Lillian Le-Quays Stroke Fund


On Tuesday, October 2 my dad came home from work to find my mom (Lillian) having a stroke. Although my mother was what we assume to have been mid stroke she continued to be the strong one and tried to keep the entire situation calm. My father (Albert) was quick on his feet and called 911 of course a little shocked because one ever thinks something like this would happen to them. Lily was taken to St. Johns hospital and they were unable to determine what caused the stroke. After 3 days she was transported to University Hospital Main Campus where things started to become clearer. At the UH Lily was diagnosed with a rare disease called MoyaMoya, where the two major arteries that feed the brain with blood start to close and become hard as bones. This does not allow the blood to reach her brain which is what lead her to have a stroke. We were later told that Lily would never return to her base line, but my father never gave up praying to god, the ultimate healer, every day.  So far, the brain damage that Lily has suffered seems to have had large effects to her mobility or motor skills. Despite all of these miraculous happenings of chance, we're settling in for an unexpected emergency with a recovery much longer than we anticipated. We are now on month 3 of skilled nursing’s, rehabs and back and forth to the hospital with two Major brain surgeries and during what would have been a busy holiday season at Great Spirits. Spending Lily’s favorite holidays Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas in a hospital bed is disappointing, but being out of work for an extended amount of time is distressing.  We still have a long road ahead of us. Unfortunately, my dad has to go back to work and insurance only covers so much... My mom will soon go home within the next month or so. My father will bear the expenses of their regular lives as well as the equipment my mother will need, renovations to their home to make it handicap accessible for my mom to live as close to a normal life. She will also need assistance at home while my father is at work. My father has also started to receive medical bills which I’m sure having reached over $50,000. We all know Lily would start arranging flowers and corsages from her hospital bed now if she could, but surviving a stroke requires a lot of diligent resting of both mind and body. A prideful problem-solver, Lily never thought she'd have to do something like fundraise for herself - but she also never thought she’d be this close to losing everything she loves. Thank you to all of our friends, and family who've reached out, and who've continued to support us. We love you guys and appreciate anything that can be donated!
  • Joshua Maywald 
    • $25 
    • 33 mos
  • Renee Braddock 
    • $20 
    • 33 mos
  • Elsa Deluca 
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
  • Dennis & Shana Denovchek  
    • $500 
    • 33 mos
  • Susan Cohen 
    • $125 
    • 33 mos
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Organizer

Naylee Lee 
Organizer
Lorain, OH
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