Life outside the ICU has been very challenging and emotionally draining as well. On Thursday, August 10th, our mother's beloved dog, Tammy, passed away after having a major seizure. In addition to Tammy's passing, Mom's career in her dental lab will be all but impossible to return to if she recovers from this situation.
We are starting this GoFundMe page because we are in desperate need of funds to help cover Mom's current and potentially final expenses. We do not need to tell you how quickly the weeks of constant care in an ICU add up. Our mom was a very proud and private woman, and in the past two weeks, we have realized just how behind she was on her bills, on township taxes, and other financial requirements.
We also need to start planning for Mom's life after ICU, where she is expected to require constant breathing support through a ventilator and will need dialysis for the balance of her life. She will be unable to live in her home and forced to live at a medical rehab facility until she is strong enough to take care of herself, which could take months to years.
Anything that can be donated to this GoFundMe page would be beyond greatly appreciated. All money raised will be used to help to pay the expected crippling medical bills and future care for Mom.
Make sure to hug the ones you love a little tighter, and never stop loving as hard as you can.
- Stefano Calvello
- Juliet Leshner
- Tina Mathew
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