Mary Kristene Chapa medical bills

$42,401 of $80k goal

Raised by 1,063 people in 28 months
MC
Mary Kristene Chapa   SINTON, TX
UPDATE: As of August 2015: Thank you so much to everyone who has helped me achieve my original goal! All your support has allowed me to reach a point in my recovery where I can start college this fall! I'm excited to face this new challenge ahead, and keeping up with my therapy is necessary to help me succeed, which means I still need your support.

My recovery is challenge that I continue to be dedicated to, but the ongoing journey means ongoing expenses – many of which are not covered by insurance. For that reason I'm expanding my financial goal and asking for your continued support. The attention it brings to my story is also serving a greater purpose - contributing to building a world where compassion overtakes violence and hate. We are creating more empathy for other LGBT people who have experiences that are similar to mine.

The kindness shown to me by friends, family, and the people around the world who believe in me has inspired me to keep pushing through and working hard to recover. Knowing that such a supportive community is out there is immensely encouraging for me through moments good and bad. I could not be more appreciative of everything you have done for me so far. Thank you all!
  
 
For more information about Kristene’s rehabilitation, the 2012 shooting, the 2014 arrests, and her book:
 
http://tirr.memorialhermann.org/programs-specialties/outpatient-rehabilitation

http://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-lesbian-couple-survivor-remembers-night-shooting/story?id=16689655

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/authorities-arrest-man-who-allegedly-shot-lesbian-teen-couple-texas-n137491

http://www.csandage.com/kristene-chapa
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Update 3
21 months ago
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Update from Kristene: Medicaid denied the bioness it's 7,000. It sends electrical shocks through the skin to move my hand it reminds the brain the usage there.
The the saebo I used it for two weeks, which im waiting for my insurance to approve it if it is if not its $1000.
The saebo I was actually picking up balls and dropping them in a bucket it breaks up the tones in my hand and arm .
Medicaid and DARS both denied the bioness
I can't take these things home until I'm okayed with insurance .
this is the bioness
this is the bioness
this is the brace
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Update 2
27 months ago
Hi all I went to Houston Thursday and came back today. I recieved quit a few shots to my arms and legs. I will be back in Houston for assessments for PT and OT. I just wanted to keep all my friends updated. Prayers are welcome please. Thank all of you for caring.
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Update 1
28 months ago
Thank you so much for your support God Bless you sll
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Arleen Marin
26 months ago
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Would like to have a benefit Fundraiser for your medical/travel expenses aug 3,2014 I am one of the owners at a local Night Club in Corpus Christi Triangle Nite Club along with the other owner Mandy Lopez I did send a msg. To the organizer of this campaign as well And left her my contact information. Thank you

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Cherie Sullivan
13 months ago
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Having lost my first husband in a car accident where our "bad guy" (the one who turned into us not away when our breaks failed) didn't get punished. Where we got punished because our car had a failure. I know how having a loss of your partner who is so close to you feels. However. I don't know how your exact situation feels. But you are an inspiring young woman who deserves the best. I've suffered with severe anxiety panic attacks and PTSD most of my life and it's not fun. I hope the best for you. Sending light love and rainbows from Canada.

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Lynn Bleu Corvidae
13 months ago

I'm crossing my fingers this continues to rise. I'm sure the bills have continued to mount since this page was set up.

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Lynn Bleu Corvidae
13 months ago

I'm glad i read that article yesterday to often things are forgotten. I hope this helps and it's heartening to see the donations rise. ... loves and hugs

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Dawn Avril Austin
13 months ago

I really hope you get everything you need

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Ashly Nicole Wilson
13 months ago

I wish i can help you out. But i will share . And i am really sorry for what had happened to you two..

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Angela Coursey Valentyn
13 months ago

Hi...I just wanted to tell you that your story makes me so sad. I can't imagine what you've been through. There are so many ignorant people that are full of hate. It makes me sick. I can't imagine losing my wife to something so horrible. You will forever be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you get all of the money you need and more. Continue to be strong! You're amazing and very inspirational. Mollie would be proud of you. Much love to you...

