Created 06.8.2018 by Community Benefit Tree
Shake Rattle & Roll for Linda's Life Fund
Linda Krabbe, a 64 year old wife, mother of 3, and grandmother of 11, has had a long battle with diabetes, which has unfortunately developed the additional diagnosis of liver disease. Her liver disease was diagnosed in 2011 and has progressively worsened. On January 31, 2018, Linda was placed on the liver transplant list with UW Madison. Linda suffers from other long time chronic illnesses such as heart disease requiring stent placement and a pacemaker, seizure disorder, cutaneous sarcoidosis and hypertension requiring medications and ongoing treatments. Liver disease is a non-curable and fatal disease unless transplanted. Linda is not a candidate for a live liver or cardiac death donor due to her other health issues. This leaves her only option, a brain death donor which limits the availability. Linda requires a weekly procedure to drain the extra abdominal fluid that her body cannot get rid of by itself. Nothing is more important to Linda than family. Her whole life has been centered around her husband, brother, sisters, children and now grandchildren. Her husband of 45 years, Dave, share an unconditional love for each other and have spread that to all who know them. They are charter members of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Combined Locks and even though Linda is not well enough to attend services, her faith prevails.
Linda was a long time employee of First Federal Bank, then Associated Bank until she was forced to medically retire 2 year ago. Along with decreased income and high medical costs, the financial strain has been great. Her husband Dave is retired also. Linda and Dave travel to various local doctors, and to Madison regularly which sometimes requires an overnight stay due the toll travel takes on Linda. The cost of travel, medications, doctor appointments, and procedures will continue and if Linda is blessed enough to get a liver transplant, the costs will increase. Please consider helping Linda to maintain her current treatments and post-surgical treatments, so when the call comes to rush to Madison we can save “Linda’s Life”!