Help Krissy after fireworks blast

I'm devastated to say that it will be difficult for Krissy to again help her nephew with Easter eggs because she has lost fingers on both hands to a terrible fireworks accident.  On the morning of June 30, 2017 Krissy Steets was helping her employer, Celebration Fireworks Inc., assemble fireworks shells for the many upcoming displays for July 4th.  Without warning, the shell that she was working on (attaching the electric ignitor) exploded in her hands.  The damage is extensive, but the great surgeons at Lehigh Valley Hospital saved her hands.  She is still in an induced coma to help her deal with the pain and recover better.  Reconstructive and skin graft surgery is done, but a very long road to recovery remains.  The cost will be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and worker's compensation insurnance will cover some.  Afterwards, she will need lots of physical therapy and emotional healing.  

Unlike most of us, Krissy has already had a very hard life.  Since she was injured at another job long ago, and she suffers from a chronic condition known as Reflex Sympathetic Disorder Syndrome which is not curable and which is poorly understood and which has cost her the site of one eye and constant joint pain and disability. 

Celebration Fireworks is asking for your help for Krissy. I believe in the power of all of us reaching out to her to tell her how concerned we are about her.  Please mail her a get well card, and your thoughts, to:  

Kristina Steets, Room J215-B
Lehigh Valley Health Network
1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown PA 18103

We are also asking for your financial help, large or small. Please consider a donation to help us raise $100K for Krissy.  And please say a prayer for her recovery.

Thanks for your kindness in advance.

Luke - 6:38:  Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Donations

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  • Troy Leffler 
    • $10 
    • 33 mos
  • Gerry Ferrara 
    • $100 
    • 39 mos
  • Jonel Payano  
    • $10 
    • 42 mos
  • Vigilant Fire Company No. 2 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • NE Ohio Pyros 
    • $350 
    • 42 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

John Kemps 
Organizer
Slatington, PA
Robert Steets 
Beneficiary
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