Lansing Survivor to Return Home

$60,595 of $62,000 goal

Raised by 782 people in 39 months
My mom, the happiest, friendliest woman I have ever known & who has taught me to be the woman I am today, survived an extremely violent attack on September 17, 2015. After a long recovery, she will return "home". We do not know what "home" will be like for her yet. It is not going to be easy. Although she currently remains in intensive care, she will eventually need therapy and ample time to adjust to life after this crime. This fund will provide her the resources she needs to live the closest thing to a normal life as possible. My family and I cannot thank you enough.  Prayers, positivity and community togetherness are greatly appreciated.  Thank you!
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Have a very Happy Holiday!
from Diane, John & April
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Have a very Happy Holiday!
from Diane, John & April

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Thank you very much to all of you who have so generously donated to my mother's cause. Your selflessness means so much to her and our entire family.

Saturday, May 14, 2016 a 5K run/1 mile walk, the LOVE WINS Benefit Fun Run, will be held in Winterhoff park in Lansing, IL (located at 180th and Burnham) to benefit the recovery of Diane Pranske. She is currently working towards gaining her mobility and strength after surviving severe burns and injuries. We hope to bring her home in the near future and cannot express enough gratitude towards her fellow community members as they have been selfless, supportive and generous during this difficult time. She is humbled by the outpouring of love. The community is looking forward to another successful fundraiser event for her cause this May. To register for the LOVE WINS Benefit Fun Run, please visit www.RunReg.com/LoveWins

Thanks to community sponsors, all proceeds will be donated. Please register and spread the word.

Thank you!
April
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Start your 2016 year off by giving! My goal is to raise $2,016 for my mom's recovery fund the first month of the new year. Any amount helps and is greatly appreciated. Don't forget to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you and remember that love always wins!
One day my mom and I will be able to go back to Disney World and make new memories. Thank you for all your love and support!
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Diane Costello
39 months ago

This town will be there to help her even once shes home. We will cook,,, help with therapy,,, and just be with her. We take care of our own

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Heather Roehr
39 months ago

the people in this town are just truly amazing! you all stepped up with the quickness and raised so much money within hours! its heartbreaking to see! you all are wonderful, I hope I can help when my husband gets home, and I will pray daily for that monster to be caught and for this strong woman to overcome this tragedy!

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Steve Downs
39 months ago
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Prayers for Diane and family for recovery peace and justice.

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Nora Kawalec
39 months ago
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Diane Praying for you! I hope they catch that " creep" So sad for you! I can't imagine what you are goingbtgrough! Xx

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Debra Vlamis Stefanik
39 months ago
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My best to you for a full recovery. God Bless you. We are all very happy you are safe.

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Gaylia Bamagirl Gonzalez
39 months ago
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Prayers for you and your family....Please keep us posted ..God Bless you honey...

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Lisa Hepburn Keene
39 months ago
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I am stunned to read about this tragedy. Diane has always been so kind-hearted. I am praying that she will recover fully and find peace. I am just so sorry to hear this happened to such a great woman.

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Colleen Clay Ziemkowski
39 months ago
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The crime watch community of Lansing is gere for anything we can do to help. We are all praying and love you. Please know we are so sorry to knw this happened.

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Laura Graham
39 months ago
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Diane, there are so many people that love and care about you. I hope that all the prayers and support give you strength and encouragement for a speedy recovery (emotionally and physically).

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Pam Ross
39 months ago
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My church, Our Saviour's United Methodist Church in Schaumburg, is praying for your recovery. I hope you can feel their prayers and that it offers some comfort.

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Carol Mazur Kovach
39 months ago
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My prayers are with you Diane. I hope they catch that monster soon.

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Darcy Spiekhout
39 months ago
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April please keep us posted on your moms condition. We are all praying for her and worried about her. They better catch this monster that hurt her pretty soon before he hurts someone else!

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Jamie Korey
39 months ago
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Your family is in my thoughts. I'm very sorry to hear about what Diane has endured. I can't make it to the candle light vigil Back home but I will be sending you all positive vibes from Detroit.

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Robin Thompson
39 months ago
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I agree with fellow posters that we will be there for Diane. Let's re-channel our anger and fear into love and support for her.

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Sheri Masnick Curtin
39 months ago
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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. All of us will are here to help no matter what time of day or night. I'm praying everyday

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Laura Szumski Ivey
37 months ago
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My sister was a survivor of a hate crime. I have prayed they would find the person and that she would survive. She has and IT is behind bars hopefully for the rest of Its life. No matter what happens in your life, FAMILY is #1. Love always wins and God is good all the time. Diane survived because Our God was with her and she still has a purpose and will do awesome things after rehab. I love my family and everyone that has donated to her for her rehab. ♥ and peace to all!

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Nora Kawalec
39 months ago
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All of us here in So.Cal praying for you Diane!

