Rick Fernandez' Daughter, Danielle

$15,525 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 164 people in 29 months
Laura Harding
on behalf of Richard Fernandez
 BEAVERTON, OR
Rick Fernandez' daughter, Danielle, was in a terrible car accident in the Seattle area. They both need our prayers and love. Rick is currently based in Portland, so in addition to having a family hardship, he is also missing a lot of work and having to pay out of pocket to be close to his eldest daughter, while she fights for her life. Danielle is a fighter, like a true Fernandez! We all need support to win the big fight! All contributions accepted. There is no gift too small. One love.❤
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Update Sunday Jan 10th, 5:20 pm:
Danielle is continuing to show small improvements.
She can now smile when asked, and has shown improvement in her planned movements with her right arm.
She has also been able to move her left hand, which is a good sign, as it means the chance of gaining some movement in her left arm is a possibility. She still has no left leg movement.
She speaks in a whisper, but has had several sentences come through with her voice.
Her therapists have had her bearing weight on her right leg, and with a lot of support she took several steps with her right leg last week.
This does not mean that she will walk, but that she will be easier to transfer from bed to wheelchair for those caring for her. (Although we haven't given up on walking further on in recovery!)
Within the next few weeks she will be having another brain surgery to replace the half of her skull that was removed during her first emergency surgery.
Please continue to send healing thoughts and prayers.
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Update Tue Dec 1st, 3:13 pm:
Danielle's trach was removed Friday evening. She has had no complications, and is breathing on her own.
She is still classified as minimally conscious, as she will not consistently engage or follow commands, but she is showing signs that she is emerging.
Over the weekend Danielle gave her dad a surprise kiss when he leaned down to reposition her. She is now very generously kissing both her parents when they give her their cheek.
She has also gained some new skills with her right hand, and is able to scratch her nose and eyes when needed. Because she has dystonia in her right side, it is hard work for her to do this.
Please pray that she will continue to emerge and become fully conscious. She will not be a candidate for rehabilitation until she can engage for 3 hours a day in therapy.
The hospital is hoping she will be discharged within the next 2 weeks.
Thank you again for the support!
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Update Nov 26th 9:06 pm:
Danielle passed her sleep test and her trach will be removed within the next few days. She can breathe 100% of the time on her own.
She still requires life support via feeding tube.
Yesterday she showed the most signs of conscious behavior yet, responding to applied lip balm by touching her lips.
She also was asked if she was in pain, and responded by lifting her hand to each eyelid.
When prompted to speak she reached for her trach tube.
Please pray that her vision will improve. It will be very difficult for her to have a recovery with significant visual impairment.

If you were unable to to attend the virtual candlelight vigil yesterday, please light a candle and say a prayer for Danielle. The family needs our support.
Thank you!
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I am amazed daily, by the continued support for Dani and her family. Daily updates can be found on Facebook, Prayers For Danielle Fernandez.

https://m.facebook.com/Prayersfordaniellefernandez
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Sheila L. Kowalski
29 months ago
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Dani will make a full recovery!

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Raised by 164 people in 29 months
Created September 28, 2015
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$100
Susan Whipple
26 months ago

Praying for Dani everyday,,

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Anonymous
26 months ago
$25
Anonymous
27 months ago
$200
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27 months ago
$50
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27 months ago
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$530
Gordon Combs
28 months ago

This was some extra money from the AWR benefit from selling some artwork that I wasn't able to get to you until I got back from a trip. It also includes $50 from a guy who lives in Amsterdam who wanted to donate while I was there. My deepest sympathy for what you're going through, my heart goes out to Danielle and your family. Best, Gordon

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Anonymous
28 months ago
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Jon Geary
28 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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$40
Sashia M
28 months ago

Prayers to you all!

Sheila L. Kowalski
29 months ago
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Dani will make a full recovery!

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