Support Bernie!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Take the time to attend and/or donate! After all, we are in the season of giving, especially to those who truly deserve it.

FUNDRAISER/BENEFIT FOR “BERNIE”

DANCE & LIVE AUCTION

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014

283 REAS FORD ROAD EARLYSVILLE VA.

EARLYSVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

FROM 8:00 P.M. TO MIDNIGHT

YOU WILL BE ENJOYING THE NO.1 BAND

CHEAP WHISKEY BAND

$10 DONATION REQUEST AT THE DOOR

Pamela’s Auctioneer Service will be conducting the auction and if you have additional questions or would like to donate an item to the auction call 434-985-7530 or email auctionlady2@yahoo.com

“Bernie is only 43 years old and on Monday, October 27th he had a stroke.  The first two weeks of this ordeal were extremely grim and had him fighting for his life.  He started out at MJH on October 27th, by the 31st the brain swelling was so severe that they rushed him into surgery around 3:00 a.m. to remove part of his skull to allow the swelling a place to go.  After the surgery he was on a ventilator and feeding tube.  The ventilator was removed three days later but the feeding tube stayed in place until November 11th.  Bernie was born with a condition called Aortic Stynosis, this is a narrowing of the heart valve.  We learned that this condition is what led to his massive stroke.  MJH determined that he would need heart surgery and that they were not equipped to handle such a major operation.  The decision was made to move him to UVA.   UVA’s medical team feels he is too weak to undergo this major surgery now, they are recommending getting him stronger from the stroke and then approach the surgery at a later point.  He was moved to Health South on November 11th only to be returned to UVA on the 12th for visible swelling in his head. Another CT scan and MRI was taken and at the time, the say he has an infection that is causing the swelling but they do not know what type of infection it is so they are growing a culture in hopes to figure out which antibiotics will kill it.

On a positive note, he awoke very alert on Wednesday, November 5th.  It truly was a blessing to see him open his eyes.  On Saturday November 8th he was able to have semi-full conversations and by today, Nov. 13th it seems his mind and memory are functioning normally. On the physical side he has a very long road ahead of him including a stay at Health South before returning to UVA for the heart surgery and skull cap surgery.

A little about Bernie; he is a father of a 15 year old son that absolutely adores his dad.  He has always worked in the construction world and can truly do almost anything with his hands.  He was employed at Albemarle Glass at the time of his stroke.  He is the friend that always jumps in to lend a helping hand and never asks for anything in return.  He is always the happy, positive one that has helped many others during their time of need – even complete strangers that he just met. ”

Skydive Orange is proud to support Bernie and his family and donate to the live auction. And we want you to do the same!

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