Support Gene Kroetz
As many of you are aware, Gene Kroetz suffered a hemorrhagic stroke on August 1st and has been recovering ever since. This tragic stroke is something that no one ever anticipates happening to them. It was caused by a blood clot in his brain that greatly affected his left side leaving him with no mobility in his left arm or leg.
When Gene arrived at the hospital they had hoped the blood clot would evaporate. Unfortunately, it did not and was instead worsening. The doctors decided they would have to perform brain surgery in order to remove the blood clot. Thankfully the procedure was very successful.
The week following Gene stayed in the hospital and recovered from his surgery. He had to get a feeding tube because the stroke also affected his swallowing. When the doctors deemed that Gene was stable he was moved to a long-term care facility and has been doing constant therapy and progressing every single day.
This has been a very difficult time for Gene and our family. Gene has led such an active and outgoing life… from serving our country in the military, serving on the Toledo and Stryker police forces, to being an active member of the Brothers in Blue’s Black Swamp chapter of Ohio. Gene would love nothing more to regain as much mobility as possible on his left side so that he can continue to be active and spend time with his family.
We have recently discovered Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and believe this treatment could be crucial for Gene’s healing process. In many cases, HBOT has improved the client’s fine and gross motor skills, thinking (cognition) and physical healing. We’ve recently learned that there is a facility right here in Northwest Ohio that we can go to called Sara’s Garden.
Unfortunately, in the United States insurance companies do not recognize HBOT as being therapeutic for the treatment of stroke and traumatic brain injuries and therefore will not cover the cost for treatments. That is why we could really use your help. HBOT for Gene is only $100 per treatment at Sara’s Garden. However, since our plan is for him to receive at least 40 HBOT treatments that cost adds up quickly.
If you could assist us with the cost (or even just part of the cost) of a single $100 HBOT treatment it would help reduce our overall expenses greatly. 100% of the funds received go into an account in Gene’s name and will be used for his treatments. Any contribution made would be considered a tax-deductible donation as Sara’s Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit facility. Checks can be made out to Sara’s Garden with Gene’s name on a sheet of paper accompanying the check. Please do NOT write his name directly on the check. You can also donate online via credit card by clicking on the button below.
We believe this to be a great next step as the therapies that they provide will aid in Gene’s healing process.
Thank you so much for considering to support Gene’s treatments at Sara’s Garden!
Teresa Kroetz and family
Sara’s Garden is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your charitable contribution is tax deductible under 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, to the extent allowed by law. A receipt will be sent to you after your pledge has been received to use for tax purposes.