Help Ana Kessel with medical bills

$59,505 of $150k goal

Raised by 1,274 people in 33 months
Ana is at Wake Med in North Carolina recovering from a serious car injury. Her leg has been amputated as a result of the crash in which a man without a license hit her and then fled the scene. She will be in and out of surgery for the next few days. When she wakes up she will endure a life changing moment. Losing a limb is never an easy obstacle to overcome for anyone and with the healthcare changes currently being revamped there is no telling how much this could affect her recovery. Ana is a recent graduate from Full Sail University with a very unique talent. Although, given that Full Sail is a very expensive school to go to she will be having many financial issues with medical bills and college loans. I as well as all her friends and family are wishing for a full recovery and hopeful future using her talented skills with as little complications as possible.

If you would ever meet Ana the first thing that would come to mind is how talented of an artist she is both traditionally and in the Computer Graphics world. Being a Computer Graphics artist was her dream and nothing was stopping her from reaching the top. Right out of school she received an internship with Insomniac Games, one of the leading gaming companies in the United States. She was onto bigger and better journeys when she was struck by this tragic accident.


I ask that if you cannot donate for this cause, to please just send prayers to this young girl for a full recovery and bright future. Please share this page to all your friends and hope for the best in this mournful time.

Thank you for your time and compassion for this tragic event.
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Update 7
32 months ago
All profit from the covertlight sale goes to Ana.
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Update 6
32 months ago
Coverlights.com is now having a sale on there website in order to help out Ana.

Sale is for the purchase of any "lifetime led" product.

COUPON CODE: Give4Ana

here is a link to the brand on our website
http://www.covertlights.com/brands/Lifetime-Leds.html

Lifetime Leds Products - CovertLights.com
www.covertlights.com

Sale ends on November 30, 2013
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Update 5
32 months ago
Another Gears of war listing. Original Lancer Replica "signed"

Link: goo.gl/XkN5aj
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Update 4
32 months ago
Just incase people wanted to know more about what happened about Ana. Check out the link below:

http://www.wral.com/raleigh-hit-and-run-victim-recovering-after-losing-leg/13113243/
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Hank Silman
31 months ago

Hey Ana, I'm an aspiring character artist as well and studied you at my school (SCAD-Atlanta) and admire your talent- of which I hope to achieve one day. I hope you feel better and I am sorry for your loss. The thoughts of all my game dev friends are with you.

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Thomas Finnigan
32 months ago

I want you to know you are a very gorgeous young woman, I admire your positive outlook and would like nothing more than to meet you someday and spend that day doing whatever you like to do and ending that day with a meal then a ride into the sunset.Please stay strong and follow your bliss in life. P.S don't be stranger , msg me :)

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Chris Weadick
32 months ago

Keep the faith Ana... M13 send me :)

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Bern Laderoute
32 months ago

Hi Anna . I heard the story about you. as you know I did seen what happen to you. you are awesome girl and beautiful . my prayer is with you . take care Anna

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Valerie Silversmith-martinez
32 months ago

my thots and prayers are with u ana hope u get better ur very beautiful and im sorry this had to happened to u may god bless and always be with u much love to u

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Dwight O. Spencer
32 months ago

I you have done a great job in your Rehab. I am so proud of you and how you are willing to be this and not let it beat you.You are a strong person, you are wonderful person and I just want to say thank you for allowing me to be one of your supported friends and I thank for sending me your way, my prayers are with you,Much love my friend Ana.

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Emanuel Dasilva
32 months ago

Hope you get better real soon so you can do some more cool art.Hang in there .Prayers go to you

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Kurt Covertlights
32 months ago

Our Prayers are with Ana and her family

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Becca Bartelson
32 months ago

Those types of drivers just makes me want to go nuts on them. How very sad this has happened to this girl, I lost my father and sister this year in a few days of each other then I almost lost my mother she just had a stroke, but the reason I'm telling you this because my mom's a strong woman, and I bet you are too! So I'm passing my mom's strength to you and you will recover just keep positive an stay strong!

