Stephanie Durel Medical Fund

My friend Stephanie Durel is only 50 years old. On January 3rd, 2014 Stephanie was in a near fatal car accident due to hitting black ice on I90. Her Toyota corolla went through the guard rail and she was hanging over Higgins Ave with bystanders hanging on to her car from going over until help arrived.

God protecting her, Stephanie ended up with nothing but a broken tibia from the accident. Unfortunately, due to an error on the hospital's part Stephanie suffered a deep infection causing her to lose a good part of her leg flesh and unfortunately again a nursing home neglect experience has left her left foot with foot drop (the foot is leaning all the way to the right which places her ankle where the bottom of her foot should be) leaving her completely immobile. 

Stephanie had insurance that ran out eventually and then she sold everything she owned and that money had run out long ago. She is now on public aid and cannot see a channel 7 featured Orthopedic Dr. that her doctor referred her to (he is out of network so they will not cover any visit to him).  This doctor has helped many people walk again who were told they would never walk again. He is the only doctor in a reasonable distance who can perform this type of procedure.

Stephanie has been unable to walk and bedridden for over 3 years in a nursing home in Long Grove, IL.  just existing with NO PROGRESSION. I am trying to raise funds for her everyday living expenses that are not covered by the nursing home, any denials and to see this particular doctor that is not in her network of Doctors. He will be able to push her life forward one way or another so she can get out of this bed she is rotting in and move on with her life. He will either be able to fix the foot damage or the less desirable outcome of amputating her leg. At least she will be able to learn how to walk again, get herself out of this nursing home and start living her life once again!

Please help Stephanie if you can.  Any amount would be appreciated beyond words from her heart, her Mother's heart, her sister Beth's heart and mine.

Thank You for reading and for your generousity.
God Bless You,
Carol Cohen

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    • $120 
    • 7 mos
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    • $100 
    • 9 mos
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    • $100 
    • 10 mos
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    • $100 
    • 11 mos
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    • $100 
    • 12 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Carol Cohen 
Algonquin, IL
Carol Cohen 
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