Help Anya Trites, brain abscess

My youngest sister Anya Kim Trites (age 45) was hospitalized into ICU (Intensive Care Unit) August 17, 2017.  She was diagnosed with a fast growing brain abscess.  This a rare condition.  When she was first admitted the abscess was the size of a golf ball. By the time the emergency surgery happened on August 23rd, the abscess was the size of a baseball!  Before surgery Anya was delerious, semi-conscious state, not knowing where or who was around her.  After the surgery, half head shaved and 32 staples, Anya lost her ability to talk, move her right arm and right leg; all effects from the abscess and the swelling.  She spent several days in intensive care.  Once she was awake she couldn't talk, and her whole right size still paralyzed.

After about a week or she started mumbling a bit because the abscess was not putting pressure on her brain.  Slowly her speech started to return, mumbled at first but at least she could communicate.  Wow she was on the road to recovery!!!! Everyone was so excited and grateful she would be ok.

Approximately two weeks later she started moving her hand a bit more each day.  After she was moved from ICU she continues with a many therapies.  Some are : occupational, physo, and speech.  This will continue for many months, if not years!

Unexpectly she had to have a second emergency surgery on September 23rd.  The specialist was telling Anya this was necessary because there was residue abscess left and an increase in fluid and it was putting pressure on the brain again.  This turn of events was taking what little cognitive abilities Anya had and they were quiclky deminishing.  Anya's recovery was starting to backslide.

Anya's illness has been a rollercoaster ride since August 17th.  Latest prognosis is she is doing as best as expected but her recovery and rehabilitation could be one year or more! Hopefully she will get back to the vibrant young lady she once was.

The medical aids she needed before she could be released to go home are endless. She has some of the equipment lent to her by  Red Cross. 
She has and uses a walker without wheels to get around; a wheelchair to go out for car trips and in house when fatigued, bathroom apparatuses, bed rails, etc. 

Her financial situation as it stands now.
* Employment Insurance sick benefits finished
* Applied for CPP Disability, no idea when that will start. Monthly amount paid is no where near her previous salary.

Monies donated are to go to:
* Daily rehabilitation at hospital, parking
* Medications not covered by insurance.
* Medical devices/equipment not covered by Red Cross. (Ex, support waist belt $75, bath mat $50, etc.) List is endless
* All other unforeseen incidentials along the way.

After 3 months of being in the hospital, Monday, November 20th she was discharged to continue her recovery at home.  She will be part of the outpatient program. 

Anya Kim Trites would like to thank everyone for all they have done and continue to do to help her and her family.  She believes the prayers have helped her get this far in her recovery. 

If you would like to contact Anya directly she can be reached by email at [email redacted] or Facebook Anya Kim Trites.

Any amount you can donate at this time will be greatly appreciated. 

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Brenda Lee 
Moncton, NB
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