Katie C Ford(Lynch)

$42,085 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 330 people in 17 months
Created October 25, 2017
This GoFundMe campaign was created to financially assist Katie C. Ford (Lynch) and her family during her time of recovery. Katie was involved in a serious car accident on October 24, 2017 at 8am. She is currently in the ICU. Katie is a single mother, raising two daughters in Laguna Beach, in the Arch Beach Heights area. Her recovery is expected to take a very long time, with still many unknowns. At this time, the family has asked for privacy, so please use discretion and sensitivity when seeking knowledge.

Consider helping in any way that you can. Thank you to everyone who has contributed thus far, this assistance will bring peace of mind to the family.

GoFundMe has created an easy way to provide assistance to so many families in need, so thank you GFM!


Peggy Sanchez, concerned friend and neighbor ❤
Arch Beach Heights Laguna Beach, CA
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I want to thank everyone for their gracious donations over the past year. Your assistance has helped get me to where I am today. I still have a long way to go but with the heartfelt support and donations I have received from my friends and family I know I will get there soon. I continue to need several more surgeries to get some semblance of my prior life back, including the desire to be self sufficient and capable of making my prior income.

In the meantime, I have finally decided to post photos of myself with the injuries that resulted from my accident in late 2017. I am also reaching out for more support, as the medical bills are mounting and will only continue, and I am hoping that everyone can once again donate, any amount will be very much appreciated. My children and I are struggling to get our lives back into some sense of normalcy.

As mentioned, I have a long way to go. I lost my right eye in the accident, along with severe damage to the right side of my face, including reconstructing my nose, leaving it numb to this day. I have 17 titanium plates that have reconstructed my skull. I've also lost the ability to smell and taste. I can't drive as of yet, that is something that is on the back burner with so many other things to attend to. Some things need to happen before and if I get to again. It seems the list goes on and on. I suffered a traumatic brain injury and injuries throughout my body, including a broken foot that has prohibited me from being able to go on walks in our beautiful hills, that was something I truly love.

But with all of this, I am a survivor and blessed to have gotten this far with the help from all of you. I am a longtime resident and active, conscience member of the city of Laguna Beach, my daughters and I have been involved with keeping the city clean, which was always so rewarding. I've had my business in Laguna since 1994. I'm a Full time mom that needs and wants to get back to what I love. Please consider donating again or for the first time, it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you All. Katie
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Today marks beginning of Katie‘s road to recovery. She stabilized enough for the first surgery and today, the second major surgery to be started. She has a wonderful team of specialists, three of which will be working on her for about six hours today. Katie girls and family or friends thank you so very much for your loving and generous support. Each day we are with her we tell her all of the names... well as many as we can at the time that are supporting her and loving her. We do this to keep her company and stimulates positive emotions by just here in the names of all the people who love and care about her. Thank you! We are so blessed by all of you
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$42,085 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 330 people in 17 months
Created October 25, 2017
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