On Aug 4th Bev Busse slipped and fell down some steps at her friend's home in Washington State and broke her hip quite badly (intracapsular fracture). Her injury was deemed too extreme to transport her home to Canada, so she was rushed into surgery at Evergreen Health Medical Centre. The surgery went OK, but she aspirated (UPDATE: turns out she suffered something called fat emboli, common with big bone fractures) and began a difficult battle with Acute Respitory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). She's past the initial critical phase, but is fighting symptoms of aspiration pneumonia and in ICU.
Unfortunately Bev's basic medical insurance coverage will only cover a very small percentage of her accumulating US medical bills (almost $20k per day!) and upcoming recovery and rehab costs.
Always the one to generously provide for others, Bev would be uncomfortable and unlikely ever ask for help, but there are so many people who know and love her, so this campaign is an opportunity for those to support her and her family through this difficult experience.
Note: if you are "old school" and refuse to do anything financial online, you can mail a cheque (remember those?) to Wayne Busse at 9771 Seavale Road, Richmond, BC V7A 4B6.
On behalf of Bev and her whole family, thank you in advance for your love and support!
- Julie Port
- Carol Jayne
- Nancy Sieber
- Sharon Doherty
- Alice Harder
Organizer and beneficiary
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