Emma's Medical Expenses

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Emma Burkey, 18, became seriously ill with seizures and clotting in the brain following her vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 one-dose vaccine on March 20, 2021.  Emma was initially treated at St. Rose Hospital, Siena Campus in Henderson, Nevada beginning on March 30, but was subsequently airlifted several days later to Loma Linda Hospital 's (near San Bernardino, California) special neural treatment unit.  Emma was put into an induced coma, ventilated and at least three brain surgeries have been done to repair blood clots.  If you follow the national news, the J & J vaccine has been put on hold because of these rare cases (now as of April 23, the J & J vaccine has been re-released).  Unfortunately, Emma is the "one in a million" here.  

Russ  & Kathy Burkey have been at Emma's side since this all began.  Her older brother, Cooper, had to hold down the household while they are all in southern California for months.

We are doing a GoFundMe to help the family with the expenses of her treatment, airlift, and the 100 other things that happen when life is interrupted. 

We update regularly here on this GoFundMe page so please take some time to stay connected and continue to pray for the complete healing of this young woman.  

Russ & Kathy Burkey have been highly engaged in the Las Vegas community for many years.  Russ' ministry help at The Hastening, Walk Church, and especially Friends in the Desert have been gratefully appreciated.   

Thanks for all your help!

Walk Church, Las Vegas

Bret Johnson
President/Founder
The Hastening

Friends in the Desert

The Las Vegas Kairos Course Community
  • kathy boyer 
    • $250 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 3 d
  • Karen Levine 
    • $1,000 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Cherie Fresonke 
    • $50 
    • 6 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Bret Johnson 
Organizer
Henderson, NV
Kathy Burkey 
Beneficiary