Marissa's Medical Expenses

Marissa is a loving, sassy, and spunky 14 year old freshman who is generally active with cheerleading, choir, and friends. She was looking forward to vacation with her family but is currently in the fight of her life in the PICU at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Marissa got sick, and went to a local quick care and the local ER on separate occasions/days. Both said she was "just sick with a bit of a cold" and sent her home. Marissa's mom, Christy, knew that her giving and normally healthy child was anything but fine, so she took her to Children's Hospital where she was immediately admitted on Tuesday, February 6th. It was quickly determined that Marissa has Type B influenza as well as pnemonia. They had no idea what was the nightmare in store for them in the coming days. Hours after admittance, Marissa took a turn for the worse and started showing signs of deterioration with her breathing and vital signs. The PICU team was called in and she was swiftly rushed to a higher level of treatment. Once in PICU she was quickly put on a Bipap machine to assist her with her oxygen levels. That machine was unsuccessful and it was determined that the best course of action would be to intubate Marissa to assist her with her breathing. Once sedated and breathing with the assistance of a respirator, blood results started pouring in and showed MRSA in her lungs as well as in her blood and her body went into a state of septic shock. After being intubated it was found that she had a lot of fluid in and around her lungs, so a chest tube had to be placed to drain the fluid. A pneumothorax was discovered, and air had to be released as well. Over the course of the next 48 hours Marissa had made enough baby steps of improvement, and was able to be weaned off of the ventilator. After several hours, Marissa started having trouble breathing again, and the decision was made to intubate again to give her body more time to rest so she wouldn't have to struggle so hard to breathe. Another pneumothorax was discovered, and had to be relieved by placing a second chest tube. Marissa is currently still on a ventilator, fighting for her life with all that she has. This Go Fund Me is to help her parents with any expenses they encounter while Marissa is hospitalized (food, travel, supplies), as well as medical bills. Please help me show them love and support, and hopefully take a little financial burden off of them!

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Organizer and beneficiary

April Reed
New Concord, OH
Christy Khune

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