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Myrna Bromfield
32 months ago

Ana, I so sorry to hear about your accident. Your Westland family is praying for you. Youre a resilient and determined person. You have the strength to overcome this.

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Greg Johnson
32 months ago

Good luck Ana, hang in there! --Lotsa of love and support from our little game studio.

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Mickael Thierry
32 months ago

I don't you know at all, I'm barely on polycount but I can't ignore this. You have my prayers and my thoughts, thinking of your family as well, stay strong , I wish you the best, get well soon , Love.

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Bryanna Lindsey
32 months ago

Wow, I'm so sorry this happened. I don't know you, but you're a game developer too and your portfolio is solid. I'll pitch in and share your story. Get better soon, Ana! You're a very skilled artist.

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Marley Kudiabor
32 months ago

I don't know you very well, but I wish you the best, you are in my prayers Ana, and I hope you make a great recovery and reach for the stars. You were kind enough to allow me to use your models in my demo reel.

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Mary Kate Macpherson
32 months ago

Ana, I am a Full Sail Grad and friends with friends of your friends.... and I am so sorry this has happened to you. I wish and pray for your speedy recovery and I hope that you will make a wonderful recovery and get right back to making beautiful art. Stay strong. Love is all around you.

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Annabel Love
32 months ago

Hi Ana, I do not know you but once I read your story my heart went out to you. I was in a hit and run accident and I feel outraged that there are people in this world that could do that because I couldn't. This just shows how strong you are, I currently go to Full Sail for Music Business. That's how I saw your page. I will spread the word and have your name in my prayers. Follow your dreams :) you are loved by so many!!!

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David Nottingham
32 months ago

Best wishes for the fund raising and a strong recovery for Ana. From all at Dynamighty us fellow game developers are rooting for you!

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Susanna Yepes
32 months ago

Hey Jason I don't know you but thank you for starting this page for her. It's amazing and truly touching seeing how much money people are able to raise for Ana. I'm sure you'll reach the goal in no time! Ana when you read this I just want you to know that I am amazed at how many people's lives you have touched, and you are truly strong. Good luck with everything.

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Joel Cordial
32 months ago

Love you! I'll be praying for you!

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Alexander Hansen
32 months ago

Hang in there, Anna. We're all taking care of you. May you go back and bring us some fantastic games and of course do your best and take your time. You're receiving $100 from me and I really hope that it will help getting you a very quick recovery.

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$59,505 of $150k goal

Raised by 1,274 people in 33 months
Created November 12, 2013
TD
$300
Thomas DeVries
4 months ago
$10
Anonymous
15 months ago
$25
Anonymous
19 months ago
RK
$25
Raymond Kho
22 months ago
AS
$10
Andrew Stombaugh
24 months ago

I am currently a character modeler at Full Sail and saw your work playing outside on the big screen several times. I went to find your website to see what sort of things you'd updated and stumbled upon this. I hope you're doing well, best of luck to you in the future!

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MD
$10
Matthew Doucette
24 months ago

From a fellow (indie) game developer. Best of luck.

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VV
$15
Vince Vazquez
25 months ago

Hope you've gotten used to your prosthetic so far and your life is, otherwise, going pretty great! (^_^)

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AK
$10
Alparslan Kalayci
25 months ago

Get well soon....

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$16
Anonymous
25 months ago
GE
$25
greig england
25 months ago
Hank Silman
31 months ago

Hey Ana, I'm an aspiring character artist as well and studied you at my school (SCAD-Atlanta) and admire your talent- of which I hope to achieve one day. I hope you feel better and I am sorry for your loss. The thoughts of all my game dev friends are with you.

