Donna Steggs has an incurable illness and needs your help to get a life-saving transplant.
You may know a little about our mother, Donna Steggs, but we would like to share more about her with you. Donna is kind and generous to a fault and has always given generously of herself to her children, grandchildren, friends, and her church. Her efforts as a health care consultant and administrator were focused around strengthening services for the patientsâ€™ benefit. But when the time came she stepped away, sacrificing the remaining years of her career to move in with and care for her ailing father until his passing.
January 29, 2015
I received some disconcerting news from Cleveland Clinic: the committee has determined that my caregiver plan does not meet their standards so I will not be recommended for lung transplant. My plan does not include a single caregiver who can be with me 24/7 for the 3 months of post op care. My family was going to do a tag team arrangement; each taking time off from work for a week or two and then ‘passing the baton’ to the next for a week or two. Originally, the one social worker told me this would be okay. Well, this has not discouraged me…I made contact with Ohio State Medical Center located in Columbus. I would stay with me sister and brother in law… 24/7 issue is resolved. But, I have to wait for their program to be approved by Medicare. Without insurance coverage I would not be eligible at OSMC. Prayers needed for me to accept whatever God has in store for me. Present donations are being used for the copays I’ve accrued on all the testing, evaluations, and prescriptions.
October 23, 2014
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September 28, 2014
Dear Donna, Thom and I are thinking of you and sending good thoughts of strength and wellness. You were missed at our mini-reunion last month, but you were in the minds of us all. Stay positive! Jane
Jane Pixley Gerace
August 24, 2014
You are in our daily prayers. Trust in The Lord! Love, prayers and hope,
Vinci & Dick Imhoff
August 18, 2014
I was so sorry to hear about your health condition. You will be in my prayers.
August 5, 2014
You are in my prayers and I offer Mass and communion for you as well. WE will get you through this. You know we love you. You are a wonderful friend to both of us and I so enjoyed getting together monthly when we passed along the traveling Mary. And the time you spent with me on my birthday because John couldn't. We love you. Elaine and John