Kenneth Wayne Emerson Fundraiser

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Benefit April 21 DGF High School
Contact Kelli kellifroslie@yahoo.com • 701-219-9772

Update: We are sad to share that Kenneth Wayne passed away on May 22nd. Visitation will be held at Dobmeier Funeral Home in Barnesville, MN, on Sunday, June 2, from 5:00 -7:00 pm, with sharing time beginning at 7:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 3, at 1:00 pm at the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton High School in Glyndon, MN, with visitation one hour prior to the service. CLICK HERE to view his obituary.

 

Wayne Emerson’s health journey since his cancer diagnosis in 2022 has been incredibly challenging and filled with numerous complications. Initially diagnosed with cancer in his vena cava, he underwent surgery to remove it along with his left kidney. However, post-surgery complications led to further health issues, eventually resulting in a rare diagnosis of a Chyle leak from a rupture to his lymphatic system.

Despite receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, the weekly paracentesis required to manage the Chyle leak took a severe toll on Wayne’s body. It left him unable to talk, walk, use his arms, or swallow properly, and he rapidly lost weight, becoming severely malnourished. His lungs were also affected by these complications.

Further exacerbating his condition, cirrhosis of the liver caused by portal vein thrombosis worsened Wayne’s already fragile health. As of December 2023, he was admitted to the hospital due to dangerously low nutrient levels and the need for rehabilitation to regain strength, particularly because of the significant loss of muscle mass.

Throughout this ordeal, Wayne has shown immense resilience and determination, but the road to recovery remains long and arduous. Wayne and his wife Gloria are integral members of the Barnesville community, with Wayne having served as a teacher for 30 years at DGF until 2015 and continuing to enjoy substitute teaching until his cancer diagnosis.

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 Wells Fargo Bank, as Lend A Hand Up does not process cash or check gifts for families.

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  1. Jason and carrie smith

    Sending good vibes and positive thoughts

  2. Sonia Winter

    Praying for strength and healing for you “Emer”.

  3. Rod and Laura Jenson

    Sending you healing prayers! Praying also for your full recovery! Friends, Rod and Laura

  4. Kevin, Gayle, Jimmy & K.C. Solum families

    The Kevin & Gayle Solum family send our love and friendship to Wayne as his journey continues. Thinking of you with prayers for healing and strength old friend.

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  1. Jason and carrie smith

    Sending good vibes and positive thoughts

  2. Sonia Winter

    Praying for strength and healing for you “Emer”.

  3. Rod and Laura Jenson

    Sending you healing prayers! Praying also for your full recovery! Friends, Rod and Laura

  4. Kevin, Gayle, Jimmy & K.C. Solum families

    The Kevin & Gayle Solum family send our love and friendship to Wayne as his journey continues. Thinking of you with prayers for healing and strength old friend.

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