Support Layne Chesney and family

$90,410 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 1,653 people in 18 months
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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This is the only online fundraiser for Layne. I can’t believe I have to say this but should you see a “Funeral Fund” campaign, neither myself or any of Layne’s family are associated with it.

Please, if you are able to donate, do it safely here.

Kind regards
Devon
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May 10, 2019
Layne was called home today by our creator. She fought a hard battle right until the end- never wanting to quit- because quitting was not in her nature...
We are heart broken, but remain always grateful that she was a part of our lives and world- we just wish it had been for a lot longer with us here on Earth.
We ask that you give the family time to grieve. Leigh Ann has asked that contacts not be made as they all need time to grieve, process, and move through this terrible loss.
Thank you all for your love, prayers and support that you have shown for Layne and our family. We are broken.
#resteasylayne #wewillmissyou #foreverinourhearts

It’s been a long, and hard struggle. This is a difficult day, and I want to sincerely thank everyone who has followed Layne’s journey. Thank you for all your support.

Devon
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5/8/19 from Layne’s mom Leigh Ann:
Layne has had an ok past couple of days. She’s been having difficulty maintaining her oxygen saturation levels and her blood pressure has been less than stable. Her latest grafts really didn’t adhere as well as we had hoped. We continue to be stuck in a not so favorable area. Her urine output has declined and her heart function isn’t quite as good as the last time she was evaluated.

Today; for therapy, she was able to tilt in the bed for a couple of hours. Her blood pressure was stable and she had no problem with the change of position. She was supposed to complete some ranging activities in the afternoon, but that didn’t happen. I’m getting concerned about her lack of movement. It will be a month on Friday since she’s had any substantial physical activity.

She has been enjoying her new DVD player and the new movies we bought. At least it gives her something to do. She isn’t able to see the television and the WIFI is poor. The days are long and cumbersome. It’s not easy entertaining a teenager.

Please continue praying for us all. I wish I had more positive things to post about, but we continue to be in a rough patch. I’m currently less than thrilled about a lot of things. Too many changes, too many opinions... I’ll just leave it at that. There are just some things I can’t control.

#laynestrong #prayforlayne
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5/4/19 from Layne’s mom Leigh Ann:
Layne had a fairly good day. She caught up on some rest that she missed the night before. She didn’t experience any blood pressure issues. She didn’t exhibit any anxiety and her respiration rate was within her normal limits. However, she was still complaining of pain, mainly on the back of her scalp. Doctors added back her psych meds and adjusted her pain medications. Hopefully, we will begin to see the effects sooner rather than later.

Her white blood cell count drastically dropped, proving that yesterday’s surgery was definitely warranted. However, her platelets are extremely low. The low level is multifactorial. Dialysis, sepsis, and blood loss during surgery are all contributing factors.

I knew that her nutrition level has been steadily improving. However, I didn’t realize how much weight she’s put on until today. When she arrived at Shriner’s, she weighed 80 pounds. Now, she’s at slightly over a 100 pounds. Thank God her tube feeds are being better monitored. Her nutritional status affects her heart function and her immune system. Her improved nutrition may partly explain why her grafts have been more successful here.

We attempted to watch some Netflix today, but her eyes were too heavy. I used some of her Amazon gift cards to purchase her a DVD player and a number of movies. Hopefully, she’ll be much more entertained next week.

Prayers for a restful, pain free night and for an uneventful Sunday. ⚾️

#laynestrong #prayerworks
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