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￼Plane Crash Survivors, Mother and Daughter need your help.
We are are seeking any financial assistance for Nancy Dellamaria and Chloe King that you may be inclined to give. They survived, with injuries, a small plane crash on Sept 4, 2018. They were attempting to land in Palo Alto, CA after flying from Redding, CA. The plane ride was a flight donated by pilot W. John Spencer, 66, who was killed in the crash. He volunteered for “Angel Flight West, "where he had donated 125 flights to 75 families. Our sincerest appreciation for this man and condolences to his family. John truly gave his life helping others.
In this crash, Nancy suffered 7 broken ribs, a broken sternum, a neck fracture and loss of blood due to a gash on her head. Chloe suffered a badly strained neck and large bruises where the seat belt stopped her.
Mother and daughter were on their way to Stanford University Children’s Hospital. Chloe, 16, was scheduled to undergo brain surgery for repair of a Chiari Malformation, a brain surgery she will still have soon. Nancy had undergone the same surgery only 18 months earlier, also at Stanford.
In addition to the crash, Nancy had suffered a series of accidents and life threatening medical events over the past several years. In 2012, she had a severe rattlesnake bite to her foot. After that she experienced numerous falls. They would find that these falls and injuries were the result of pressure on the brain stem, as well as many other symptoms which are common among Chiari Malformation patients. Her injuries due to this condition ranged from shoulder & knee tears, to a DVT blood clot that traveled to her lungs causing a pulmonary embolism in 20I7.
This 2018 Fire season has been tough on northern CA. In August, Redding experienced a wildfire that raged through their city, evacuating over 30,000 people. The Carr fire left much of it a true disaster zone. They had to live in a hotel for a month due the poor air quality from fires. Two weeks after that fire they experienced two minor car accidents leaving one car inoperable. They had hoped their luck would change, but it did not.
Throughout it all, Nancy kept reminding herself and her family that there is a reason for everything. She looked at it as just another challenge, taking it all in stride. They need lots of help. They currently are down a vehicle to drive and will need help with transporting Nancy and Chloe back to Redding. The family will need to travel back and forth to Palo Alto from Redding frequently for hospital visits. Chloe is currently scheduled to have the surgery on Friday, Sept. 14.
We will appreciate any donations you are inclined to give. Money will be used for medical bills, travel expenses, vehicle replacement, home care assistance, household accommodations needed for Nancy and Chloe’s rehabilitation, and more. In addition, Nancy will need to replace lost phones and eyeglasses, and any incidental costs including travel and family household bills.
Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and monetary gifts.
Love from Nancy’s sister Linda Paquette and Nancy's family.
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