Brain Surgery for Rachel Hone

29166078_15238477990_r.jpegMarch 3rd, 2018 was the day Rachel's life was altered forever. It started like any other Saturday. 
She went to work that morning, and at noon drove to the Girl Scout cookie warehouse to pick up her troop's cookie order.
While processing the orders for the girls she began to feel nauseous and had difficulty breathing. Rachel lost consciousness and began convulsing. She had a grand mal seizure that lasted 2 minutes. The paramedics arrived, and she had to be defibrillated while taken to the hospital, where she had another 45 second grand mal seizure. 
Rachel spent the month of March in a fog. 

An MRI revealed a tumor on her frontal lobe above the sinus cavity. The doctors believe the inflammation from the tumor is what caused the seizures. 
Rachel will be having surgery soon, however the bills are piling up.  Rachel is a single mother. She has four children that depend on her for everything, she takes care of all of the house and vehicle repairs herself.  Despite this, she still tries to help as many people as she can. Her spouse and life partner passed away in 2017, she took in his kids and loves them like her own.
Rachel was out of work for a whole month while she was healing from the seizures, and biting her tongue.  Her friends, coworkers, boss and family have all been loving and supportive, but her bills are already piling up at $12,000.00 in insurance bills, the ambulance ride, the ER visit, the specialists, and the CT scan.  She had to see 3 Neurologists, also had to have an MRI, EEG, EMG and a sleep test so far.
Rachel is now going to see a neurosurgeon to have the tumor removed. She will stay three days in the hospital, 6 weeks in recovery, and it will take up to a year to be herself again if it all goes well. Her kids will have to have their needs met while she is out. Food, the house payment utilities and much more. The kids also have to have counseling from losing their father.
The surgery could cost between $75,000.00 $750,000.00 or more. 
Rachel has said that she is confident in her neurosurgeon, and has faith that things will turn out alright, she is a very independent person but she can't do this alone.  She will have to take more time off of work after the surgery while recovering. She is very scared, and wishes she was already recovering.

The brain surgery will be on June 7th, 2018. 
Any donations help, even if it's just $5.00. Thank you so much for your time and support, I cannot express how much it means to me and to Rachel's family.

Donations

  • Samuel J. Duke 
    • $50 
    • 25 mos
  • Melissa Cueva 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
  • Jan Allen 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
  • Jen Borrasso 
    • $30 
    • 26 mos
  • Amy Jones 
    • $15 
    • 26 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Brooklyn Beierle 
Organizer
Salt Lake City, UT
Rachel Hone 
Beneficiary
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