Carrie, 29 was diagnosed with
Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) in January 2007. PH causes the pulmonary
to become enlarged which then restricts the blood supply to lungs and
oxygen to the heart.
Recently she had surgery to install a subcutaneous pump which gives her
constant medication. This is the last option before a heart and lung
transplant is needed. Normal daily activities we take for granted, Carrie
can no longer perform. She is on oxygen 24/7. She is unable to work and
her husband, Joe, needs to be home to care for their family and to
transport Carrie to weekly appointments at Abbott Heart Hospital and
countless other trips to Lakeview Clinic.
Carrie and Joe have 3 children, Hailey, 12, Raeven, 7, and a six-month old
baby, Montana. They moved to NYA in 1998 and since then Carrie has been an
active volunteer at school, community food shelf, and her church. For
several years she helped make the Sunday evening "Backroom" at
the Pizza Ranch a popular activity for NYA youth and helped organize
"Party at the Park" and the annual city wide "free garage
sale". The Petersons are currently caretakers at the Poplar Ridge
Would you like to Help?
Donations may be sent to
"Caring for Carrie"
Klein Bank, P.O. Box 839
NYA, MN 55368
You may also help by coming to the "Mexican Fiesta" on June 20th.
Most Importantly, your prayers are sincerely appreciated
Memory of Carrie
from Sun Patriot Newspaper