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Margaret “Mari” Puetz has struggled with back issues since she was in sixth grade, diagnosed with a form of Scoliosis, called Kyphosis.  She had her first surgery in 1986 to insert two steel rods inside and outside of her spine, and follow up surgeries to aid in her treatment plan.  Eventually the rods started posing a health risk to Mari and they were removed altogether. Six years ago Mari broke her back and again fused with rods and screws from her T9 to T11 vertebrae.  She has lived in habitual pain for years and is diagnosed with Brittle Bone Disease.  An unfortunate fall down her stairway at home in March 2022 led to another broken vertebrae.  Mari is in a full body brace now until she can have another surgery in June 2022.

Mari has several medical bills as an outcome of the last two months of appointments, MRIs, and other scans.  She is currently unable to work.  Her tribe is asking for your help and hope through donations to get Mari through this difficult and painful time.  Online donations can be made here.  Cash/Check donations should be made payable to “Mari Puetz Benefit Fund” and dropped by Bell Bank, 3100 13th Ave South, Fargo.  For other questions please contact the champion of her fundraiser, Angie, at [email protected]

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    Mari's Surgery Date

    Mari’s back surgery is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8th. Updates on her process will be posted here. Thank you for your love and prayers!

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  1. Angie Mueller

    Mari had a doctors appointment yesterday. She was able to have the upper half of her staple removed. The lower half needs more healing time, they are scheduled to be removed on Monday, June 27th. Until then, Mari’s rehab is to start walking smaller distances on her own. She also needs to wear her back brace for the next 6 to 8 weeks. The pain has yet to subside much and we hope that will finally happen once all of the staples are removed. Please continue with your love and prayers for Mari.❤️🙏🏻

  2. Angie Mueller

    Mari is home from the hospital and taking her recovery and pain day-by-day. She will be home until she gets her staples removed, which is planned for Tuesday, June 21st. Where and when Mari will go for rehab, or for how long, is yet to be determined. She says her recovery, so far, is harder she or anyone could of ever imagined! Please continue with your love and prayers.❤️🙏🏻

  3. Allison Puetz

    Her pain is lessoning as much as can be expected right now. Her magnesium and potassium need to be better. She is getting a magnesium drip and taking pills for potassium. She has a positive attitude while being there. They are looking for available nursing homes Mari could rehab in
    It is breaking my heart that I can’t be there! Nurses are getting her up 3xday to a chair and take her for walks with straps so she doesn’t fall! Her meals are not satisfying because she likes a little more spice! Her biggest miss of food is pickles because the hospital has got nothing on hers! Kevin Willis Biggers brought her some of her own today!
    You got this Mari Puetz! You always have!
    I love you!

  4. Allison Puetz

    Mari’s surgery is scheduled for tomorrow June 8th. She checks in at 8 AM. The surgery could take 2 up to 6hrs! Please gather all your prayer Warriors for a successful surgery and relief of pain outcome!
    Thank you to all who have donated and for all your thoughts and prayers!
    In Jesus name we pray!

  5. Allison A Puetz

    After Mari’s MRI on Tuesday May 31st th report is this. Mari’s fracture of the T12 vertebrae has grown, in addition to herniated discs in L1 and L2.
    The Doctor has also diagnosed her with Spinal Stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal. (Definition from Google) Spinal stenosis can put pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves within the spine. It commonly occurs in the neck and lower back. The condition is often caused by age-related wear and tear.
    Symptoms, if they occur, include pain, numbness, muscle weakness, and impaired bladder or bowel control.
    Mari is doing her best to stay upbeat and positive, however, when you have constant stinging pain it continues to be hard to be happy! Continued prayers for pain relief needed! Thank you everyone who has taken the time to read her story and donate to her recovery!

  6. Mari Puetz

    Thank you! I am Truly the luckiest person for the friends I have!” Humbled by your gifts! Thankful for your prayers!

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  1. Angie Mueller

    Mari had a doctors appointment yesterday. She was able to have the upper half of her staple removed. The lower half needs more healing time, they are scheduled to be removed on Monday, June 27th. Until then, Mari’s rehab is to start walking smaller distances on her own. She also needs to wear her back brace for the next 6 to 8 weeks. The pain has yet to subside much and we hope that will finally happen once all of the staples are removed. Please continue with your love and prayers for Mari.❤️🙏🏻

  2. Angie Mueller

    Mari is home from the hospital and taking her recovery and pain day-by-day. She will be home until she gets her staples removed, which is planned for Tuesday, June 21st. Where and when Mari will go for rehab, or for how long, is yet to be determined. She says her recovery, so far, is harder she or anyone could of ever imagined! Please continue with your love and prayers.❤️🙏🏻

  3. Allison Puetz

    Her pain is lessoning as much as can be expected right now. Her magnesium and potassium need to be better. She is getting a magnesium drip and taking pills for potassium. She has a positive attitude while being there. They are looking for available nursing homes Mari could rehab in
    It is breaking my heart that I can’t be there! Nurses are getting her up 3xday to a chair and take her for walks with straps so she doesn’t fall! Her meals are not satisfying because she likes a little more spice! Her biggest miss of food is pickles because the hospital has got nothing on hers! Kevin Willis Biggers brought her some of her own today!
    You got this Mari Puetz! You always have!
    I love you!

  4. Allison Puetz

    Mari’s surgery is scheduled for tomorrow June 8th. She checks in at 8 AM. The surgery could take 2 up to 6hrs! Please gather all your prayer Warriors for a successful surgery and relief of pain outcome!
    Thank you to all who have donated and for all your thoughts and prayers!
    In Jesus name we pray!

  5. Allison A Puetz

    After Mari’s MRI on Tuesday May 31st th report is this. Mari’s fracture of the T12 vertebrae has grown, in addition to herniated discs in L1 and L2.
    The Doctor has also diagnosed her with Spinal Stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal. (Definition from Google) Spinal stenosis can put pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves within the spine. It commonly occurs in the neck and lower back. The condition is often caused by age-related wear and tear.
    Symptoms, if they occur, include pain, numbness, muscle weakness, and impaired bladder or bowel control.
    Mari is doing her best to stay upbeat and positive, however, when you have constant stinging pain it continues to be hard to be happy! Continued prayers for pain relief needed! Thank you everyone who has taken the time to read her story and donate to her recovery!

  6. Mari Puetz

    Thank you! I am Truly the luckiest person for the friends I have!” Humbled by your gifts! Thankful for your prayers!

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