While Kristen does have medical insurance, the medical bills are still expected to be substantial alongside meaningful rehabilitation expenses. We are happy to say that initial cognitive tests have been extremely encouraging, but the extended period for which Kristen wasn’t receiving sufficent blood circulation and oxygen has resulted in complications with her recovery. In particular, Kristen has sustained damage to the lower extremities of her right leg which will require specialized care and rehabilitation in order to heal. Our focus is on her immediate health, and we are optimistic of a thorough recovery, however at this early stage we are preparing for what may be a challenging road ahead for Kristen’s rehabilitation. Many of you have asked how you could help and we figure taking one burden off of Kristen's shoulders is the best way to help her return to her normal (or should we say quarky?), every-day self. To that end, we have set up this GoFundMe to support Kristen's medical and rehabilitation bills and we ask those who are willing and able to donate in her name. That said, please do not feel obligated! Since we do not have the actual dollar amount today, we are pledging that every dollar raised will be used to support Kristen’s recovery and we will update everyone along the way on how the donations are being used. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for your continuous love and support!
We would also like to specifically thank Kristen’s work family - Frank and team have been instrumental in ensuring access to the best doctors in the region and they have been fully supportive of her recovery.
We further plan on posting meaningful updates throughout Kristen's recovery to this page, so please check back-in!
- Alyssa Vukcevich
- Paul Da Silva
- Cameron Parsa
Organizer and beneficiary
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