Angel was removed from her vehicle (which was completely crushed on the driver's side) with the help of firefighters. She was rushed to the emergency room with extensive injuries, including a collapsed lung, torn liver, and many (many, many) fractures to her pelvic bones, ribs, and sacrum.
Angel was in ICU for several days before undergoing a long surgery and beginning a very long recovery period.
The Recovery Process:
Doctors have ordered Angel to refrain from putting any weight on her pelvic bones for at least 12 weeks (i.e., no walking), but this doesn't include the additional months of rehab she has ahead of her.
Not being mobile is a big challenge for our active Angel! She's the type to mow her own yard, tend to the seemingly wild pumpkins that are growing in her background, play football with her grandkids, and so much more.
Angel also works an additional part-time job where she is on her feet for several hours. This is not going to be possible over the coming months and will take a massive hit to her income (her part-time work is unfortunately not covered by any short-term disability).
Angel Needs Our Help:
The major concern at the moment is making sure Angel has a safe place to live (i.e., wheelchair accessible) and the ability to pay her monthly bills.
As many of you know, Kansas insurance maximums have a limit that will surely be below Angel's already extensive medical bills. Angel's medical costs likely already far exceed what she is expecting to get back with insurance. We're not holding our breath for that money to cover other major expenses.
Short-term disability will cover part of Angel's lost wages in her full-time job, but none of her part-time job (where she works nearly every weekend).
We're raising $10,000 to offset the burden for Angel. Here's how she will use it:
· Help cover the cost of Angel's living expenses (those not covered by her short-term disability) over the next 6 months
· Help cover the material costs for getting her house wheelchair accessible (we've got the man power!)
· Help soften the burden of costs that go above and beyond the insurance claims.
Angel's The Best:
Angel is independent and generous. She raised 4 daughters on her own and rarely asked for help. She earns her own money, spends it wisely, and does what she can to help others. It's our turn to help her.
She works two jobs, has 10 grandkids, one great grandson, four daughters and many nieces and nephews.
She's the rock in our family.
The quiet but hilarious one who always knows how to throw in a sarcastic joke at the PERFECT time.
Like that one time when we passed her yummy drink around at a wedding. She came back and caught us...this picture below has been shared so many times in our family:
How you can help:
Any amount (even just $5) can help tremendously. If you can't help financially (we definitely get that) but want to help in other ways, here's what Angel would love:
- Words of encouragement. Leave them in the comments and we'll make sure she gets them.
- Great book recommendations. She loves fiction /mystery and will have some extra time to read.
- Yummy and easy recipes that Team Angel can whip up for her so she's not eating hospital food / rehab food nonstop.
- Fun crocheting patterns (she usually sticks to blankets / scarves - but new designs are always welcome!).
- Anything that helped you personally get through a tough injury. Everyone's journey is different but your tips / words of wisdom can help. :)
DonationsSee top donations
- Lindsay Gordon
- Janice DeRyke
- Laura Dyke
- Heartland Packaging, Inc.
- Guillemette et Martin Caupin
Fundraising team: Team Angel (4)
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