DWYANE MITCHELL - Medical Expenses

$47,409 of $750,000 goal

Raised by 633 people in 49 months
Joan Donnelly Ochoa
on behalf of Christopher Mitchell
 MIAMI, FL
On May 16th, 2015, Dwyane Mitchell, a Senior at G. Holmes Braddock High School, was found unresponsive by his grandmother.  Dwayne's older brother performed CPR until Miami Dade Fire Rescue arrived. Dwayne clinically died several times during the CPR efforts. He was transported to Jackson South Hospital where doctors determined Dwayne went into Cardiac Arrest. It was later determined that Dwayne had an undiagnosed heart disease called Wolff-Parkinson-White. This heart disease is extremely rare and went undetected, even though Dwayne was a high school athlete and in great shape. Dwayne was taken into the ICU with severe swelling to the entire brain. He was treated in the ICU for ten days until doctors later determined that there was no more that could be done and Dwayne would not survive this ordeal. Without hesitation, the family sought a second opinion from one of the top Neurologists in South Florida. The family was informed that Dwayne's condition was survivable, but the road to recovery would be very long and steep. Since that day, Dwayne has missed his high school graduation and has been in the ICU fighting for a second chance at life. Dwayne has been moved to Promise Hospital (a long-term healthcare facility) where he is still suffering from the effects of multiple cardiac episodes; however, he is receiving treatment for his condition. Dwayne will require this type of treatment for several months not including rehabilitation and home nursing. Although Dwyane has health insurance, the medical expenses for long-term treatment far exceed what the insurance will cover.

 

Please continue to pray for Dwyane and his family. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
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Celebrating the life and Spirit of
Dwayne Christopher Mitchell
October 13, 1996 - March 11, 2016

**Wake (Viewing/Visitation)**
Sunday March 20th, 2016 (5:00-9:00pm)
Caballero Rivero Woodlawn Funeral Home
11655 SW 117th Ave, Miami, FL 33186

**Celebration of Life (funeral)
Monday 21st, 2016 (10:00am)
Miami Vineyard Community Church
12725 SW 122nd Ave, Miami, FL 33186

**Repast**
Monday 21st, 2016 (3:00-9:00pm)
Firefighter’s Memorial Hall
8000 NW 21st Street, Miami, FL 33122
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Friends and Family,

Please continue to pray for Dwayne and his family. He will have a surgical brain procedure performed on Monday afternoon because he continues to have tremors, swelling and fluid build-up on his brain despite the lumbar puncture to the brain completed a few days ago

Please spread the word and join us on Saturday, January 23 at 7:30 a.m. for a family-friendly Tropical 5K, as we kick off Miami's Marathon weekend.

Register online at www.TheMiamiMarathon.com/tropical-5k/ and enter code MBPDMM16 to benefit our foundation.

Registration deadline is Tuesday 19th.

You must register via the link above (do not pay here ) to be registered. The code above myst be used to ensure half the proceeds go to Dwaynes foundation.
http://www.dwaynehaveaheart.foundation/upcoming.html

With Love
The Dwayne Have A Heart Foundation
Please join us and spread the word
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Dwyane continues to show great signs of improvement. Dwyane kept his eyes open throughout the day, reacted to pain, responded to the doctor commands by blinking his eyes and frowns when having any discomfort. Dwyane's Neurologist feels very confident that Dwyane will continue to gain consciousness over the next several weeks. It's too early to determine if Dwyane's vision, speech, or ability to walk has been impacted. Dwyane is currently under the care of Promise Hospital located in Miami Lakes. Promise is an acute long-term hospital that provides emergency medical care and treatment. Dwyane has been at Promise Hospital since June 4, 2015 and it's undetermined how long Dwyane will remain at Promise Hospital due to the severity of his brain injury. Once Dwyane is stable, he will be transferred to a Brain Rehabilitation Center. This is where he begins the road to recovery, and receives services such as physical therapy, counseling, speech and language therapy. In addition to the Brain Rehabilitation services, Doctor's anticipate that Dwyane will need home nursing from a minimum one year. It's undetermined what will be the out of pocket medical expense for the family, once Dwyane is moved from Promise Hospital. The Law Office of Ian G. Bacheikov created in trust fund account for Dwyane. All donations including funds from the gofundme fundraiser were deposited into Dwyane's trust fund account in preparations for upcoming medical expense.

The Mitchell Family are forever grateful and truly appreciate the love, support and donations.


God Bless all of you.
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Dwyane's medical condition has improved over the last several days. Dwyane has been breathing off the ventilator with no complications for up to twelve hours per day. Dwyane reacts to pain when applying pressure to his left side extremities. Dwyane often moves both arms and legs and occasionally opens his eyes throughout the day. The family is grateful and truly appreciates all of your support, prayers and donations. God Bless you.
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Nekreiea Simone
48 months ago
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Wow I am pulling for you right now dwayne.....Lord touch this young man it's in your hand heaven father amen....

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Kathryn Taylor-Hudson
48 months ago
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Let your power fall, everytime your name is called. Thank you Jesus.

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Jenni Reyes
47 months ago

Jeremiah 29:11 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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Bianca Moore-McCuller
47 months ago

I'm praying for you Dwayne. You are a strong survivor, that will have a testimony to tell. Love you kid!

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22 months ago
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Robert Fountain
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Aris Sanchez
39 months ago
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Ivette Amaya
39 months ago

Praying for the whole family.

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Thomas Payne
39 months ago
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39 months ago
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Andrew Bankole
39 months ago

RIP youg man and to my heartfelt condolensces to the Mitchelle family.

Nekreiea Simone
48 months ago
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Wow I am pulling for you right now dwayne.....Lord touch this young man it's in your hand heaven father amen....

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Kathryn Taylor-Hudson
48 months ago
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Let your power fall, everytime your name is called. Thank you Jesus.

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Jenni Reyes
47 months ago

Jeremiah 29:11 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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Bianca Moore-McCuller
47 months ago

I'm praying for you Dwayne. You are a strong survivor, that will have a testimony to tell. Love you kid!

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