Tom Purfuerst | CaringBridge

Tom Purfuerst

First post: Feb 25, 2018 Latest post: May 21, 2018
Thank you for visiting my dad’s site.  We are all praying for his life right now.  First I will say I am so proud of my mom, Abby and Matt for how strong they have been these last few days.   This all began Thursday, February 22nd.  While recovering from a massive heart attack 2 weeks prior, he collapsed and was rushed to the hospital.  He had a clot in his carotid artery, one of two main pathways for blood to flow to the brain.  The lack of blood left the brain with no oxygen causing death of the brain tissue on the left hemisphere.  The left hemisphere of the brain controls the right side of the body, resulting in the loss of movement on that side.  It also controls speech, leaving him unable to communicate.  He has been well supported at his bedside by his mom, siblings, and most important to him, his nuclear family.  My dad is a strong willed and very determined individual, who has endless love for his kids and family.  If there is ever a person to pull through this, my dad is that person.  Through God, any and all things are possible, so we are left at this time just praying and waiting.  We just don't know what is in store next for him.   If you wish to donate to my dad's cause, please visit his GoFundMe page which can be reached by pasting this link into your search bar:  //www.gofundme.com/tompurfuerst 
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