Help With Future Funeral

$6,498 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 193 people in 36 months
Leah Marie
on behalf of Mollie Wenzel
 LAFAYETTE, IN
Hi. Please help my family be able to afford funeral arrangements and things that are necessary. A normal life is not achievable for myself. I'm continuously in and out of the hospital. I have an upcoming surgery for my ribs. As for lung transplant standing, big chance I don't qualify. The donation money goes straight to my sister and brother in law's savings account and is separated from other expenses. I'm trying to prepare for them so they don't need to stress as much.
Thank you. Much love.

Extra goodies: A photography shoot that my sister did during my stay in the hospital a few months back. I thought I would share it with you all so you can kinda see what my days are like here. It's just me, pure and raw.
CF photography video


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Hi everyone! I was finally discharged from the hospital February 1st. I spent a total of 32 days on heavy antibiotics and gross steroids that raised my blood sugars to scary levels (800+). I was weened off pain meds and sent home with oral stuff to get through the rest of the withdrawal period. I'm feeling much better, however still having a lot of rib pain. I might have fractured it from coughing so much and so hard. This coming Thursday I will be meeting with my CF doctor and discussing the possibility of meeting with the transplant team. The bacteria that I grow out has become extremely resistant to almost all of my IV meds I can take. There's 2 that are apparently very powerful to use but we want to hold off on using them as much as possible because of how quickly I become resistant to medications. I feel like it's crucial right now to get this stuff figured out before I'm completely resistant to what they can give me. I cannot keep living my life in the hospital every other month for multiple weeks at a time. I'm young and have dreams to chase, not being drugged up and miserable. I understand that I have a lot of work ahead of me now and it's really nerve wracking. Things have become utterly emotional for me, I often cry nowadays which is strange for me. Learning to cope with this reality that feels like it's severely punched me in the face has been an interesting learning experience and will continue to be.
All of the support that I have received is damn overwhelming. I often feel poopy that I can't keep up with multiple messages I receive and cute fb posts. I'm eternally grateful for my family and friends support. I consider a lot of my online supporters as my online family. Deep love and respect run within me for you guys. The Queen still lives!
If ya'll can continue to spread this and donate what you can, I appreciate it so so much. Thank you all <3
My big Sissy <3
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Hi guys! Well, here's the update on my medical life.
I spent 3 weeks in the hospital in November and I got discharged on the 28th. I started counting the days on how long I've been out of the hospital and I believe I got to 35 days or so. On January 1st, I had to go to the ER because I was having a hard time breathing, wheezing, running temps that got up to 102.0! Plus I was feeling exhausted and I knew I had another infection again. It is day 20 of the hospital stay. I was able to get another small procedure done for them to scope out my lungs and it turns out my lungs are extremely inflamed and angry. I'm on a new IV antibiotic because I've become resistant to quite a few IV meds that have helped in the past. My infectious disease doctor told me that we have plenty of other antibiotics we can use but he is holding back on them for now so I don't have so much of it to cause me to be resistant to it. Oi oi. This hospital stay has been a little rough, but all my medications are correct and my pain and itching is being controlled very well!
That is pretty much all for now. Same old stuff, different day.
It would be wonderful if you all could continue to spread my gofundme literally everywhere possible. Thank you all for the support and just being really lovely people.
Thank you.
My big Sissy <3
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Hello everyone! I have recently been discharged from the hospital. I stayed for a total of 22 days and am now recovering, slowly. I had 4 procedures done where they scope out my lungs and try to suck out all of the mucus that they can. During my last procedure my heart rate spiked up to 180 for some unknown reason. After, I was hallucinating and running fevers. Other than that, I've been in the hospital about every month for weeks at a time. I still have mold in my lungs and I'm on a strong antifungal for that in hopes it will knock it out. My body is weak and things are scary for me right now because the cause of my constant hospitalizations are unknown. It's just the Cystic Fibrosis. It's the multiple bacteria I keep growing in my lungs and I just can't get things back to normal, no matter how hard I try. Moving or even visiting Colorado is in question. I am at a loss for what I should do, simply because doctors are saying that we are doing all that we can. However, I don't believe that. I believe I deserve better care, I just don't know where to seek it other than in other states with better health care and places to go to. In order for a lung transplant to be possible, obviously my lung function has to drop and stay low. Luckily I'm able to get my numbers back up and stable but not for long. I don't know why. I'm going to be getting a referral for physical therapy in hopes to get my body stronger and things more stable. Everything is terrifying for me right now and well, besides this money going to emergency funds like bills and food, or random car troubles, this is now going to be something towards.. things to be paid for after my passing. I'm not saying I'm on my death bed, but I do like to be prepared, especially after what happened during my hospital visit. I don't want to leave my family stressed with money troubles, even if I only have a few hundred saved up for them (thanks to you guys) it will still be something. And with that, I am forever thankful to all that have donated and continue to donate. You guys are the best and have my love <3
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Hey guys! So I'm officially out of the hospital, through withdrawal, and my port placement is healing up very nicely! Unfortunately, the recent weather change and there's an extremely high pollen count, so my sinuses are wrecked right now haha! But besides that I am well.
The most recently fail in life right now is our car completely breaking down. It's just.. done for. I have no idea what to do. I rarely have people able to take me to my appointments out of town now. I don't know what to do. I'm going to try to not let this overwhelm me to the point that I have to return to the hospital.
If anyone can share my page, and perhaps send donations, any amount helps at this point.. We need a car.. Again. Please guys, spread this.. Do anything you can. Thank you guys <3
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Rachel Thompson
36 months ago
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I am broke and unfortunately can't help financially. However, I would like to tell you that my thoughts are with you. My sweet cousin had CF and fought for 28 years to live a normal life. Her lungs finally quit December 27. She lived life to the fullest until that time. I encourage you to do the same! Good luck to you!

