Pray as Payton Waits for Transplant

$21,725 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 233 people in 59 months
Payton is 22 and was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome in 2011 after a simple volleyball injury.  We were able to get her into remission twice but this last time it caused her foot to contract and roll in and under.   On September 26, 2016 she had her leg amputated below the knee.  We had to revise it and release her hamstrings on July 12 2017 and she's finally tolerating the prosthetic for short periods of time.    She's such a fighter and we felt amputation gives her the best chance of a normal life.  We sold our home if 16 years  in July and downsized to a 2 bedroom townhouse so we could get Payton the care she needs in Cleveland.   Payton and I have been in Cleveland since April 23rd.  She was finally approved for transplant last Thursday,  November 16, 2017.  She will be listed for her stomach,  pancreas,  small,  and large intestine.   We are beyond grateful for this chance at life for her.   This really is the last option.   We have been living in the Ronald McDonald house for over 215 days and it's time to move to a rental.   We happened upon a house that was for sale and the gentleman decided to rent for a bit.   We were told by the city that we could take an emergency withdrawal from a retirement fund but found out yesterday that that info was incorrect so we are scrambling to get the first months rent and deposit by next week. We also need a few household things to get started and furniture.  We had no idea this was all going to go south so quickly.   We appreciate every bit of help and God willing we'll be settled on December 1st and waiting for the call to give Payton her second chance at life. 
.
+ Read More
Sorry for the lack of updates this week. Things have been nuts getting moved and settled again. Did I mention how tired I am of packing, moving, and unpacking??? I finally have about 90% of our stuff put away. Payton unfortunately missed it all as she's still in the hospital and will be until mid next week we think. They're trying to clear up her skin completely before putting a new central line back in. She's had this same bug 3 times since January 1 and we need to stop this cycle. Her heart is still having issues so they're watching closely and running blood work daily. The test to look closely is too risky right now so we just wait and watch. She's bored to death and so ready to get out. 12 days so far this time.... Kurt was able to visit for 5 days and it was great having him here. I expect the weekend to be quiet and then hoping for a new line and home next week. Until then we'll just keep swimming:) Thanks to everyone who continues supporting our family during this long long long journey. We love you all.
+ Read More
Quick update. Infectious disease is now in charge of the infection. This is the 3rd time she's had this bug since Jan 1 so they're going to order a TEE you look closer at her heart. They fell like it's hiding somewhere. If it's not in her heart then it's likely from her gut. We'll know more after that test. She's pretty miserable and I feel terrible that I can't be there as much as I want until this move is over. Tomorrow we'll be about done after the movers do their thing. Grateful for them for sure. I'll update once she sees Drs tomorrow. Thanks again to you all..... literally the best village ever and we love you all.
+ Read More
Quick update before I head to bed. Payton had a new central line placed last Wednesday and all seemed great until 130am yesterday. She woke up in terrible pain. By 530 we called transplant and headed to the er. It was a very long day and after 12 hours she was admitted. They found a large hematoma around the cuff of the new line. Once upstairs she spiked a high fever. Today they found a gram positive bacteria growing in her blood. It is not her typical staph and probably came from a contaminate during placement last week. She was taken to interventional radiology tonight and her line was pulled and a temporary one was placed in her neck. She's pretty sick and miserable. And to top it off we move Thursday. I've worked tirelessly to pack everything. I hired movers and thank goodness I did. I will get the keys tomorrow and make a few trips on my own. Please pray I survive this week:) Kurt is coming to visit on Friday and we were hoping to have some fun but it looks like Payton may be in the hospital the entire time. Ill update as things progress this week. Thanks again, from the bottom of my heart, for all of the love and support you all continue to show. We appreciate you so much.
+ Read More
I should know better than to update too soon. Transplant called today and put a stop to the knee surgery. If she were to get an offer for organs in the next 2 weeks he’d have to say no. Then she wouldn’t be able to get organs until 12 weeks post op so that just isn’t an option. After transplant it’ll be at least 6 months until she’ll be cleared to fix the leg so now we hope that the orthopedic dr or physical therapist can find a brace or something to keep the leg stable. 2 steps forward and 3 steps back it seems. Not the news we wanted and upsetting for payton but we’ll just pray her transplant happens soon. For now we’ll go easy and hope the leg can behave. Thanks to everyone who donated yesterday. You all are amazing and covered the entire cost of the movers I hired today to move our furniture to the new apartment. We couldn’t do it without you all.
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Lauren Kailor Boothe
29 months ago
4
4

Dear Payton, we here at Chick-fil-A at Fort Collins still think about you constantly since we were able to assist you in August of 2014. You are continuously in our prayers. Your fight has been tremendous and I hope that someday we will be able to see you in great health. May the Lord guide you and always know that we stand behind you as well.

+ Read More
Kaitlin Walter
21 months ago
1
1

Payton, from one CRPS warrior to another, may the light of God shine through you and through all the doctors in the surgery. May be give them the knowledge needed to execute this flawlessly. I pray that your pain is controlled very well, and you don't have to fight with them because you're in pain. You are so strong! You are going to kick ass just like you do for everything else! You and your family are in my prayers, especially today. If you need absolutely anything, or would just like to talk, message me and I will give you my cell. You got this, lady! #warrior #ferociousfighter

+ Read More
Elizabeth Young
4 months ago

Thinking of you Payton and mom and family . You are so strong keep fighting , sounds like surgery is close now . Hoping the answers for your leg twisting will Help . Sounds like the new apartment is a good choice but I’m sure the move will be hard ! Good luck getting settled and hope that surgery comes soon . From Beth and Emma

+ Read More

$21,725 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 233 people in 59 months
Created August 7, 2013
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
GK
$100
Gyll Kerekes
2 months ago

I wish we could do more...but hope this helps you . You are a great Mom Stacey! Prayers for your family ! xx Gyll

LM
$500
Louis Meltzer
2 months ago

Prayers for you and your entire family . Through the grave of God and your health professionals I hope you find peace and comfort

$50
Anonymous
3 months ago
Lauren Kailor Boothe
29 months ago
4
4

Dear Payton, we here at Chick-fil-A at Fort Collins still think about you constantly since we were able to assist you in August of 2014. You are continuously in our prayers. Your fight has been tremendous and I hope that someday we will be able to see you in great health. May the Lord guide you and always know that we stand behind you as well.

+ Read More
Kaitlin Walter
21 months ago
1
1

Payton, from one CRPS warrior to another, may the light of God shine through you and through all the doctors in the surgery. May be give them the knowledge needed to execute this flawlessly. I pray that your pain is controlled very well, and you don't have to fight with them because you're in pain. You are so strong! You are going to kick ass just like you do for everything else! You and your family are in my prayers, especially today. If you need absolutely anything, or would just like to talk, message me and I will give you my cell. You got this, lady! #warrior #ferociousfighter

+ Read More
Elizabeth Young
4 months ago

Thinking of you Payton and mom and family . You are so strong keep fighting , sounds like surgery is close now . Hoping the answers for your leg twisting will Help . Sounds like the new apartment is a good choice but I’m sure the move will be hard ! Good luck getting settled and hope that surgery comes soon . From Beth and Emma

+ Read More
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.