Fight for Deserae Turner!

$56,383 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 1,176 people in 22 months
Deserae is going through a very hard battle! She didn't return home from school Thursday, February 16th and after many hours of not knowing where she was, she was deemed missing! After several more hours she was found near a canal by a family friend that was searching for her! She was seriously injured by causes that are yet to be determined. She was flown and is now at primary childrens fighting as hard as she can! Every little bit will help their poor family with their on going family expenses as they go through this tough battle! Please keep them in your prayers!

You can also donate at any America First Credit Union to the Deserae Turner Fund! 

Thanks in advance for everyones prayers and support!
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Our sweet Des, forever changed, but thankfully not lost. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Hemianopsia (1/2 vision) & Hemiplegia (left side weakness/paralysis) are some of your life long challenges now.

When we think about all that has happened and all that is lost, All that is forever changed...Our hearts are heavy, our eyes dripping tears.

However when we think about all of the wonderful people in this world who send their love and support our hearts are strengthened. We see that good can overcome evil. We can have joy in the little things again.

To all that sent us love and support thank you! Your kindness means more to us than you will ever know!

Love,
The Turner's
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Our Family Statement:

Through the blessings of our father in heaven Deserae is still with us and has made progress. We are so thankful for the hospital staff that have worked every minute of the last 19 days to keep Des alive and healing. Des is fighting so hard and we are grateful for the many small miracles along the way. Deserae has moved to the Neuro Trauma Unit. Her next steps include another surgery and extensive rehabilitation. Our sweet girl has been through so much as she battled for her life and this will be a battle she fights for a long time if not for the rest of her life. We are so grateful for all the support and prayers on Deserae's behalf. We would like to thank our community and people all over the world for their prayers, love and support. We ask that you please continue to pray for her, our family and the other families associated with this tragedy.
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We would like to express our sincere gratitude to family, friends, community members, and all of those we may not have met. The kindness our family has been shown is beyond measure. We are in awe of the number of people who have reached out to us, thought of us, and included our family in their prayers. Thank you!


The Turner Family

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Pam Genovesi
22 months ago

The Utah victim reparations fund was established 30 years ago in Utah to pay all costs associated to a crime up to $50,000 in the case of homicide and $25,000 for all other violent crimes . The family should be advised to contact the state agency to get help with filling out the forms so that her costs can be paid by the fund . Reparations is funded through grants fines and court forfeitures

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Kyle Larsen
22 months ago

Please, go to America First and donate in her name. That way the full donation goes to the family, but partially to GOFUNDME...

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Circle B Irrigation
22 months ago

You Are Also Able To Donate At Any America First Credit Union!! Tell Them You'd Like To Contribute To The Deserae Turner Fund!! Thank You!!

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Dr. Alan J. Lipman
21 months ago
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I am a clinical psychologist in Washington, DC. I feel for you and your sweet girl. Please feel free to contact me through facebook if there is any way that I can help the family in this difficult time. My thoughts are with you.

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Kim Carson
22 months ago
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Deserae sending up big time prayers for a complete healing. Prayers that God will turn it around and whatever was meant for your harm turn it into good and give you a testimony to your strength, life, health and strong will. Lots of prayers going up on your behalf...

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Glenn Curtis
22 months ago
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I am sick about this. What kind of animals are those boys? What environment were they raised in? So sad. Stay brave and God speed Deserae. Praying for your family as well.

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Kelli King
21 months ago
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No matter the fund it is the purpose. Deserae deserves a chance at a normal life again.We had been misinformed regarding go fund me fees. I ask that you view them before donating. Yes if you go through the bank they will get the full donation amount. After helping hand out filers, it was such a humbling experience. Hugs from strangers and well wishes to her and her family from all over the valley. We really do have an amazing community and that can be felt wherever you go. The willingness to help where people can, it helps restore your faith in humanity. No i may not know the family presonaly, but I am grateful for all that have tried . So a big THANK YOU to everyone. Praying for a full recovery.

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Linda Wesson
22 months ago
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Praying for Deserae and her family!

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Dr. Alan J. Lipman
21 months ago
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How is she doing? My thoughts are with you.

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Joan Jones
21 months ago
2
2

This story upset me so bad, I keep checking the latest updates and this page and I'm so excited to see people donate.

