Help Meilita walk again

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High school junior tennis player Meilita was fine this morning and the next thing you know, she's in the hospital with a life changing diagnosis. 
 SPINAL STROKE. Which is super rare amongst children.
 Doctors wouldn't operate, because the swelling is too close to the spine and make operation extremely risky.
52708962_1605831472996975_r.jpegIt breaks my ❤️, to not even be able to go see her at the hospital, because of this damned covid.
 Meilita is always smiling and full of positive energy and it was always fun to teach her tennis. She made great strides the last few years.
 God help her.
 We love you, Slezak family.











  11/21/2020
  Per Gofundme request, which I disagree with and feel that all the following info should have it's own place and do not interfere with  the above story......

   My name is Robert Slezak and I live in Palos Hills, IL. I am close friend of Meilita's family. For the past 3 years i teach her tennis and ever since then, she practiced with me and my daughter sometimes as much as 4 times per week. Meilita is doubles partner of my daughter on their high school team.
 
  I have started this fundraiser for 2 reasons:

  1. Even with the insurance, we all know that in the case this serious, the bills are coming and I wanted her parents to not ever worry about paying those bills. I also wanted to have money available for them to seek best available possibilities for pre-surgery, surgery and post surgery stages of her recovery.
  2. I wanted to use this platform to keep everyone who is interested in Meilita's recovery updated on regular basis and in this way, keep the immediate family focused on their very difficult task on hand. 

  Every penny of Your donations will be spent on Meilita's medical bills, including surgeries and rehab. Once she fully recover and all the bills are paid I will let her choose another child in need to use the rest the donations for or refund the leftovers to its donors.

  Every time her family is presented with medical bill for her Spinal stroke injury and all subsequent efforts to heal it, we will post that bill and withdraw exact amount from this fund to pay that bill. And so on.

  

  I am shocked and overwhelmed by peoples generosity and good will. When the goal was set, I thought it may take a year to reach it. Meanwhile we're two thirds there not even 2 days in. I wanted to thank each one of You for the well wishes, donations and especially praying for Meilita's recovery. God bless You all.

Donations

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  • Elena Alisauskiene  
    • $50 
    • 5 hrs
  • Darius Petraitis 
    • $200 
    • 7 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 16 hrs
  • Zieda Butkute 
    • $100 
    • 16 hrs
  • Sigrida Masaitis 
    • $50 
    • 16 hrs
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Robert Slezak 
Organizer
Palos Hills, IL
Indre Petrauskaite 
Beneficiary
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