Prosthetic Device Fund for John AJ

$25,643 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 287 people in 7 months
Created March 11, 2018
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on behalf of Mariam Abdul-Aziz
We are raising money to purchase prosthetic devices for John AJ Brailsford. On 2.11.18 AJ was suddenly admitted to the ER, after suffering flu-like symptoms for 2 days. He was immediately given a blood transfusion and placed on life support.  AJ was diagnosed with a standard strain of strep pneumonia, complicated by septic shock. The strep somehow went from his throat into his blood. After being in a medically induced coma for a week, AJ fought off the infection and is recovering from sepsis. On 3.9.18 AJ had his right arm and part of his left hand removed (to prevent further infection). The doctors continue to closely monitor AJ’s feet. Mariam is at AJ's side as he recovers in the Emory University Hospital ICU. We greatly appreciate your support.

This article describes a similar situation to what AJ is going through.
https://www.cnn.com/2017/03/16/health/strep-throat-amputation-septic-shock-michigan-bn
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On June 12th, four months after being admitted, AJ was finally able to come home!! We are ecstatic to have him home and are spending time bonding as a family.

He will start his outpatient physical therapy on July 9th where he will practice walking. Thanks to all the support, he was recently able to be fitted for and receive prosthesis for his legs! The next few months will consist of continuing to build up strength and learn to walk with the new prosthesis. Following this, we may try to obtain prosthetics for his hands.

We would sincerely like to thank everyone for their encouraging words, generosity, and kindness. We know there is still a long road ahead but are so blessed to have such incredible people in our lives. We thank God for each and every one of you!

With gratitude,
Mariam Aziz-Brailsford
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Yesterday, on April 10, 2018, after two full months of being in the hospital, AJ left Emory. He is now inpatient at the Shepherd Center which is an excellent rehabilitation facility.

We are forever grateful to Emory hospital ICU team for their incredible level of care in AJs stay there. We are also excited to be at Shepherd and looking forward to the upcoming days of wellness, productivity, and recovery.

AJs birthday is tomorrow, April 12th. We are truly appreciative to God for allowing him to be here and with us all.

Peace and Blessings,

Mariam Abdul-Aziz Brailsford
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AJ had the surgery to amputate his feet on March 22nd. Since then, his body has been steadily getting stronger. On March 29th, one week after the surgery, after 7 weeks of being in the ICU, AJ was moved out of the intensive care unit to a regular floor at Emory hospital. He is continuing to rest and recover as he is waiting to be admitted to inpatient rehab.

We would like to sincerely thank everyone for your continued thoughts, prayers, and contributions.

The Brailsford Family
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We would like to sincerely thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support that has been shown to us during this transitional time in our lives. We are truly grateful for all the well wishes, prayers, and many contributions that have come our way.

Due to God's mercy, AJ is continuing to improve everyday and is doing well and in good spirits.

AJ will have to undergo surgery later this week to remove both of his feet due to the sepsis infection. Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we move towards the recovery phase.

With Peace and Gratitude,

The Brailsford family
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Raised by 287 people in 7 months
Created March 11, 2018
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on behalf of Mariam Abdul-Aziz
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