Hey folks, just a minor update today, heading out for an afternoon swim. Sandi has been still plonking along, we are in the home stretch of taking the supplements for a whole calendar year, which means it's been a year since her procedure at StemGenex. She's trying to maintain her strength, but it's very difficult. She was much stronger when we came home last year at this time, which is very frustrating for both of us. Prayers and thoughts, good vibes, whatever you can send, please feel free. We're still paying off the supplement bills, which have snowballed at $500 per month to quite a substantial amount on the old credit card. ~ We appreciate all those that have helped her along her journey and continue to help us yet..We're Still trying to keep up the good work... Tim and Sandi Lease.
Apr 03, 2017
Well, here we are a few days into April 2017 ! Can you believe it's been almost 9 months since Sandi had her stem cell procedure? So We are still plodding along, trying to get to swim therapy a few times a week. Using the parallel bars daily and hoping to see some more progress soon. January was a rough month for both of us, but we are feeling much better. It seems the older you get, the harder it is to get over a bad case of bronchitis. She is still taking the supplements daily that were recommended by StemGenex, that is our biggest expense now. The cost for these are $500 per month (no insurance pharmacy plan for these), so they are out of pocket. We have 3 more months to pay for them. I hope and pray that we can get some more progress out of her weak leg. She sure seemed a lot stronger on our flight home last July, now we are just trying to keep up strength. In the recent months we have had some amazing local donations from our churches, and are very very grateful. I just wanted to say thank you for those that have contributed over the past year to help us try to gain some strength. ~ Tim and Sandi
Jan 24, 2017
Hi folks, guess You've been wondering why all the radio silence. Well Sandi and I have both been sick with bronchitis these past few weeks. On top of that, the therapy pool has sporadically been...
Nov 12, 2016
Well, We've made it to FOUR months (post procedure)! Sandi is still taking her recommended supplements every day. (She is not a big fan of most of them, but still takes them like a trooper). We've...
Oct 18, 2016
Wow, a little over 3 months since Sandi had her procedure at StemGeneX !!! We're continuing the physical therapy at the local YMCA in the therapy pool. Trying to get there every other day, but...
Sep 21, 2016
Mid-week update, almost finished with the WMHS Physical Therapy, two more visits left! We've been increasing our swim time, we are up to 1 full hour in the water! Working on body core exercises and...
Sep 07, 2016
So how about a mid-week update? I have the day off today, so we went to P.T. at WMHS early, Sandi did pretty ok, walked with the walker, rode the bike, did parallel bars as well and some stretches....
Aug 24, 2016
Well here We are again..closing in on another week of therapy. Sandi is continuing her Physical Therapy at WMHS twice a week, and still using the parallel bars here at home daily. We started our...
Aug 18, 2016
In case you folks were wondering how Sandi is getting along, here's a smallish update. Physical Therapy is continuing here at home on the parallel bars, and at WMHS as well, (although she had a...
Jul 29, 2016
Well, here We are back home a little over two weeks! Sandi is feeling little differences here and there. She is standing a little taller and stronger in the walker, and is doing home P.T. in the...
Jul 15, 2016
We have made the journey to StemGeneX and have returned safely! Thanks to all of you great folks for helping out!!! Now let the healing begin, lots of Physical Therapy to get started on, as soon as...
Jul 10, 2016
Well, what can I say...We are departing for California at 1:15 AM Monday...that is less than 4 hours away.. Thanks to all who contributed, We couldn;t have done it without YOU !!! ~ Peace and Love,...
Jun 26, 2016
Well, it's back to work for Tim tomorrow, ending a very exciting vacation! Ordered the Airline tickets the other day, starting to get things organized and last minute medical records and paperwork...
Jun 23, 2016
Our contact has called us from StemGeneX today! We're heading out for treatment on July 11-13 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for your support, donations, prayers and time spent to help us reach...
Jun 17, 2016
Well, what can I say. We're so close...There are some amazing people in our lives, that is for sure! We are working on The Hyndman Volkswagen Show with part of the proceeds going to Sandi, and then...
Jun 12, 2016
Well, here We are at the end of another week. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Gearing up for a hoagie sale soon, and the Hyndman Volkswagen Show is just around the corner. Contacted...
Jun 06, 2016
Spaghetti dinner was a sell out !!! FIFTY pounds of spaghetti, cooked and served by Short Gap's finest. Pastor Scott and his wife Diane organized the cooking, Mom organized the silent auction, tons...
Jun 03, 2016
Wowzers ! Well here We are at the end of another great week! Fundraising total is up past the half way point now. I've received some very generous checks this week from some close, long time...
Jun 01, 2016
WOAH Nellie !!!!!! We are officially past the 1/2 way point of our financial journey !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Words can't express how excited and thankful We are for friends and family like You! Special...
May 31, 2016
Well here We are, sort of missed out on the weekend update, with the holiday and everything. Whoops! Still waiting for an updated donation amount from the website, guess they took a holiday too. We...
May 22, 2016
Good morning folks, a little update for this week, with a nice deposit sent in from the yard sale last weekend. This should put us over halfway there! Spaghetti Dinner also coming up on June 5th at...
May 14, 2016
Well folks, here We are at the end of another exciting week! 2 day yard sale event is in the books! We don't have a concrete figure yet, but it's in the neighborhood of $5,000.00 !!!! Such a giving...
May 08, 2016
Weekend update, gearing up for the big 2 day yard sale on May 13 and 14th, pray for good weather. Still getting donations online as well, just wanted to say thanks !!!! It means so much to us,...
May 01, 2016
Well here We are, at the end of another week! We are 15% of the way to Our goal! There is a big two day yard sale benefit coming up on May 13 and 14. So We're looking forward to that, as well as a...
Apr 23, 2016
Sorry, I missed the usual Friday evening update. I want to thank everyone for their support. We are getting closer everyday!
Apr 15, 2016
Here We are again, at the end of another week. Just checking in to say thanks to those who continue to give. You know who you are!!!
Apr 13, 2016
Good morning folks, posted a pic of Sandi and myself, taken the other night at Oscar's Restaurant a few nights ago, impromptu "pass the hat" donation by Gary Cramer yielded a nice addition to the...
Apr 08, 2016
Well, we're here at the end of week 2. So thankful for everyone's help! There is a hoagie sale in the works, unsure of the date as of now, but will be posting as soon as we know. Also, there will...
Apr 01, 2016
Thank you everyone who has donated thus far. It has been a wonderful first week! We're working on some benefit ideas with our friends and family as we speak! Stay tuned for updates soon!!!
Mar 28, 2016
Well, the page is live today, as of March 28, 2016. We would like to take a moment and thank everyone in advance that can help Sandi get the Stem Cell Transplant/Treatment that could very well...