On the morning of Wednesday August 1st 2018, Elizabeth Anne suffered a stroke on the right side of her brain. Elizabeth is only 23 years old, so this is especially shocking to everyone. She is in a Neuro ICU, she is in good hands and they are doing everything they can for her. The left side of her body is currently unresponsive to stimulus, and she has no motor control on that side.
Elizabeth is conscious and coherent, she knows what happened and is fully aware of her surroundings. She is understandably frustrated at not being able to control her body, she is also in pain and very uncomfortable. She is able to speak, though her speech is slurred as she cannot move the left side of her mouth.
Her doctors are confident that Elizabeth's brain will learn to compensate since she is young, and that she will regain significant motor function back on her left side. However, it will take extensive physical, occupational and speech therapies to get her home, and even once she's home she will be out of work for a significant amount of time.
Elizabeth is a tattoo artist at Equinox Art Collective, she lives with me (her sister) and our 3 cats in Mableton, GA. Elizabeth was the primary income source in our household, due to my health issues. Since we are going to be without her income for some time, I am looking for some help with home costs and her bills while she is out of work, and also to help with the medical costs we're going to be facing. Medical costs will involve: two ambulance rides, an extended ICU stay, extensive testing, staying in an in-patient rehab facility, out patient rehab, and medical equipment at home once she's released.