Help Heal Britt
At 4:45pm on 11/29/16, Britt Russell was struck by a car going 30mph while crossing the street to get to work in West Seattle. She was rushed to Harborview Hospital immediately, and although sustaining major injuries, she was stabilized later in the evening. She has suffered several deep head wounds, a temporal lobe hemorrhage, several contusions on her brain, a skull fracture, two cervical fractures, a bruised lung, a lacerated spleen and internal bleeding caused by a shattered pelvis.
Britt is strong. While being such a kind and loving person she also has a fighting spirit. She will eventually recover but we know she will be in the hospital or in rehab for most of the next year. We are looking to support Britt and her family’s medical expenses outside of insurance as well as travel for her family living outside of the country. Her entire immediate and extended family live in Australia and airfare is quite costly. We know how important having family close by is to the healing process.
Anyone who knows Britt also knows that she would never ask for help. However we want to help ease the burden on her and her family. I know how many wonderful people out there love and want to help Britt.
Any amount donated can make a huge difference in Britt’s life. If you are thinking of sending flowers, cards, or gifts please consider a donation instead and what that help will mean. Britt is currently not able to have anything in her room beyond pictures and is not accepting visitors quite yet. We will keep everyone updated as best we can.
I've added Joanne Russell (Britt's Mum) to be the beneficiary on Britt's behalf because she will be directing care and has the power of attorney for Britt currently.
Please spread the word and share the link to this fund with whomever you can, and send positive thoughts and vibrations Britt's way. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Thank you all so very much for all of your contributions to help Britt heal. I have been so humbled with how much love and support have been sent our way.
Britt had her first surgery to repair her pelvis yesterday and is stable again. She's still in the ICU and will continue to be until after the next surgery. She still has a very long road ahead of her, but is definitely recovering. She was more lucid yesterday, but is still being sedated heavily while the breathing tube stays in. Please keep sending those loving and healing thoughts and prayers her way :)
I am so happy that someone so generous and full of life is getting the support she is-I will share this on my website Xanaland, and with the other people at the scene of the accident who have been waiting to find out how they can help. Hang in there Britt-I have a fabulous hat waiting for you!
Sending all the love and healing for Britt. I know she will be perfect ❤️❤️
Hope my great neice will soon be on the road to recovery, when you are allowed into see her please give her a big hug and kisses lol Aunty Chris. Ps thinking of Britt all the time