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Funds being collected for D-T maintenance director
By Christine Hollister
DONIPHAN – The Doniphan-Trumbull School and community are coming around D-T Maintenance Director Sam Schleicher after a severe illness has caused him to be hospitalized since March 12. Schleicher’s daughter Kim Hoover created an online donation page for people to share support and contribute funds to help support and encourage him and his family. “His wife Deb had to quit her in-home daycare in order to be there for him,” Hoover said. “So there is no income at this time coming in for them. Any help anyone may be able to do would be appreciated greatly.” On the page, Hoover has offered updates on Schleicher’s condition. The ordeal began on March 12 when Schleicher went to the ER due to coughing up blood, he then was admitted to the ICU at St. Francis in critical condition. He was diagnosed with H1N1, which turned into necrotizing pneumonia and an additional infection. After more than 14 days on a ventilator, he was finally able to breathe on his own early this week and was able to begin to move his hands on Sunday. “Dad has been successfully off the ventilatorsince 9 a.m. this morning,” Hoover reported Monday. “It was a little rough at the beginning but he’s doing good so far. “What a true miracle this has been,” Hoover said on the page. “Thank you! We appreciate all the donations and prayers that are coming through. All money donated as said before will 100 percent go to helping with medical bills and home bills since neither one can work at this time. Thank you we will keep posting updates as he continues to improve.” For more information or to help contribute to the fund to assist Schleicher and his family, visit gofundme.com/4xvx6uyk.