Help Jey Sadler's Recovery

Jey has been a light in so many of our lives. She has lifted us up when were down, made us laugh, given us love and support, and made us feel like part of her family. Now she needs our help. 

As you may know, Jey has struggled with mental health issues for much of her life. On April 6th, her struggle became too much and she attempted to take her own life.

We are lucky that friends found her and brought her to the hospital in time, where she spent a week and a half intubated with a breathing tube in the ICU. She spent another week in the hospital and now is in the psychiatric unit. Although she is getting better, there will be long term effects. Her next step in recovery will be time in a memory rehabilitation unit.

She remains her sassy self (see above) with all the love to give. In fact, she made multiple nurses in the ICU swoon while she was intubated because they could see how special she is even through the fog of the sedatives. Now she’s helping other patients around her feel safe and comfortable.
She has spent her time in Columbia helping the community. She worked at TrueNorth, an organization for women experiencing domestic violence. She was often the first person to speak with a woman reaching out for help over the phone and then was there to greet them with warmth and kindness when they came for shelter. She worked as a case manager at Phoenix Health Programs and then at Compass Health. She worked with members of the community who are often cast aside and ignored. Instead, she ensured that folks were seen and given the support they deserved. She connected them with resources in the community, drove them to appointments, and stayed with them in the hospital when they didn't have anyone else to be by their side. 

Now, we are asking for help to provide Jey with stability and support while she gets the treatment that she needs. For at least the short term, she is not going to be able to work and will require full time care. She needs rehabilitation for her memory as well as mental health care. The first portion of the funds raised with this effort will go toward covering Jey’s expenses for the next 6 months. This will allow her to focus on her recovery without worrying about rent, food, car payments, and other daily expenses. The remaining portion of what we raise will go toward covering her medical expenses. Unfortunately, Jey had no insurance when she entered the hospital and as we all know, even the shortest of hospital encounters is not cheap. She has been in the hospital for a month and will have rehab and follow-up appointments moving forward.
Jey has helped us and our community – let’s now help her. Whatever you’re able to give is much appreciated.

This campaign is being run by Elise Presser. Im from Columbia, MO but currently live in the northeast. I’m a friend of Jey’s and have known her for 5.5 years. She’s my person. The funds raised will be used to directly pay bills jey has. I will be withdrawing the funds and paying jey’s expenses with what we raise. Details about what that includes are above.
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Elise Presser
Columbia, MO

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