Denise's Shoulder Recovery

As you might already know, my mom, Denise Thomas, has been having a really rough year. We ran a 5k on July 14th and as we were about to cross the finish line, she tripped over a pole that was out of eyesight. She dislocated the shoulder that was replaced 8 years ago, broke her nose and gave herself a crazy concussion that still to this day gives her headaches and dizziness.

This has prevented her from going back to work since the accident. Her shoulder was so out of place, the doctors told her she needed shoulder replacement surgery again. The only good news about this is that she could regain function that she had lost 8 years ago and no longer suffer from ongoing chronic pain. My mom wanted to wait until I had vacation so I could take care of her at home when she was discharged but the doctor reassured her that she could be discharged to a rehabilitation hospital for 24 hour care and rehab she would need for 2 weeks if she had the surgery now, so she agreed.

Now that she has had the surgery, which was a success, she was told by her insurance that they would only pay for 2 days of inpatient hospital rehab. They wanted to discharge her home knowing she would spend a great deal of the day alone. This has caused a lot of stress that she does not need. She is still in a lot of pain and is now unable to have the 24 hour care she needs to recover quickly and comfortably. I am seeking at home care for her on our own but it is expensive.

To help with the cost of 24 hour at home care and rehab, I set up this Gofundme. If you could support my GoFundMe by making a donation and then sharing it with your network, I would greatly appreciate it. I know that money can be tight, so please know that even $5 helps my mother to a quick and healthy recovery. Thank you.
  • Janelle Gonzaga 
    • $15 
    • 35 mos
  • Elizabeth Morgan 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Michelle Johnson 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Helen Tesfaye 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • Suzanne Norris  
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
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Organizer

Bethany Thomas 
Organizer
Alexandria, VA
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