Kathy Malsom-Gustafson Fundraiser

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Contact Rachel Murray murrayr@fargo.k12.nd.us • 303-345-1571

In 2020, Kathy faced a daunting diagnosis of severe congenital heart failure. The following years brought additional challenges, and in July 2022, she suffered a stroke at home, leading to a hospitalization that lasted several weeks. Despite a decent recovery, her treatment regimen became more complex, necessitating multiple heart medications.

In April 2024, Kathy’s health took a critical turn when she was hospitalized at Sanford. Doctors discovered her liver and kidneys were failing, and her heart was functioning at only 15% capacity, with a grim survival estimate of 30% over the next six months. Her care was subsequently transferred to Minneapolis on May 3rd, where she remained until May 17th, leaving the hospital with an IV pump.

Kathy is currently awaiting a crucial decision: whether she qualifies for a transplant or an LVAD heart pump. This journey has profoundly impacted her family’s life, requiring significant time off work to facilitate travel between home and Minneapolis. The financial burden of travel expenses, medical bills, and hiring a home nurse has been substantial.

When you give online to this fundraiser, your gift goes directly to the family, and Lend A Hand Up provides a 20% financial boost to increase your giving value. The Lend A Hand Up boost applies solely to online gifts processed through this giving site. Should you wish to make a gift by cash or check, your generosity should be directed to the family or their fund at Capital Credit Union, as Lend A Hand Up does not process cash or check gifts for families.

Comments

  1. Justin Lien

    Stay strong, Katie! Sending prayers, love and light to your Mom, you and the family.

  2. Kathy

    Katie and Kathy I am praying that you will continue to feel better on the IV meds. Put your trust in the doctor’s and nurses they are Amazing and will guide you in the right direction. Sending you light and love through this journey. Kathy Schlicht

  3. Jodi Koeppen Brown

    PLEASE contact me. I am Kathy’s friend since 5 years old. I will come. I must see her again and lend a hand. Call me at 360-798-8888

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  1. Justin Lien

    Stay strong, Katie! Sending prayers, love and light to your Mom, you and the family.

  2. Kathy

    Katie and Kathy I am praying that you will continue to feel better on the IV meds. Put your trust in the doctor’s and nurses they are Amazing and will guide you in the right direction. Sending you light and love through this journey. Kathy Schlicht

  3. Jodi Koeppen Brown

    PLEASE contact me. I am Kathy’s friend since 5 years old. I will come. I must see her again and lend a hand. Call me at 360-798-8888

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