Anne-Monique's (Annie) car accident.

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Annie M. Dubro  LAS VEGAS, NV

To all concerning our daughter Anne-Monique's near fatal car accident in Oct 12, 2012 @ approximately 2pm:

 

Here is a link that basically explains it and also shows my daughter's vehicle. She was the passenger and my Son was driving her car. It states that there were two females in the vehicle. That's incorrect; my son is the second person driving the vehicle. Further South of my daughter's accident is the first accident. As a result of that accident, traffic backed up very quickly and my Son came up and over a blind hill and a 18-wheeler tractor trailer rig was literally parked in the middle of the road. The rest is history as they say.

My daughter has a right temple fracture/impact. Four broken ribs right side. Left collapsed lung. Right collar bone broken. Right clavicle/socket bone broken. Puncture wound right lower jaw, and a few other minor injuries. Tubes in both lungs. E.E.G., a breathing tube/respirator, pressure bolt in her head to measure brain pressure, and a very wide variety of other wires and tubes hook up to her that I never thought even existed, only in sci-fi movies. The main concern is the bleeding in the front right temple area. That has stopped, but then very early Monday morning her brain started to swell tremendously to the point that the medicine to reduce the swelling did not work so they had to cut a 6" x 6" section of her left skull out to relieve the pressure. That has helped tremendously, but she is still in a medicated induce coma until this Friday or Saturday to give the brain a rest and time to heal to reduce the swelling. Once she is off of that and hopefully she is able to regain consciousness, we then can determine her motor functions, what she can and can't do. We are differently in this for the long haul. My Son Jeff only suffered a right fractured rib, but of course he can't help thinking about the whole accident and the condition his sister is in now.
He's doing what he can to cope with the whole situation by going to the gym and playing basketball, which he loves to do.

Friday (11/2/12): My daughter Annie (Anne-Monique) was tranported by ambulance to a Long Term Acute Rehab Center
 where team of experienced staff is well-versed in the rehabilitation and treatment of medically-complex patients. Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, and Rehabilitation staff work in tandem to provide weaning strategies that will help my daughter return to her potimized level of functioning. You are more than welcome to visit her.  You may call me @ (702) 575-839.  We only ask for the visiting hours to end @ 9pm, so that she can rest and be ready for the next day's therapy.  She's now able to move her rt let and rt arm from elbow down. A traech and tube feeding was placed inorder for her to get proper nourishment. 22 days later after the accident she was able to swallow when told to do so by the therapist. Tears of joy have been coming down my face as she slowly show positive progress.  I know its going to be a long haul, but we're staying strong and keep BELIEVING!  I thank God each day that she survived the accident.  It does hurt to see my daughter go through this who's been active all her life. But I know God is in control and He is the only physician that can heal her.God continuous to work His Miracle on her.

 

We are asking for your help! Please help our daughter Annie (Anne-Monique).  A Savings/trust fund" has been setup for her.  You can go into any Wells Fargo bank/branch to make a deposit. Here is the account #3447129820. It is setup for her and only her. Such things like any medical help that she is going to need, which we are told that there could be quite a bit of traveling that we would have to do to other facilities and states inorder to get her the proper support and help as she goes through this tough times.  I can't express it enough how much my family and I truly appreciate your help and continuous prayers.  From the deepest part of my heart I thank you, my family thank you, and some day my daughter Annie will be able to express her appreciation  to you for not giving up on her because she's not giving up the fight!!!...

 

Thank you everyone,

 

Annie D



/www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2012/10/12/paired-accidents-on-i-15s-black-ridge-critical-injuries/

Face Book "get well" page. You have to be logged into Face Book for the link below to work.
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Anne-Monique-Lippitt-Annie-Get-Well-Page/373679772711185

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Update 17
41 months ago

Update on my daughter Annie (Anne-Monique): Just want to give everyone a positive update on Annie (Anne-Monique). She continues to make progress although she was admitted @ Sunrise Hospital last May 3rd for precautionary CAT scan and some other test. But thank God her CAT scan showed no dramatic changes compared to the one taken last January as well as all other tests also came back fine, except for her blood culture that showed some type of Gram negative virus and she was given Antibiotic via IV until the Infectious/Disease doctor got the final result of exactly what type of bug it was. According to the doctor, it was just a type of bug that we get on our skin. The doctor then d/c'd her Antibiotic. She was discharged from Sunrise and went back to the facility where she continues her therapy. Annie has been involved with her Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, & Speech Therapy since she was transferred to HealthSouth Rehab and continues to make progress up to now where she is currently at. She still continue her tube feedings because she is not eating enough to sustain herself nutritionally, but she is doing much better with food intake by mouth, which is minimal at times and up to 75% at other times. She remains maximal assist to dependent with all mobility and self-care, but is improving on multiple areas. I continue to work side by side with all her Therapists almost every single day @ the facility where she's at now. She has tremendously improved her sitting balance. She was fitted with a left knee brace/splint back in March to help with catching her knee and getting out of flexion which is the position of comfort for her at this time. I'm proud to say she is standing on parallel bars with her right leg & with maximum assist. She has moderate assist with sit to stand, her posture is improved, she's maximal assist with transfers from bed to chair or chair to bed, and maximal assist for attention and for swallow. She has an improved left elbow and left hand improvement. She does track and follows occasional commands when I asked her, but not consistent. She is able to say a word or two at a time, and she gives you a beautiful smile especially when you talk to her pleasantly. Overall, my Annie has responded well to therapy and will continue to make gains in all areas. Yay Annie!!!.... Way to go Babygirl!!. Again, my family and I want to thank you all for your continuous prayers and support for her positive recovery. "¦. THANK YOU"¦.. 
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Update 16
44 months ago

