Debbie Merkel

First post: Nov 30, 2018 Latest post: Apr 1, 2019
Our dear friend Debbie was recently diagnosed with cancer. Her journey started 3 months ago just before our group vacation to Hocking Hills .  Debbie had injured her back just before the trip and thought she “pulled her back out”. The pain worsened and after 2 months of doctor visits , emergency room visits and a back surgery to correct a compression fracture , she was diagnosed with lesions in her sacrum, liver and lung.. We have created this site to post updates to friends and family about her progress , create a chain of hope and prayers , and provide Debbie with a forum to share her thoughts and feelings . Please post your messages to Debbie here .  As you can imagine , the financial burden  of her medical treatments  is massive , so we are attaching a go fund me account with this site where all money raised will go directly to assist her with her vast medical expenses .