Keep Pluggin’ Away in Supporting Al & Tessie

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August 26, 2017

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

Kaukauna, WI

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    Faith

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

    Hope

    • Circle Bar Heifer Ranch, LLC - Satanta , KS
    • Cornette Farm Supply, Inc. - Madison
    • Community Foundation within the Brillion Area Family of Funds - 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

    Courage

    • Andrea Micke
    • 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

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    • 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
    • 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 -
    • 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
    • Panera Bread
    • 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
    • Sophie Bebeau
    • Starbucks
    • Subway
    • 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
    • Tundraland
    • Two of a Kind - Kaukauna
    • Village Hearthsone - Hilbert
    • Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - Appleton
    • YMCA-Green Bay
    • Zesty's - De Pere
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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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