Medical Bills & Finances- Katie Barkley

$16,410 of $50k goal

Raised by 218 people in 37 months
Katelynn Spring Barkley  MC DONALD, TN


























This is sweet little Katie 2 years old.  She was in a auto accident -suffering  a damaged spinal cord, broken cervical 1 -4, broken collar bone & shoulder / arm. She had emergency surgery to remove a large blood clot on her brain.  Recent MRI indicates the left brain is dead. She will not be able to move her right side even if her spinal cord recovers.  We, her family & friends are aware of the many bills that the family is facing.  Right now their focus is on Katie and her mom Katelynn (who also suffered injuries in the auto accident). Katie is on life support. Any financial contributions  are greatly appreciated. 
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Update 120
Posted by Katelynn Spring Barkley
8 days ago
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So Katie is having her hip surgery today. We got here at 7:30. She went in at 10. They are sewing her back up now. Lots of layers to sew so it'll take a while. She's doing great still thankfully. I hope she'll be fine soon. Desperately wanna see her. Please pray for her.
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Update 119
Posted by Katelynn Spring Barkley
24 days ago
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So next week is pre-op for Katie and week after is her hip surgery. It'll be on the 14th. I've been nervous about this day for a while but being so close to it now I'm overflowing with fear and worry and anxiety. I feel helpless. I know there's nothing I can do to change what has to happen. And I'm afraid of the surgery itself as well as its outcome. According to several doctors majority of the time one surgery on both sides work and correct many issues and never had to be redone. Though in a few cases it has to be done multiple times. I'm so scared that the surgery won't be successful. That I'll have to watch my baby have to suffer like this over and over again. I'm worried about her recover time and how she'll handle being in the cast. Unable to move around. I'm worried about her losing weight which happens to majority of kids on feeding tube with this type of cast. I'm worried about skin breakdown and rashes from over heating. Her skin is so sensitive as it is. I will have no day nurses. They have denied it. I'm worried about having no help or support. I need everyone and their family and friends and churches to please pray for my daughter and pray for me to have confidence in what I'm doing and for us both to stay strong throughout it all. Please please pray for us.
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Update 118
Posted by Katelynn Spring Barkley
2 months ago
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January 18th 2012 I had a scheduled c-section. She was born at 8:30am. 7lbs 5oz. 19 1/2 in long. What an interesting 5 years it has been. Very challenging at times but also very special. I'm very blessed to have this beautiful feisty baby girl in my life. She's my best friend. Time has flown by. Can't believe she will be 5 tomorrow. ❤️ I will always love you Katie and will always be here for you when you need me. Happy birthday my sweet girl.
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Update 117
Posted by Katelynn Spring Barkley
3 months ago
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Kay Sartin
16 months ago
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So great to see her walking. She is so cute!

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Sharon O'Neal
25 months ago
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She is so precious. Hope she is doing well.

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Jill Swafford
34 months ago
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Hello & GOD bless you Family of little Katie & of course Katie. I was just hoping for a new update on her great progression. It can be seen from the change in pics & time, & I know a whole lot of work. I'm just praying for no less for Katie than full recovery & you will have a great testimony to tell. Really you already do. I'm praying that trach comes out soon! And Gods healing continues . I pray for your whole Family situation. Trust it in GOD HE can work all things together for your good! Do not be discouraged.. Jjll in Cleveland, TN.

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Jill Swafford
35 months ago
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I have been with you & your baby girl in prayer since hearing of your terrible accident. I've had a Family member with a brain injury. But not a baby. I've watched & been so grateful of the Love & Great miracle & progress your girl has made. I've tryed tweeting her need of funds over great sites, people who can easily give. But can't pull there hands, pray GOD tuggs there hearts to give. I'm gonna Continue to pray & watch as GOD continues to raise Katie up in a miracle!!! I believe she's gonna be made well in Jesus Name Amen. Jill in Cleveland, TN

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Sylvia Stangarone
35 months ago
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I pray for Katie every day.

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Tk Ezell
36 months ago
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May God be with you threw this Journey & keep Katie wrapped tight in his arms . Keep Faith & believe and God will see you threw .

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Nanc Russell N Mark
36 months ago
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Our thoughts and prayers are with this family.. This is so heart breaking.. I have hope that she recovers fully.. Her families support and love will pull her through and make her whole again..

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Cindy Smith Dailey
36 months ago
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Please Contact Ride to Give it is a charity out of New York that works with children just like Katie who are in need of medical care. They have raised a lot of money for many children to help with any needs they have or that the parents may have. It is a good charity. God bless you and I will keep you and your daughter in my prayers.

