Emanuel and Misty Chrisopoulos

On June the 5 2017 Emanuel Chrisopoulos “EMAN” was in a single car accident.  In an instant the world changed and he was fighting for his life.  His injuries were severe and he underwent triage at Gwinnett medical. There he had emergency surgery for a c7 spinal cord injury on June 5 & 6.  He had rods put in his back neck & plate in the front to stabilize the spinal cord.  No feeling from waist down.  At Gwinnett he got pneumonia, his kidney failed, had more than 3 liters of fluid accumulated around his lungs.  He almost died the first nights, as they would call code blue because his oxygen & heart rate dropped & had to do CPR.  He would have code blue called many more times in this journey.

After a few weeks he was admitted to Piedmont only by the grace of God on July 3.  When they got to Piedmont his incision opened down to the hardware & 3 inches.  He had surgery again after they were there for a week.  It was touch and go but he was making good progress and he was taken off of dialysis after 2 weeks! They were weaning him off the trache, and he stayed off vent for more than 48 hrs.  at a time. The Dr's to that point never had much hope but thank God he had a Great Physician & took hold of the situation!  At piedmont they found another hidden problem with a bed wound he had developed while at Gwinnett. I will not go into specifics but it was gruesome. The poor guy could not catch a break.

He made enough progress to move out of Piedmont to long term care. Misty, his 21 year old daughter Madison , and family fought hard to get him into the Shepherd Center for Spinal rehab. However, Shepherd’s would not take him until he could breathe on his own, and the bed wound healed. So he went to Landmark in Athens. He would make good progress and then have setbacks. He then got sent back to piedmont for more surgery. He would code blue more times, but each time he fights back stronger.  We have to get him to the shepherd center as soon as possible for any chance of a quality of life for EMAN. So the family fights daily to keep him of strong mind.  To date the wound is still healing and he battles day to day with the breathing. He has had some great weeks and we are amazed by him daily.

This family to date has asked for no money. They have only asked for prayers. They never wanted their emergency to be yours. They used every penny and every resource they acquired in their lifetime to fight this battle. However, now 7 months into the journey they need our help. Misty lost her job, they are running out of money, and their insurance providers Blue Cross BlueShield has moved out of Georgia, and will drop them January the 1st. The other providers out there are expensive, and with his now preexisting condition it limits the options.  Additionally, Medicare does not kick in until you have been disabled for 2 years. These families the Kilpatrick’s, Woods, and Chrisopoulos are the strongest I have ever seen.  So please if you can find it in your heart donate to this cause. My goal is to get enough money raised so EMAN has a fighting chance, Misty can continue to fight alongside, and by the grace of god we can get him to the Shepherd Center for Spinal rehab in 2018.

If you cannot donate, please pray for my Friend and brother from another mother. Prayers are always welcome and appreciated.



Thank YOU so much!!

Godspeed

David Thatcher
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Organizer and beneficiary

David Thatcher 
Organizer
Cumming, GA
Misty Chrisopoulos 
Beneficiary
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