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Maddy West
11 months ago

Wish I had more to give..

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Taylor Steele
11 months ago

Rest in Peace Nook

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Brian Matthew Howell
14 months ago

i feel bad that such an awesome chick would have to face such a tragedy as this.....

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Dana Brown
20 months ago

HI LEAH,I HATE THAT U R GOING THRU THIS , I CAN KINDA OF RELAT . I HAVE A PORT AND ALSO NEED LIVER AND LUNG TRANS PLANT . I SAY NOBECSUSE

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Eric Amidon
27 months ago

Money is tight for me right now, but I have some side work coming and I want to donate something to you. Even if it's only $20 or $30 for now, I will am going to try my best to help you out because I feel sad that you have to live this way and want to contribute something to bring you on your path to a healthier, better quality of life!

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Luis Aguilar
36 months ago

I don't have money. But hope everything. Goes well and ends well

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Created March 28, 2016
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Ramon Williamson
11 months ago

God Bless you all. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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We extend to you all our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope you find comfort in the support of your friends and family as you recall happy moments in Leah's life.

Rachel Thompson
36 months ago
2
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I am broke and unfortunately can't help financially. However, I would like to tell you that my thoughts are with you. My sweet cousin had CF and fought for 28 years to live a normal life. Her lungs finally quit December 27. She lived life to the fullest until that time. I encourage you to do the same! Good luck to you!

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Maddy West
11 months ago

Wish I had more to give..

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Taylor Steele
11 months ago

Rest in Peace Nook

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Brian Matthew Howell
14 months ago

i feel bad that such an awesome chick would have to face such a tragedy as this.....

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Dana Brown
20 months ago

HI LEAH,I HATE THAT U R GOING THRU THIS , I CAN KINDA OF RELAT . I HAVE A PORT AND ALSO NEED LIVER AND LUNG TRANS PLANT . I SAY NOBECSUSE

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Eric Amidon
27 months ago

Money is tight for me right now, but I have some side work coming and I want to donate something to you. Even if it's only $20 or $30 for now, I will am going to try my best to help you out because I feel sad that you have to live this way and want to contribute something to bring you on your path to a healthier, better quality of life!

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Luis Aguilar
36 months ago

I don't have money. But hope everything. Goes well and ends well

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