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Fran Jeez
13 months ago

Hi I will be donating to your fund. I want you to know how incredibly brave you are and that you have an army Of people around the world who stand shoulder to shoulder with you. Your losses are many, but you are supported by any decent human being who hears your story. We're with you xxxxx

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Lindsay Mizer
13 months ago

I'm sorry, I don't have any to give right now, waiting for payday. I just wanted to tell you that you are a strong, amazing, wonderful woman, and it breaks my heart to see such a young girl have to go through such a tragic moment. Please know that you are in the hearts and thoughts of so many people in this world.

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Ben Perez
20 months ago

I am going to see what I can do; I am not rich but I will give you all I can all I ever ask of anyone is to be yourself and to take care of yourself and do your best! please Hugs, flowers and kisses sincerely Ben Perez

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$42,401 of $80k goal

Raised by 1,063 people in 28 months
Created April 29, 2014
MC
Mary Kristene Chapa     SINTON, TX
$10
Mollie Lacy
3 months ago
$10
Iemima Milano
4 months ago (Monthly Donation)
RD
$25
Robin Denga'
5 months ago

Continued Healing & love & Life to you!

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DF
$100
Dawn Fitzgerald
5 months ago
$10
Iemima Milano
5 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$20
Anonymous
5 months ago
$25
Anonymous
5 months ago
$10
Iemima Milano
6 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$100
Karla Martinez-Garza
7 months ago

Kristene, you don't know me, but you Aunt Alma Jane and I were best friends in high school. She is the best. I hope this helps and that you continue with your efforts. Sincerely, Karla

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$10
Iemima Milano
7 months ago (Monthly Donation)
Arleen Marin
26 months ago
9
9

Would like to have a benefit Fundraiser for your medical/travel expenses aug 3,2014 I am one of the owners at a local Night Club in Corpus Christi Triangle Nite Club along with the other owner Mandy Lopez I did send a msg. To the organizer of this campaign as well And left her my contact information. Thank you

+ Read More
Cherie Sullivan
13 months ago
1
1

Having lost my first husband in a car accident where our "bad guy" (the one who turned into us not away when our breaks failed) didn't get punished. Where we got punished because our car had a failure. I know how having a loss of your partner who is so close to you feels. However. I don't know how your exact situation feels. But you are an inspiring young woman who deserves the best. I've suffered with severe anxiety panic attacks and PTSD most of my life and it's not fun. I hope the best for you. Sending light love and rainbows from Canada.

+ Read More
Lynn Bleu Corvidae
13 months ago

I'm crossing my fingers this continues to rise. I'm sure the bills have continued to mount since this page was set up.

+ Read More
Lynn Bleu Corvidae
13 months ago

I'm glad i read that article yesterday to often things are forgotten. I hope this helps and it's heartening to see the donations rise. ... loves and hugs

+ Read More
Dawn Avril Austin
13 months ago

I really hope you get everything you need

+ Read More
Ashly Nicole Wilson
13 months ago

I wish i can help you out. But i will share . And i am really sorry for what had happened to you two..

+ Read More
Angela Coursey Valentyn
13 months ago

Hi...I just wanted to tell you that your story makes me so sad. I can't imagine what you've been through. There are so many ignorant people that are full of hate. It makes me sick. I can't imagine losing my wife to something so horrible. You will forever be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you get all of the money you need and more. Continue to be strong! You're amazing and very inspirational. Mollie would be proud of you. Much love to you...

+ Read More
Fran Jeez
13 months ago

Hi I will be donating to your fund. I want you to know how incredibly brave you are and that you have an army Of people around the world who stand shoulder to shoulder with you. Your losses are many, but you are supported by any decent human being who hears your story. We're with you xxxxx

+ Read More
Lindsay Mizer
13 months ago

I'm sorry, I don't have any to give right now, waiting for payday. I just wanted to tell you that you are a strong, amazing, wonderful woman, and it breaks my heart to see such a young girl have to go through such a tragic moment. Please know that you are in the hearts and thoughts of so many people in this world.

+ Read More
Ben Perez
20 months ago

I am going to see what I can do; I am not rich but I will give you all I can all I ever ask of anyone is to be yourself and to take care of yourself and do your best! please Hugs, flowers and kisses sincerely Ben Perez

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