As many of you know, this fund was started by Meghan’s aunt Trisha in the middle of the night on Friday Nov 2 in response to finding out that Meghan was put on a ventilator due to the affects of malaria. There was a chance, per the hospital, that we would need to fund an emergency medical evacuation from Ghana to the US after they consulted the American Embassy.
Sadly, Meghan lost her battle and succumbed to malaria. Due to this tragedy, the focus of this fund has evolved from a medical evacuation to bringing Meghan home to Nebraska to be buried and the related costs.
We are working to establish a charitable funds account and will have that finalized soon. Thank you so much and we will keep you updated. Trisha Hume Steele
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To all of my family and friends, My niece Meghan Liddy is in a hospital in Ghana West Africa and is in critical condition. She contracted Malaria and was just put on a ventilator tonight to help her breath. Her kidneys are in dire condition, she has become septic and has developed a pulmonary embolism. We are trying to figure out everything in this complicated situation. There are four American doctors working on Meghan’s case. One of the doctors called my sister directly a little while ago so we would have the most updated information. We are raising funds to do an emergency medical evacuation from Ghana to the US. Meghan does have health insurance but it is only available if we can get her stateside. We will try to keep everyone updated and feel free to share to family and friends. Thank you! Trisha Steele- Meghan Liddy’s aunt