Help Lora save her home and struggling health

My Husband’s ex-wife, Lora Chivers, whom I became very close to, called me on Jan 3, 2017 and said she wasn’t feeling well. I rushed to her house to find she was hardly able to speak and I dialed 911. Once she got to Methodist Hospital, she was diagnosed with a massive subarachnoid brain aneurysm hemorrhage.  She was in minutes of death.  She was Life Flighted to Methodist - Medical Center. She immediately underwent surgery. Lora was in a coma for a month. 

 After hospitalization, she went to inpatient rehab to relearn to speak, walk, write and regain her continence.  Lora had to learn to stay alive as these were deficits from the aneurysm.  She is still rehabbing today.  She was out of work for over 3 months and had to return back to work sooner than she should have due to mounting finances. After a short period of time the company laid her off due to her brain deficits. It took her a year to find another job due to her disabilities and she was determined she could do this on her own. Lora is one of the strongest women I know especially when dealing with adversity.  She never wants to ask for help, because she feels like there are other people in worse places than she is.    

Since Lora was unemployed for a year, her medical bills and living expenses only accumulated and her house was put into foreclosure. During this time, her health was steadily digressing due to her aneurysm. Lora recently found out she had to have spine/brain surgery due to her C1/C2 vertebra dislodging and floating in her neck.  This caused her to have breathing, swallowing, speech issues along with unspeakable pain.  Lora had the surgery July 10th, 2020 and it has yet been unsuccessful.  For almost 4 months she has been unable to work with no income. To add insult to injury, one week after her neck surgery, four of her teeth were pushed out due to pressure of the brain.  The first week of October, Lora fell and broke her hip in two places and is unable to walk without assistance.  This new injury will also require substantial medical treatment and expense.  A friend donated a wheelchair for her so she can get around her house.  She also suffers severe osteoporosis, arthritis, and depression.  The reality is, she probably will not be able in any capacity to work, and she is too proud to ask for assistance.  Lora is determined in her mind she can turn things around.

 Lora volunteered for 12 years with Alzheimer’s/Dementia patients, in addition, holding down high pressured long-hour positions.  Lora also served on the board of 2 charities for which she received Awards of Excellence.  She has always been a vibrant and cheerful woman who lit up every room she entered and has never met a stranger.

Please help Lora have a chance at keeping her home and regaining some quality of life, as she fights for her health, which will be a long hard journey.  Any donation/contributions that you could make would truly save Lora and be a Godsend beyond belief.  You will have all of our eternal gratitude.  God bless you all.
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  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 28 d
  • Greg Davis 
    • $1,000 
    • 29 d
  • Laura Zarzour 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
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    • $100 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer and beneficiary

Laurie Evans Chivers 
Organizer
Houston, TX
Lora Chivers 
Beneficiary
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