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Benefit for Lifelong Newstead Resident Carl Schlager

Carl is a lifelong resident of Newstead and a graduate of Akron schools. His daughter Kate is a senior at ACS. He is facing his third kidney transplant. His first when he was 17, the second in 1995 and his third, and hopefully last whenever a donor is found and doctors deem him healthy enough to undergo an operation. He has been unable to work since May of 2018 and has a mountain of medical debt from his illness. He currently receives dialysis 3 times a week. Carl’s 4-H family is sponsoring a benefit to help relieve some of the financial burden. There will be a delicious dinner catered by Donna Eick, a basket raffle and entertainment. Please contact me, Denise Reeb, Carl’s sister if you would like tickets. My email is dreeb1978@gmail.com. Thank you for supporting a member of your Community.

More of Carl’s Story Here

Carl Schlager is a very loving husband, father and friend who is battling end stage renal disease and is in need of a kidney. He only has one kidney, and in April of 2018, he was told that his kidney was failing. In May, he was admitted to the ICU for double pneumonia and what tests revealed was a silent heart attack. He then required surgery to put two stents in his heart . He spent the next 24 days in the hospital rehabilitating from his illnesses and he now receives dialysis through an external port leaving him unable to work. Carl not only struggles with his daily health, but also with his mounting medical bills.

The picture we chose is a perfect example of the love and devotion Carl has for his family. This is the day Carl was released from the hospital. He went straight to his daughter’s horse show . That’s where he wanted to be just like he is anytime Kate has an activity.. If anyone has a need you will find Carl there to help anytime, anywhere. He is that kind of guy! Most likely if you see Carl you will find His wife Tammy and daughter Kate right there with him. They are just those kind of people. The kind of people you are proud to call your friends. That is why we are asking for your help. Praying you will find it your heart to help ease the financial burdens that this has brought upon them. Any donation will directly benefit Carl’s mounting medical bills and is greatly appreciated. God Bless and have a wonderful day.

-Thank you Carl’s Team-


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