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Cheryl Brown-Brandenburg
39 months ago
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Diane may you find strength at time so you may enjoy your life like you should. 1day at a time you will get there. Prayers may God be with you ....Gentle hugs....your life matters we all are rooting for you and have love for you....keep strong....

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Cheryl Canan Cheek
39 months ago

Sending my thoughts, prayers and love and any support you and your family may need. We will be here for you when you need us.

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Laura Szumski Ivey
36 months ago

The outpouring of Love and caring for my sister is awesome. I want to thank everyone. What happen should be done to no one ever! I love everyone and always Love wins!

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$100
Jill Kaminsky
5 months ago

Both you and John remain an inspiration to all of us everyday. Love Wins!!!

$100
Gary Richardson
11 months ago

Merry Christmas ,Happy New year, hope you and John are have a great Holiday season, you guys are in my prayer daily.

DD
$50
Deborah Dykstra
22 months ago

Sending love to you Diane May God continue to bless you and your loved ones.

$25
Anonymous
23 months ago
$300
Janet Anker
23 months ago

We love you Diane!

CF
$25
Carol Zalik Frank
24 months ago

Diane, May God bless you with continued love, support and strength in the New Year.

Diane Costello
39 months ago

This town will be there to help her even once shes home. We will cook,,, help with therapy,,, and just be with her. We take care of our own

+ Read More
Heather Roehr
39 months ago

the people in this town are just truly amazing! you all stepped up with the quickness and raised so much money within hours! its heartbreaking to see! you all are wonderful, I hope I can help when my husband gets home, and I will pray daily for that monster to be caught and for this strong woman to overcome this tragedy!

+ Read More
Steve Downs
39 months ago
7
7

Prayers for Diane and family for recovery peace and justice.

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Nora Kawalec
39 months ago
7
7

Diane Praying for you! I hope they catch that " creep" So sad for you! I can't imagine what you are goingbtgrough! Xx

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Debra Vlamis Stefanik
39 months ago
5
5

My best to you for a full recovery. God Bless you. We are all very happy you are safe.

+ Read More
Gaylia Bamagirl Gonzalez
39 months ago
5
5

Prayers for you and your family....Please keep us posted ..God Bless you honey...

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Lisa Hepburn Keene
39 months ago
4
4

I am stunned to read about this tragedy. Diane has always been so kind-hearted. I am praying that she will recover fully and find peace. I am just so sorry to hear this happened to such a great woman.

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Colleen Clay Ziemkowski
39 months ago
4
4

The crime watch community of Lansing is gere for anything we can do to help. We are all praying and love you. Please know we are so sorry to knw this happened.

+ Read More
Laura Graham
39 months ago
3
3

Diane, there are so many people that love and care about you. I hope that all the prayers and support give you strength and encouragement for a speedy recovery (emotionally and physically).

+ Read More
Pam Ross
39 months ago
3
3

My church, Our Saviour's United Methodist Church in Schaumburg, is praying for your recovery. I hope you can feel their prayers and that it offers some comfort.

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Carol Mazur Kovach
39 months ago
3
3

My prayers are with you Diane. I hope they catch that monster soon.

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Darcy Spiekhout
39 months ago
3
3

April please keep us posted on your moms condition. We are all praying for her and worried about her. They better catch this monster that hurt her pretty soon before he hurts someone else!

+ Read More
Jamie Korey
39 months ago
2
2

Your family is in my thoughts. I'm very sorry to hear about what Diane has endured. I can't make it to the candle light vigil Back home but I will be sending you all positive vibes from Detroit.

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Robin Thompson
39 months ago
2
2

I agree with fellow posters that we will be there for Diane. Let's re-channel our anger and fear into love and support for her.

+ Read More
Sheri Masnick Curtin
39 months ago
2
2

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. All of us will are here to help no matter what time of day or night. I'm praying everyday

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Laura Szumski Ivey
37 months ago
1
1

My sister was a survivor of a hate crime. I have prayed they would find the person and that she would survive. She has and IT is behind bars hopefully for the rest of Its life. No matter what happens in your life, FAMILY is #1. Love always wins and God is good all the time. Diane survived because Our God was with her and she still has a purpose and will do awesome things after rehab. I love my family and everyone that has donated to her for her rehab. ♥ and peace to all!

+ Read More
Nora Kawalec
39 months ago
1
1

All of us here in So.Cal praying for you Diane!

+ Read More
Cheryl Brown-Brandenburg
39 months ago
1
1

Diane may you find strength at time so you may enjoy your life like you should. 1day at a time you will get there. Prayers may God be with you ....Gentle hugs....your life matters we all are rooting for you and have love for you....keep strong....

+ Read More
Cheryl Canan Cheek
39 months ago

Sending my thoughts, prayers and love and any support you and your family may need. We will be here for you when you need us.

+ Read More
Laura Szumski Ivey
36 months ago

The outpouring of Love and caring for my sister is awesome. I want to thank everyone. What happen should be done to no one ever! I love everyone and always Love wins!

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