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Gretchen's Medical Fund

$4,043 of $36,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 11 months
I want to start by saying thank you for reading. I want to tell you about a girl named Gretchen, who has endured more in 16 years then most have had to there whole lives. Born deaf, at age 5 diagnosed with cancer(brain tumors) But yet she fought and we thought we had beat it at age 11 3 new tumors where found. At the time I was dealing with cervical cancer It was a major blow to us emotional, physically, and financially. At age 15 we were given the news the the inner muscle of her heart was dying and that eventually she would need a new heart. A couple of months ago she went back to ICU The damage to her heart was getting worse and at a faster pace then they thought. Now they are looking to put in a pacemaker with a defibrillator before we can start the pre-treatment for heart surgery. We are now on the cusp of loosing everything including Gretchen. We are now close to 300k in debt with no end in site to the medical bills. We are behind on everything and struggling to keep the lights on. I am begging and pleading for help I do not know where else to turn

Please help my daughter Gretchen

Thank you in advance
Julie
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So to keep everyone up to speed this last week has been really bad for Gretchen she has not been able to keep anything down...the doctors are worried about the sudden wait loss(18lbs in 7 days) so they changed her meds again that plus all the tests have really taken its toll...she also had to go in for another cancer screening to make sure she is still all clear on that end(the wait for results are unbearable)...her first surgery is set for May 30th...we still have a goal to meet and with everyone's help we can do it
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A bulk of Gretchen's treatments are set to resume in the last week of May including surgery giving us time to raise the funds needed...She has gotten worse over the past month and is always tired but still pushes forward with more determination than thought possible Krieg has cut deals to cover most of what we owed for care to date but we are not out of the hole yet by a long shot... We would like to thank all of those who have donated and sent well wishes. Please share and help get the word out
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So here is an update of what is going on....
Gretchen does dialyses 2 times a week right now. The infection they are fighting has started effecting her other organs but she is responding to treatments well. What we thought would take 1-2 months to get her ready for surgery may take up to 6 months now. She wears a heart monitor that sends data straight to her doctor Thank you to all that have donated and shared this with friends. Please keep the movement going as every little bit helps -XOXO Julie
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So last week was pretty rough 3 treatments down total. Doctors are going to cut back to 2 per week instead of 3 because Gretchen's recovery time between each is taking longer then they expected and her immune system is not keeping up as they had hoped. I want to say thank you to everyone who has shown their support and We will keep everyone posted on milestones(both good and bad)
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