Ashley had her second surgery last week, and is recovering well. She is doing really well. She had a chance to go through and read some of the messages that you all have sent along with your donations, and was very touched by them, as well as with the generosity that has been showed to her. I know that she would give each and every one of you a big thank you hug if she could! I'm keeping the page going, so if you know of anyone who might want to donate, please send the link to them! I would also like to thank you all for helping raise this money, which will really help her get back to a place in life where she can be comfortable, and not have to worry about paying the bills for a little while! I'll keep the page updated with information whenever I have any...
I just wanted to post a quick update on how Ashley is doing. Her sister tells me that she is doing really well. She was cleared from physical therapy, so now she only needs speech therapy. They found a surgeon close to home in Ohio, and she met with him last week to talk about the next surgery. That will probably happen in the next month or so. He said she will most likely only need to stay in the hospital for 3 days after the surgery, and then can come back home and recover there. After the surgery, the surgeon will continue to monitor her for about a month, and they will ask for a full evaluation at that time to ensure that she is back to where she was prior to the attack, or as close as possible.
I know that the family is incredibly grateful for the generosity that has been shown to them. I am also very thankful that people have been so amazing, and have been sharing her story with others so that we can continue to raise money to help Ashley. Please keep it up! Every dollar helps, so if you know of someone who might be willing to donate, please send them the link to this page! Thank you to everyone, and I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Thank you SO much to everyone who has donated, and helped us achieve our goal of $10,000! Although I set that as the goal, obviously that doesn't mean that I will stop trying to raise money for her. Please continue to share the link, spread the word, and help raise money to help Ashley out with some of her bills. I sincerely appreciate all of you who donated, and also those who couldn't, but who left a nice message of encouragement for Ashley.
Hey everyone! The fundraiser at the Dark Room last night was a great success, and I want to thank everyone who attended. If you weren't able to make it, don't worry...there's another event coming up! This one is on August 28 at the Double Door. Great bands, DJs, raffle, auction, etc! Here is the link to the FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/477822485570417/
As we are nearing our goal, I just wanted to say that this has been truly amazing to see. For every single evil person who would do something like this to another person, there are about 300 AWESOME, generous, amazing people who will stand up and help. Whether it is with their time, their money, their talent, they don't ask what they are going to get out of it, they just do it! I've been so impressed by how many people have given their money, some of whom have never even met Ashley, and by the people who have put on the events. Susan and Jill at Mana (Ashley's employers) did an amazing job with the event last night at Dark Room, and raised a lot of money, as did the folks over at Letizia's at the event last week...everyone has been commenting on how great the events were. So I want to thank everyone for going to the events, and the awesome people who have made them possible!
Even though we've almost reached the goal, we all obviously know that $10,000 isn't going to make a huge dent in the bills, so of course we'd like to raise even more than that. Please continue to spread the word, share the link, and help give Ashley as much as we can to give her a little cushion, so she doesn't have to worry about how she's going to pay the bills! Thank you so much for all that you've done to get us closer to the goal!
Hope you all can make it to this fundraiser for Ashley...it's on August 8 at the Dark Room. There will be two bands, a DJ, and lots of amazing food and drinks. There will also be a raffle and a silent auction. It's going to be a lot of fun, and hopefully we'll raise a lot more money for Ashley! Details are on this flyer, but if you have any questions, please let me know...see you there!
There will be several fundraisers coming up... there will be one on August 8th at The Dark Room (2210 West Chicago Ave, Chicago). There will be two bands and a DJ, silent auction, raffle, tons of food, and a cash bar. I'll get more details and update soon! This is going to be a huge event, and I really hope to see everyone there! I know it's a Wednesday, but it's for a good cause, so come on out and maybe win a raffle or bid on something in the auction! See you there...more details soon...
I wanted to clarify, that the fundraiser at Letizia's Fiore is NEXT Tuesday, not this Tuesday. Sorry for any confusion! I've also raised our goal to $10,000 because I think we can make that goal in no time! Keep passing on the link! Thanks!
I'll be posting the links to various fundraisers that people are doing. There will be one this Tuesday, and you can find the information on the FB page: http://www.facebook.com/events/400718653309522
If anyone as any other events they'd like to tell me about to post on this page, please let me know, and I'm happy to help get the word out!
Hey everyone! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far...your generosity has been overwhelming. I know that Ashley will be so grateful for this gift, and the money will help her in so many ways. Please keep spreading the word, sharing the link, and praying for Ashley's full recovery.
On Saturday, July 1, 2012, an unknown attacker viciously assaulted Ashley Pruneau with a hammer while she was alone inside her apartment.
Ashley suffered numerous blows to the head during the assault, and the attacker left her to die. Fortunately, she was discovered and was rushed to the hospital in time to save her life.
While police investigate this scary and horrific crime, Ashley remains in stable condition at Stroger Hospital in Chicago. She has had one head surgery, and will need a second surgery in a month. Once released from the hospital, Ashley will begin the road to recovery at a rehabilitation center for an unforeseen amount of time.
Needless to say, Ashley needs our help and support.
Ashley's friends, family and co-workers have started a fund to help her through these hard times. All money raised will be used solely to maintain Ashley's living conditions and help to pay off the medical debt she is incurring. Whether you can spare $5 or $500, any amount will be greatly appreciated. The more money we raise means less that Ashley will have to worry about finances once she's out of the hospital. Let's let her focus on her recovery, not on how she will pay for it.
Please consider donating what you can to help Ashley get through this. We would appreciate it if you would forward this link to others so that we can raise awareness of the crime, so that Ashley's attacker will be brought to justice.
If you have any tips or leads, please contact the Chicago Police Department. I will find out a more specific phone number or email for the person handling the case, but until then, you can call the police department and they should be able to point you in the right direction. If you have any questions, you can click on "contact" under my photo on the top of this page, and I'll do my best to answer.
I'm adding the $20 from the silent auction from the event at the Double Door a few weeks ago. I won an auction, and the organizers told me to just add it to this fund. It's all going to the same place, right? This is for the Jay Ryan print...
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