Patrick Brown & Family

Hello, my name is Amanda and I'm the girlfriend of Patrick's oldest son, Connor.
I wanted to start this GoFundMe account for the family who has gone above and beyond for me. Pat is a friend, brother, uncle, husband, but most importantly a father. A father to three beautiful children working tremendously hard to make their parents proud. He is the epitome of a phenomenal father. The last five years he has picked up every single broken piece of me as a result from my estranged father and showed me what a real father is. And he may never know it.
When I was struggling to make ends meet through college, Pat & Kristi put a roof over my head and never asked me for rent or food money. Selfless is an understatement when it comes to this family..
The reason why I am starting this GoFundMe account is because Kristi and Pat Brown would never make one in a million years, but right now they need help more than ever. It's simply not in their nature to ask for help, even when they're desperate.
Pat suffered from a stroke early Thursday morning the 24th of March 2016. Pat was immediately AirLinked to OHSU where he was rushed into brain surgery performed by some of the best surgeons in the United States. We rushed to Portland and when we had arrived we learned the extent of the stroke. It had completely taken away his speech and language, and he had lost movement in his right side.
The first 24 hours were the scariest as we learned more with every CT scan he went through. The swelling in his brain needed to be monitored on a timely schedule. Every four hours to be exact.. After five days in ICU and when all the CT scans were no longer needed, he was moved to a room on the Neuro critical care floor, where he stayed for 4 days before coming to Bend; he is now staying at St Charles Rehabilitation Center. Every day that he is there he is put through hours of physical therapy to regain balance, strength, and movement out of his right side. He also does occupational therapy, working on daily tasks. And lastly and the most important, speech therapy, working on forming words, identifying pictures/objects with words, and eventually working on sentences.
We have no idea how long he will be in rehab.. What I do know, is that the social worker who is meeting with Kristi is suggesting planning on figuring out how to survive for the next 6 months to a year with no income from their jobs.
Every single donation, big or small, will be greatly appreciated during this long road to recovery. As well as a lot of prayers and healing vibes sent his way. If you could also just pray for strength and faith at this time, that too, would be greatly appreciated!
The donations will go to the medical bills everything insurance doesn't cover, rent, house bills, and food for Kristi and Pat while they are out of work..
Thank you!

Donations

  • Jeremy Brumbaugh 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
  • Sue Berver 
    • $150 
    • 42 mos
  • Vicki Gasiorowski 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
  • Dylan Jansson 
    • $30 
    • 46 mos
  • Lori Williams 
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Amanda Jo Treadway 
Organizer
Redmond, OR
Kristi Brown 
Beneficiary
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