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Help a front line nurse and baby get proper care

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On Sunday, April 12, Sylvia Leroy, a pregnant nurse, positive with COVID19 suffered a cardiac arrest at Mt. Sinai hospital after successfully coming off a ventilator 7 days prior.  Her premature daughter was delivered at 30 weeks and is in the NICU.  The arrest lasted 8 minutes and has left her with anoxic brain injury due to lack of oxygen and presently she’s awake but minimally conscious, not able to respond to sounds, touch or commands. 

Sylvia will need significant long-term acute cognitive and physical therapy to help give her a fighting chance for her baby Esther and her 3 year old toddler Jay.  Sylvia’s union insurance unfortunately covers only 30 days of acute rehabilitation - at centers like Kessler in NJ, Moss Rehab in PA and TIRR Memorial in Texas - a handful across the country that specialize in recovery for people suffering from severe disorders of consciousness due to lack of oxygen to the brain like Sylvia.

Sylvia’s family has been fighting early on to get her the best care possible, from transferring her to Mt. Sinai hospital and getting her into an acute rehabilitation center.  Please help Sylvia get the care she needs to be there for her family. 

About Sylvia:

Sylvia is 35, a nurse at Brookdale Hospital, wife and mother of 2 young children.  Sylvia is truly loved by her friends & family for her warmth, dedication to people who are underserved and love for God.  Sylvia sadly contracted COVID19 while working to help other sick patients and now she and her children need your support. Your generous donation will go to Sylvia’s medical expenses and care for her children.  We thank you and cherish your gift of love.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Jessica Hines Jacobs
Randolph Township, NJ
Shirley Licin

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