Paralyzed By Drunk Driver, Gabby's In Need of Help

Thank you for stopping by!! My name is Christie, and I am friends with the Kranock Family. A little after 1:00 a.m. on September 3, 2022, Lisa and Denis Kranock had their world turned upside down! They received that dreaded phone call that all parents fear! Their beautiful and feisty daughter, Gabby, was hit by a drunk driver while standing in a lawn celebrating the last day of summer break with friends before starting her senior year in high school. She had just turned 18 a few days earlier. The underage drunk driver also tragically took the life of Gabby's friend and seriously injured another friend. She was transported to ECMC in Buffalo, NY via Mercy Flight. As a result of the crash, Gabby is now paralyzed below her shoulders and remains hospitalized today.

Gabby was sedated for a time after being admitted, and a ventilator and feeding tube were helping to keep her alive. She has endured multiple back and neck surgeries, internal injuries including a collapsed lung, insertion of a tracheal tube, and suffering DAILY pain in varying degrees of intensity since the crash. Because Gabby is a true fighter and warrior, she has overcome several obstacles and has progressed her healing wonderfully to now be participating in physical therapy. This is the last step in her journey before finally being able to go home and be in the loving arms of her entire family!!

This horrific crash has caused a considerable financial strain on the Kranocks. Besides taking unpaid time off from work to be by their daughter's bedside in the hospital every day, they have acquired extensive bills that they would not have if this tragedy never occurred. On top of their regular monthly living expenses, the Kranocks now have medical bills and copays that continue to climb, ongoing attorney's fees, expenses for purchasing medical equipment and devices for their home to aid in Gabby's comfort and continued recovery, and many other unknown expenses that will come to light with the progression of time. The underage drunk driver had very basic liability insurance and is only 20 years old. Even if their lawsuit is won, there will be very little compensation for Gabby to aid in the life-long care that she will need.

It would be greatly appreciated if you would consider donating to this wonderful family, any amount is welcome! If you are unable to donate, please share, share, share. Together, we can help ease this huge financial burden that they now have through no fault of their own. Thank you all so much for your generous support and love ❤ #GabbyStrong

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Olean, NY
Lisa Kranock

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