Hi, my name is Annette and I'm raising funds for my niece, Abby Theisen. Abby was injured in a car accident on May 8, 2010. She was a vibrant 16-year-old hanging out with her friends. In the blink of an eye, the girl's car went out of control. While there were some minor injuries, Abby suffered a spinal cord injury that left her paralyzed from the shoulders down. The following message is from Abby herself:
This is by far the hardest post I’ve ever had to make. I have tried coming up with the perfect words to share my current situation, but I realize there are no perfect words for this situation. I have been open about my journey with pneumonia, respiratory failure, being ventilated, being trached, and getting liberated from the ventilator. For the past several years I have been dealing with wounds and pressure sores. I am currently dealing with an infection that involves an abscess and a bone infection. I will be going home on IV antibiotics to treat the abscess. Unfortunately, the bone infection cannot be cured with antibiotics alone and I’m not a candidate for surgery. With that being said, I will be going home with palliative care and hospice. The doctors are unable to give me a timeline on how long I have left. It could be a few weeks or a year. I’m devastated, heartbroken, and scared. Despite these emotions, I’m determined to spend what time I have left doing the things I enjoy with the people I love. ♥️
I would very much like to put that beautiful smile on her face if only for a short time. Abby and her family are not able to put funds together to have a vacation. I would love to be able to send her to Florida to see the beach, and maybe a day or two to see Mickey Mouse. Please consider helping Abby take a family vacation that she has never been able to take. Any donations of any amount would be greatly appreciated to help Abby fulfill some of her bucket list items.