Homeless mom given less than 6 mo to live.

Hello, my name is Jesse Fox. I am building this site to raise money for my life long friend Crystal Richardson. Crystal unfortunately has only been given 6 months or less to live depending on how long her heart will last. Here’s the deal guys, Crystal has congestive heart failure. They are not 100% sure yet as to why or how she got it but she has it and her heart is only working at 20%. A month or so ago she got really sick and swelled up and ended up in the hospital in Wenatchee Washington. They told her that she had gotten an infection in her heart and that the infection had traveled to her brain and lungs causing 2 major strokes over the past month of her being in the hospital and also causing kidney and liver failure along with  fluids building  in the lungs. The strokes ended with her having limited mobility on her left side. About a week ago they released her from the hospital stating that there was nothing more they could do for her and that she was mostly stable. They recommended hospice and because Crystal had no home to go home to the hospital put her in a motel room for three days. From there they told her to go to a homeless shelter. I showed up to Wenatchee the day after she had gotten released and she was in rough shape I couldn’t believe the hospital had released her. I was outraged and so was her Sister and couple of friends that are there for her. She couldn’t even walk to the bathroom on her own and when she did she turned so blue from lack of oxygen that I had to check to be sure she was still alive. Her sister and I felt it would be best if I took her back to the hospital so I did. Her oxygen was down to 78 and getting worse. So they readmitted her. They will not perform surgeries because the surgeons feel she will not make it through the surgery.  As many as 6 surgeons have declined to operate. She’s still in the hospital and unfortunately there are no Hospice centers or homeless shelters that can help Crystal with the condition she’s in. Not in our local area or anywhere close enough to keep her close to her children as she passes. I’ve talked to every single establishment. I’ve spoken to every resource  I could find and I run into brick wall after brick wall. Its either she’s to young for nursing homes or to sick for half way houses and homeless shelters. Crystal has lost both of her parents and she has very limited family who all have struggles of their own. Crystal was living in another part of the state when she found out that her long time boyfriend Whom she lived with was having an affair, that along with losing her two jobs due to Covid 19 she basically lost everything she had left.  She decided to come home to Wenatchee in hopes of connecting with family and finding work but ended up having to admit herself into the hospital. Crystal has two kids. Her daughter is 13 and her son is 19. Her daughter currently lives with Crystals sister Amber. They are all the family Crystal really has left or at least the only family stepping up to help her in any way. I asked Crystal the other day how she wants to spend the last 6 months of her life and she said she has never really had a place of her own that she could call her own home and that’s all she wants. To live out her remaining days in a place that is safe and clean and that her kids and sister and couple of friends can visit her and where Hospice can come in and take care of her. Please help me fulfill her final wishes and thank you so much for your donations, thoughts and prayers. 


Jesse and Crystals support team. 

Donations

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  • Neena Cockrum 
    • $25 
    • 16 hrs
  • Randy Petersen 
    • $100 
    • 22 hrs
  • Brian Berg 
    • $20 
    • 1 d
  • Tricia Sapp 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Tyler Hotchkiss 
    • $20 
    • 1 d
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Fundraising team: Team Crystal (2)

Jesse Fox 
Organizer
Raised $170 from 3 donations
West Richland, WA
Amber Richardson 
Team member
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