We have changed the goal to $12,000, because the high deductible from this year's insurance will start over on January 1, 2018. Ella will be moved to in-house rehab as soon as possible to start rehab as soon as she is able. She is still in ICU in South Bend and is waiting to be stable enough to have surgery to get a feeding tube placed. Once that happens, she will be transferred out of town to a specialized adolescence rehab. Please consider financially supporting their family as they start this journey for recovery for Ella!
On December 13, 2017, Ella Merrill was, 16, a new driver was driving to work with snowy road conditions, she lost control of her car and as her car spun out of control, she was hit by an oncoming school bus. The bus was her bus that she previously rode to school and her 8 year old sister had just gotten off the bus 5 minutes prior to the accident. She is still in the hospital unconscious. Her mother and step-father have 9 children between the two. They will occur medical expenses and there will be time and expenses out of work and not staying at home. Ella is in ICU and still not conscious. Many have expressed interest in helping financially, so this was created for those wanting to help. There is a meal train where there have been volunteers already signed up to provide meals for her family while she stays at Ella's side in ICU. More than anything, the family is requesting prayer!! Prayer is the most important thing for the family! But, this is for the others that have asked if they could help financially. Please keep Ella in your prayers for total healing! Please also keep her parents, Heather and Bill, her step-father Jeremy, her 8 siblings, grandparents, extended family and friends in your prayers also!
2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
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