This page is to spread awareness of water safety as well as fundraise for Lillyanna, my 13-year-old sister. On Saturday, Lillyanna went to the pool with her friends, and when three kids were coming down the slide at the same time she ways she decided to jump off. Without taking a second to think further about her decision she dove into the shallow end and Fractured her C5 vertebrae and bruised her C6 and C7 with an active hemorrhage around her C5 region. She was air-lifted to Fargo where the amazing staff did emergency surgery right away. She is now talking, breathing on her own, and has mobility in her arms but nothing in her legs. She can feel sensations in her legs and feet but the Physical therapist said it will be a while until she can walk on her own. She will have to go through extensive rehab and will have to stay in Minneapolis for this care. We are trying to raise money to help cover the medical and travel expenses of this unforeseeable event. We also wanted to take this time to speak to everyone about water safety and how important it is to take the extra second to ensure your safety and the safety of others around you. A lot can change in a matter of seconds and this event is proof. Please stay safe everyone and hug your loved ones. I will be updating this page with a link to a GoFundMe and status updates of her progress! Thank you to everyone for the support and love we have been shown during this hard time.
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This team raised $18,687 from 322 other donations.