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Help.... Ivan Douglas is Fighting for his Life

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Ivan Douglas (also known as ID) is a loving husband, father of 2 boys (3 and 1years old),son and friend to many. He is an Ohio State Alumni and former OSU football player and a 2002 OSU champion. ID has a giving spirit and is a people person; he meets no strangers. Due to his 6ft 7 in stature and calm demeanor we lovingly call him a gentle giant. ID is the bread winner for his family & currently employed as a Social Worker to help children in crisis.
 
Right now ID is in very critical condition and is fighting for his life. Ivan contracted COVID-19 and was hospitalized on Sep 22, 2021. When ID arrived at the hospital he was purple in color and his oxygen level was at 63%. The medical professionals scrambled to attend to him and get him admitted to the ICU. The doctors said that if ID had not came to the hospital when he did he would have died.
 
ID is still in the ICU and fighting for his life. The doctors have said that his COVID lungs are SEVERELY damaged and he is unable to breath on his own. In order to keep ID alive he had to be put into a medically induced coma and put on a ventilator. The doctors say the best why to try to help ID's lungs get oxygen to heal is to position him on his stomach (proning); this is not an easy task at 6ft 7in tall and 359lbs. They tried to get a proning bed but ID is too large for the bed so instead the medical staff has to paralzye ID from the neck down and manually turn his body over everyday twice a day. Each time this process takes a team of 10 medical professionals to safely and successfully prone ID all while he is still on the ventilator and in a coma. Proning has allowed ID's oxygen levels to get slightly better but he is still completely dependent on the ventilator. Because he is not getting the appropriate oxygen to his organs ID's kidneys are now failing and he started his first of many dialysis treatments this week.
 
The doctors say the slight improvement in his oxygen levels is a baby step in the right direction but he is still in a very critical condition and is not out the woods; he has a long road ahead. Honestly it's day by day. We ask that you please pray for ID's recovery and if you are able please donate to help with his mounting medical bills and living expenses for his wife Lauren who is a at home mom and their 2 toddlers Mason and Greyson.  Thank you.
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  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Brian ODonnell
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Renee Mather
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kimberly Ford
Organizer
Solon, OH
Lauren Douglas
Beneficiary

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