Sammy's Road to Recovery

PLEASE READ!!! To the loved ones of Sammy Morgan and the entire El Segundo Family:
If you've ever had a loved one sick and disabled, you know how emotionally tough it can be. You also know how financially frustrating it can be as well.
Sammy Morgan has been more than a best friend to me for years, which is why I am doing this for her. But she has also been your classmate, your babysitter, your coach, your cheerleader, your pastry chef, your familiar face around town and most importantly, your friend. She has loved and embraced every person she comes into contact with, simply because she is an amazing person with a beautiful soul.
At the start of this year, Sammy encountered the typical winter illnesses we all face. However, a couple of weeks ago, Sammy's condition drastically changed. She started becoming numb and paralyzed in her hands, feet and face. She then woke up one morning and this paralysis had spread to her legs. Once admitted into the hospital, the doctors diagnosed her with a rare disorder known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an autoimmune disorder in which the body begins attacking its own nerve cells. Luckily, the proper medication was quickly administered and Sammy started getting better. She has since been getting better every single day. With that being said, the paralysis still has a strong hold over her. Sammy will be leaving the hospital this week or next and heading to a live-in rehabilitation facility where she will work on regaining her strength and mobility for the next 4-6 weeks. In the end, doctors say it will likely take around 4 months before Sammy is back to 100%. We all know that Sammy is incredibly strong and that through her tough attitude she will get through this like the champion we all know and love.
Sammy will obviously be out of work for the next 4-6 months. So please help me in raising funds to pay the rent and pay the bills for this incredibly strong woman as she battles her way back to strength and independence over the next few months. As a neighbor, as a classmate, as a friend or as a loved one, please donate whatever you can. It would mean the world to me, as a friend simply trying to help out any way I can, and it would mean the world to her and her family.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your support, your donations and your love. On behalf of myself and the entire Morgan family, we are deeply appreciative.

  • Alex Plong 
    • $20 
    • 86 mos
  • Madalyn Wantz  
    • $25 
    • 87 mos
  • Orie Zamora 
    • $50 
    • 87 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 88 mos
  • The Daley Kids 
    • $300 
    • 88 mos
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Melanie Rose Derr 
El Segundo, CA
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