Robin's Stroke Recovery

$2,095 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 35 months
Robin Lawson is a woman who goes out of her way to take care of her family, friends, and total strangers. She has always been generous to those who need help. Robin has enjoyed being active in equestrian sports and owning a construction company that she started with her husband in 1997.
On June 22nd Robin suffered a sever stroke that left a golf ball sized pool of blood in her brain. The blood is located so deep  that doctors cannot reach it with surgery. Robin is on her way to healing and each day is allowed more moments of consciousness before being sedated to maximize her body's ability to heal. 
While we are blessed that the stroke wasn't worse, we are finding ourselves with looming medical bills. And unfortunately, as a small business owner, Robin will not be allowed to seek government assistance while she is unable to work during her recovery. 
Any money that can be provided will help us reduce the financial burden she will face during her long recovery. When Robin is finally allowed to come home, we do not want her thoughts to be on unsurmountable debt, we want her to be able to focus on her physical therapy and making more happy memories with her family. 
All help, no matter how small each donation is, will be greatly appreciated.
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Robin was successfully able to move to a rehab center where she made progress and worked through some setbacks. This facility allowed Robin to have visits from her puppy Bruno. During this stay, Robin began being able to move her left leg and with assistance, apply weight onto her left leg so that she could take a step forward with her right leg.
Last week Robin moved again to, this time to Good Samaritan's Inpatient Rehabilitation Center. Robin is excited about this transition and is looking forward to the hard work that this facility will help her do. It has been nearly two months since Robin's stroke and we appreciate the kindness, assistance, and donations that we have received so far. Though Robin is now stable, she and her family still have a long way to go so all continued support is appreciated.
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Robin continues to work on improving, they tried last week to move her to a rehabilitation center but she was battling a case of pneumonia so she was sent back to the hospital.
Now that she has been off of the breathing tube for a while, she is able to speak as her primary form of communication. Unfortunately, she is still battling paralysis on the left side of her body. Because of this, she is unable to eat or drink and still has a feeding tube.
Thank you everyone for your support and kind words.
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Robin has started working with a physical therapist, occupational therapist, and speech therapist. She still has a long road before she can be moved out of ICU. Right now, the speech therapist is working with her to gain the ability to swallow food on her own so the feeding tube can be removed.
The first of many bills arrived yesterday, the 5 mile ambulance ride is costing us $2,488.60.
Thank you everyone for your support and assistance, we hope she will be strong enough for friends to visit soon.
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After the set back on Monday, Robin remained sedated for the rest of the week. Yesterday, the doctor decided the swelling in her airway had gone down enough to try letting her breathe on her own. Removing the breathing tube yesterday was mostly successful. The strain has caused her blood pressure to raise which is being treated with medication. But with the assistance of a breathing mask Robin's oxygen saturation is staying high. At this point, Robin is completely off of IV sedation and pain medication.
With this large step forward, Robin is still unable to fully communicate with us. The sedation drug still needs to work out of her system. And the swelling in her throat is still causing pain that interferes with speech.
Our family is so grateful for the help we have received from the donations that are already in, to the friends who are helping us manage our lives.
Robin still has a long way to go, but we know that with the friends we have to reach out to, her recovery will be surrounded by kind people.
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Cherie Neff
34 months ago
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I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May God keep you in his hands and help you to recover from this devastating occurrence. You are a strong woman with great willpower. You have many friends and family behind you to help through your recovery….you can do this!!

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Eldon Middleton
35 months ago
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Thank you, thank you for the update. It really helps to ease some of the worry just knowing what is happening. Please give her my love and an extra hug for me. Thanks again. Lots of love, Renee

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Sharon Patterson Bosser
34 months ago

We continue to keep Robin in our prayers and positive thoughts. We know prayers are heard and He answers!! Sharon and Danny Bosser

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Kirston Lynn Dugay
34 months ago

Hello hope all is well, hoping for an update on how Robin is doing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers

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Eldon Middleton
35 months ago

Thanks so much for the update. It means a lot to me, as well as many others, I'm sure. Much love and hugs to all. Aunt Renee

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Becky Miner
35 months ago

Praying for you Robin! May God bless you and give you a speedy recovery.

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$2,095 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 35 months
Created June 25, 2016
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DC
$25
Dona Cox
32 months ago
$100
Brenda Fromhold
33 months ago

I had no idea of Robin's stroke until Dan shared the tragic news on Facebook. Robin and the entire Lawson family (including critters) will be in my prayers.

NM
$50
Nieves McCallister
33 months ago
$50
Sharon and Danny Bosser
34 months ago

Keeping you in prayers and positive thoughts.

$20
Suzan Moulton
34 months ago
MB
$50
Megan and Rob Boss
34 months ago
ES
$50
Erica Scott
35 months ago
$50
Sharon Bosser
35 months ago
1
1

We are keeping you in prayers for a full recovery!!

KB
$250
K B
35 months ago
SN
$75
Stacy Noah
35 months ago
Cherie Neff
34 months ago
1
1

I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May God keep you in his hands and help you to recover from this devastating occurrence. You are a strong woman with great willpower. You have many friends and family behind you to help through your recovery….you can do this!!

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Eldon Middleton
35 months ago
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1

Thank you, thank you for the update. It really helps to ease some of the worry just knowing what is happening. Please give her my love and an extra hug for me. Thanks again. Lots of love, Renee

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Sharon Patterson Bosser
34 months ago

We continue to keep Robin in our prayers and positive thoughts. We know prayers are heard and He answers!! Sharon and Danny Bosser

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Kirston Lynn Dugay
34 months ago

Hello hope all is well, hoping for an update on how Robin is doing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers

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Eldon Middleton
35 months ago

Thanks so much for the update. It means a lot to me, as well as many others, I'm sure. Much love and hugs to all. Aunt Renee

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Becky Miner
35 months ago

Praying for you Robin! May God bless you and give you a speedy recovery.

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