Darla's Medical and Recovery Fund

Dear Family and Friends of the Singh Family,

The outpouring of support, prayers and love we've received in the weeks since our mom's accident has been insurmountable, and we could not be more thankful. Thus, it is with great humility and respect that we've decided to start this fund-raising campaign as the long-term outlook on Darla's recovery has become more clear—and intense.


On September, 10, 2017, Darla was involved in a horrific car accident less than two miles from her home in Marengo, IL. To this day, investigators, witnesses and Mom herself are not sure what caused the accident, but her car was found overturned on the side of the road, the rear in flames. Darla was lying outside the car by the time the first passerby arrived—who, in a nod to God's work, just so happened to be an emergency room nurse, and, in another nod to God's work, happened to be someone Darla knew.


She was conscious upon the nurse's arrival and was helicoptered to Rockford Memorial Hospital, where she rolled into the ER (and the first of many surgeries) still wearing her fake eyelashes despite the severity of the accident—because, of course, she is Darla. She is now in week three of recovery in "Step Down Intensive Care" at Rockford Memorial Hospital.


She suffered a broken pelvis, fractured in five places. In addition, and perhaps more worrisome, she lost the entirety of her skin on the backsides of both legs and is now battling all the pain that comes with having so much tissue exposed. She is currently bedridden because of these injuries. (We can only assume these injuries occured as Darla escaped the car through a side window.) 


Thus far, she has endured six surgeries—but there are more to come, as doctors and plastic surgeons become more concerned about her leg injuries and the large amount of exposed muscle and tissue that has yet to heal. She has already contracted and is now battling back against sepsis, a serious blood infection. She is also battling kidney failure. While these injuries are tough for anyone, it's tougher for a 66-year-old woman. But we are confident in Mom's strength.


Darla surviving this accident is proof that she has many, many more years left with us and that she is meant to—and will—recover, as it is the will of her guardian angels, her friends, her family and of course, herself.  

While she is insured, it's going to be a long road to recovery with many, many medical expenses, from more surgeries to rehabiliation. Of course this is a strain financially, but the greater stress is that Darla is an independent contractor, which means every day she is not working, she is losing income.


Thus we're creating this fund to help offset rising medical and living costs. If any of you know Darla, you know she's the most stubborn, independent woman in the world. If she knew we were fund-raising, she'd probably be pretty upset about it. At the same time, her concerns over her lost income and recovery costs are an obvious stress on her, and we want to alleviate it. Right now she needs to rest, not worry about money. 

Thank you for all your support and love! We wouldn't be as strong as we are today if it weren't for our friends and family. 

Love, 
Tonio, Farrah, Shane, Awedra and "Auntie" Carol

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    • 44 mos
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    • $100 
    • 44 mos
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    • $100 
    • 44 mos
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    • $50 
    • 47 mos
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    • $50 
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Organizer

Shane Michael Singh 
Organizer
Garden Prairie, IL
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