The Fight of My Life

We're raising monies for my cousin, Yolanda Harrison. Yolanda has always been the life of any party. She's outgoing, fun-loving, hard-working,, compassionate, devoted, loving with an infectious character and smile.  In the blink of an eye this vibrant, dutiful and dedicated young woman, went from making plans for a wedding to fighting for her next breath.  On September 13, 2018, she went in for what we thought would be a SIMPLE  2 hour feminine procedure (Hysterectomy ) and turned into 9 hours, that left her fighting for her life. 

Due to not yet determined complications, Yolonda is in dire need of extreme medical attention and assistance.  Her intestine may have been damaged during surgery, allowing bowel to spill into her blood stream and leaving her severely septic.   Within 24 hours of discharged, Yolanda was rushed by ambulance back to the ER.  She was admitted and has been in the ICU ever since.  When the family questioned the reasoning for Yolonda's post op condition, they were not given any sufficient response. She's currently restricted to a bed 24 hours a day battling server infection, spiking blood pressure, and  dialysis four days a week.  Things have been critical ever since returning to the hospital.  She has developed blood clots in her hands and the circulation throughout her body is minimal.  She is assisted by a ventilating tube and has multiple pieces of equipment assisting with blood circulation, feeding, and bowel movement.

Yolonda has already had four surgeries since returning to the hospital, leaving her with an open wound to her abdomen and multiple drainage tubs while she continues to prepare for additional surgeries.  Yolonda expected to be in the ICU for at least a few more months before transferring to a general recovery room.  The medical bills are piling up and her care falls solely on her mother.  Your donation will help relieve some of the financial strain off of her mother, as she has had to stop working to be by her only daughter's bedside.    All funds will go to medical treatment, equipment, possibly moving her to another facility better equipped to assist in her recovery  and making sure her mother is able to maintain.......as we have faith Yolanda will recover and come home.   We are asking for your help and your prayers! 

Anything that you can spare monetarily  would be greatly appreciated.  We are a family of Strength, Faith and Love, but we are in dire need of your help!  We were once told that she may not make it through the night, but Yolanda is a fighter and has been fighting ever since.  Please help us fight with and for her!   Thank you all in advance and may God bless you!

Donations

  • T H 
    • $25 
    • 9 mos
  • LaShawn Burns 
    • $25 
    • 19 mos
  • David Franklin 
    • $20 
    • 19 mos
  • Nina Howell 
    • $250 
    • 20 mos
  • William Graugnard 
    • $50 
    • 20 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Diane Harrison 
Organizer
Stone Mountain, GA
Diane Harrison 
Beneficiary
  • #1 fundraising platform

    People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more