Danica's Donation Page

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Raised by 147 people in 34 months

Hi! My name is Danica, I am 7 years old and live in Chippewa Falls, WI. I was in a terrible sledding accident on Sunday, January 12th in Eau Claire, WI. The tube I was riding on slide off the side of the hill into a line of trees. I hit the tree with my head and left arm going about 15 mph and was knocked unconscious. I was transported by ambulance to Luther Hospital in Eau Claire where my diagnosis was as follows:

1. TBI s/p sledding accident
2. Post-concussive syndrome secondary to No. 1
3. Impaired mobility
4. Impaired ADLs and self-care
5. AO of upper cervical spine interspinous ligamentous strain
6. Left mid shaft humerus fracture
7. Left comminuted occipital skull fracture
8. Left transverse temporal bone fracture with extension into the left TMJ and foreman ovale

In simple terms....I had a broken left arm, an injury to my neck and several fractures to my skull.

I was then flown by helicopter to Rochester, MN. Once in Rochester I was in the pediatric ICU for 3 days then moved to the regular pediatric floor for 1 week, now I am on the rehabilitation floor where I am doing physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy for 3 hours per day. I am still having trouble with my balance and walking. I am making progress everyday but it is a lot of work!!!

They anticipate me staying here for another 2 weeks or so. That will make my stay in Rochester at least 1 month long.

This accident will cost my parents a large amount of money, even more then when I was at Children's in St. Paul, MN when I was 6 months old and had a wilms tumor and had to have my left kidney removed. Not only will my parents have medical expenses they also have travel expenses back and forth from Chippewa Falls to Rochester (2 hours each way) as they need to be home for my Sisters, Gabby and Lena too.

Just to give you an example, we already received the bill for the helicopter, and my 25 min ride from Eau Claire to Rochester cost just over $24,400.00. YIKES!

Any donation would be appreciated to help my parents with all the expenses. So many people have helped already and every little bit is appreciated!

Thanks so much!

Love,
Danica :)

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Update 21
Posted by Danica Hawke
30 months ago
For those who followed the Danica Hawke story on here or gofundme, I wanted to finally reach out after almost everything has finally come together and things are getting back to normal. I wanted to thank everyone so much for all of there thoughtfulness, donations, help with her benefit, and continued support we are still receiving. I can't say thank you enough. I don't want to name individual names or companies, as there were so many, as well as some I am not aware of, as I didn't put the benefit together, therefore, from the bottom of our hearts thanks you so much. It has helped greatly. I hope I can return all of this to someone someday in one form or another that need help and support. The Hawke family. Jeremy, Jennifer, Gabriella, and Danica
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Update 20
Posted by Danica Hawke
32 months ago
Here is the link for the clip that WEAU TV 13 did on Danica from the benefit last night.

We had a GREAT turnout!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! We are forever grateful for our family, friends, Halmstad families & staff, Halmstad PTO, girl scouts, volunteers and the Chippewa Falls Community. Hopefully our link works!

http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/Community-supports-girl-hurt-in-sledding-accident-253850251.html

Love,
The Hawke Family :)
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Update 19
Posted by Danica Hawke
32 months ago
Breakfast for dinner Benefit the Halmstad PTO is putting on for Danica is TOMORROW, Thursday, April 3rd from 4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at Halmstad Elementary in Chippewa Falls. Menu will include, pancakes, sausages, fresh fruit, and a beverage. $5.00 for adults, $3 for children (3-11 years). There will also be a bake sale put on by the Girl Scouts and some great silent auction items. Please share with your family and friends even if you are unable to attend. It would be nice to meet some of the generous people that have donated to our family on this site. We hope to see you TOMORROW!

The Hawke Family :)
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Update 18
Posted by Danica Hawke
33 months ago
Thirty-One Consultant Victoria Kaduce (one of Danica's Karate Instructors at Elite Karate) has graciously offered to have a Thirty-One Benefit for Danica and she will donate her commission to our family.

Come out to Elite Karate Studios in Chippewa Falls this Friday, March 21st anytime from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. to join us for a fun night of shopping with Thirty-One.

To start shopping early or if you are unable to make the party, go to, www.mythirtyone.com/398727. Click on "My Events" and then you will see the event titled "Thirty-One Benefit for Danica Hawke"

March special: Spend $35 and receive one of five totes HALF OFF! Also take advantage of Thirty-Ones 50% off flash sale!

We hope to see you there :)
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$6,550 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 147 people in 34 months
Created January 25, 2014
$60
Anonymous
32 months ago
BS
$50
Brian Smits
32 months ago
MS
$25
Matt Solin
32 months ago
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$25
Dianne Zwiefelhofer
32 months ago
MP
$100
Marie Pufpaff
33 months ago
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$20
Amy Westom
33 months ago

I work with Grandma Jan and we have been praying for all of you and were so excited to celebrate you getting to go home! Keep up the great work and we look forward to hearing more successes for you Danica!

MB
$25
mary brown
34 months ago

So happy she is recovering. Hugs to all!!!

SB
$20
Sheri Baemmert
34 months ago

I don't know you, but saw you and your family that day. My heart goes out to you. Wishing you a safe recovery.

CH
$25
Cheryl Heitzinger
34 months ago

Sweet Danica and the Hawke family, Our prayers are with you for a speedy recovery. I don't think I've met you, but your daddy was the best man and your sister Gabby was the flower girl for my daughter Stephanie's wedding to Scott. I know if anything bad happened to my grandbabies, your mom and dad would be there for them in a heartbeat. So the circle of love and family support continues - and we can be there for your family. Hang in there, sweet girl! Much love, Phil and Cheryl Heitzinger

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Anne Swanke
34 months ago

Get better real soon Danica! Summer is coming and Uncle Scott loves it when you stop by his trailer up north. Hugs!!! ~ Anne & Ariana

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