MIRACLES DO HAPPEN

$1,165 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 32 months
Denise Jones Norris  ABINGDON, VA

Candace Buck is the mother of 3 beautiful children, one growing in her womb, but is fighting for her life along with her unborn child. She was diagnosed with double pneumonia on Christmas Eve and air lifted to Johnson City Medical Center where she still remains in ICU. Her condition quickly worsened and on Christmas Day she was put on a ventilator, and was placed into a coma. she has now been diagnosed with ARDS, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Her husband is coping the best he can with taking care of their 2 daughters. Taking them to school daily, driving to Johnson City TN from Meadowview, VA to be with his wife, then getting back in time to pick his girls up at 3:00. That has to be difficult enough alone.... add to that the fear for his wife's life daily. BUT.....bills don't cease just because someone gets sick. Any donations would be welcomed to help this young family...Thank You From The Bottom of Our Hearts....May GOD Bless You

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Update 11
20 months ago


This whole ordeal has been a financial burden to put it lightly. Candace lost her home, she can't work because of all the complications from the coma, and disability is still dragging their feet. Now she has 3 daughters to care for and would never ask for help herself. But I am.
Any donations would be greatly appreciated.
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Update 10
20 months ago

Christmas Day, 2013 I received THE phone call. My sister phoned with what I assumed was my MERRY CHRISTMAS ,I LOVE AND MISS YOU ,call. It wasn't. It was very horrible news. My niece, Candace, was being admitted into ICU with ARDS. ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME. DEADLY. And to make matters even more difficult.....she was 5 months pregnant. Not a call anyone ever wants to receive.
Okay, my head is spinning. I kiss my son and husband and fly out the door and get to the hospital as fast as I safely can. As I walk into ICU I'm faced with my beautiful, inside and out, niece. She's telling me it's ok. Not to worry. I'll be ok. Figures. She's consoling me. Right before she is put on the ventilator I get a kiss and a hug. I show no fear to her. I just smile and say I love you baby girl. She's put into a medically induced coma where she remains for weeks.
Hours turn to days which turns to weeks. She worsens every day. At one point she had 7 chest tubes draining her lungs. She's being fed through tubes . We pray and pace a lot. Then we are told she's going downhill fast and to choose whether to save the baby post mortem or not. GOD that was hard. Helplessness is what I feel. As the room fills with doctors and an incubator and Candaces blood pressure drops lower and lower.....we pray. That's when the miracle happens.
Candaces blood pressure rises. That precious doctor turns and looks at us through the window and gives a thumbs up. She's stable!!!
Now for the second miracle......Candace goes into labor a couple of weeks later. Natural labor!!! NOT INDUCED!! Little Chloe Shay Buck came into this world kicking her legs and yelling her head off!!! Chloe is put on a ventilator as well and life support and rushed to ICU at niswonger childrens hospital. Candace will not see her beautiful daughter for a few weeks, but we are with her daily. Soothing her, telling her how much her mommy loves her, holding her when we are allowed to. Posting pictures on Candaces ICU room wall of Chloe. Keeping faith!!!

Candace had to learn to walk again. The ventilator was removed and a trach was inserted. This all started from the flu. They both are improving daily. She's now off the walker and the cane. Chloe has been diagnosed as slow to thrive, but we can deal with that. Chloe turned 1 last week!!!
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Update 8
31 months ago

Candace can't speak but she "mouthed" to me.....I love you and I'm hungry.
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Candace Buck
18 months ago

God is Awesome. I am blessed with a thriving 14 month old baby girl. She and I are both doing so much better than we were a month ago. I am still unable to work but I am making great improvements everyday and so is Chloe Shay. Thank you for your prayers and support. Smiles

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Candace Buck
19 months ago

Hello friends; I just wanted to say thank you for all your prayers and support. I'm forever grateful. I still can't get my Dr to release me for work and I'm really struggling with some serious depression; please keep my family and I in your prayers. Thank you.

