Help Heal Britt

Help Heal Britt

At 4:45pm on 11/29/16, Britt Russell was struck by a car going 30mph while crossing the street to get to work in West Seattle. She was rushed to Harborview Hospital immediately, and although sustaining major injuries, she was stabilized later in the evening. She has suffered several deep head wounds, a temporal lobe hemorrhage, several contusions on her brain, a skull fracture, two cervical fractures, a bruised lung, a lacerated spleen and internal bleeding caused by a shattered pelvis.

Britt is strong. While being such a kind and loving person she also has a fighting spirit. She will eventually recover but we know she will be in the hospital or in rehab for most of the next year. We are looking to support Britt and her family’s medical expenses outside of insurance as well as travel for her family living outside of the country. Her entire immediate and extended family live in Australia and airfare is quite costly. We know how important having family close by is to the healing process.

Anyone who knows Britt also knows that she would never ask for help. However we want to help ease the burden on her and her family. I know how many wonderful people out there love and want to help Britt.
Any amount donated can make a huge difference in Britt’s life. If you are thinking of sending flowers, cards, or gifts please consider a donation instead and what that help will mean. Britt is currently not able to have anything in her room beyond pictures and is not accepting visitors quite yet. We will keep everyone updated as best we can.

I've added Joanne Russell (Britt's Mum) to be the beneficiary on Britt's behalf because she will be directing care and has the power of attorney for Britt currently. 

Please spread the word and share the link to this fund with whomever you can, and send positive thoughts and vibrations Britt's way. Your help is greatly appreciated!


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    • $15 
    • 37 mos
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    • $10 
    • 42 mos
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    • $150 
    • 42 mos
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    • $100 
    • 43 mos
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    • $100 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Heather Shimono Riggs 
Seattle, WA
Joanne Russell 
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