Jeff fell in love with a lovely young woman and he and Meghan were married in 2010. They both love the Lord and love children so they were thrilled and grateful when their son was born in 2013.
They named him Levi and all was well for about four months. And then, Levi suddenly went into a Grand Mal seizure and was rushed to the Emergency Room.
He stopped breathing and was turning blue, but the doctors were able to revive him. This was the first of many doctor visits and treatments in several clinics and hospitals, including Mayo in Rochester, Minnesota.
Levi continued to worsen and now that he is four years old, he cannot function at all like a normal kid his age and some say he never will. He is subject to seizures at any time and needs constant attention. After all of the clinical testing and exams by a multitude of doctors, they are still not sure what caused his problem, but they do know that there is an abnormality in his brain stem that is causing interference in the function and development of his little brain.
In 2013, Jeff and Meghan were blessed with a baby girl and named her Genevieve. (Jenna) She is a normal healthy happy little girl and two years later, Jenna was blessed with a baby brother and he was named Abel.
Recently, Abel started displaying the same problems that have devastated his big brother. Needless to say, this is heartbreaking news for the young parents and Grandma Nancy.
Because of her own physical problems, Nancy is not able to help out as much as she would like, but makes good use of her time by praying a LOT. She is known as a “prayer warrior.” Her son understands and appreciates this.
Levi is not only subject to severe seizures, but also displays symptoms of Autism. For example, he does not like to look at people, so one day when Jeff came home from work, Levi looked right at him and gave him a great big smile. It’s something that all parents take for granted, but for Jeff and Levi, it was a HUGE and emotional step forward and makes all of the effort worthwhile.
The Heise family needs to remodel their house to make things easier for two handicapped children and there are many other uncovered expenses. Jeff works as a teacher for special needs children and Meghan works from home in addition to caring for the children, so they are doing the best they can but it is not enough.
So, friends have organized a fundraiser and there is also a website available for those who might find it in their heart to contribute. It is https://www.youcaring.com/theheisefamily-848636
Contributions of money are very helpful but there is also a need for help with the Children. Anyone interested in helping can call Jeff Heise at 715-212-5359.