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Denise Norris
20 months ago

Christmas Day, 2013 I received THE phone call. My sister phoned with what I assumed was my MERRY CHRISTMAS ,I LOVE AND MISS YOU ,call. It wasn't. It was very horrible news. My niece, Candace, was being admitted into ICU with ARDS. ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME. DEADLY. And to make matters even more difficult.....she was 5 months pregnant. Not a call anyone ever wants to receive. Okay, my head is spinning. I kiss my son and husband and fly out the door and get to the hospital as fast as I safely can. As I walk into ICU I'm faced with my beautiful, inside and out, niece. She's telling me it's ok. Not to worry. I'll be ok. Figures. She's consoling me. Right before she is put on the ventilator I get a kiss and a hug. I show no fear to her. I just smile and say I love you baby girl. She's put into a medically induced coma where she remains for weeks. Hours turn to days which turns to weeks. She worsens every day. At one point she had 7 chest tubes draining her lungs. She's being fed through tubes . We pray and pace a lot. Then we are told she's going downhill fast and to choose whether to save the baby post mortem or not. GOD that was hard. Helplessness is what I feel. As the room fills with doctors and an incubator and Candaces blood pressure drops lower and lower.....we pray. That's when the miracle happens. Candaces blood pressure rises. That precious doctor turns and looks at us through the window and gives a thumbs up. She's stable!!! Now for the second miracle......Candace goes into labor a couple of weeks later. Natural labor!!! NOT INDUCED!! Little Chloe Shay Buck came into this world kicking her legs and yelling her head off!!! Chloe is put on a ventilator as well and life support and rushed to ICU at niswonger childrens hospital. Candace will not see her beautiful daughter for a few weeks, but we are with her daily. Soothing her, telling her how much her mommy loves her, holding her when we are allowed to. Posting pictures on Candaces ICU room wall of Chloe. Keeping faith!!! Candace had to learn to walk again. The ventilator was removed and a trach was inserted. This all started from the flu. They both are improving daily. She's now off the walker and the cane. Chloe has been diagnosed as slow to thrive, but we can deal with that. Chloe turned 1 last week!!!

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Emily Erin
31 months ago

Praying!!

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Geraldine Holloway
31 months ago

I will be praying for you all god bless

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Denise Norris
32 months ago

Thank you so much for your donations. Every dollar helps.

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$1,165 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 32 months
Created January 15, 2014
Denise Jones Norris  
$25
Anonymous
20 months ago
TB
$50
Tandy Boynton
20 months ago
LA
$100
Loretta Arrants
31 months ago
$50
Anonymous
31 months ago
$50
Anonymous
31 months ago
$100
Anonymous
31 months ago
SB
$25
Shawna Burke
31 months ago
AH
$100
Angel Hayden
32 months ago
DP
$10
Debra Petry
32 months ago
VL
$40
Valerie Lewis
32 months ago

Praying for you and the girls, Sean! Stay strong, I know Candace is going to be fine.

Candace Buck
18 months ago

God is Awesome. I am blessed with a thriving 14 month old baby girl. She and I are both doing so much better than we were a month ago. I am still unable to work but I am making great improvements everyday and so is Chloe Shay. Thank you for your prayers and support. Smiles

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Candace Buck
19 months ago

Hello friends; I just wanted to say thank you for all your prayers and support. I'm forever grateful. I still can't get my Dr to release me for work and I'm really struggling with some serious depression; please keep my family and I in your prayers. Thank you.

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Denise Norris
20 months ago

Christmas Day, 2013 I received THE phone call. My sister phoned with what I assumed was my MERRY CHRISTMAS ,I LOVE AND MISS YOU ,call. It wasn't. It was very horrible news. My niece, Candace, was being admitted into ICU with ARDS. ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME. DEADLY. And to make matters even more difficult.....she was 5 months pregnant. Not a call anyone ever wants to receive. Okay, my head is spinning. I kiss my son and husband and fly out the door and get to the hospital as fast as I safely can. As I walk into ICU I'm faced with my beautiful, inside and out, niece. She's telling me it's ok. Not to worry. I'll be ok. Figures. She's consoling me. Right before she is put on the ventilator I get a kiss and a hug. I show no fear to her. I just smile and say I love you baby girl. She's put into a medically induced coma where she remains for weeks. Hours turn to days which turns to weeks. She worsens every day. At one point she had 7 chest tubes draining her lungs. She's being fed through tubes . We pray and pace a lot. Then we are told she's going downhill fast and to choose whether to save the baby post mortem or not. GOD that was hard. Helplessness is what I feel. As the room fills with doctors and an incubator and Candaces blood pressure drops lower and lower.....we pray. That's when the miracle happens. Candaces blood pressure rises. That precious doctor turns and looks at us through the window and gives a thumbs up. She's stable!!! Now for the second miracle......Candace goes into labor a couple of weeks later. Natural labor!!! NOT INDUCED!! Little Chloe Shay Buck came into this world kicking her legs and yelling her head off!!! Chloe is put on a ventilator as well and life support and rushed to ICU at niswonger childrens hospital. Candace will not see her beautiful daughter for a few weeks, but we are with her daily. Soothing her, telling her how much her mommy loves her, holding her when we are allowed to. Posting pictures on Candaces ICU room wall of Chloe. Keeping faith!!! Candace had to learn to walk again. The ventilator was removed and a trach was inserted. This all started from the flu. They both are improving daily. She's now off the walker and the cane. Chloe has been diagnosed as slow to thrive, but we can deal with that. Chloe turned 1 last week!!!

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Emily Erin
31 months ago

Praying!!

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Geraldine Holloway
31 months ago

I will be praying for you all god bless

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Denise Norris
32 months ago

Thank you so much for your donations. Every dollar helps.

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