Healing for Heatherly

6/15/2017 - Heatherly drove herself to work despite not feeling well.  Her co-workers noticed her pupils were dilated and encouraged her to go to the hospital.  Instead of waiting for a family member to pick her up, they went ahead and took her to the hospital - ultimately saving her life.  The Emergency Department took her in for immediate tests where they discovered bleeding on the left side of the brain.  She was rushed into emergency surgery.  As news disseminated on Heatherly's condition, the outpouring of love started as friends and family anxiously gathered in the waiting room and prayed.  Prayers were answered as Heatherly's surgery was ultimately successful. The team of surgeons were able to 100% cauterize the broken blood vessels. Tissue samples were taken for tests in hopes of discovering why exactly the bleeding started. Her mother, Kathy, stayed by her side through the night...
6/16/2017 - Around 5:00 am, Heather was taken for an additional CT scan. Once back in the ICU, she has been resting most of the day.  Results show that a blood clot and weak vessel were the cause of the bleeding (not a tumor or the "C word").  Heatherly is expected to remain in the ICU under constant surveillance for a few more a days but will likely remain in the hospital for several weeks.  She will continue to have CT scans every other day to track progress and to ensure that the bleeding hasn't reoccurred.  
For those of you that know and love her, know that she is a fighter and is strong.  Prognosis is good, however, Heatherly has a long road to recovery and will continue to need your prayers and support.  Right now, it is unclear if and when she will be able to return to work.  With love, we have set up this GoFundMe page as an opportunity for all of Heatherly's loved ones to show their support and encouragement.  We are hoping monies generated will help offset medical expenses from this lengthy stay in the hospital.  Please keep checking back to this page as daily updates will be given.  We appreciate any and all contributions for this beautiful and generous soul!

Donations

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  • Erin Hime 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Kelly Schmidt 
    • $25 
    • 44 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 44 mos
  • Cindy Burnham 
    • $250 
    • 44 mos
  • Charles & Linda Hester 
    • $500 
    • 44 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Melissa McIntosh 
Organizer
Fayetteville, NC
Kathy Lewis 
Beneficiary
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