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$77,445 of $150k goal

Raised by 333 people in 48 months
Ellie Oconnell  SANTA BARBARA, CA
Hi and thanks so much for visiting my "Bestie's" page.  I  started this account  to raise money and to help prolong sweet Ellie's life and to give her as much love and comfort during this most challenging time of her life.  Ellie has been struggling with ALS, a terminal neurodegenerative disease. The expenses associated with this disease are astronomical.  Ellie is now hospitalized & completely paralyzed from the neck down.  She requires 24-hour care & the monetary demands include medications, feeding tubes,  24-hour breathing machine & respiratory therapists.  Her life savings has been exhausted for her care.
 Any donation is greatly appreciated and put to great use in comforting Ellie in this most difficult & courageous journey of survival. Thank you in advance for your considerations.

Much love and a big hug, 
Yolanda
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Michelle Ascencio Hernandez
12 months ago
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Vicky, please show compassion. This isn't the forum to leave rude comments when her REAL friends are doing what they can to help. You don't know if they have ALREADY given beyond what you can see on this page. Peace.

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Tara Slager
12 months ago
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Thank you Yolanda for sharing Ellie's story. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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Tammy Georgine
12 months ago
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God gives us the opportunities to bless people, not judge them. I pray Gods blessings over this woman and everything surrounding her. The devil has no dominion here. Thank you Jesus.

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Sergio Todesco
6 months ago

RIP Ellie. You were a warrior and a shining light to many.

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Annie Gaudet
8 months ago

My mom has ALS and is paralyzed as well. There is a really excellent facility in Georgia that cares for ALS patients in their progressed stages. She has a staff of caring, gifted CNA's, doctors and caregivers onsite all the time.. It is absolutely worth exploring :)

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Deborah Florez
8 months ago

Now i want to know what Victoria said, that created these responses? Regardless..lets never judge nor assume w/o all facts.. Or even with the facts! Lest God judge us by those same standards! Prayers for Elle. All i have right now.. But very powerful! Bless ur family during this time.

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Amber Farr
12 months ago

Oh Victoria. I love people that think they have read a whole book when they just walked in on one chapter. I also know that there is always that one person who can take an incredibly beautiful thing and piss all over it with their shitty perspective. I was going to tell you to "fuck off" but that wouldn't be very classy of me. So I will refrain. Have a beautiful day.

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Sandra Strickland
12 months ago

And negative people like Vicky Lalonde don't do anything at all except find fault in positive things other people do. Does "Thou shalt not judge" ring any bells? You don't know anyone's financial situation.

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Nicolas Batoum
12 months ago

There must be some good covers of the song FRAGLE by Sting on Dailymotion! You won't move your head en scred but this might heal herr!

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$77,445 of $150k goal

Raised by 333 people in 48 months
Created March 22, 2013
SM
$10
Suzanne McCarthy
6 months ago
DW
$50
diane wayne
7 months ago

This weekend's juice is on me!

MH
$50
Marius Hicks
7 months ago

I wish you peace.

TM
$100
Trish Marino
8 months ago

Ellie, Your strength is awe inspiring and your smile radiates love. God Bless you.

LB
$25
Louanne Barisano
8 months ago

God Bless.. She is phenomenal to be still smiling through her pain and anguish.. I was sitting here crying, sad and feeling sorry for myself until I saw this. Ridiculous .. when there are real people suffering and I have no real issues except severe panic disorder... THIS is real... this is pain and look at the joy in her face. Sending Love and Joy

TE
$50
Tisha Eastman
9 months ago

Sending love, strength and comfort to you Ellie! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

$150
Anonymous
10 months ago
KS
$200
Karen and Caitlin Skoff
10 months ago
PE
$10
Pat E
10 months ago
$54
Anonymous
10 months ago
Michelle Ascencio Hernandez
12 months ago
5
5

Vicky, please show compassion. This isn't the forum to leave rude comments when her REAL friends are doing what they can to help. You don't know if they have ALREADY given beyond what you can see on this page. Peace.

+ Read More
Tara Slager
12 months ago
1
1

Thank you Yolanda for sharing Ellie's story. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

+ Read More
Tammy Georgine
12 months ago
1
1

God gives us the opportunities to bless people, not judge them. I pray Gods blessings over this woman and everything surrounding her. The devil has no dominion here. Thank you Jesus.

+ Read More
Sergio Todesco
6 months ago

RIP Ellie. You were a warrior and a shining light to many.

+ Read More
Annie Gaudet
8 months ago

My mom has ALS and is paralyzed as well. There is a really excellent facility in Georgia that cares for ALS patients in their progressed stages. She has a staff of caring, gifted CNA's, doctors and caregivers onsite all the time.. It is absolutely worth exploring :)

+ Read More
Deborah Florez
8 months ago

Now i want to know what Victoria said, that created these responses? Regardless..lets never judge nor assume w/o all facts.. Or even with the facts! Lest God judge us by those same standards! Prayers for Elle. All i have right now.. But very powerful! Bless ur family during this time.

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Amber Farr
12 months ago

Oh Victoria. I love people that think they have read a whole book when they just walked in on one chapter. I also know that there is always that one person who can take an incredibly beautiful thing and piss all over it with their shitty perspective. I was going to tell you to "fuck off" but that wouldn't be very classy of me. So I will refrain. Have a beautiful day.

+ Read More
Sandra Strickland
12 months ago

And negative people like Vicky Lalonde don't do anything at all except find fault in positive things other people do. Does "Thou shalt not judge" ring any bells? You don't know anyone's financial situation.

+ Read More
Nicolas Batoum
12 months ago

There must be some good covers of the song FRAGLE by Sting on Dailymotion! You won't move your head en scred but this might heal herr!

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