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Jan Meacham Ricks
21 months ago
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2

I understand Go Fund Me will take 18% of the money. Better to put money into a bank account. Just saying

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Rob Goofy Fallin
22 months ago
2
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they take away all the kids recreation. they get bord and do stupid things my step daughter was in a wreck when she was 16 broke her neck and in wheelchair for life . I'm sorry for the family of Deserae and feel the pain I was in childrens hospital in little rock for 5 months met lotta patience sad children go threw this at a small age with so much potential

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Kim Rhees Schofield
21 months ago
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Just a side note about crime victims reparations. The offender usually has to pay at least a portion if not all of the money back to the fund as part of their sentencing, so yeah, make sure you use every available penny.

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Heather Smith
22 months ago
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Sending prayers to her and her family

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Twyla Hauzer
22 months ago
1
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I will be praying for her and the family!!

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Jesslynn Lackey Brunson
22 months ago

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155281991127240&id=790312239

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Bruce Hunt
7 months ago

I wonder if Ellen would help maybe someone could ask thanks

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Monica Parisi
18 months ago

Deserae! I've heard you are interested in equestrian! I really hope you are still involved in the sport and if you are, I'd love to make/ give you a Custom show jacket made just for you! You are such an inspiration and deserve to shine bright! Please contact me if you are interested!

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Kathy Ganoe Lewis
19 months ago

Contact the VA admintration hospital headquarters. I believe They've had an ongoing study in brain remapping after brain injury. They might be able to point you in the right direction.

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Jennifer Powers
20 months ago

I would first like to say Deserae your story breaks my heart. I will be praying for a complete, complication free recovery for you. I also pray these two boys are tried as adults and punished to the fullest extent of the law. My daughter's 19 year old boyfriend had a major stroke 2/6/17 and has extensive rehab. long into his future as well. My daughter also has a brain tumor that was diagnosed at 6 yo that she was probably born with. She also had to go through multiple surgeries and months of extensive rehab. Childhood Brain tumors are lifelong battles but she's up for the challenge. Ironically her tumor and Zach's stroke are in the same part of the brain. You can do this Beautiful!! One day at a time, one hour at a time. Whatever it takes. I also want to clarify something others have commented on here. GOFUNDME DOES TAKE 7.9% of ALL donations plus $0.30. IF POSSIBLE PLEASE DONATE TO THE BANK LISTED SO Deserae and her family get the full amount. The donor is not charged to donate. GoFund me takes the 7.9% of the donated amount plus $0.30 per donation prior to giving the money to the family. For example if you donate $5, she will get $4.30. If you donate $25, she'll get $22.72. To see how this all adds up, at present $52,055 has been donated, 7.9% of that is $4,112.35. So far 1,106 people have donated so multiply that by $0.30 and you get $330.60. So far Gofundme will take $4,442.95, and the family will get $47,612.05. They've said above that donations can also be made at any AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION to the Deserae Turner fund and the family would receive the entire amount of your donation.

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Anonymous
17 days ago
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Tom Bertke
5 months ago
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May God bless you and your family. I might be out of line to say this but, for the love of God first and foremost, I hope you and your family have found it in your hearts to forgive these boys as far as you possibly can.

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Anonymous
6 months ago
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Charlene Hirschi
7 months ago
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Hard to believe something like this could happen in Smithfield. God bless you Deserae. Stay strong.

$75
Anonymous
7 months ago
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JL
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Jason LeCates
7 months ago
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You're so inspirational. Stay strong!

Pam Genovesi
22 months ago

The Utah victim reparations fund was established 30 years ago in Utah to pay all costs associated to a crime up to $50,000 in the case of homicide and $25,000 for all other violent crimes . The family should be advised to contact the state agency to get help with filling out the forms so that her costs can be paid by the fund . Reparations is funded through grants fines and court forfeitures

+ Read More
Kyle Larsen
22 months ago

Please, go to America First and donate in her name. That way the full donation goes to the family, but partially to GOFUNDME...

+ Read More
Circle B Irrigation
22 months ago

You Are Also Able To Donate At Any America First Credit Union!! Tell Them You'd Like To Contribute To The Deserae Turner Fund!! Thank You!!

+ Read More
Dr. Alan J. Lipman
21 months ago
7
7

I am a clinical psychologist in Washington, DC. I feel for you and your sweet girl. Please feel free to contact me through facebook if there is any way that I can help the family in this difficult time. My thoughts are with you.

