We want to open up this charity fundraiser to help support our sister, Marny Xiong’s medical bills. She is critically ill at this moment with COVID-19 and has been in the hospital for 21 days today, May 27, 2020 and will continue to be hospitalized.
Marny has always been a fighter. She ran for the St. Paul School Board in 2017 to fight for the youth, parents, teachers and community. She has impacted so many people’s lives from her role as Chair of the St. Paul Public School Board. She kept her doors open for anyone who needed her support and was passionate about racial justice for refugees, immigrants, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and low income families. She enjoyed spending time with our parents at home, playing board games with our siblings, strategizing about racial justice, and hanging out with close friends.
On Sunday, May 3rd, Marny became exhausted, lost her sense of taste, had fevers and chills, and she slept in mostly. She decided to go in for a Covid-19 test on Monday, May 4th. However, on May 6th, she was experiencing shortness of breath. Her face began turning a pale blue and on May 7th at 12:00 AM we decided to call the paramedics for her. We found out that she had very low oxygen and was taken to Regions ICU where she was immediately put on a ventilator. The doctor gave her a COVID-19 test that came back quickly and it was positive.
The Regions medical team have tried many options to help her recover. However, her condition became very severe and they had to transport her to the ICU at the University of MN Fairview Hospital for additional oxygen support. She’s recently had two critical, life threatening surgeries. We pray each day that she continues to fight against the virus. We are still waiting for her to improve, make a full recovery and return home.
At this time, we anticipate that she will be in the hospital longer because of her critical condition. Thank you to all the family and friends who have reached out to us and continue to pray for her recovery. Lastly, any support is greatly appreciated and will go towards her medical bills. We only wish for our sister, Marny to recover and return home.
- Susan Illg
- Michael Offstein
- Shaun Vang
- Yer Yang
Saint Paul, MN