Chrissy Gibbins' huge medical bills

$7,236 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 109 people in 24 months
Sarah Hryniewicz
on behalf of Chrissy Gibbins
 SARASOTA, FL
As many of Chrissy's friends know, she suffered a life changing injury two months ago.  The middle finger of her right hand was crushed in a defective window. 

It was clear almost immediately that Chrissy would not regain the use of that finger ... the damage was too extensive.   However, the doctors have been trying to save the finger in a series of emergency surgeries. Unfortunately the situation became very critical in the last few days and she is now fighting a very serious bone infection. The upshot of which is she is on a daily IV antibiotics  for eight weeks, and is undergoing amputation of the finger on June 2nd.

You all know her as an art teacher or coach, an artist, trainer, or dedicated athlete.   Obviously this accident and the loss of her finger is traumatic and will dramatically affect all of her professions and vocations.  She has, and will continue to, suffer lost income from taking time off for the surgery, doctors visits, rehab, and having to cancel several summer coaching and art camp jobs. To make matters worse, the medical bills are mounting rapidly with many of them not being covered by insurance. 

I initiated this Go Fund Me campaign in hopes that the many people she has touched will be able to help her out. The need is very critical and immediate as she is has to pay for amputation surgery and the IV antibiotics ...  both of which are non-negotiable at this point in order to ensure that the infection does not spread,  which would be life-threatening. 

The $10,000 is conservative, and only addresses Chrissy's immediate medical needs. It does not begin to cover all her emergency surgeries and lost income. The IV fluids are nearly $150 a day for eight weeks  for a total of nearly $8000, and the amputation surgery is $6000.  

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. My children have been lucky enough to have Chrissy as their art teacher this year (that's my kiddo in the picture with her) and I've been (un)lucky enough to have her as my personal trainer.   I would love to see the trauma of the situation eased by relieving the financial burden. 

Please spread this to anyone you think might be interested in helping and  thank you!
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Chrissy is out of surgery. Here is an encouraging update from her sister Stacey.

Update on Chrissy Gibbins she is heading home with mom. Super groggy and a little loopy. The surgery was a success the doctor believes he was able to cut off all of the infection. Even better news he was able to save more of her finger than previously thought. She has to continue daily treatment for the next six weeks to make sure the infection is gone however, we are happy she has more finger and hand to do her life's work. She feels a little nauseous but loves everyone. Thank you for all the positive vibes and prayers! We are kicking the infections butt! In true Gibbins fashion we are polling nicknames for her new finger height.
#itsnottoosoon #stubby #GIBBINSSTRONG
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$7,236 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 109 people in 24 months
Created June 1, 2017
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$25
Mary LeFevre
24 months ago
BO
$100
Barbara O'Brien-Miller
24 months ago
MB
$100
marie brehm
24 months ago
$300
Robin Evenhouse
24 months ago
$75
Emily Zalacca
24 months ago

Keep that positive attitude and fighting spirit, you've got this Chrissy! Xo

$150
Anonymous
24 months ago
$100
Anonymous
24 months ago
MV
$50
Mackenzie Vaught
24 months ago

Wishing you a speedy recovery Chrissy! Much love, Uncle Gabe, Aunt Maria and Kenzie

HD
$5
Heather Dwyer
24 months ago
ME
$50
Maggie & Ellis
24 months ago
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Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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