As many of you know, Susi has been in the hospital since last Friday with a very bad flesh-eating bacterial infection that has wreaked havoc on her body. This has caused her to have been taken into emergency surgery six times, and has kept her on a ventilator in the ICU. Each time they take her off of it, and we think she is on the mend, they tell us she needs to go back to surgery again, which means she goes back on the ventilator. There are few answers the doctors can give us, except that we need to be patient and let the surgeons and antibiotics do their jobs.
As you can imagine, this has been a scary time for all of us. Susi is a fighter and a person of faith. She has experienced many obstacles, situations, hurdles, and setbacks in her life, but, true to who she is, she has used them to help as many people as she can. Susi has worked tirelessly to provide a space of love and acceptance for so many, and I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support that has come in for her. Many of you have asked how you can help, so I have created this fundraiser so that when Susi finally goes home, she will not have to get back to work immediately, but will have some time to rest and destress. This is a great way that we can show up and show out for Susi. There is no obligation to donate, so please do not feel obligated to do so. If you know Susi, you know that she is probably more worried about her work and how the community is doing than she is about herself. She would love to hear from each of you.