Medical Expenses for Brian Cramer

Brian had been sick approximately a week when he went to the ER.on Tuesday, March 8. He was diagnosed him with bacterial pneumonia, but because he has no medical insurance, the decision was made to treat him with antibiotics at home. He began coughing up blood Tuesday night, so he returned to the ER Wednesday morning, and was admitted. They continued treating for bacterial pneumonia, with several different IV antibiotics, but he was not responding to the treatment, and his lungs continued to worsen, it went from contained to his left lung to both. A decision was made to send him to Pittsburgh by ambulance on Friday so he could be evaluated by infectious disease as there are none available locally.
While awaiting a bed in Pittsburgh, Brian took a turn for the worse, and his Oxygen level dropped to 70!
At this point, things became critical, so he was placed on a ventilator and life flighted to West Penn in Pittsburgh where he remains critical condition in medically induced coma and still on the vent. They believe that since he has tested positive for
Influenenza, that it's actually the FLU. The infectious disease physician said that when you hear of folks dying from the flu this is what it looks like, and he's not seen anyone this young this severely ill.
Brian has no medical insurance, as he had been laid off. His medical bills are going to be staggering, so I am asking for anyone whom may be able to help him out. Any amount would mean a lot. And, please if you're not able to contribute monetarily, just pray for him. He really needs all the prayers he can get.
Thanks for reading.
Shannon (Brian's sister)

Donations ()

  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 22 mos
  • Ang Trumbette 
    • $60 
    • 45 mos
  • Edith Bowser 
    • $10 
    • 46 mos
  • Melissa Manners 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Joanne Quashnock 
    • $25 
    • 46 mos
See all


Shannon Flanders 
Du Bois, PA
  • #1 fundraising platform

    People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more