Benefit for Jamie (Musselman) Kraisinger planned for next week

Benefit for Jamie (Musselman) Kraisinger planned for next week

As a breast cancer survivor, Jamie (Musselman) Kraisinger knows about fighting a challenging medical condition. She is now faced with another equally difficult diagnosis of COVID Pneumonia. Kraisinger of Overland Park is the daughter of Leon and Verna Lee Musselman, Clay Center. She was raised in the Clay Center community and is a 1991 graduate of CCCHS. 

Kraisinger has been in the University of Kansas Medical Center for COVID Pneumonia since August 22. She has been receiving oxygen and is steadily improving. Through physical and occupational therapy, Kraisinger has been able to regain muscle movement. She is planning to go to a rehabilitation center after her hospital stay so the transition home will be easier. This will help build continued strength so she can take care of herself when she returns home.   

Kraisinger is a single mother and has a 16-year-old son, Garrett. She has private health insurance but with a high deductible. Kraisinger works as a Pharmacy Technician at CVS Pharmacy in Overland Park but has no paid time off work. The last day she was able to work was August 12 because she became ill with COVID the next day.  Her income will resume when she is out of the rehabilitation hospital and strong enough to return to work. Also, she recently discovered she won’t be receiving any disability benefits either.

To get progress updates about Kraisinger, there has been a CaringBridge account established which can be accessed at www.caringbridge.org/public/jamiekraisinger. The greatest source of hope is the love of family and friends, and this is a great way to express your encouraging thoughts and best wishes to Kraisinger through her recovery process.

To assist with her medical expenses, a sloppy joe supper and silent auction will be Wednesday, September 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Vathauer Catering is providing the sloppy joe meal and will be served along with a variety of desserts and salads for a free will donation.  Bott Cattle Company of Palmer is donating the hamburger for the meal. Checks for the supper should be made out to St. Paul Lutheran Church as Thrivent Financial is graciously providing $250 in supplemental funds.

Anyone wishing to help Kraisinger with medical expenses can send a donation to Jamie Kraisinger and mail it to Capitol Federal Savings Bank, ℅ Sondra Todd, Customer Service Representative, 10101 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210.  Anyone wanting to donate a dessert, salad, silent auction item, or help serve the meal can call or text Linda Underwood at 785-632-0369 or send a message on Facebook.  

           Please keep Jamie and her family in your prayers as she continues to fight this deadly disease and please give this fundraiser your prayerful consideration as this family needs our help.She greatly appreciates the kindness of her hometown family and friends doing this for her during this challenging time in her life.