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Sarah Rattaseri Stroke Recovery

$9,775 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 109 people in 18 months
Created November 13, 2017
On Sunday October 1st of this year, our dear friend Sarah suffered a stroke at her home. Luckily, Tom was with her and got her the help she needed to survive. This however did not minimize the impact of the stroke damage in her brain. Sarah has been hospitalized since October 1st. She was at Rush University Medical Center until October 14th, once she was strong enough Sarah was transfered to rehab at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (formerly Rehiblitation Institute of Chicago). On October 19th suffered a setback which sent her back to ICU at Northwestern. Sarah was treated for an aspiration pneumonia and released back into rehab at Shirley Ryan on October 30th. Sarah has been working tirelessly, and she is getting stronger everyday. Her recovery will take time. Many friends and coworkers have agreed that financial support to offset the medical bills from this traumatic event would be necessary.   Any amount you can donate would be greatly appreciated. Many of you know and love Sarah. Her spirit is strong ,and Tom has been by her side through all of this. Recovery is a timely and unknown process.
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Christmas Day December 25th.
Last night we had a celebration and tons of laughs. We watched Sarah take steps... and we laughed until her G-tube hurt... mostly thanks to Scarlett. Sarah is making progress..it’s a slow road but she’s on it and working hard. Just to sit talk and laugh was what the holidays are about. Merry Christmas to you all, thank you for supporting Sarah❤️
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There is our girl working hard. Tomorrow she heads home, to begin the next phase of her recovery. She is an inspiration!
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Hello and thank you so much to all of you who have supported Sarah and Tom. Sarah has been given a December 5th release date from inpatient at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab. Today November 30th, they are removing her trach. This is wonderful news for her to be heading home next week with out the trach. Sarah will still be unable to eat or drink for a couple of months. She will be at out patient rehab with Shirley Ryan at a satellite facility much closer to home. All good news! She and Tom are looking forward to being back home. It’s been a very long 2 months in hospitals. Everyday I see her she’s getting stronger and I can’t tell you how great it is to sit and talk with her again. So very appreciative for each and everyone of you! Hope to have another update very soon.

Amy
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More pictures of Sarah and Tom.
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Raised by 109 people in 18 months
Created November 13, 2017
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