Love for Connie

Dear Family & Friends, 

This Go Fund Me page is being created on behalf of my baby sister, Connie...or Maria, as some of you know her.

On Friday, Sept 14th at about 11PM, Connie suffered a major stroke and was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick where doctors moved quickly to do a clot retrieval procedure. After the procedure, we were told that Connie had two large blood clots (4cm & 6cm) on the right side of her brain, effecting her motor skills on the left side of her body. The location of the clots were at the base/starting point of one of the main veins, leaving a large portion of her brain without blood during the course of the stroke.

Following the procedure, she spent a number of days in ICU and then the Neurology floor. She is now thankfully in a rehabilitation facility at Penn Medicine for an unknown period of time. Connie's made a great deal of progress since the incident, but she still has a long, tough road ahead of her.

As this was obviously unexpected, I wanted to put together this fundraiser to help her financially so she can focus on recovery. I've started to work on getting her on short-term disability, and looking at long-term just in case, but none of that has been approved yet. I know she has some savings, but I would hate for her to use it all up on medical expenses.   All donation amounts are appreciated and we're all so grateful for the immense outpouring of love from everyone!

Connie is a kind, generous, smart, funny person, and she has an AMAZING support system. Thank you….from the bottom of my heart…thank you over and over again for your prayers and positive healing energies!

You can follow her progress via CaringBridge page:
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 35 mos
  • Joseph Baricelli 
    • $1,000 
    • 36 mos
  • Yi Ge 
    • $1,569 
    • 36 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Aaron White 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Gina Piano 
Franklin Township, NJ
Maria Piano 
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