Terri's surgery fund

On December 2,2014 Terri Elsa Lauren was born in Bismarck, ND. Due to terri's size, what was thought to be a normal delivery had become difficult. As a result of the maneuvering her by the doctor during her delivery, she has now been diagnosed with Brachial Plexus. Of the 5 major nerves underneath the clavical, 4 were damaged severelly. Those 4 are known as nerve Avulsions, meaning they had been torn from the spinal cord. The 5th nerve has also been damaged, but as to the extent of the root damage, that is not known until surgery.  On February 24th, 2015  Terri will return to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN to undergo surgery on the 25th. The surgeons will take nerves from her ribs and legs, and attempt to reconnect the damaged nerves. Terri will never fully recover, but this surgery will help gain some motor skills in her arm, and hopefully fingers and hand. this procedure is only one of many to come.

To date, Terry has been back to Mayo Clinic several times for follow-ups and progress checks. Her last visit was on July 2015, and is currently waiting to return for  follow-ups, and a status check for a 2nd surgery option. Terry hasn't been able to return to mayo, with current outstanding balances not covered by Insurance, and may not scheduling further appointments until it is resolved. All donations will go toward alleviating those balances, along with what Brandon and Angela currently pays monthly. Thank you all who have assisted early on, and continue to do so. Wopila Tanka,


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  • Anne Marie Campbell 
    • $100 
    • 60 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 60 mos
  • Randee Pipe 
    • $25 
    • 60 mos
  • Raquel Bernholz  
    • $40 
    • 60 mos
  • Joshua DeGraff 
    • $15 
    • 60 mos
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Brandon L. Dwarf-Mauai 
Fort Yates, ND
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