Craig Donnelly's Medical Fund

$8,300 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 129 people in 28 months
AJ Sanford
on behalf of Brandi Donnelly
 OMAHA, NE
Craig Donnelly is an avid runner and personal trainer in Omaha, NE. On Wednesday, April 27th 2016, just 4 days after his 31st birthday, Craig went for a run through Standing Bear Lake. As he was heading towards the trailhead on 144th just north of Fort, Craig had an epileptic seizure and fell backwards, losing consciousness and causing severe damage to his skull.
3 truly amazing people stopped to call 911 and to help Craig, one of them even contacting Craig's wife who insisted he wear a medical bracelet.
Craig was transported by ambulance to Immanuel Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and doctors had to remove his left cerebellum due to the extensive damage to his skull and brain. 
As of this posting on 5/8/2016, Craig remains in the ICU. Doctors and staff are hoping to move him to the rehabilitation section of the hospital this week. He is awake and interactive, but still on a feeding tube and unable to walk. Doctors have yet to determine full impact. 
Being self-employed causes many challenges in this situation; fortunately Brandi is employed fulll-time at Athleta in Village Pointe. While Craig and Brandi do have medical insurance coverage, they are losing income with Craig unable to work and with him being in the ICU for potentially 2 weeks and many more weeks in rehab, the medical bills are adding up quickly. 
The Donnelly's will use all money raised for medical bills and support for Craig's future medical needs. Your financial support will help them to turn their focus and energy on healing and making sure that Craig gets the medical support he needs. 
Thank you for considering a donation to Craig's medical fund, it is truly appreciated.
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Hello everyone! Craig has made some good progress since the last update! He was moved to the rehabilitation section of the hospital and will be staying for a few weeks. This week, Craig was finally able to pass his swallow test and is starting to eat soft foods! He is undergoing several hours of therapy a day as well.
Over the next couple of weeks, Brandi will be moving in order to accommodate Craig's needs when he comes home. The date for when he will be released is dependent on progress, so kind of a wait and see game at this point.
Thank you all again for continuing to share Craig's story, for your kind words, your support and for your generous donations. There is a long road ahead and all of this support is appreciated beyond measure! Please continue to share and help us reach our goal!
Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
Passing the swallow test!
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Thank you so much to those that have generously donated and shared Craig's campaign, it is greatly appreciated! Please continue to share and help us get the word out.
Craig took his first steps since his accident yesterday, he looks pretty happy to be up! He does have to undergo another surgery today to have a feeding tube put in. The doctors are planning to move him to the rehabilitation wing of the hospital today where he will begin a lengthy stay to focus on both his mental and physical activities that were impacted.
First Steps!
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Brandi Donnelly
28 months ago
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Thank you all so much for your generous donations! Craig is getting a little better everyday!

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Craig Donnelly
27 months ago
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Getting there....Hopefully only another week or two!

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Brandi Donnelly
24 months ago

Thank you all again for the support and love through this process. Craig is still at QLI but walking much more and his diet is now all normal food :) We plan to have him home by the end of October!!

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$8,300 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 129 people in 28 months
Created May 8, 2016
AJ Sanford
on behalf of Brandi Donnelly
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Elizabeth Applegate
19 months ago

Happy Valentine's Day, Craig!!!

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19 months ago
$10
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20 months ago
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21 months ago
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$50
Elizabeth Applegate
21 months ago

Merry Christmas Craig! We are truly blessed to have you healing and thriving!!

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Anonymous
21 months ago
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22 months ago
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Elizabeth Applegate
22 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving, Craig & Brandi!!!

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22 months ago
Brandi Donnelly
28 months ago
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Thank you all so much for your generous donations! Craig is getting a little better everyday!

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Craig Donnelly
27 months ago
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Getting there....Hopefully only another week or two!

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Brandi Donnelly
24 months ago

Thank you all again for the support and love through this process. Craig is still at QLI but walking much more and his diet is now all normal food :) We plan to have him home by the end of October!!

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