Support Layne Chesney and family

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Raised by 1,095 people in 1 month
Created January 1, 2018
While most of us were celebrating a new year in 2018, Leigh Chesney has been stricken with a terrible tragedy: her young daughter Layne suffered serious injuries resulting in over 90% of her body surface area having third degree burns. It’s a very dark time for the family but by coming together we can help support them through this tragedy. Layne is being treated at Kendall Regional burn center in the Miami area.

Leigh Chesney and her family are close friends of my wife and I, our neighbors, and all around good people. My wife Dianne works closely with Leigh, who is also a teacher. Please be generous!
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2/6/18 10:15 pm Update from Leigh Ann

Layne had a very busy day today. She had surgery in the morning. When she woke up, she was surrounded by family and her best friends Jessica and Hunter. She talked with her friends for a long time and had them entertain her during her physical therapy sessions. She kept asking how soon it would be for her to be able to go home; she is feeling a bit homesick. Those questions are always difficult to answer. However, we do our best to stay positive and continue to encourage her. Tomorrow, her physical therapists plan to have her sit up on the edge of the bed. We're hoping she gets plenty of sleep tonight so that she is strong and alert enough to get through therapy. They are trying to push her very hard in order to prepare her for her upcoming CEA (cultured epithelial autograft) surgery later this month.
Thank you as always for your continued prayers and support. #laynestrong #prayforlayne ❤⚾️
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1/31/18 10:45 am LAYNE UPDATE via Leigh Ann
Layne had a terrific morning. She was alert and active when we arrived at the hospital. We got to hear her voice loud and clear. She tried something new during her physical therapy session. Her therapist put her on a tilt table to help relieve pressure on her back and help with digestion. She was almost fully standing. They had her move her arms up and down. Her therapist and nurse were dancing with her. Now, she's wiped out. She's heading for surgery at 11. Because of surgery, we repeat the ventilator process again; she'll be placed back on it for surgery and taken back off again when she gets stronger.
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1/26/18 3:15 pm from Leigh Ann
I will provide a complete update on Layne's surgery as soon as I receive more details. I had an opportunity to meet with surgeons and representatives from the JMS burn unit in Augusta. The JMS unit is #1 in the country. Surgeons from Augusta
have been assisting in all of Layne's surges. They established the burn unit here in Miami. Layne is the second patient to receive the Meeks procedure in this hospital. She is receiving the most innovative burn treatment available. They are very pleased with Layne's extremely fast healing. They are optimistic that she will fully recover and be able to return to all activities if elects to.
#laynestrong
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1/24/18 10:30pm from Leigh Ann Wirz Chesney
Layne had an extraordinary day. Once again, she shocked all of her doctors. She's now able to see exactly how tough and amazing she is. Everyone at Kendall Memorial keeps stopping by her room to witness this miraculous recovery. Not only did she speak her first words, she went through several hours of intense physical therapy without complaint.. Our family is incredibly thankful and in complete awe of the amount of prayers and support we are being given by our community, surrounding communities, and from people in our entire country and across the globe. We are proud that Layne has already become an inspiration to others. Our God is an awesome God! There is no doubt in our minds that Layne will do amazing things in the future. Even though this was an awful and tragic accident, she is following God's path for her. Please continue praying as she endures long and intricate surgeries on Thursday and Friday.
#laynestrong

In addition to this great news today: there was also a big fund raiser for Layne and the Chesney family today at the VanDuzer foundation. It was an almost overwhelming turn out with people waiting upwards of two hours to order food. 100% of all proceeds will go to the family. There was also a raffle, a silent auction, and a 50/50 auction. I’m completely guessing here but based on the turn out and amount of money I saw changing hands I’m going to guess close
To $10,000 or more was raised tonight at the event.

It’s been an incredible journey and I really want to say a sincere thank you to everyone who has donated and kept Layne in their thoughts and prayers.
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