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Kathy Quinn
36 months ago
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I am a witness - Katie is loved and I believe part of her strength comes from her mom - who encourages her daily & tells her "you WILL get past this & you WILL walk & talk again" Katelynn is an AWESOME mom... full of love and one of the strongest people I know... I too BELIEVE... this is a miracle in the making. Praying often for sweet Katie & her mommy, daddy & brother...

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Kimberley Carlock
36 months ago
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God bless this little girl!! Praying for Katie & the family!

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Pauline Pardee
37 months ago
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Hoping for Miami Children's! Just donated and sending up prayers! God Bless!!

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Michelle Oliver
37 months ago
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Have you tried st Jude's hospital in Atlanta? They work miracles with situations like this! Worth a try. Praying!

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Sharon Lambright
37 months ago
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i am praying for this little girl and for the family God be with you at this time

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Anna Varnell
37 months ago
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praying for Katie. Paula made one of the most disrespectful comments I've heard in a long time. I don't even know this family, but to hear someone try to bash any sort of parenting while their child is in the hospital and trying to be strong through everything that has happened is incredibly low. You have absolutely no place to judge any sort of decision making. There's a reason why hundreds of cars were out on the road that day. They all have their personal reasons and it is absolutely none of your business. What has happened has happened and you can't change that by blaming people or focusing on a car seat company. Right now, the focus should be on Katie and getting her what she needs to get better and the support her family needs to do so.

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Kathy Quinn
37 months ago
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Little 2 year old Katie Barkley's family & friends are uniting to raise money to help with her battle for life. Neither of her parents - were aware this account was being set up.Actually during the time this account was set up - her mom was under sedation due to her own injuries. We as nurses, health care professionals & family, knew what their future held. God Bless those who are praying we BELIEVE in miracles. I wish no harm to anyone - who disagrees with this site, and will be praying for you, We are interested in other ways to raise funds to help with living arrangements, additional expenses, and future health care treatments needed, while out of state seeking continued medical treatments. If you would like to share your ideas with us - please do by inboxing on her page PRAY FOR LITTLE 2 YEAR OLD KATIE BARKLEY. Thank you and God Bless You.

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Katelynn Barkley
37 months ago
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To all of you that has put your faith in god to help my baby girl bless you all. To all of you who have donated or prayed for my daughter I appreciate both equally as much. I thank all of you who have posted positive comments and words of encouragement. All I ask is for continued prayers for a miracle.

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Kathy Quinn
37 months ago
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Sweet Sweet Baby girl. Praying for you and supporting you with everything in me.

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Natalie Kennedy
37 months ago
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Its easy to make comments when its not your child. I donated out of the kindness of my heart for the family in need.They are not begging THEY ARE IN NEED OF HELP.Negative comments should be kept to yourself.

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Leslie Wiggins
37 months ago
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PRAYING FOR THIS SWEET BABY GIRL AND HER FAMILY MAY GOD BLESS THEM IN ALL THEIR NEEDS AND PRAYERS. PRAYING FOR U SWEET BABY GIRL

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Drew Andes
37 months ago
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This story is heartbreaking! I pray that you, Paula, Never have to experience what this family is going through!

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$16,410 of $50k goal

Raised by 218 people in 37 months
Created February 15, 2014
Katelynn Spring Barkley  
NT
$500
Nikki Tanner
22 days ago
KD
$50
Kathryn Degnan
5 months ago
KD
$50
Kathryn Degnan
7 months ago
$127
Anonymous
7 months ago
$300
David Sink Sr.
10 months ago
2
2

Praying for you guys and gals.

$25
Anonymous
10 months ago
1
1
$100
Anonymous
11 months ago
1
1
SS
$100
Shelia Smith
11 months ago
1
1
$10
Stacey Sommer Keeney
11 months ago
1
1
NT
$500
Nikki Tanner
11 months ago
1
1
Kay Sartin
16 months ago
1
1

So great to see her walking. She is so cute!

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Sharon O'Neal
25 months ago
1
1

She is so precious. Hope she is doing well.

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Jill Swafford
34 months ago
1
1

Hello & GOD bless you Family of little Katie & of course Katie. I was just hoping for a new update on her great progression. It can be seen from the change in pics & time, & I know a whole lot of work. I'm just praying for no less for Katie than full recovery & you will have a great testimony to tell. Really you already do. I'm praying that trach comes out soon! And Gods healing continues . I pray for your whole Family situation. Trust it in GOD HE can work all things together for your good! Do not be discouraged.. Jjll in Cleveland, TN.

