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Local GYM COACH Fights For Her LIFE

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Richelle is running the race for her life and needs all of us to reach out and LOVE on her!She has been in Rush hospital for over 4 1/2 weeks with what started out as a broke bone in the top of her foot from a simple tripping over the dog leash in the yard. The foot became infected after some time and brought Richelle back to the hospital with a serious type of staph infection called MRSA. Very quickly the foot had to be surgically opened to relieve the swelling and infection. The infection is not only in her foot but now in the bone of her foot, her bloodstream, and has traveled into her hip area as well. She has had to have her hips drained twice to reduce the swelling. Her knees are swollen as well but thankfully the fluid did not test out to be MRSA just arthritic fluid in her knees. The infection has crippled Richelle and she is unable to walk and is very painful to every area of her body. She is working with physical therapy everyday and is making baby steps and we are so proud of her!She has been put on one of the most powerful antibiotics in the fleet of medicines. The main goal is to stop the infection from spreading into other parts of her body, as well as, her organs.Her kidneys are tolerating this medication so far. The dr’s have warned us about the medicine damaging her kidneys in some patients. She must remain on the medicine for 6 weeks which is administered by IV at night, before they can rescan her body to see if the infection is gone. She is very sick and has a very long journey to go. She has also had to have a blood transfusion and has developed a type of pneumonia that patients get from being in a hospital bed for long periods of time, as well as, decubulis bed sores. She is going to be transferred to a swing bed hospital in Dekalb this next week to continue the treatment of antibiotics and physical therapy. Richelle had NO insurance upon entering the Hospital and now has been able to obtain insurance as of this week to help with the medical expenses. I am setting her up this GOFUNDME account to help offset other expenses and obligations for Richelle while she is so sick. We are calling on all family, friends, and just anybody that Richelle has touched your child’s life through her career of Gymnastics over the years in some way and anybody who would and who could help her financially at this time in her life. Every gift big or small would be so helpful and grateful at this time in her life! We can all pull together and make a huge impact for Richelle. If you would be so kind and help me get this message out and share this on your FB Page. Thank you up front and continue praying for Richelle and the entire family!I am claiming this healing in JESUS name for her to rise up out of that hospital bed and be healed!
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I️ want to update everyone on Richelle Gray!! She has been healed of the MRSA!!!! To GOD BE THE GLORY!! She has fought a very hard battle the last 7 1/2 weeks. She has come a very long way but still has a very long road to full recovery:) Richelle has now been diagnosed with Rhabdomyolysis which is a condition caused by a reaction to the strong antibiotics she has had to have for the last 7 weeks to treat the MRSA. It breaks down the muscles in the body to mush and causes kidney problems/failure and is extremely painful with all kinds of other side effects also. So far and by the grace of our LORD she has had the muscle break down only. Her kidneys have sustained and held strong against the vigorous doses of this medicine!
She has been moved to a swing-bed Hospital in Dekalb and is having aggressive physical therapy on a daily basis. We still have lots of obstacles to overcome with Insurance (Medicaid) being one of the biggest. They are strict on the amount of time a patient can stay in one location before moving them out of a hospital into swing bed and then to a nursing home. Pray that she will be ready to go possible home in two weeks!!
Even though there is so much pain, Richelle is still holding on and I️ am so proud of her spirit. She does not want to give up! I️ think it’s the gym coach in her and her firmness of pushing towards a goal that keeps the motivation going! We tell her everyday that she can do this!
She is so thankful and gratefully appreciative for all of the friends and loved ones that have supported her through this valley with your PRAYERS, GO FUND ME, contributions, Visits, cards, and phone calls of Love and concern! This has definitely been an unseen journey that has caught us all Off guard and has just been one of those freak things that you question why and how! But we choose to be positive for Richelle and tell her daily that she can BEAT this...
Please continue your faithful prayers for her as she still has a long way to go. Our goal now is to see her walk again!
She is still in great need of your financial support through GO FUND ME. If you are able to help her in anyway of any amount great or small she would be so humbly thankful to help with her financial obligations on the HOME Front. Let’s help Richelle during HER VALLEY! DR.’s DO NOT know when or IF Richelle will walk again... but we will NOT EXCEPT anything less than her getting up out of the hospital bed and walking out fully restored and healed! Again thank you for your LOVE and support!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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