Scott Kallemeyn's Support Group
Start: Feb 19, 2021 - End: May 1, 2021
On September 19, 2020, Scott was working in his yard hauling dirt in a trailer behind his riding lawnmower. The trailer jackknifed and tipped the mower, throwing Scott off and pinning him beneath the trailer. He sustained a significant spinal cord injury and was airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospital where he underwent surgery to fuse a portion of his spine. He is currently recovering and doing extensive inpatient rehabilitation at St Lukes in hopes of regaining leg function. He will be discharged from the inpatient program on November 12 and returning to his home with his wife, Nicole, and their three children. Scott will be returning home in a wheelchair and expects to undergo many more months of outpatient therapy. The Kallemeyns are grateful to have insurance to cover a significant portion of their medical bills, but they are also facing large expenses associated with making their home accessible for Scott, devices he needs, and a number of other modifications. And THAT is where all of you come in!
We chose “Choose Joy” as the message of this fundraising campaign because it has been Scott’s motto for years. This motto came from a book called “Holy Sweat” that Scott has loved for years and that contains words that are now even more profound “Every single day since my accident, I am forced to consider how I might choose joy as a daily attitude. It’s a constant choice. Some days the pain is so overwhelming that joyous is not what I want to be. . . . Choosing joy doesn’t alleviate the pain, the ambiguity, and the doubt. It just gives us a way to live with it.”
We are hoping that Scott’s motto resonates with many of you and that purchasing t-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, mugs, etc. with those words on them will bring more joy into your daily lives while also blessing the Kallemeyn family with financial support! 40% of all orders will go directly to the family, and you are also able to make donations directly through this fund! Let’s rally around this incredible family in a big way!
Fund Leader: Sarah Majerus
Fund Type: Medical Causes