Annie's Fight

On January 4th, 2015 Annie Marie sustained a fracture to her C3 and spinal chord that unexpectedly and suddenly left her paralyzed from the shoulders down.   After a few days in SICU, Annie (along with family) heard that her condition is permanent...and later that day, Annie decided to fight for her life.  Our family was informed that Annie would not ever breathe on her own and her new world consisted of working hard to prove the experts wrong. Within days, she was able to breathe without the ventilator for hours at a time. What a fighter! Or as our family says: "Atta Marie!"
Yesterday, Annie was transported to Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, MN where she will receive care for her ventilator weaning and support for her spinal chord injury. She has a long road ahead of her, but has one heck of a support system from her family and friends. Since the accident, Annie has had her husband Paul, brothers, sisters, parents, nieces/nephews, other family and friends at her side 24/7.   Annie will never be alone. 
Annie is a small town girl from Minnesota but is known as a big time caregiver.   She is the community member that when a family is down on their luck or worse, she plans the meals, the benefits and anything else that is needed in her community.  She is the oldest of five and the matriarch of her family.
Even though we were told that her condition is permanent, miracles happen everyday and hope is hope right?  In the meantime, Annie and her family/friends will adjust to Annie's new world, which is filled with unfamiliar territory.   Your donations will help fund medical bills, support systems, transportation, and finally her new home environment.  We want to make it possible to bring Annie back to her farm.  Thank you for taking the time to read Annie’s story.
  • Patty & Rich Fitzgerald 
    • $100 
    • 69 mos
  • Patty & Rich Fitzgerald 
    • $100 
    • 70 mos
  • Patty & Rich Fitzgerald 
    • $100 
    • 71 mos
  • Nick & Kathy Curcio 
    • $200 
    • 71 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 71 mos
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Organizer

Kristyn Marie 
Organizer
Cosmos, MN
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