Cecelia's Helping Hands

$3,110 of $10k goal

Raised by 39 people in 30 months
Lisa Donigian   DAYTON, OH
Cecelia is a delightful, bright, energetic, 18 year old, whose life was tipped upside down late summer 2013. She began to exhibit a variety of neurological symptoms, and then, for some unexplained reason, her body began to fight against itself, causing the neurological symptoms to become more severe. She has been hospitalized at Cincinnati Children's Hospital since mid-December 2013, and doctors continue to grapple at finding a diagnosis/treatment to help her. At this point, she has no solid diagnosis and her symptoms continue to worsen. To help defray the overwhelming costs associated with her hospitalization and care, we, her friends and family, have established the CECELIA'S HELPING HANDS fundraising page, and we respectfully ask that you join us in supporting this family by donating today. Thank you for kindness and generosity toward Cecelia and her family.
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Update 14
24 months ago
Thank you everyone for your incredibly generous support. Cecelia is doing amazing in her recovery and we are closing out her Go Fund Me account. Blessings to each one of you who have joined us in prayer and/or financial support. God really does move mountains! Lisa
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Update 13
28 months ago
Wonderful news ---- Cecelia is OUT of the hospital and recovering at home! She was able to attend Church and visit with family and friends!! She continues to make progress and each day finds her more and more able to tolerate longer periods of time with stimulation. Memories are beginning to return, and with that, she is becoming acutely aware of the things she has missed the last many months. PLEASE continue to keep Cecelia and her whole family in your prayers! Blessings to everyone who has helped, prayed and supported Cecelia! Our webpage support will continue for many months yet, as the medical bills continue to pour in and the rehab costs are just beginning. Praise God!!
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Update 12
28 months ago
Here is the latest message of hope from Mary Kathryn -- Cecelia's mother. The progress forward this week has been steady --- Praise God. Please consider helping this family either for the first time, or again, as the bills continue to mount --- nearly 7 months since the initial head injury incident and close to 3 months as an inpatient on this hospital stay. Thank you for all who have generously donated to helping Cecelia and her family. The support has been overwhelming.
"Cecelia has had an incredibly encouraging week! She has been sleeping tremendously. Her warm greeting is intact when anyone walks into her room. (Makes my heart glad!!!) She has been working on participating in school time, the craft time, etc with difficulty. The stimulus is too much and increases her migraines. We are feeling incredible encouragement and hope. She does not remember much from the past months but remembered what happened Sunday on Monday. All progress forward!!! Thank you for standing before The Throne with us. We are trusting the path forward will be made clear with each step. God has been so faithful each step of this journey."
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Update 11
28 months ago
Here is the latest update from Cecelia's mother, Mary Kathryn. Cecelia is making some slow steady progress and for all movement forward, we are thankful and praising God.
"Cecelia has been sleeping - deeply I think - and a lot. She is very fatigued, exhausted, teary-eyed, and struggling with a headache/migraine. We are grateful she is aware to be expressing all of this! She has wanted to participate in activities, but is overwhelmed by the noise and chattering, so doesn't last long. All of this is the right direction! She has been aware of where she is and has been trying to figure out the timeline since July and asking questions about going outside, going to church, and going home in addition to trying to sort through what she has missed with the calendar. We spent a good amount of time reading her cards yesterday which was comforting to her. Thank you for all of you who have sent her cards over these months. May the Lord keep the restoration coming and continue to allow her to rest, be patient with herself, and look to the possibilities. "
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$3,110 of $10k goal

Raised by 39 people in 30 months
Created February 6, 2014
LD
$100
Lisa Donigian
27 months ago (Monthly Donation)
TZ
$100
Tom Zopff
27 months ago (Monthly Donation)
LH
$100
Laferne Harris
27 months ago
$100
Anonymous
28 months ago
LD
$100
Lisa Donigian
28 months ago (Monthly Donation)
TZ
$100
Tom Zopff
28 months ago (Monthly Donation)
LD
$100
Lisa Donigian
29 months ago (Monthly Donation)

In our prayers always!

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CF
$25
Chuck Family
29 months ago
MF
$50
Matt Felber
29 months ago

Praying for all!

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TZ
$100
Tom Zopff
29 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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