Avery Handlin - Medical Expenses

33569698_1539019901111295_r.jpegOn the evening of October 5th, Avery was struck by a truck, while riding her bicycle around her neighborhood in Kingwood, TX.  As a result of the accident, Avery suffered extensive injuries, including a concussion, minor bleeding on her brain, a broken left clavicle, broken sternum, multiple breaks on her left arm and fingers, multiple breaks on her pelvis, internal bleeding, and multiple breaks on her left leg.  Pretty much, her entire left side was damaged.  Thank God she was wearing a helmet!  She is currently at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital at the Medical Center in Houston.  She underwent surgery the night of the accident to stop the internal bleeding, and will undergo additional surgeries possibly tomorrow (Tuesday, October 9th) on her left leg and pelvis, providing the swelling has gone down.  Any further surgeries after that are yet to be determined.

Avery is a beautiful and strong willed, very active and multi-talented young lady with a heart of gold: she's a dancer, a pianist, a Level 4, 3rd degree black belt in Taekonwdo, a viola player, a horseback rider, and a singer in a rock and roll cover band, as well as an avid reader and a huge animal lover, and her family is very active in animal rescue.   She is always active in something, and to go from 100 mph daily, to being confined to a bed, is a struggle for her!

The road to a full recovery will be a long and difficult one for Avery, but we know with her grit and determination, she will fight her way back from this setback.  However, the medical costs for these extensive and necessary procedures, as well as the upcoming rehabilitation and therapy she will need, will put a great strain on finances.  We have setup this GoFundMe account to assist the family in offsetting the costs that will quickly add up, and insurance won't cover.  All the money raised will go directly toward Avery's medical needs throughout her recovery.  Additionally, with her love of animals, any money remaining, once she has gotten passed this ordeal, will be donated to the pet rescue or animal shelter of Avery's choosing. 

Any donation you can make to aid in Avery's recovery, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated.  Please pray for Avery, her family, and all the medical staff attending to her, and, with God's will, that she will make a full and speedy recovery!  We will add updates to this page as frequently as possible to keep everyone as up to date as possible on Avery's progress.  Again, THANK YOU in advance for all of your love, prayers, and support for Avery!
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Organizer and beneficiary

David Chavez 
Bear Branch, TX
Rita St. Onge 
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