Shelby Rickelman Covid-19 Recovery Fund

Shelby and Ken Rickelman have both tested positive for COVID-19 following exposure through his job as a first responder. 

Shelby has been battling Lyme disease and other serious health problems for more than 10 years now. All of the progress she made is now at risk due to this virus, and we are all concerned about her health and ability to recover.

She and Ken are both currently bed ridden, with intense COVID-19 symptoms, and doing their best to rest and do what they can from home to avoid being hospitalized. 

This fund will supplement both Shelby and Ken's lost income during this time. It will not only help to cover their housing expenses, but additionally make it possible for Shelby to take all of the steps laid out by her Lyme doctors and kick the COVID-19 ASAP. There are many medications and supplements she is taking specifically to fight COVID-19, in addition to the many many treatments for Lyme and its co-infections. 

It is entirely possible that this diagnosis will undo all of the progress that Shelby has made in battling Lyme, and that she will may need to be hospitalized.  This will likely have very long term impacts on her health and ability to support her medical costs. 

Shelby and Ken are some of the kindest, most hardworking and generous people around, and it seems for them the hits just keep coming. Many of you know that our family is still recovering from losing our sister Jacy two years ago, and simply cannot go through that kind of loss again. 

Shelby is at very real risk from this virus. She took every precaution she could and got infected because people are selfish and not taking this seriously. 

Please, if you have the means, consider donating and helping to save her life in this very trying time. 

Stay home. Wear a mask. Protect people with pre existing conditions, their lives depend on it.


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Fundraising team (3)

Alyssa Glenn 
Raised $180 from 3 donations
Brooklyn, NY
Shelby Rickelman 
Blair Glenn 
Team member
Raised $1,050 from 5 donations
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