Help Support Flash Flood Survivor

$6,975 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 94 people in 31 months
Tara Prestgard
on behalf of Samantha Bell
 TEHACHAPI, CA
My brave sister, Samantha Bell, was caught in a flash flood near Tehachapi, California on Thursday, the 15th of October. In her own words:
"I'm a survivor. Thursday afternoon on my drive home from work, my car was pushed off the road by a mudslide down a steep ditch into a raging flash flood. As the car filled rapidly with water, I was able to escape through the sunroof. Before I could stabilize myself, the current struck my car, flinging me into the water. My body sustained serious trauma as I fought not to drown, while being brutally ravaged by the water for several miles. My pants were ripped off of me, and I struggled against debris for intermittent breaths littered with twigs and rocks. I finally, by the grace of God, stopped on land and collapsed from exhaustion until I felt the water rising over me again. I was able to pull myself up, half-naked and soaking wet with hypothermia in the hail, and walked my torn, broken feet through the jagged desert terrain until I saw a car and ran screaming for help. Jim saw me and helped get me to his car where he tried to warm me and keep me calm until I was able to get to the ambulance. I have been to 4 hospitals and undergone many procedures since then, but my fever finally broke today and I am starting to feel better. I am so glad for my daughter, who gave me the drive to fight for my life, and for all who have expressed concern and more. I am loved, and I am alive. Thank you for your prayers."

She has been to four hospitals, taken three ambulances, been on multiple antibiotics and medications, has had pneumonia, and a couple of surgical procedures. She lost her purse and everything in it, including her wallet (which had at least $200 worth of cash and gift cards), her phone, her daughter's brand new car seat, her breast pump, and a new jacket. She's been staying in hospitals since the incident. Please donate what you can to help a family in need! Any little bit helps!
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Sarah R Atkins
31 months ago
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My dad and I would like to donate 100 to her and would like to know who we could give the money to we live in cal city

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Jamie Boggs
31 months ago
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I do not have money but i do have a few things you can have like a breast pump and i have a few car seats for girls my sister left me i can clean them up if you would like them and bring them to town and deliver them to you if you would like them.

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Lisa Harding
31 months ago
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Sarah R Atkins I work with her and live in Cal city I can get the money to her.

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$6,975 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 94 people in 31 months
Created October 19, 2015
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BN
$40
Barbara Nichols
9 months ago

Didn't know until Indian Mary this year.

$50
Tonya Beyer
30 months ago

We've been praying for you!

LR
$50
Laverne Rowan
31 months ago

So glad you're home and doing better,see you soon!

$20
Michelle Baird
31 months ago

Hope you get better soon soo glad you serviced . God has a plan for you!

MF
$200
Monica Fiello
31 months ago

For John and Jess! You are good people!!

$20
Anonymous
31 months ago
Sarah R Atkins
31 months ago
2
2

My dad and I would like to donate 100 to her and would like to know who we could give the money to we live in cal city

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Jamie Boggs
31 months ago
2
2

I do not have money but i do have a few things you can have like a breast pump and i have a few car seats for girls my sister left me i can clean them up if you would like them and bring them to town and deliver them to you if you would like them.

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Lisa Harding
31 months ago
1
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Sarah R Atkins I work with her and live in Cal city I can get the money to her.

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