Claire Celski

Good afternoon,

On May 9, 2018, while Claire Celski was in her sophomore year of high school, she started going into anaphylactic shock, (non-food related) without warning. To this day, the cause for her anaphylactic shock episodes are unknown. These attacks have occurred in school, while golfing, playing softball, sitting and watching TV, or in bed at home. She has very little, if any warning.  Within seconds of the start of the episode, Claire becomes unconscious and her breathing stops.  Due to the severity of her reaction, she cannot be alone…ever.  When an attack occurs, Claire needs immediate emergency medical intervention before she is transported to Children’s Hospital. Claire’s life-threatening attacks mean that:

· Claire cannot fly commercially.

· Claire cannot drive or travel any significant distance in a car.

· Claire is not able to work or socialize outside of her home.

· Claire can only spend limited hours at school, and

· Claire can never, ever be alone.

To date, no treatments have worked for Claire. Her medical team is diligently working with doctors, scientists, and experts throughout the country to identify experimental treatments that may help Claire’s condition,  as well as working through the appeal process through the insurance company.  The family has endured significant, unexpected, out-of-pocket medical costs and wage loss trying to find answers and care for her. To date, Claire's medical expenses have exceeded hundreds of thousands of dollars.

We have started this page to help Claire’s family offset the mounting medical costs, experimental treatments, potential medical flights, and unknown needs the family may incur.

For additional information and updates, please visit Claire's Caringbridge site:

Only Claire's family will have access to the funds through the GoFundme's system. This will allow the family the option to make withdrawals when necessary.

We thank you for the continued payers and support for Claire and her family,
Claire's Crew
  • Anonymous 
    • $18 
    • 25 mos
  • Denise Aschenbrener 
    • $200 
    • 28 mos
  • Katherine Bowlin 
    • $50 
    • 29 mos
  • Marlo Hoyt 
    • $25 
    • 30 mos
  • Dirk Korth 
    • $100 
    • 30 mos
See all

Fundraising team: Claire's Crew (4)

Julie Kosmalski 
Raised $2,490 from 13 donations
Oakdale, MN
John Celski 
Terri Atzmiller 
Team member
Raised $270 from 5 donations
Deanne Dick 
Team member
Raised $50 from 1 donation
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