+ Read More
Jill Swafford
35 months ago
1
1

I have been with you & your baby girl in prayer since hearing of your terrible accident. I've had a Family member with a brain injury. But not a baby. I've watched & been so grateful of the Love & Great miracle & progress your girl has made. I've tryed tweeting her need of funds over great sites, people who can easily give. But can't pull there hands, pray GOD tuggs there hearts to give. I'm gonna Continue to pray & watch as GOD continues to raise Katie up in a miracle!!! I believe she's gonna be made well in Jesus Name Amen. Jill in Cleveland, TN

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Sylvia Stangarone
35 months ago
1
1

I pray for Katie every day.

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Tk Ezell
36 months ago
1
1

May God be with you threw this Journey & keep Katie wrapped tight in his arms . Keep Faith & believe and God will see you threw .

+ Read More
Nanc Russell N Mark
36 months ago
1
1

Our thoughts and prayers are with this family.. This is so heart breaking.. I have hope that she recovers fully.. Her families support and love will pull her through and make her whole again..

+ Read More
Cindy Smith Dailey
36 months ago
1
1

Please Contact Ride to Give it is a charity out of New York that works with children just like Katie who are in need of medical care. They have raised a lot of money for many children to help with any needs they have or that the parents may have. It is a good charity. God bless you and I will keep you and your daughter in my prayers.

+ Read More
Kathy Quinn
36 months ago
1
1

I am a witness - Katie is loved and I believe part of her strength comes from her mom - who encourages her daily & tells her "you WILL get past this & you WILL walk & talk again" Katelynn is an AWESOME mom... full of love and one of the strongest people I know... I too BELIEVE... this is a miracle in the making. Praying often for sweet Katie & her mommy, daddy & brother...

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Kimberley Carlock
36 months ago
1
1

God bless this little girl!! Praying for Katie & the family!

+ Read More
Pauline Pardee
37 months ago
1
1

Hoping for Miami Children's! Just donated and sending up prayers! God Bless!!

+ Read More
Michelle Oliver
37 months ago
1
1

Have you tried st Jude's hospital in Atlanta? They work miracles with situations like this! Worth a try. Praying!

+ Read More
Sharon Lambright
37 months ago
1
1

i am praying for this little girl and for the family God be with you at this time

+ Read More
Anna Varnell
37 months ago
1
1

praying for Katie. Paula made one of the most disrespectful comments I've heard in a long time. I don't even know this family, but to hear someone try to bash any sort of parenting while their child is in the hospital and trying to be strong through everything that has happened is incredibly low. You have absolutely no place to judge any sort of decision making. There's a reason why hundreds of cars were out on the road that day. They all have their personal reasons and it is absolutely none of your business. What has happened has happened and you can't change that by blaming people or focusing on a car seat company. Right now, the focus should be on Katie and getting her what she needs to get better and the support her family needs to do so.

+ Read More
Kathy Quinn
37 months ago
1
1

Little 2 year old Katie Barkley's family & friends are uniting to raise money to help with her battle for life. Neither of her parents - were aware this account was being set up.Actually during the time this account was set up - her mom was under sedation due to her own injuries. We as nurses, health care professionals & family, knew what their future held. God Bless those who are praying we BELIEVE in miracles. I wish no harm to anyone - who disagrees with this site, and will be praying for you, We are interested in other ways to raise funds to help with living arrangements, additional expenses, and future health care treatments needed, while out of state seeking continued medical treatments. If you would like to share your ideas with us - please do by inboxing on her page PRAY FOR LITTLE 2 YEAR OLD KATIE BARKLEY. Thank you and God Bless You.

+ Read More
Katelynn Barkley
37 months ago
1
1

To all of you that has put your faith in god to help my baby girl bless you all. To all of you who have donated or prayed for my daughter I appreciate both equally as much. I thank all of you who have posted positive comments and words of encouragement. All I ask is for continued prayers for a miracle.

+ Read More
Kathy Quinn
37 months ago
1
1

Sweet Sweet Baby girl. Praying for you and supporting you with everything in me.

+ Read More
Natalie Kennedy
37 months ago
1
1

Its easy to make comments when its not your child. I donated out of the kindness of my heart for the family in need.They are not begging THEY ARE IN NEED OF HELP.Negative comments should be kept to yourself.

+ Read More
Leslie Wiggins
37 months ago
1
1

PRAYING FOR THIS SWEET BABY GIRL AND HER FAMILY MAY GOD BLESS THEM IN ALL THEIR NEEDS AND PRAYERS. PRAYING FOR U SWEET BABY GIRL

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Drew Andes
37 months ago
1
1

This story is heartbreaking! I pray that you, Paula, Never have to experience what this family is going through!

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