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Trainer Strong Fundraiser

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On Friday May 10th Marie Trainer fell ill with what everyone thought was flu like symptoms. On Saturday May 11th, in the early morning hours she was rushed to Alliance Community Hospital and began the fight for her life. That evening she was sent to Aultman Hospital MICU. She was in and out of consciousness and complaining of excruciating hand and leg pains. On Sunday May 12th she could no longer breath on her own and was put on life support and placed into a medically induced coma. On Monday May 13th the family received devastating news that the unknown source of her illness had attacked the small vessels in her arms, hands, legs and feet. The mysterious infection had yet to reveal its self and her organs were shutting down. With little options left, the family chose to go to Cleveland Clinic for a third opinion. In the early evening of May 13th Marie was loaded into a helicopter and life flighted to Cleveland MICU. The following morning the family was given the same grave news that to survive Marie would have to have amputations of her arms and legs. To keep her close to home, family and the doctors we know the decision was made to bring her back to Aultman. En route to Aultman from Cleveland we received a call that the mystery had reared its face- capnocytopaga canimorsus. That was the bacteria that had invaded Marie’s body. We also learned from the infectious disease specialists that this was a normal flora/ normal bacteria native to all dogs and most cats mouths. It was just a random and rare occurrence that caused the perfect storm within her body resulting in the devastating illness. That bacteria was confirmed at two different hospital labs.Waiting for Marie at Aultman Hospital was Dr. Ajay Seth. She was admitted to the SICU and taken straight to surgery. Large clots were removed from the arms in attempt to save some of her arms and hands. In the days and weeks to follow we learned that the infection had caused too much damage to the muscles and the decreased blood flow would result in her having to have amputations of her legs, hands and most of her arms. Her life, our lives, everything as she and we knew it is forever changed.On May 18th Dr. Ericka Glass and Dr. Ajay Seth worked together to perform surgery to move forward with recovery. Marie spent the next several weeks in the SICU on antibiotics and blood thinners to keep more clots from forming and to continue to fight the infection.Marie has gone through 6 surgeries to date and is over sixty days into this hospitalization & the fight of her life. We are all hopeful that this will be that last surgery so that she can move forward with rehab and recovery.In the days and weeks to come Marie will need many life modifications. We have all appreciated the thoughts, prayers, well wishes, and requests of how to help.To help out with medical expenses, equipment, transportation and the road to recovery there has been a Go Fund Me account set up with 100% of proceeds to go to helping Marie’s future be as functional as it can be.*Trainer Strong T-shirts $20/each*Trainer Strong bracelets $3/each*Pool Tournament at Rey’s Place July 27th 12:00 $20 buy-in*Poker Run and benefit dinner to follow with live music August 31sto Registration 10am $15 per rider, $10 per passenger-Leaving from Crystal Lounge. Ending at Rey’s Place*Benefit dinner Don Panchos Tex Mex Alliance-$20 with music, taco bar, and soft drinks. *Cash bar*

This page was set up by Marie’s son (Matthew), step daughter (Gina), and friends.


  • Nelson Herrero
    • $30 
    • 4 yrs

Fundraising team (3)

Matthew Trainer
Raised $4,706 from 55 donations
Alliance, OH
Mister Squirrel
Team member
Raised $345 from 7 donations
Greg Jones
Team member
Raised $10 from 1 donation
This team raised $40,640 from 817 other donations.

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