+ Read More
Thomas Finnigan
32 months ago

I want you to know you are a very gorgeous young woman, I admire your positive outlook and would like nothing more than to meet you someday and spend that day doing whatever you like to do and ending that day with a meal then a ride into the sunset.Please stay strong and follow your bliss in life. P.S don't be stranger , msg me :)

+ Read More
Chris Weadick
32 months ago

Keep the faith Ana... M13 send me :)

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Bern Laderoute
32 months ago

Hi Anna . I heard the story about you. as you know I did seen what happen to you. you are awesome girl and beautiful . my prayer is with you . take care Anna

+ Read More
Valerie Silversmith-martinez
32 months ago

my thots and prayers are with u ana hope u get better ur very beautiful and im sorry this had to happened to u may god bless and always be with u much love to u

+ Read More
Dwight O. Spencer
32 months ago

I you have done a great job in your Rehab. I am so proud of you and how you are willing to be this and not let it beat you.You are a strong person, you are wonderful person and I just want to say thank you for allowing me to be one of your supported friends and I thank for sending me your way, my prayers are with you,Much love my friend Ana.

+ Read More
Emanuel Dasilva
32 months ago

Hope you get better real soon so you can do some more cool art.Hang in there .Prayers go to you

+ Read More
Kurt Covertlights
32 months ago

Our Prayers are with Ana and her family

+ Read More
Becca Bartelson
32 months ago

Those types of drivers just makes me want to go nuts on them. How very sad this has happened to this girl, I lost my father and sister this year in a few days of each other then I almost lost my mother she just had a stroke, but the reason I'm telling you this because my mom's a strong woman, and I bet you are too! So I'm passing my mom's strength to you and you will recover just keep positive an stay strong!

+ Read More
Myrna Bromfield
32 months ago

Ana, I so sorry to hear about your accident. Your Westland family is praying for you. Youre a resilient and determined person. You have the strength to overcome this.

+ Read More
Greg Johnson
32 months ago

Good luck Ana, hang in there! --Lotsa of love and support from our little game studio.

+ Read More
Mickael Thierry
32 months ago

I don't you know at all, I'm barely on polycount but I can't ignore this. You have my prayers and my thoughts, thinking of your family as well, stay strong , I wish you the best, get well soon , Love.

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Bryanna Lindsey
32 months ago

Wow, I'm so sorry this happened. I don't know you, but you're a game developer too and your portfolio is solid. I'll pitch in and share your story. Get better soon, Ana! You're a very skilled artist.

+ Read More
Marley Kudiabor
32 months ago

I don't know you very well, but I wish you the best, you are in my prayers Ana, and I hope you make a great recovery and reach for the stars. You were kind enough to allow me to use your models in my demo reel.

+ Read More
Mary Kate Macpherson
32 months ago

Ana, I am a Full Sail Grad and friends with friends of your friends.... and I am so sorry this has happened to you. I wish and pray for your speedy recovery and I hope that you will make a wonderful recovery and get right back to making beautiful art. Stay strong. Love is all around you.

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Annabel Love
32 months ago

Hi Ana, I do not know you but once I read your story my heart went out to you. I was in a hit and run accident and I feel outraged that there are people in this world that could do that because I couldn't. This just shows how strong you are, I currently go to Full Sail for Music Business. That's how I saw your page. I will spread the word and have your name in my prayers. Follow your dreams :) you are loved by so many!!!

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David Nottingham
32 months ago

Best wishes for the fund raising and a strong recovery for Ana. From all at Dynamighty us fellow game developers are rooting for you!

+ Read More
Susanna Yepes
32 months ago

Hey Jason I don't know you but thank you for starting this page for her. It's amazing and truly touching seeing how much money people are able to raise for Ana. I'm sure you'll reach the goal in no time! Ana when you read this I just want you to know that I am amazed at how many people's lives you have touched, and you are truly strong. Good luck with everything.

+ Read More
Joel Cordial
32 months ago

Love you! I'll be praying for you!

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Alexander Hansen
32 months ago

Hang in there, Anna. We're all taking care of you. May you go back and bring us some fantastic games and of course do your best and take your time. You're receiving $100 from me and I really hope that it will help getting you a very quick recovery.

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