Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Update on Fred Nehls Condition and NEW Raffle

Changes made on this blog.

Hi All,

Thought I would give you an update on Fred and let you know about the new raffle we are doing to assist in raising money needed to cover the things not paid by insurance. These are items that are a must have or a great gift for Christmas.

First, let me say that Fred is holding steady but continues to have little things happening that require doctor or hospital care. This week’s incident was waking up to see blood all over his pillow and side of the bed and found it coming out of his mouth while he slept. I woke him up and called the doctor who decided that Fred needed to be seen immediately at the hospital. After some x-rays and an ultrasound it was determined that a blood vessel in Fred’s esophagus had burst filling his stomach with blood. They said it was good thing I caught it since people can bleed out and die if not caught quick enough.

A quick surgery was done and then the next day they withdrew fluid and blood from his abdomen. He is up and moving, ready to eat solid food, and ready to go home. Thanks to everyone who continue to keep him in your prayers.

And as luck would have it all the stress finally caught up with me and triggered my Lupus to flare. I haven’t had a flare-up that strong in quite awhile so I had to go to the doctor for an injection of anti-inflammatory medication and will do my monthly infusion tomorrow.

Okay…now to the good stuff. I would like to thank Jean Ahrens and her daughter Thuvan for donating the lovely statue of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus, I would also like to thank Carol Spencer for donating two lovely Lladró statues.

I will also have a donated book by Nebraska’s Joel Sartore, who does some wonderful wildlife photography. Joel has done several assignments for National Geographic and other well known magazines. Check-out Joel’s website to see his work by visiting Book will be delivered next week and then I will add the book cover to the blog.

This wonderful hardback copy of the book, A Christmas Carol,is illustrated by Mark Summers. Mark is well known for his part in Nickelodeon's Double Dare What Would You Do? Summers has also hosted ABC's Home Show, Lifetime's Our Home and Biggers and Summers, and most recently, PAX-TV's Great Day America.

Tickets for this hard cover book with color drawing illustrations by Mark Summers can be purchased for $2.00 apiece or 6 for $10.00. Drawing will be held December 20 .

This beautiful bronze statue was donated by Jean Ahrens and her daughter Thuvan. Thuvan and Jean own and operate Turtle Moon at the Monument Mall in Scottsbluff, NE. They carry imported clothing, gifts, and silver jewelry. If you’re in Scottsbluff stop by and see Thuvan and Jean.

This statue is 9.5" H X 9.5" W and sold by Topland Trading for $119.00.

Raffle tickets for this beautiful statue of Mary, Joseph and Jesus can be purchased for $5.00 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20. 00. Drawing will be December 20.

The next two items were donated by Carol Spencer of Broken Bow. Carol collects figurines by Lladró of Spain and graciously donated two figurines.

The first figurine is called Spring is Here. This figurine is 6 ¾" x 4". The statue was issued in 1984 and is still purchased by many collectors. This figurine retails in the Lladró catalog for $260. You can verify the price by going to the Lladró website

Spring is Here Figurine – value $260

Raffle tickets for this beautiful Lladró Spring is Here figurine can be purchased for $5.00 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20.00. Drawing will be held on December 20.
The second figurine is called Dressing the Baby and is 7 ¾" x 6 ¾". This statue was issued in 1992 and retired in 2005.This figurine retails for $274 on the Lladró website but sells for $474 at The Collectors Shop, a Limited Edition Art and Collectables shop.

Dressing the Baby Figurine – value $274 - $474.

Raffle tickets for this beautiful Lladró Dressing the Baby can be purchased for $5.00 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20. 00. Drawing will be held on December 10.

Check back next week to see what new items have been added.

Please send check to:

Fred Nehls Transplant Fund
C/O Maria Medrano-Nehls
1259 South 21st Street, Apt. 2
Lincoln, NE 68502

Raffle Ticket
Thank you!
Posted 10-21-09