Hello, many of you have already had the opportunity to meet our amazing daughter Hannah. Hannah is a beautiful 15 year old that was born with Spinal Bifida. During these years Hannah had undergone 17 surgeries. This past year has been one of the toughest situations that we have had to get through. Last August Hannah had an ulcer in her right heel that broke open and she contracted a infection in her heel. Because of the Spinal Bifida she doesn't have much circulation or feeling in her feet. The Ortho doctor at Children's Hospital had done a surgery to clean out the wound. Still months later this hole in her heel would not close. Hannah missed her entire freshman year because of this heel infection. The infection had spread to her skin and bone. She was placed on 2 different antibiotics since January. In the past 2 weeks the wound had started to become infected again. This time because her body had started resisting the antibiotics she had to have a PIC line placed in her chest yesterday. The only antibiotics that can help her now have to be from a pic line. Since last Wednesday we have found out that Hannah needs to have 2 extensive surgeries at Stanford University Hospital. She will be having a bone debreiment and then also a skin flap. They will need to remove her entire heel and put new tissue and blood vessels from a gadiver. This is all very overwhelming for her and our family since Hannah has always been taken care of at Children's Hospital. John and I also have 2 other children that need to be taken care of in this process. We have just recently came up to our year anniversary at our little Fudge Shop in Coarsegold. I am usually the one that makes the fudge and runs the shop while John works during the week. Financially we are at the point of trying to figure out how all this will work. We are trying to get everything in place for a car rental since we only have one vehicle and we will be 3 1/2 hours away from each other. Also I am looking into getting help with housing while I stay with Hannah but not sure what all will be covered. From what the docs are saying we could be at Stanford for about 4 weeks or more. We are the type of family that works really hard for our family and doesn't ever want to ask for help, but here I am asking for help. The next few months is going to be a very rough road for our family and financially I am scared. We don't want to lose our home from not being able to make our rent or our pge being turned off. John and I will do everything that we can to help make sure this doesn't happen but ultimately our daughter Hannah has to come first and that includes everything that we have to sacrifice to make it happen. I'm asking my family, friends and anyone that our little girl has touched their hearts to please help us in this time of need. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We will keep everyone posted on her progress. Prayers and Love will see us through these hard times.+ Read More
Thank you for everyone that is sharing Hannah's post and for all the donations for her and her family. Her surgery went well, now we are waiting on the bone biopsy cultures to come back so they can treat Hannah with the proper antibiotics so help fight this infection. We should know more hopefully on Monday. The team at Stanford has been amazing trying to help our little girl. She is staying strong and positive through these difficult times. Thank you again for all the love and support.
I also would like to thank Janice Ware for her donation that was personally given today and also to my brother Joe Messina. Him and his business partner have decided to match each other from their first demolition job. Thank you to everyone