Stratz Family Support

 
Raised: $28,341.00
Goal: $25,000.00
 
 
 

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Michele Lewis

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Paul Stratz underwent emergency spinal surgery at Stanford on March 8 to relieve compression caused by sudden inflammation of his spinal cord. After many days at Stanford, and acute reh... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Created by Michele Lewis on June 12, 2013

Paul Stratz underwent emergency spinal surgery at Stanford on March 8 to relieve compression caused by sudden inflammation of his spinal cord. After many days at Stanford, and acute rehab at Valley Medical in San Jose, where he spent 2 1/2 weeks getting stronger, Paul returned home on Tues., April 2. Unfortunately, his time at home was cut short due to worsening symptoms, and Paul was readmitted to Stanford on April 3. Under the care of the Stanford neurology team, Paul underwent many tests to help figure out the cause of his inflamed spinal cord. He also received a new treatment, plasma pheresis. Even after numerous tests, the doctors are still perplexed and don't have a diagnosis.
On April 15, he moved to the acute rehab center at the Davies Campus of California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in San Francisco to build strength and learn adaptive skills to help compensate for some loss of function from his inflamed spinal cord. Seven long weeks after the start of his journey, Paul was finally discharged on April 25th and the Stratz family was finally home together! At-home recovery, OT and PT began, but unfortunately Paul's immune system continues to attack his spinal cord and Paul was forced to return to Stanford Hospital for 10 days, and is now at CPMC in San Francisco again. Doctors continue to attempt to solve the mystery of the inflamed spinal cord.
The doctors and the Stratz family remain optimistic that Paul will recover over time, but they NEED YOUR HELP! Paul is not able to work, and Erika is only able to work a bit and spends most of her days at Stanford or in the city with Paul. Each time Paul returns home, he requires full time help; they have hired a caregiver to assist, but that of course comes at a cost.

Please join us in making life a little easier for Paul, Erika and the Stratz family by taking finances out of the worry equation as they continue to struggle through this difficult time.




 
 
 
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Recent Donations (163)

$28,341 raised by 163 people in 10 months.

$100.00

Regan Cherrington

2 months ago

 
 

Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

 

$100.00

Susan and Brian Kimmel

3 months ago

 
 

$400.00

Anonymous

4 months ago

 

$40.00

Anonymous

4 months ago

 

$150.00

Pat Meyer

5 months ago

 
 

$300.00

The Heists (esp your 3 math buddies)

5 months ago

 
 

You are one strong family!

 

$100.00

Amanda Boston

5 months ago

 
 

$500.00

Jon Shoemaker

5 months ago

 
 

$150.00

Donna & Peter Fiore

5 months ago

 
 

Sending positive thoughts to you all.

 

$75.00

Karen Such

5 months ago

 
 

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