Hi! I am Amanda and I am the niece of Julie Allhiser. I don't know where to start to tell our story but, I will start with who she is and go from there.
Julie is a stay at home mom. She has an adult daughter, a 15 year old daughter and is primary care giver to her 6 year old grand daughter. On Monday evening, she was getting up to go into another room and collapsed. She fell onto her stomach and Hannah was home. Hannah immediatley called 911. When the paramedics arrived, Julie was unresponsive and did not have a pulse. She was revived and taken to the emergency room in Austin and then transfered to Mayo Clinic in Rochester. She coded a few more times in the ambulance on the way to Rochester. She is currently in a coma after having a few heart attacks. She was deprived of oxygen long enough to substain substantial brain injury. We don't know the full extent yet but we will within the next few hours. She is currently on life support breathing by ventialtor. We will be removing life support as her tests determined that she does not have function in the areas of her brain that she would need to survive.
Julie was a wonderful woman, she didn't have much but things aren't what she was made for. When my siblings and I were younger, she cared for us. She was OUR mom too. Julie used to run a day care and all of the kids from her daycare also can say the same. She was their mom too. If you look at her facebook page you will see several posts stating just that. Julie was a mom to anyone who walked in the door. She didn't care if you were 'one of us' or not, YOU were one of us.
This is completely unexpected and we as a family can not do this alone. My sister, Jami, will be taking care of our niece and her grand daughter. But she is a teacher and can not do this alone either. We are asking for help to cover unexpected funeral expenses and additional support to help my sister raise the two girls.
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