The Bumble Blog

  • Rob Trhlin

Thanks to all our volunteers that spent the day as Donna's Helper's and thanks to all those who came out with a donation and kind word! Our 1st Collection Event was a big success and could not have been at a more beautiful place then Sugar Pine's Farm in Chesterland Ohio. Please enjoy the pictures as we tried to capture some of the fun and excitement of the day to share with all of you.

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  • Rob Trhlin

Attention all garage saler’s.  It is that time of year, whether you are having one or going to them please remember Donna’s Christmas Trees.  If you have any Christmas items left after the garage sale and want to get rid of them give us a call.  If you use Christmas items leave a flyer and spread the word about Donna’s Christmas Trees and our mission to give back at Christmas.  We appreciate all the support you are giving us, which in turn allows all of us to be part of something wonderful.

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  • Rob Trhlin

Updated: May 7, 2019

We are founded of the belief that every Christmas tree deserves a home and at Christmas every home deserves a Christmas tree.

Donna Marie Trhlin was born September 12, 1964 at St. Alexis Hospital after her birth it was discovered that she had a rare heart condition known as “transposition of the great vessels”. Her arteries were reversed which was allowing the blood flow to mix up in the holes of her chambers. Two months later she was admitted to Rainbow, Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland Ohio for surgery. At two months old she under went a procedure called “shunt” which was to allow her blood to be rerouted into her heart chamber in order to immediately bring oxygen to her heart. During her recovery Donna was kept in a glass incubator with a picture of St. Jude that her father taped to watch over her. St. Jude the patron saint of some hopeless and desperate cases watched over Donna day and night and allowed her to be sent home. In the months that followed during a routine checkup it was found that her oxygen levels had fallen from 98% to 48% and needed to be corrected immediately as a blood clot was likely and would be fatal. So within being alive for 6 months Donna was again on the operating table for another procedure where they would be routing her opposite lung to the opposite chamber to allow proper blood flow.

Please continue to follow us as we continue to tell Donna's story.

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