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Cidni's Life Flight Fund

$5,810 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 13 months
Created July 9, 2018
On April 21st, the unthinkable happened. My best friend's spunky and loving 12 year old daughter, Cidni, collapsed on the soccer field during a game. When her mom (Nikki) immediately responded, Cidni was unresponsive, not breathing, and without a pulse,  Without hesitation, Nikki began CPR on her own daughter and received help from a fellow soccer-mom, Morgan. Ultimately, these efforts saved Cidni's life. Lifeless Cidni was quickly taken to the Lebanon Community Hospital and cared for until the life flight helicopter arrived to take her to Doernbecker Children's Hospital. Come to find out, Cidni went into cardiac arrest due to an abnormality (a "kink") in her coronary artery. After about a week in the hospital, Cidni underwent open heart surgery to correct this abnormality. She quickly recovered and was able to go back home to her family. Currently, Cidni is thriving although she has not been cleared to do any activity that may raise her heart rate. We expect her to resume her scooter riding, river exploring, and chicken herding activities in August.

Nikki and her family are so grateful for the wonderful care Cidni received at both hospitals, the ambulance and life flight helicopter- as well as the outpouring of love and support from family and friends. Luckily, their medical insurance is covering all of the cost of her stay at the hospitals. But unfortunately, not the life flight bill. They owe $38,000. This is a huge cost and this is putting their family in great financial distress. 

We appreciate any support you are willing to give. Thank you for your kindness and consideration. Love to you all.

If you would like to make a more direct contribution, please make a deposit using the following information:
Nikki and Timothy Faulconer
Central Willamette Community Credit Union
Savings Account #1
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Good morning! I wanted to give a final update on Cidni and our fundraiser. Cidni has been fully released for almost a year and is doing amazing! She even played soccer in Hawaii last month which was a pretty amazing opportunity after all she has been through. As for our fundraising... because of all of your generous donations and shares as well as a grant from the Life Flight Foundation we were able to cover 100% of all of Cidni’s medical bills. What an amazing blessing. Because we have extra funds we gave Cidni the option of choosing an organization to make a donation to. She chose the Life Flight Foundation so that hopefully another family can have assistance with bills from this very important service. Please know that we appreciate each and every one of you . Have an amazing rest of your summer!
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Cidni had her MRI and cardiology appointment today. We don't have any detailed results but Cidni has been cleared for physical activity equivalent to light jogging! Cidni literally ran out of the hospital after this uplifting news. She continues to amaze us.

The O'Brien-Faulconer family still needs your support. Continue sharing their story. Every donation helps pay for this massive life flight bill looming over their heads. Please talk to your loved ones about the importance of getting CPR trained. Share Cidni's story- for her family and yours. Thank you. Blessings to all.
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Including the personal donations, we have raised $6,085! We appreciate all the generosity. The kindness is inspiring. Cidni is enjoying her summer despite her activity restrictions. Her and the family are anticipating her MRI next week to get an update on her progress and if she can resume normal activity. We will post updates again soon. Thank you all!
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$5,810 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 13 months
Created July 9, 2018
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