Thursday (Feb 7, 2013): I helped Kayla (Occupation Therapist) worked with Annie this morning. Just like when I teach all my classes, I always tell all my students "Don't give up on me & you know you can finish what you started," When I worked with my daughter, I tell her the same thing during her therapy. I say to her that, "once you get to your limit baby, promise me that you will push through it with all your strenght to finsh!" & you could see it in her that she does. I do see the discomfort she expressed on her face, but I also see a strong girl determined to get back on her feet again, and that I see through her action as she strived. She knows what it will take to get through...I also trusting it all in God that He will see her through all this.... Keep it up baby girl!!!! I love you so much, we all love you very much!!! I do have my moments crying in my car, but they are tears of joy because God is good.... :)
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Update 15
44 months ago

Update Tues (Feb 5, 2013): Our daughter Annie was transported to HealthSouth Rehab last Jan 30, 2013. Her first night was pretty rough, but since I've been able to stay and sleep overnight @ her room, she's been able to sleep well and be ready for her therapies the next day. This morning Rob & I were at the Medical Team Conference. We were updated on how well our daughter Annie (Anne-Monique). I'm so happy that they allow me to help and participate with all her therapies & it gives me a chance to really work with her and see how well she's been progressing. Yesterday, I was able to work with the Speech Therapy doing the swallowing test. Annie passed it with no problem. Then with Physical Therapy we got her sitting up at the edge of the bed for 35mins. The goal was 30mins, but she was able to push it for another 5mins.Then again 3 hours later, working with the Occupational Therapy we were able to sit up again for another 35mins and this time she said the word "No" & repeated it at least couple times when I tried to tease her about hanging in there for another 10mins more"¦ wow! I guess that's one way of getting her to say some words. Today, she was able to sit up on the edge of the bed for good 40mins with very minimal help. Then the Occupational therapist and I got her up on the chair and I gave her very first shower (scrubbed down bath). She showed no sign of discomfort only the feeling of goodness and tolerating it"¦. She was also humming, I'm sure it felt good for her. Then I met with her Pulmonologist Dr. Singh who gave me the good news that her trach will be removed. Shortly after he left the Respiratory therapist came with other medical team member and removed her trach with no problem"¦ Yay!!!!... We hope and pray she will be able to start eating and vocalizing simple words. Soon once her wheelchair comes in, she's be able to go outside and feel the air and sunshine"¦"¦oh boy, would that be nice. Alright everyone till the next update. Again, my family and I want to thank you for your continuous prayers and support for our daughter Annie"¦.
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Update 14
44 months ago

HELP!!! Our heart aches because of what transpired this past Friday. As know we have been fighting and working really hard to get our daughter Annie (Anne-Monique) to Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado which is the leading authority in TBI (Trauma Brain Injury). Since it is out of network, the Teachers Health Trust was willing to pay 70% of her total medical bills & we would be responsible for the 30%, which comes out to about $50,000, which we have no choice but to agree on it, anything to get our daughter the help she needs. It would cost $2,600 a day for her medical cost and she would be there for approx. 30-45 days, max of 60 days. Also with that said Craig Hospital also required $10,000 co-pay to be paid up front. Her medical flight up there is not covered by the insurance, which is $13,122.46, but Flight for Life of Colorado was able to work with us to where we pay them $2,000 up front and be billed for 6 months to cover the rest of the cost. With all the fundraising we have done so far we were so happy to raise enough to cover the co-pay and the $2,000 down for her transport. Craig Hospital came down this past Wednesday to evaluate Annie and we got the "green light' Thursday from Craig Hospital that she has been accepted. We also got the "green light" from the Teachers Health Trust early Friday morning and we called Flight for Life of Colorado that it is a "go" for Monday, Jan 28th to fly Annie to Englewood, Colorado before 12 noon. Now, this past Friday around 10:10am we got the call that Craig Hospital has denied our daughter and everything has STOP! We are absolutely devastated! The Teachers Health Trust now said that they can only cover what is called "basic medical care," which means they would only cover $630 a day of her medical treatment/therapy. Now, the total cost of her medical treatments out of pocket will be $120,000 and instead of $10,000 co-pay up front, Craig Hospital needs $60,000 up front in order to accept her into their facility. We are so desperately in need of your help to cover at least the co-pay cost of $60,000 to get her in. We only have 100 days in-patient care per calendar year that the insurance will allow to pay and that started January 1st, and she only have about 70 more days left. According to her doctors, especially Dr. Smith (Neurological Surgeon) the further delay in transferring her to Craig Hospital will slow her overall recovery and indeed render her overall recovery incomplete. So, please we are begging for your help! An account at Wells Fargo Bank has been set up towards her recovery Acct # 3447129820. We are so close to getting her the help she needs "¦. PLEASE HELP US!!!
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Jo-Ann Geronimi
39 months ago

nted all of you to know that all of my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please give Annie all my love and if she can have visitors I would love to come and see her. Mrs. Geronimi, Annie's fifth grade teacher.

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Joel Rios
44 months ago

Watching this grow everyday for this family. Donating again when I get home from work. Stay strong family, off to a good start.

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Debbie Tibbles Simons
47 months ago

My post should have read "nothing is IMpossible" He brings you to it He will get you through it !!!

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Raised by 262 people in 47 months
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I have been following Annie on FB, although I can't find her page anymore, I still think about her and hope that she is doing better.

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Jo-Ann Geronimi
39 months ago

nted all of you to know that all of my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please give Annie all my love and if she can have visitors I would love to come and see her. Mrs. Geronimi, Annie's fifth grade teacher.

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Joel Rios
44 months ago

Watching this grow everyday for this family. Donating again when I get home from work. Stay strong family, off to a good start.

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Debbie Tibbles Simons
47 months ago

My post should have read "nothing is IMpossible" He brings you to it He will get you through it !!!

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