    • Village Hearthsone - Hilbert
    • Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - Appleton
    • YMCA-Green Bay
    • Zesty's - De Pere
    • Metal Art of Wisconsin - Manitowoc
    • Pagoni's Pizza - Kaukauna
    • Chilton Funiture - Chilton
    • Pedritti Power Yoga - DePere
    • Tom's Drive In - Appleton
    • Hill Top Bakery - Kaukauna
    • Hanna's Nails & Salon - Kaukauna
    • Comedy City - DePere
    • Orthopedic Spines Therapy - Brillion
    • Brillion Community Center - Brillion
    • Sky Zone Trampoline Park - Appleton
    • Green Bay Distillery - Green Bay
    • Captain's Walk Winery - Green Bay
    • Koko Sushi Bar - GreenBay
    • Signature Landscapes, LLC - Whitelaw
    • Salon 3 Sixty - Brillion
    • Cline-Hanson Funeral Home - New London
    • D&D Equipment - Chilton
    • DePere Hardware - DePere
    • The Waters of Minocqua - Minocqua
    • PDW Car Wash - Green Bay
    • Cobblestone Creek Dining & Banquet - Brillion
    • Goodine Massage & Wellness LLC - Green Bay
    • Wayne & Shelly Maertz
    • Simply by Nicole - Neenah
    • Cassie Zirbel
    • Kwik Trip - Brillion
    • Van Drisse Chiropractic Center - DePere
    • Out-O-Town Supper Club - Kaukauna
    • Not by Bread Alone - Green Bay
    • Get Air Trampoline Park - Green Bay
    • Roehborn Meats - Brillion
    • Schmalz Landscaping - Appleton
    • Grazies - Green Bay
    • Buffalo Wild Wings - Green Bay
    • Moe's Southwest Grill - Green Bay
    • Ridgeview Liquor - Green Bay
    • Marcus Theaters - Green Bay
    • Sky View Club - Kaukauna
    • Milwaukee Burger Compay - Appleton
    • Red Lobster - Appleton
    • Uno Pizzeria & Grill - Appleton
    • Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery - Jacksonport
    • Von Stiehl Winery - Algoma
    • Port O' Call - Kewaunee
    • Havegard Birdfeed Outlet - Sturgeon Bay
    • The Children's Museum of Green Bay - Green Bay
    • Peninsula Players - Fish Creek
    • Original Austin's - Green Bay
    • SAP - Appleton
    • Island Sushi - DePere
    • Melts with You/Green Room Lounge - DePere
    • Karate America - Appleton
    • St Brendan's Inn - Green Bay
    • VanVreede's - Appleton
    • The Cannery - Green Bay
    • Lamers Dairy, Inc - Appleton
    • Paint U Something - Fox Cities
    • Vern's Cheese - Chilton
    • Shade Today - Appleton
    • Colonial House - Appleton
    • Hilly Haven Golf Course - DePere
    • Stillmark Brewing Co - Green Bay
    • Commando Paintball Sports - Little Suamico
    • Sluggers Sports Bar - Appleton
    • Brilliont Blooms - Brillion
    • Woodman's Markets - Janesville
    • Western Raquet - Green Bay
    • Robinson Heating & Cooling - De Pere
    • New Style Salon - De Pere
    • Marco's Pizza - Green Bay
    • Margarita's - Green Bay
    • Railway Junction - Brillion
    • Texas Roadhouse - Green Bay
    • Old Chicago - Green Bay
    • The Oilerie - Green Bay
    • Chives Restaurant - Suamico
    • Two of a Kind - Kaukauna
    • McDonald's - Brillion
    • Marco's Smokin' BBQ - Brillion
    • DePere Cinema - De Pere
    • Cranky Pats - Green Bay
    • Mackinaw's Grill & Spirits - Green Bay
    • Gruetts - Potter
    • De Greef Ends Here - Greenleaf
    • Cousins Subs - Green Bay
    • Randy's Central - Brillion
    • Friends & Family of Bob Heimerl Sr
    • Hilly Haven Golf Course - De Pere
    • Stillmark Brewing Co - Green Bay
    • Commando Paintball Sports - Little Suamico
    • Sluggers Sports Bar - Appleton
    • Harmann Studios - De Pere
    • Brilliont Blooms - Brillion
    • Jen Nies - Hot Heads Salon - Brillion
    • Hardware Plus LLC - Brillion
    • Portrait Innovations
    • Tadych's EconoFoods - Brillion
    • Milwaukee Brewers
    • Ricos Family Restaurant - Kaukauna
    • Hollandtown BP - Kaukauna
    • Golden Corral - Green Bay
    • Fleet Farm - Appleton
    • Title Chaser - De Pere
    • It Works - De Pere
    • De Pere Y-Mart - De Pere
    • Anduzzi's Sports Club - Ashwaubenon
    • Hardee's - Appleton
    • Harbour Village Resort - Sturgeon Bay
    • Schartrer's Farm Market - Egg Harbor
    • Wander Springs Golf Course - Greenleaf
    • High Cliff Golf Course - Sherwood
    • Just Stop In - De Pere
    • Embellished Salon & Spa - Potter
    • Verve Credit Union - Brillion
    • Kees Insurance - Brillion
    • Bakkheia Wine Bar - Brillion
    • Eis Implement - Two Rivers
    • The Carpenter - Little Chute
    • Carsten's Ace Hardware - Kaukauna
    • Mike's Popcorn - Kaukauna
    • Weyer's - Kaukauna
    • Luna Cafe - De Pere
    • Country Inn & Suites - Little Chute
    • Johnson Bank - De Pere
    • Heirloom Kitchen - Brillion
    • Drift Inn - De Pere
    • Bill Clancy Family
    • Megan Raye
    • Joey Ds Embroidery - Brillion
    • Great Harvest Bread - De Pere
    • Breadsmith - Green Bay
    • Van Abels - Kaukauna
    • Slammer Inn - Greenleaf
    • Justin & Becki Brantmeier
    • Keary & Brad Lamers
    • D&G Restaurant - Greenleaf
    • Valley Transit - Appleton
    • Ethel's - Brillion
    • School Specialty - Greenville
    • Green Bay Art
  • Items We Need

