Dominique's Rehabilitation

$9,770 of $100k goal

Raised by 113 people in 32 months
JL
James Landreville   TUCSON, AZ
Dominique is an amazing, 18 year old young woman who had big dreams and her whole life ahead of her. She is a beloved daughter, sister, fiancé, and a friend. Please read her story below.

On Wednesday November 6th around 9:30 pm our daughter Dominique Landreville was walking home from her work at Baggin's. Shortly after leaving work Dominique was struck by a car.
Unconscious, but still with a pulse, Dominique was rushed to University Medical Center I.C.U. Upon arrival doctors were highly skeptical she would survive the night. They obviously did not know the strength and stubbornness of this petite little girl we know as our daughter. With severe head trauma and fractures that encompassed her entire skull Dominique underwent surgery to relieve the pressure on her brain. A doctor explained we needed to prepare to let her go, not knowing the choice words we would have for him.
Dominique not only survived the first surgery, but the second and third holding strong with her vitals and never letting go. By the amazing and I might say magical work of the neurosurgeons trauma surgeons, nurses, and respiratory therapists our daughter survived this horrific accident.
We are now on a new journey to help our daughter recover from this horrible accident. When we were told our daughter would be moved to a nursing home for her "possible recovery" we did not hesitate. We insisted we take our daughter home and offer her the proper care and dignity she deserves. University Medical Center helped to guide us and teach us how to care for our daughter from trachea care, bolus feeding, medicine and physical therapy. Through the graciousness of the teams and the obvious compassion in their hearts our daughter is home after three short weeks, which were the longest weeks of our lives. Though still in a coma through the benevolence of Kara Snyder (trauma RN), Irma Bojazi (case manager), and Shari Schoentag (clinical dietitian) our daughter is on her way to recovery.
We are not remotely skilled enough to provide our daughter with the proper neurological therapy she requires and deserves. We have been informed by several teams at University Medical Center that the most valued therapy should be instilled withing the first 18-24 months of her recovery. Dominique's insurance and our income will only cover a portion of the treatment she needs. This time has been extremely humbling and shown us humility we were never aware of. It is a time need to ask for help. Not only emotionally but monetarily. Any support that could be offered would be greatly appreciated and humbly accepted.
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Update 8
21 months ago
Dominique at Craig Hospital standing up!!!
Dominique standing!!!
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Update 7
21 months ago
This is one of the many machines at Craig Hospital that will help Dominique to walk again. Each time she uses this machine is $100. The recommended use per week is once a day,as you can see it really adds up. But look how amazing she does on this!!!
Working so hard!!
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Update 6
21 months ago
Dominique has in the last few weeks been given the opportunity to check out Craig hospital and use their physical therapy equipment!! But because of the missing bone flap and the fact that she has the trach and PICC line in,she cannot be admitted in as a patient. So her dad James has been driving to Denver Colorado from Tucson once a week to give her the rehabilitation she needs now. Her insurance does not cover any of this because it's only for Arizona. Please help in any way you can in order for us to give Dominique the best care now. Thank you
Dominique did 7.04 miles in an hour!!
Love her strength and drive
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Update 5
22 months ago
It has been a while since an update was done. Since the last update,Dominique has been doing great progress. She has had a couple set backs too. Dominique has had the right side bone flap placed back in. Surgery went very well, her healing time amazing!. After the surgery Dominique said her first words, with a speaking valve in."Why,Hello, Brendan and awesome". After a few weeks to let the right side heal, Dominique was ready to go in and have the left side bone flap put back in. A few hours after the surgery Dominique was able to go home. Unfortunately a little over a week after she came home, Dominique developed a severe infection and Dr. Dumont and his team had to remove the left side bone flap again. Because the infection started in the bone itself, they had the throw that side away. Dominique had to spend another five days in the hospital where they had to put a PICC line in for the next 60 days or until the infection is gone. Through all of these ups and down's Dominique has stayed in a great mood. Next step, James and Dominique had the opportunity to go to Colorado and check out the Craig Hospital for rehabilitation.Dominique was able to get a physical evaluation and work on some of the equipment.
Dominique coming home after 1st surgery
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$9,770 of $100k goal

Raised by 113 people in 32 months
Created November 27, 2013
JL
James Landreville  
  Medical   TUCSON, AZ
$50
Erin Lamb
13 months ago

Dominique, all of your dedication in order to achieve any goals or aspirations that you have truly inspires me along with so many others. Remember to never let anyone stop you from achieving anything in life. Seeing you at the Colorado Renaissance Festival has been such a pleasure and I hope to see more of you this season and in the coming years. Hopefully this donation will help you to continue your fantastic progress.

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DP
$50
Debra Perlmutter
13 months ago
BT
$50
Beth Telford
13 months ago
JB
$50
John Bryan
13 months ago
$25
Arno van Zoeren
13 months ago
IW
$25
Ingrid Wilson
13 months ago

It was a joy to see you at the renaissance festival,We hope to see you progress all summer. Welcome to Colorado.

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$100
Lindy & Dave Bess
15 months ago

Nikki & her dad are such an inspiration; I loved spending time with them! Hopefully Dave & I will have the opportunity again this summer.

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LG
$15
Lauren Gentzler
16 months ago

You have a daughter who is an inspiration to all!! What a special and beautiful young lady!

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$10
Anonymous
16 months ago
NM
$100
Nancy Miller
16 months ago

I am Linda Pizza's sister. Prayers and best wishes for a continued speedy recovery. Linda speaks very highly of your family. From our family to yours - best of luck !!!

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