Help the Dumas Family Fight!

I'm raising money to help my sister's family as Bryan continues to fight the hardest battle of his life.
 
Bryan's battle with COVID has been brutally swift - especially for someone without any pre-existing conditions. He had been experiencing debilitating symptoms for a few days, but when it became hard to breathe he went to the emergency room (October 9, 2021). It was confirmed that Bryan had COVID-19 and viral pneumonia. His oxygen saturation level was low so a supplemental flow of 4 liters of oxygen per minute was started. He was admitted to the hospital and started on antivirals, steroids, anticoagulants and monoclonal antibodies.
 
On October 11th, after only 1.5 days of continued deterioration, Bryan was admitted to the ICU, sedated, paralyzed, and put on a ventilator. The flow of oxygen was increased to 40, 50, 60 and then 70 liters per minute. Unfortunately, Bryan's oxygen levels and overall condition did not improve after several days on the ventilator. 

Bryan then developed blood clots in his legs. On October 14th, Bryan underwent a procedure to break up a clot that had traveled to his lungs - the procedure was successful and the clot was broken up.  On October 17th, we learned that Bryan's kidneys are failing to filter the byproducts from the drugs the hospital is continuously giving him to save his life. Despite diuretics, Bryan is now undergoing dialysis to help with him with his renal function.
 
The nurses think that Bryan can hear even though he's sedated so when Jenny visits him (everyday for as long as they let her), she talks to him about their son, their dogs, their friends, their extended family - anything that will remind him to keep fighting this monster illness with everything he has.

Jen is a high school teacher at Legacy High School in Thornton, Colorado. She's been a teacher there for 20 years and has been a mother, mentor, teacher, friend, therapist, safety net, confidant, and advisor for countless teens and their families. If you know Jen at all, you know she is the most giving and compassionate woman with much more enthusiasm and love than her tiny body can express. She gives her heart and soul to her students and her community and couldn't imagine any other way of being. Her students are her greatest love in life outside of Bryan and their son, Ethan, and they have been wonderful with their efforts to keep her spirits up.
 
Bryan is a substitute teacher so when he isn't working, he doesn't get paid. The road to recovery is going to long with good days and bad days (one step forward, two steps back). The medical bills and loss of income are going to be felt for a long time.
 
Please help the Dumas family in this time of intense struggle and pain. Please keep them in your prayers. Your support means the world to us. Thank you!
 
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    • $20 
    • 6 hrs
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    • $100 
    • 6 d
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    • $20 
    • 15 d
  • Liesel O'Hagan 
    • $50 
    • 16 d
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    • $400 
    • 21 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Heather Klinter 
Organizer
Thornton, CO
Jennifer Dumas 
Beneficiary
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