Keith’s Story

Site created on November 3, 2020

Keith underwent his 2nd open heart surgery 15yrs ago.  On Monday, 11/02, he went into the hospital with very high fevers.  They discovered that the valve he has had been growing a horrible infection for at least the past 6 months.  They are fighting the infection with antibiotics although they still can’t be sure which type of infection is growing.  They are holding off surgery until Monday, 11/09, to buy more time in hopes of discovering which type of infection is growing and the root cause.  Anyone who knows Keith knows he’s a fierce Godly man who loves his family and never stops working.  He puts everyone above himself and still being in the hospital is mostly worried about the kids and I as well as his clients.  Keith and I raise 5 kids together who love him dearly and are all doing their best in this time.  We are so grateful to everyone for their support, prayers, and love shown to our family in this time.  

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Journal entry by Jamie Martens

All you beautiful people,
I’ve been struggling to find the right words to describe the overwhelming gratitude I have for all of your help and support.
The amount of Support from Family, Friends, coworkers, clients, my industry, employer and Church, was so comforting to me and my Family. We feel so loved, I feel so loved.  
I had an opportunity to heal though this Challenge, without worrying about my family not having everything they need. 
Jamie has been by my side the entire time and I could not have done this without her. 
I am am now easing back to work. I feel better everyday and  I am excited to get back to normal. 
I am continually healing and becoming as healthy as I can. 
This year will be a year of giving back for my family and I. We want to offer the same love and support to others in need. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. May God bless you all 
-Keith Martens 
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