I want to first start by thanking each and every one of you who have shown incredible love and support to myself and my entire family over the past several days. I feel so blessed and loved. The Joy “Fit Moms” Maher Scholarship has raised over $9,000, which is just amazing along with the over 1,500 fb messages, emails, 150 plus cards, phone calls and texts that we’ve received. Our family will get through this and you have a lot to do with it.
I can’t wait to start sharing with you more recipes, exercises and mindset information soon, but today isn’t that day.
I have kept it quiet with most everyone but my TC staff and a few close friends and family, but two days after my mom died, my littlest brother Eric, who lives in Madison, woke up without being able to control his eyes. He was very dizzy, couldn’t walk and in a bad place.
That day was spent in the ER where the doctors did many tests, including an MRI, but couldn’t figure out what was going on. He was sent home and spent the next 3-4 days laying down with his eyes closed. Miraculously, he was able to stand and function the day of the celebration of life for my mom. He seemed to be on the mend.
Two days ago, I received a call from him that his eyes were bad again and he had numbness and tingling down his left side of his body. I had to help him walk to the car to take him to the ER. My dad immediately drove from MN to Madison to be with Eric and me.
To make a long story short, they just confirmed with another MRI that he had a stroke in his brain stem. Quite ironic, considering this is similar to what my mom died of.
Fortunately, this one is smaller, and we hope and believe he will make a full recovery. The doctors (there have been many working on him in both MN and Madison) are shocked and confused why a seemingly healthy 25 year old would have a clot that would reach the brain stem and are definitely concerned as to what caused it.
My brother has been under so much stress and I know he is stressing over the large medical expenses he is racking up. Fortunately, he has insurance but it is that high deductible kind.
My goal has always been to add 100X more value to your life than I would ever ask in return and I just asked for donations for my mom’s fitness scholarship so I don’t want to ask for donations again.
Instead, I want to offer you my #1 weight loss and lifestyle program, the FM4L 6 Week Challenge for $10 off and 90% of your investment will go directly to pay for his deductible and additional expenses, which I estimate to be at $5,000.
My goal over the next three days is to raise the $5,000 and surprise him when he leaves the hospital so that he doesn’t have to worry about the medical bills.
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Enter promo code: ERIC and receive the $10 off.
For those of you who don’t want/need the 6 week challenge but want to help Eric out, I have set up another GoFundMe page (I really hope this is the last one I need to set up) and you can donate there. Besides the small fee they take, 100% will go to my brother’s medical bills.
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If you are in Madison and decide to donate via GoFundMe, please stop by the TC and grab any workout DVD I might have as a thank you for your generous donation.
Thanks again for being part of my life, please don’t feel sorry for me, or my family. Life can be beautiful and life can be challenging for all of us. Challenges only make us stronger. I can’t wait to see what the weeks, months, and years have to come for me and for you.