Support For Debbie Starks

Hello everyone! My name is Marie! I created this campaign to help raise funds for my mother, Debbie Starks!As many of you know, Debbie has been in and out of Swedish Hospital in Seattle for over a month. Her symptoms started on Mothers Day, May 15th... she woke with double vision and weak legs. After going to Port Townsend for testing on Tuesday afternoon, she was admitted to Swedish that evening/EARLY morning at 1:30am. She spent a week there and was tested for many many things. The team thought she suffered from a very minor stroke.. so small, it wasn't registering in their scans. She was given some medication to take 3 times a day, released from the hospital and just hoped for the best. A blood test came back that following week with some concerns so they admitted her back to Swedish on Friday the 2nd for further testing. A contrast MRI and a lower lumbar puncture showed elevated potassium levels and some swollen veins behind one of her eyes. Many doctors and scans later, they finally diagnosed her with Miller Fisher Syndrome. She was treated intravenously for 5 days and was released from Swedish on Thursday the 8th. My mom has been staying at my sisters house in Bothell, as it is more convenient for her to be close to her doctors for her follow-up appointments and further treatments. She has been out of work since Mothers Day and will not be returning for at least 3 more months. Her body has a lot or recovering to do and she needs all the rest she can get. Since Debbie is not able to work, we are asking for any financial support that you may be able to contribute. Bills don't stop when we get sick... unfortunately, they increase due to all the doctors and hospital visits. She has been a very long time employee at Safeway, working/managing the meat department for over 20 years. She's the hardest working woman I've ever known! It's time to give back all the kindness and dedication she's displayed to all of us!On behalf of my family and I, we thank each and every person who has been there to help during this past month. She has had many visitors, phone calls, texts, gifts and more! I will be updating this page to keep everyone posted on how she's doing!Thank you for your thoughts and prayers and GOD BLESS!❤️
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Marie Gossard
Port Angeles, WA
Deborah Starks

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