Sierra Leone 's Recovery Fund  

From minute to minute, you never know what will be along your path in life.

My work has me traveling quite bit to different places, near and far and I travel with my fur baby. I am an independent self-employed contractor. Last fall, the Catastrophic Hurricane Season took me to TX, AL and FL. My location ended up being the most hardest hit part south west FL where Hurricane Irma had hit. When I am sent out, my goal is to get to people affected as soon as possible, provide them with what ever assistance I can and put a check in their hands right then and there so they can start to rebuild and move on with their life.

At the end of this past May 2018, I believe, I was called to go and help out with the sever hail storms that were battering Colorado. So, I went. A day or so after arriving, I started feeling a little tingling in the back of my head but I did not think anything of it. Once my assignment was finished, I started back home to Georgia, east on Interstate 70 around July 12t, 2018. I started having sever headaches that got worse and worse as I drove. I had no clue what was going on. Little did I know, the high altitude of Colorado had aggravated an old head injury that I had and started the bleeding/seeping in my head..... and, I had no idea I had a head injury. I just had no clue....

Not sure where I was on I-70, but I pulled over to grab a hotel because the pain from the headaches were so extremely intense. When I woke up the next morning, I felt much better but as I started to drive, the headaches came back. I continued to drive, pulling over every few miles until the pain lessened and I could drive further, talking to myself, thinking I had to get home or closer to home and I pulled over every time the headache were too intense. The headaches had gotten so painful and intense that it would blind me..

Well, I made it to Missouri and got confused and ended up on Highway 79 somewhere instead of staying on Interstate 70 east. On I-79, the headache and pain was so intense...I blacked out. Unfortunately, I was not able to put my SUV in park before I blacked out. So, my SUV went down an embankment with me in it unconscious along with my pet in the rear. This was July 14, 2018. God kept me safe and my fur baby safe going down that embankment. Rescue at the scene, I am told, was amazed at how my SUV maneuvered the embankment with no driver and that they don't think a car would have survived the embankment or kept me save (alive). My SUV was totaled and I am so grateful I was in it.

I do not personally remember, but I was taken to a hospital in St Louis. Things were still not right with me. I still had blood on my brain. I was transferred to Rush University Hospital in Chicago. They did brain surgery, I believe in the first part of August 2018, to resolve the bleeding in my brain. My behavior was still not abnormal. When I came back to the hospital two weeks later to have the metal stitches removed, they realized that I was still bleeding in my brain and that the surgery was not successful. I had to immediately undergo brain surgery again the very next day. August 10, 2018.

After getting out of the hospital a few days ago, and at NO fault of Rush Hospital, my Georgia drivers license, Georgia permit to carry, iphone 7Plus, Credit Card, Debit Card, American Express and ALL the contents of my wallet were gone!

My medical bills are enormous and I am self employed. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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Patricia Whatley 
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