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Help with Christina’s ICU and Stroke Care Bills

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My best friend, my soul sister, my “village” who never asks anyone for anything but rather helps ANYONE and EVERYONE is the one who needs the help now.

Christina is a 39-year old, single mother to a beautiful seven year old daughter.

She is a veteran (and total boss!) in healthcare administration with nearly two decades of experience in business development, operations, and venture capital consulting.

Her passions are empowering women and improving women’s healthcare.

She was the driving force behind establishing an elite breast cancer program in the Denver area.

And interestingly enough, she established and raised the bar for impressive Stroke Care protocols and procedures in the hospitals she worked for.

Like many, the past couple years have been incredibly difficult -financially and otherwise- for her with unexpected job changes, business ventures that went awry, and even becoming a victim of fraud.

This woman never stops. She just keeps working and surviving no matter the sacrifice. She shows up for those she loves and then still shows up for perfect strangers much of the time. She comes last. (Like many single mothers often do.)

She is the strongest, smartest, sweetest, and most growth-oriented woman I know. Nothing takes her down…or so I thought.

Well, my best friend has yet again proven me wrong.

Early this morning I awoke to a text message from her saying she was in the ICU having a stroke. In true Christina-fashion, she gave me a bullet-pointed list of what she needed and asked for help. That last part is more shocking to me than to you. This woman does NOT ask for help. EVER.

So…I am asking for help FOR her. Because she wouldn’t dare.

Her medical bills for her ER visit, stroke management and recovery procedures, and subsequent ICU stay alone will total close to $53,000 WITH insurance and AFTER her deductible and out-of-pocket max.

I’m hoping to take even a fraction of that off her plate.

If you can give, please do.

If you can give and share, please do.

If you can’t give, please share.

Blessings, peace, love, and light to all.




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    • $200 
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  • Anonymous
    • $50 
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    • $10 
    • 11 mos
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    • $50 
    • 11 mos

Organiser and beneficiary

Natasha Prusa
Littleton, CO
Christina Merritt

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