Roxy Riess Recovery Fund

10/15 Update to Roxy’s status:

Roxy has been making great strides in her recovery. She has been discharged from the hospital and will continue to receive care and treatment in Ho Chi Minh City. She is deeply grateful for the overwhelming support from all around the world as she continues to progress and exceed expectations as she recovers from her brain surgery.

The donations raised from this GoFundMe will go directly to Roxy’s hospitalization, surgery and continued-care bills as her family continues to seek the best possible care for her in Ho Chi Minh City. In order to optimize her recovery, she will remain in Vietnam for the foreseeable future.


Thank you for your continued support as Roxy begins her road to recovery.

-Jennifer (Roxy’s friend and fellow expat in Vietnam)

October 2 Update:


Our dear Roxy Riess needs your help. Roxy is currently in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where she is recovering from brain surgery that was performed October 2, 2018. 

Roxy suffered from an AMV which stands for Arteriovenous Malformation. An AVM is a tangle of abnormal and poorly formed blood vessels and she needed an emergency operation to stop the bleeding and relieve the pressure on her brain. She is currently in stable condition and with her mom, stepdad, and local friends. However, she is currently at a local hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, where the conditions are not optimal for a safe recovery.

We are hoping to raise enough funds to assist Roxy and her family in transferring to an international hospital where the post-operation care will be more suited for what she needs. If necessary (and if we can raise enough) we're also looking at options to relocate Roxy to a different country where she can recover and get the therapy she needs.

Please share this information and GoFundMe with anyone who knows Roxy and donate what you can. Time is of the essence as we are hoping to transfer Roxy as soon as she is cleared from the ICU. 

Updates on Roxy's condition will be shared via Facebook when they become available. 

Thank you for your love and support.
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Fundraising team: Team Roxy Recovery (4)

Jenni Shine 
Organizer
Raised $3,803 from 42 donations
James Eyre 
Team member
Raised $2,675 from 40 donations
Nick Inzeo 
Team member
Raised $300 from 4 donations
Roxy Riess 
Team member
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