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Helping Suzie Heal

Suzie Rhodes is a 23 year old woman from Durango, Colorado  She was the passenger of a Jeep rollover accident in Telluride, Colorado on Saturday October 10th. My brother Rich was the owner of the jeep and endured minor injuries however Suzie suffered a severe spinal cord injury.  The incident occurred on the switchbacks between Black Bear and Bridal Veil Rd. The jeep rolled over several switchbacks ejecting Suzie and the 2 dogs from the vehicle. Suzie was airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction where she underwent surgery on her spinal cord. She is now in stable condition.  Doctor's are working hard to provide the best possible care and comfort for her at this time. God Willing she will take this and run with it. It is early on but we will share more of her recovery journey soon.  

This GoFundMe is to raise money to cover her medical expenses affiliated with the accident including surgery, post-operation, therapy, rehabilitation, and  cost of living. We are hoping to provide some comfort and financial relief while she works hard toward her recovery.  Her doctors have estimated at least 2 years of extensive rehabilitation meaning Suzie will be out of work for the next 2 years on this road to recovery. Because of this, she won't have any income to support her cost of living including: Rent, Utilities, Medication, Transportation, In-Home living assistance, Therapy, and Rehabilitation.  The beneficiary of the GoFundMe funds is Suzie's Oldest Brother David, per the request of Suzie, her mother, and her father. 

Suzie grew up in Bayfield, CO and is highly involved with the youth in the community and surrounding areas.  She has shared her love of volleyball by coaching at both the middle and high school levels, in addition to Club Volleyball.  She has an incredible love for the outdoors, including fishing, hunting, hiking, and jeeping, and has shared this with youth, friends, and family. Giving her back the support she has given so many, will create the opportunity for her to rise up again and be the positive and influential, mentor and leader she has proven herself to be.

Last but not least!
We have also created a Venmo @HelpingSuzieHeal which goes straight to the bank without taking any of the transaction fees from gofundme. Because this is a new venmo account it may ask to confirm the last 4 digits of the phone number linked. The last 4 digits are 6774! 

Info about funds:
I, Zoe Faller, started this fundraiser right after the accident to start the fundraising process to help alleviate financial stress during a difficult time. This ensured that mine and Suzie's family could focus on her surgery and recovery plan, while I could help from afar. I will continue to keep posting updates as I see them however I am handing over the reins of this GoFundMe Page to Suzie's brother David Pozzi.

Much love to all!

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

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  • Paul Arquette
    • $20 
    • 7 d
  • Jeff Dykhouse
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Juxhino Eugene Jace
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Michael Pearson
    • $20 
    • 3 mos
  • Richard Eng
    • $20 
    • 3 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Zoe Faller
Durango, CO
Suzie Rhodes

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