On Sunday, February 23, 2019, Kristen went to the doctor's for a headache and neck stiffness. She was sent home with a prescription. Soon after she arrived home she collapsed and was unresponsive. Kristen is now at the University of Penn's Neuro-Intensive Care Unit in a medical induced coma with a brain bleed. Doctors have yet to find out the cause. On February 26th, doctors removed part of Kristen's skull to save her life from the swelling in her brain. Kristen is in critical condition and needs your prayers.
Kristen is the mother of 5 children and 2 step-children. Ages range from 2 weeks old to 13 years old. Her husband, Tom, runs a landscaping and fence installation company; which is the sole source of income for the family.
Thankfully, the Brookovers' have a lot of family support to help with the children. They are also surrounded by wonderful friends. A "meal train" was set up online and was completely filled within an hour. There are still so many people asking how they can help.
This GoFundMe page has been set up to help the Brookovers', financially, in many ways. With Tom unable to work to be at the hospital with his wife and home with his children whenever possible, the family has no money coming in. All donations will help the family with daily living expenses (including monthly bills) and medical bills.
We weren't sure how much to set as the goal, since we do not know how long Kristen will be at Penn and how long Tom will be out of work. Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated! We also ask you to pray for the Brookover Family.
- Vince & Mary Ellen Catrambone
- Karen Seagle
- Christopher Miller
- Amanda Beatty
- Lou Bradner