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Medical Expenses from Accident

$13,154 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 209 people in 12 months
Created January 22, 2018
Eric Lauber
on behalf of Julie Malkin
On Friday January 19,  Rachel fell down a flight of stairs and suffered a significant brain injury. She's currently in critical condition at The University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC) in a medically-induced coma.

Rachel is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The doctors want to keep her in the coma so that her body can focus on healing. Right now we have to wait and see what happens.

Since the accident, her vitals have shown to be strong. Brain swelling she had experienced is down. Although these are positive results, she still needs round-the-clock care. The daily costs of ICU are high and will continue to accumlate. 

Rachel and her family could really use your support right now. Thank you in advance to anyone who can donate to help.

Other ways to help are to keep Rachel in your thoughts and prayers and to visit her if you are healthy and able to do so. The ICU doesn't allow anyone carrying a disease to enter or plants (such as flowers) due to risk of infection.
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Update 6
Posted by Eric Lauber
9 months ago
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Everyone,

Here is a nessage from Rachel's mom:

"Dear friends,


Once again, thank you for your generous donations to Rachel Noleff’s medical support fund. Your kindness has been overwhelming. 


We are optimistic that through the Go Fund Me campaign and the fundraising event at The Bottle Shop at Mancy’s Italian, we will be able to meet Rachel’s needs, at least for the immediate future. For that reason, we’ve decided to suspend the Go Fund Me campaign for now. We are humbled by your support, and promise to use every penny wisely. We know that there are other families and causes that are equally deserving, and we appreciate that you have chosen to help Rachel. 


Many thanks to Emily Roth and Eric Lauber, who conceived of, and managed this page.


As we move into spring and summer, please stay in touch with us and visit Rachel if you can. To keep things organized, we keep a visiting schedule at 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e45ada923a3f58-thank


Again, we appreciate all of your support.


Warmly,


Julie Malkin"
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Update 5
Posted by Eric Lauber
10 months ago
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Hello everyone,

Here is a message from Rachel's family:

"Dear everyone,

Thank you for your incredible support for Rachel and the family. You have offered us generosity beyond measure. There is no way that we could keep moving forward without your help.

Special thanks to George Mancy, Tricia Rasar, Mary Bilyeu, Tony Geftos and 13abc for their promotional efforts. Special thanks, as well, to Kate Oatis, Sandy Nimigean Bishop, Margo Dinkens, Allison Duncan, Dennis Bova, Marci DiLabbio, Kelly Mofield, Sally Oberski, Cypress Urrutia, Harold & Chrissy Noleff, Dave Mosier, Helen Grubb, Emily Roth, Maggie Trzcinski, Barb Jackson, and everyone else who has offered time to sit with Rachel and participate in her recovery. Please do visit – there are many long hours in the day when she is not in rehab, and she benefits from the stimulation that visitors provide. It helps keep us organized if you take a moment to let us know you’re coming by signing up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e45ada923a3f58-thank

Rachel is slowly improving. She has many miles ahead of her, but we are finding hope in little achievements each day. She is well aware of conversations around her, and laughs at a good joke. Her rehab team at Kingston of Sylvania is top notch, and they are pushing her to achieve her full potential.

Again, thank you. We are humbled by your kindness and wish you all the best.

Julie, Joe, George & Kim"
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Update 4
Posted by Eric Lauber
11 months ago
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Everyone, we hit $10,000 in funds raised to assist Rachel and her family. This is an amazing demonstration of support, and of the people Rachel has touched in our community.

Rachel's mother Julie has provided the following update:

"Thank you to everyone who has donated to this account. Rachel's family greatly appreciates your generosity.

To bring you up to date, on February 12, Rachel moved to Advanced Specialty Hospital in Toledo. This is a facility that bridges the gap between the Intensive Care Unit and a rehabilitation hospital. In just a few days, she has made amazing strides. While she still sleeps a great deal, she is much more alert, and has engaged with us for the first time. She is receiving a variety of therapies, and we are optimistic that she is on the road to recovery.

Please continue to keep her in your thoughts, and perhaps drop by for a visit.

Thank you!"
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Update 3
Posted by Eric Lauber
11 months ago
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Hello everyone. The following is a message from Julie, Rachel's mother.

"Thank you to everyone who has donated to this Go Fund Me to help us take care of Rachel's needs. We are humbled by your outpouring of support. 

To bring you up to date, Rachel's condition has dramatically improved. She is breathing on her own and is not receiving any pain medication or sedation. The swelling in her head and neck have subsided. She spends most of her time sleeping, but when she is awake, she will squeeze your hand or wiggle her toes. She has yet to open her eyes, but we remain optimistic that she will surprise us one day. 

For those of you who are local, we welcome you to visit her at UTMC. She can only have two visitors at a time, so please use the attached sign-up to help us manage her visitors.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e45ada923a3f58-thank

All of us appreciate your generosity.

Julie (Rachel's mom)"
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Raised by 209 people in 12 months
Created January 22, 2018
Eric Lauber
on behalf of Julie Malkin
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