Chrissie Plew's Recovery

$16,001 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 176 people in 34 months
Jackie Wright
on behalf of Chrissie Plew
 BURLINGTON, NC
Chrissie was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease when she was 20 years old. She has lived with ulcerative colitis and its cycles of flare-ups and remissions for 17 years. This summer, after losing 40 pounds in 4 weeks, she had to be hospitalized as her body was not responding to the standard steroid treatments . Eventually, emergency surgery was required to remove her colon, which had become perforated and necrotic. Chrissie continues to experience very serious complications resulting from infection after the total colectomy.

Due to the extensive medical procedures, she has been unable to work for several months and has lost significant income. Chrissie's lengthy healing process will require additional surgeries, occupational therapy and physical therapy. She needs to learn to walk on her own again and rebuild muscle and body mass over the next several months.

Our goals for this fund-raising campaign are to:
1 - Raise enough money to cover Chrissie's basic living expenses for a year so she can focus her energies on recovery
2 - Raise money to contribute to the substantial medical bills which she will be receiving

We would be deeply grateful for any support you could provide. Thank you for helping and encouraging Chrissie on her road to recovery.
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$16,001 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 176 people in 34 months
Created September 5, 2016
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SM
$1,000
S M
14 months ago
MC
$311
Much Love From the Left Coast
21 months ago

Chrissie, Know that ever since I met you - ever so long ago - you were always a light in my life. you have motivated me, inspired me, pulled me up out of the gutter in times of darkness, and found rainbows and unicorns hiding under the bed. You enriched my life in ways I cannot properly express with words. You continue to do so in meeting this unimaginable challenge head-on. I dearly hope for your continued recovery and that you will always keep smiling. Just keep smiling.

JB
$50
Jon Baker
22 months ago
NM
$100
Nance Meeker
32 months ago

Dear love to Chrissie and thank you to all the band members who worked hard and played so well last night.

MF
$100
Michael and Beth Fitzgerald
32 months ago
$250
Anonymous
32 months ago
NH
$100
Nick & Caroline Harrison
32 months ago
BC
$100
Benita & Ron Cole
32 months ago
MC
$100
Mary Margaret Porterfield Curry
32 months ago
PC
$40
Peyton Coleman
32 months ago
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