    Items We Need

    The team could use your help with the following items:

    • Theme Baskets
    • Scratch off Lottery Tickets
    • Booze bottles
    • Wine bottles
    • IPAD
  • View Letter

Overview

Al and Tessie Micke have been married for almost 40 years, have four adult children and are grandparents to six beautiful grandchildren. In July of 2012, Tessie suffered a brain aneurysm. Her recovery was long and difficult, but eventually she was able to return home and has overcome many obstacles. However, she has been unable to return to work since the incident. To compound matters, Al lost his job of over 25 years in November of 2012 after the company closed its doors. He eventually found work as a city bus driver; a job that he absolutely loved and hopes to be able to return to one day.
However, in November of 2016, Al became gravely ill and was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Since that time, Al has undergone several rounds of chemotherapy all in hopes that he would eventually go into remission with the possibility of being able to receive a bone marrow transplant. In April of 2017, Al achieved the goal of remission and is hopeful to undergo a bone marrow transplant in May of
2017. The bone marrow transplant will take place at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee and will require Al to be hospitalized for about a month. Following his release, he is required to remain within a 45 minute drive of the hospital for at least three months post-surgery, which could possibly go longer depending how his recovery goes.
At this point, Al took out a Cobra Medical Plan through his employer that requires him to pay the full premium of the plan along with the deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses that go along with it. Not to mention the added expenses of having to find a second home in the Milwaukee area for the foreseeable future, along with trying to maintain their home in Greenleaf. Without your help the financial toll will be a devastating obstacle on Al’s path to recovery.

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