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Help Support the Replogle Family

$9,820 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 145 people in 4 months
Created September 15, 2018
Joneane Neville
on behalf of Rachel Sedacca-Replogle
Yesterday afternoon 9/14/2018, the Replogle family received a devestaing blow. 
George had an accident on the school bus, which has left him with two broken femurs. Unfortunately, with his Duchenne MD, this has become complicated and life threatening. He is on life support as I type this. 

John and Rachel really need our help in a big way, right now. 

As always, money is tight. It’s tighter when you have kids and tighter yet again when you have special needs kids.
Obviously, John and Rachel need to be at the hospital with George. 
They ARE going to be missing work. 
Rent will still be due, as well as other expenses, seen and unforeseen.

Please, please, reach into your heart and then your wallet to help this family during this horrible time. 

THANK YOU!!! ❤️❤️
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Update 22
Posted by Rachel Sedacca-Replogle
16 days ago
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We were able to get George the bed at Totally Kids in Sun Valley and he's been doing well there but we've hit yet another bump in the road. On Year's Day George had a terribly distended belly and a dislodged feeding tube and was taken back to UCLA where he is currently in the PICU. The team of doctors have not yet been able to solve or resolve what's happening and unfortunately nothing about it is simple. At least we know he is safe and in good hands.

We thankfully had a successful fundraiser in Ojai on March 2nd and raised a few thousand dollars. I don't know why I thought that maybe we would be able to get back on our feet and get back to normal already. all the bills just keep coming and we still need help. George's dad John has been traveling down to Totally Kids 4 days a week and is now down at UCLA even more. There is no substitute for the time he spends with George, especially working on things like getting in the chair and mustering the strength to do the difficult physical therapy that is needed, not to mention working on using the Passy Muir valve and learning to speak again. George just does so much better with his hero and best friend cheering him on. Of course this means John's not earning money at our repair shop, Highway 33 Garage. I am on disability because of my MS so I'm not earning any money either and the In-Home Support Services that we received for George are not available when he is in someone else's care. it's been a real financial kick in the crotch.

I started a new campaign so that I was able to edit the body of the story as it was initially set up by a friend. please visit our new campaign https://www.gofundme.com/GetWellGeorge2019, that is where I will be posting regular updates as we move ahead. Thank you all for your support and your concern I don't know how we can do this without you. The new campaign has the entire story of what happened to George for those who don't know.

Please continue to support us by sharing our story and widening The Circle of Love that is surrounding us. wishing you all blessings in this new year!
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Update 21
Posted by Rachel Sedacca-Replogle
20 days ago
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George has made huge progress but we are still in need of financial support to see us through. I have started a new, separate campaign managed by us in order to tell the whole story.
Please take a look and share this Get Well George 2019 campaign which will help us continue to move forward in this new year. https://www.gofundme.com/GetWellGeorge2019
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Update 20
Posted by Rachel Sedacca-Replogle
1 month ago
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George is doing a lot better, he is still in the picu at Ventura County. We have been so grateful to be able to get him a bed at a residential kids hospital called Totally Kids in Sun Valley. They specialize in rehab and will be working towards a goal of freeing him from the ventilator. He will also have a much fuller life instead of spending all his days alone in a hospital room as he has for the past 3 months. we expect he could be there for the next 6 months to 1-year and certainly hope for a quick recovery that would allow us to bring him back home with his family at some point. they expect to move him on Tuesday.

As a family we are putting things back together and trying to get back to some kind of normal routine. The past 3 months have been so busy with appointments and conversations and visits that, had it not been for your support, home life would have fallen apart completely. it has not been an easy time for George's 13 year old sister Emily and we are trying to help her cope with the grief and loss that she is experiencing as well. We will be able to travel to visit George at least a couple times a week as the home is located 60 miles from us here in Ventura . they are staffed by some of the best doctors and nurses from UCLA and will be able to work intensively on George's ability to communicate while managing the thalmic storms which have improved but haven't yet subsided.

The get-well George benefit in Ojai will be happening on Sunday and we are looking forward to the love and support. we have been able to buy a ticket for hellena, Georgia's oldest sister, who lives in Kentucky. She flew out immediately after the accident and stayed for 2 weeks with us near UCLA. She unfortunately had to fly home without even seen George's eyes open yet. We've told George that Helena was coming to visit and it always gets a smile.

We still have a long road ahead of us but we are hopeful, we are grateful and we are strong. Thank you for having our back!
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Update 19
Posted by Rachel Sedacca-Replogle
1 month ago
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So we got some bad news from the doctor's today. George is having what's called thalmic storm, very common 74 + days after a major brain trauma. This is what has been causing his elevated heart rate his unmanageable secretions and gastric issues. We are trying to get him a bed at a facility called Totally Kids in Sun Valley. It's far away but also by far the best care available. They will be able to manage the storms and work on his rehabilitation in ways that we cannot possibly here at home. It means that we will be traveling to visit him and we are going to do our best to stay connected and present through his path to recovery. We are heartbroken and obviously it's a hard pill to swallow but we are doing what is best for George with the hopes that he will recover enough to enjoy life again and go on tour in our beautiful bus Grace. We are still financially precarious through all this and our benefit event is on for December 2nd in Ojai at the Ojai Valley Community Church. Please help us spread the word and share our story, our upcoming event and our go GoFundMe. much love to you all.
Get Well George Benefit 12/3/18 12-8pm
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Joneane Neville
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