Allie's Medical Fund & Recovery
Early Wednesday morning, March 1, 2017, while at work, Allie was involved in an accident. Her hand was caught in a meat grinder, and she was soon rushed to UVA Hospital. Unfortunately, the doctors were unable to save her hand and had to amputate her right hand up to her wrist.
We are raising money for the mounting medical expenses, the road to recovery for the Redshaws, and future prosthesis. Immediately, funds will allow the Redshaws some time and space to cope with this new reality and help pay for bills, therapy, childcare, cleaning, etc.
Please consider supporting this family during this traumatic season. Any amount will help alleviate the financial pressure that they will experience due to loss of income.
Ian and Allie are grateful for your love and support. We ask that you continue to pray for them and the journey they are on.
We also wanted to share that the fine folks at Pippin Hill are hosting a food & wine benefit in honor of Allie, "Rally for Allie"! 100% of proceeds from the evening will go towards Allie's medical fund and recovery. More information and ticket purchases can be found here ( http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=911a0d69f60324af68219c609&id=9b036c8966).
Again, thank you all for your love and support of the Redshaws!
Apologies for the radio silence on updates. It's, obviously, been a full few days!
I am happy to update everyone that Allie has been discharged from the hospital and is now back at home resting and recovering. Her second surgery on Saturday went well, and we are all grateful she is now home.
The Redshaws again continue to express their thanks and gratitude for the support they have been shown locally and from afar. You all have made an indelible impression on their hearts.
This will likely be the last public update for a while as the family now takes time to adjust and walk out the road of recovery. Thank you again for your thoughts, prayers, and financial support. I know every dollar raised will go a long way to help this family in this time of need.
This is very scary I hope that you heal fast and that you don't feel as traumatize. I wish that she recovers very fast.
When I was 19, I had the same accident, lost the same hand (I was right handed). Now it's 53 year later. I understand what you are going through. If you ever want to talk about it or I can help in any way, let me know. May your recovery go well.
May our Lord's healing hands be upon you for a speedy recovery. We will continue to pray for you and your family.
My prayers are with Allie and the family. Hope you get to cook some amazing meals for them when you are fully recovered. Please search for "Help The Vanwinkle Family" on the search bar, it would mean alot to my Family if our story was shared, any donations made would be much appreciated. Thank You and God Bless.
So happy you are on the mend, from a fellow chef, we want you back in the kitchen ❤
PS i'm sure you have heard it will get better" cliche " but it will I didn't have quite the same type of accident but it was life changing though I would never choose to go through it again but it has help form who I became and I really like my developement again GOD BLESS YOU and I send agape love as well as my prayers..............CHAS
I lived in Charlottesville right after college 'round 1986-1989 I worked in the food industry and was a teacher. Having to deal with a physical disability myself and eventually having to live off of SSDI monthly checks I understand the the fears and pain very well. I'm here to say I wish I could donate cash, but can't.PLEASE PEOPLE IF YOU CAN DONATE TO THIS FUND had something like this been available in 2007 i may not be in the financial straits i'm in but med. bills killed my credit. I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS AND SEND BLESSING ENERGY YOUR WAY GODBLESS chas
Praying for your family. God will provide. Amen