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This fundraiser ended on 04/09/12

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The family and friends of Celia Ponder are uniting to raise funds to help with medical expenses after her stroke.

Thank you so much for visiting Celia Ponder's Give Forward Page!

If you know Celia, you love her! She's caring, young at heart, thoughtful, and a go-getter. She recently moved to Georgia to be closer to her kids and grandkids and was enjoying spending time with them until she was told she needed heart surgery to repair her mitral valve. She had heart surgery in Nov. of 2011. The recovery took several weeks but she never quite felt like she was back to her normal self. After several trips to the emergency room and even a stay in ICU, on March 5, Celia Ponder suffered a stroke. The stroke was a result of a blood clot that formed after the heart surgery. Celia spent several days in ICU and eventually moved to the cardiology floor. She has now been (thankfully) moved to an inpatient rehabilitation facility where she will receive intensive speech, physical, and occupational therapy.

To top it all off, Celia's husband Steve has been without a job since June of 2011. While they have insurance, they have to pay the premiums out of pocket as well as a percentage of the bill. As you can probably imagine, the premiums are as much as a mortgage payment. They also have a very large deductible to meet. All of this has proved to be quite a financial challenge. Even though it seems like a lot, we are confident that we serve a BIG God who will provide for their needs!

Celia and Steve have had so much love and support during this time. A lot of people have asked, "What can we do?" While the meals are helpful (and yummy!) and the flowers are beautiful, financial support is the biggest need. If you'd like to help them out, they would be so humbled and thankful! We know there are so many people who want to do something, to help in some way. We thank you so much for considering helping the Ponder's out during this difficult time.
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