Support Tami after extensive burn accident

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, Tami Chmielewski suffered a bonfire accident resulting in 30% of her body covered in 3rd-degree burns. This accident took place in Minnesota when she was on vacation for a friend's wedding. She has since been admitted to the Hennepin County Medical Center burn unit in Minneapolis and is away from her children and home in Arizona. She has undergone multiple daily debridements, procedures under anesthesia, and one skin graft round. Doctors are estimating a 6-month recovery. Tami is a single mother to 3 adult children and one minor child. This accident has been and will be life-altering. A lot of therapy physically and mentally will need to take place over the next months and years to recover from this. A big hurdle we will be facing is getting her back to Arizona safely and comfortably, as it will not be covered by insurance due to it being a lateral transfer. A medical flight back to Arizona is estimated to cost around $80,000. Her children have put together this fundraiser to assist our mother in relieving her the best we can of the financial burden. Our mom is strong, selfless, caring, and so determined as an individual. The first concern she voiced was her concern for the others that witnessed/were involved in the accident and asked how they were doing. We appreciate any and all support from our community of friends and family at this time. We will do our best to continue updating as the journey progresses. We ask that you do not reach out to Tami at this time, as it will be very overwhelming for her.

Organizer and beneficiary

Brooklyn Hardwick
Chandler, AZ
Tamara Chmielewski

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