Help Karrie’s Brain Injury Recovery

Note: Stephen Pavish is helping me manage money for my healthcare costs. I, Karrie Pavish Anderson, am the beneficiary of this Fundraiser.

There’s always something new - a challenge, a revelation, pain, euphoria, isolation, gains. Journeys bring the unexpected.

Will you help me on mine?

My brain injury recovery journey began on March 31, 2018. From day to day, I don’t get to know what my body will be capable of. I really wish I did, but that’s just part of the healing journey I’m on.

I never know if today will be a day I can make my own cup of tea, or go for a mile-long walk. I wonder if today will be the day I can finally wash my hair again. (Full disclosure: it’s been two months.)

Lemme tell ya, I get excited when I can make that bowl of cereal! I feel all-powerful when, in the same day, I can brush my hair, FaceTime my mom, heat a can of soup, AND do my therapy exercises. Like, all in the SAME day!

There are many unknowns on this journey. And though the limits make simple tasks arduous or currently impossible, I treasure each gift, gain, and win along the way.

The most recent bend in the trail is new information gleaned from this summer’s lab results. Those results revealed a new medical path I’m excited to embark on because it holds promise for my next healing steps.

To head down that route, I need your help in covering the related upcoming healthcare costs not covered by insurance:

By August 30, I need $500.
By September 9, $1000 more.
By September 16, another $800.

Throughout the rest of the 2022, more health expenses continue like this, nearly every week.

I need support shouldering this burden. Will you help?

When I first asked myself, “How can I afford this,” I had it in my heart and mind to do an August fundraiser concert. My pre-injury self could’ve done all the event planning, logistics, and rehearsals, but not so right now. In June, I started planning that fundraising show, but just couldn’t handle even the beginnings of that cognitive work. At. All.

I wanted to offer something in return for people’s generosity. But here I am again, asking for straight-up help without being able to give back. Because however independent and interdependent I feel in my soul, dependence is the only way for my body to get the healthcare it needs right now.

Will you help?

For those who don’t know me, I’m Karrie Pavish Anderson, a performing and recording artist from Galena, Alaska. In 2018, I had to leave our fly-in-only village to seek brain injury healthcare on the road system. Ever since, I’ve stayed with my dad who has been my caregiver, grocery shopper, and and driver to all my rehab & medical appointments.

I haven’t been able to work since the injury, aside from a couple performances each year. Compare that to pre-injury, when I toured solo for months at a time in North America and Europe.

As is apparently common with “invisible disabilities” like mine, my Social Security Disability application was denied the first time. I’m in the midst of the appeal process, in hopes of being approved so I can have an income during what has been a long recovery.

Four years without an income, and it’s only thanks to generous people like you that my family and I have been able to afford all my healthcare.

We are doing our best, and ask for your help now.

PS: this fundraiser is to support my  healthcare costs (Karrie Pavish Anderson). It says beneficiary is Steve Pavish - he is my father who is helping me manage this money to pay the healthcare providers.


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    • $100 
    • 11 mos
  • Mark Kaufman
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
  • Robin Spencer
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
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    • $100 
    • 1 yr

Organizer and beneficiary

Karrie Pavish Anderson
Willow, AK
Stephen Pavish

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