Sepsis: The Dark Nights The Light Of Day!

This is one of those post I sometimes write that has nothing to do with the outdoors, hunting, or fishing.  It’s about life and the twist and turns that people take on their journey from cradle to grave!

One day your a happy healthy women getting ready to have your first baby and the day after his arrival your feet are amputated! Two days later your hands are amputated! Can anyone tell me a worse nightmare to go through? Mary (Robey) Koch is living the nightmare! Just this past Friday she was released from U.of M. trauma burn unit where she has been since early September. Her in laws have been raising her new son Cooper, and her mom, dad, and husband have been part of a wonderful support team. Besides Mary’s quadruple amputations she has had tissue removed, muscles taken out, and skin grafting harvested from her body! The cause : sepsis! The U. of M. therapist have been working on Mary’s prosthetic hands, but the skin grafts on her feet will take much longer to get to a point where she can do therapy. Mary has a long road ahead of her. She has been a trouper, and her faith has keep her going through the darkest nights. We cannot imagine how anyone can pull through such a trial without the loving support of family, friends, and strangers. Mary could use (and deserves) a ray of sunshine, a happy grin, and an uplift from her “new normal!” I want to do something for Mary and am thinking about doing a dinner/auction at our Church (Redeemer Fellowship.) I can’t do it on my own and need all the help I can get. From monetary donations to auction items and food preparation, etc. If you can find it in your heart to respond make any checks out to Mary Koch or Redeemer Fellowship and write dinner/auction on the bottom. If going through the church do not write Mary’s name on the check. To donate an auction item or funds email me at mikewansel@yahoo.com.  Please share this with family and friends, and prayerfully we all can be a blessing to Mary and her family.

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