+ Read More
Kim Carson
22 months ago
7
7

Deserae sending up big time prayers for a complete healing. Prayers that God will turn it around and whatever was meant for your harm turn it into good and give you a testimony to your strength, life, health and strong will. Lots of prayers going up on your behalf...

+ Read More
Glenn Curtis
22 months ago
6
6

I am sick about this. What kind of animals are those boys? What environment were they raised in? So sad. Stay brave and God speed Deserae. Praying for your family as well.

+ Read More
Kelli King
21 months ago
5
5

No matter the fund it is the purpose. Deserae deserves a chance at a normal life again.We had been misinformed regarding go fund me fees. I ask that you view them before donating. Yes if you go through the bank they will get the full donation amount. After helping hand out filers, it was such a humbling experience. Hugs from strangers and well wishes to her and her family from all over the valley. We really do have an amazing community and that can be felt wherever you go. The willingness to help where people can, it helps restore your faith in humanity. No i may not know the family presonaly, but I am grateful for all that have tried . So a big THANK YOU to everyone. Praying for a full recovery.

+ Read More
Linda Wesson
22 months ago
3
3

Praying for Deserae and her family!

+ Read More
Dr. Alan J. Lipman
21 months ago
2
2

How is she doing? My thoughts are with you.

+ Read More
Joan Jones
21 months ago
2
2

This story upset me so bad, I keep checking the latest updates and this page and I'm so excited to see people donate.

+ Read More
Jan Meacham Ricks
21 months ago
2
2

I understand Go Fund Me will take 18% of the money. Better to put money into a bank account. Just saying

+ Read More
Rob Goofy Fallin
22 months ago
2
2

they take away all the kids recreation. they get bord and do stupid things my step daughter was in a wreck when she was 16 broke her neck and in wheelchair for life . I'm sorry for the family of Deserae and feel the pain I was in childrens hospital in little rock for 5 months met lotta patience sad children go threw this at a small age with so much potential

+ Read More
Kim Rhees Schofield
21 months ago
1
1

Just a side note about crime victims reparations. The offender usually has to pay at least a portion if not all of the money back to the fund as part of their sentencing, so yeah, make sure you use every available penny.

+ Read More
Heather Smith
22 months ago
1
1

Sending prayers to her and her family

+ Read More
Twyla Hauzer
22 months ago
1
1

I will be praying for her and the family!!

+ Read More
Jesslynn Lackey Brunson
22 months ago

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155281991127240&id=790312239

+ Read More
Bruce Hunt
7 months ago

I wonder if Ellen would help maybe someone could ask thanks

+ Read More
Monica Parisi
18 months ago

Deserae! I've heard you are interested in equestrian! I really hope you are still involved in the sport and if you are, I'd love to make/ give you a Custom show jacket made just for you! You are such an inspiration and deserve to shine bright! Please contact me if you are interested!

+ Read More
Kathy Ganoe Lewis
19 months ago

Contact the VA admintration hospital headquarters. I believe They've had an ongoing study in brain remapping after brain injury. They might be able to point you in the right direction.

+ Read More
Jennifer Powers
20 months ago

I would first like to say Deserae your story breaks my heart. I will be praying for a complete, complication free recovery for you. I also pray these two boys are tried as adults and punished to the fullest extent of the law. My daughter's 19 year old boyfriend had a major stroke 2/6/17 and has extensive rehab. long into his future as well. My daughter also has a brain tumor that was diagnosed at 6 yo that she was probably born with. She also had to go through multiple surgeries and months of extensive rehab. Childhood Brain tumors are lifelong battles but she's up for the challenge. Ironically her tumor and Zach's stroke are in the same part of the brain. You can do this Beautiful!! One day at a time, one hour at a time. Whatever it takes. I also want to clarify something others have commented on here. GOFUNDME DOES TAKE 7.9% of ALL donations plus $0.30. IF POSSIBLE PLEASE DONATE TO THE BANK LISTED SO Deserae and her family get the full amount. The donor is not charged to donate. GoFund me takes the 7.9% of the donated amount plus $0.30 per donation prior to giving the money to the family. For example if you donate $5, she will get $4.30. If you donate $25, she'll get $22.72. To see how this all adds up, at present $52,055 has been donated, 7.9% of that is $4,112.35. So far 1,106 people have donated so multiply that by $0.30 and you get $330.60. So far Gofundme will take $4,442.95, and the family will get $47,612.05. They've said above that donations can also be made at any AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION to the Deserae Turner fund and the family would receive the entire amount of your donation.

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