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Jeanette Craig Rehabilitation Fund

$28,195 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 195 people in 2 months
Created October 1, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Jeanette Craig
Jeanette was involved in a very serious bus accident in South Africa. Several people were killed. She was air evacuated to a hospital in Bethlehem SA.  She sustained multiple injuries and has undergone several surgeries. She remains in the hospital and is imobile due to her injuries which include a  fractured pelvis.
She needs an air ambulance to bring her back to the USA. Regular airlines will not transport her because of the severity of her injuries.
The cost is estimated at $160,000.
While Jeanette has travel insurance it will not  cover these costs.
Please help in anyway you can so that we can bring Jeanette back to the USA for treatment.

I have been asked by GoFundMe to add some details about myself as the organizer of this campaign.

My name is Nicolas Wiseman and I live in San Diego, CA. My wife, Barbara and I are dear friends of Jeanette and we decided to launch this fundraiser in order to "Get Jeanette Home" from the South African hospital where she is currently a patient.

The funds will be used to assist in the medical transportation of Jeanette to the USA. She has no weight bearing because of the severity of her injuries and cannot use a regular airline. The funds could also be used to support Jeanette's continuing medical care in Africa.

I am the coordinator of the fund. I have no authority to withdraw funds. Funds will either be withdrawn by Jeanette herself (if she is able) or by her son, Damian Craig.

Please be assured, ALL funds will go to Jeanette.
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Latest news about Jeanette. Jeanette is back in her own home which has been modified with ramps, hospital bed and other essential items for her comfort. Jeanette's sister Tricia and brother in law Mike came in from Australia to help care for her.
Jeanette is still on pain medication and still has serious issues when trying to move from her bed to a wheelchair but she is slowly gaining strength and is altogether in a much happier state being at home with family and friends helping her.
She sends heartfelt thanks to all of you for your help.
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An update on Jeanette.
She is still in rehab basically unable to move without significant physical help. She is working hard to increase arm and upper body strength in order to lift herself onto the slider board and then, with help, move to a wheelchair. She has zero weight bearing on her legs or lower body.
A highlight was when 4 strong nurses, assisted by 2 others, lifted her onto a chair in the shower. It was her first shower since the accident. Jeanette describes the experience as absolutely heavenly.
The GoFundMe campaign continues as Jeanette's medical expenses will be significant. Please continue to spread the word.
Nic
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Here is a message from Jeanette to you all:

Thank you, thank you so very much for your prayers and positive thoughts, and your donations to bring me home to the USA and the medical care that I needed so desperately. When I was first told of this fund I was in awe at the concern and generosity showed by. friends and friends of friends and total strangers that had heard my story. So I thank you again, I feel so blessed to be alive to have a future filled with family and friends. I have a lot of healing to go thru but I hope one day soon I will be walking

Jeanette
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Jeanette is learning how to wiggle onto a slider board and then slide into a wheelchair. It is very difficult and painful for her and it also requires 2 strong helpers to support her.
Anticipating Jeanette being able to go home at some time, major modifications are being made to her house. A ramp is being installed. A special hospital bed has been purchased and various rings installed so she can pull herself to a sitting position. Additional equipment, not defined yet, will need to be purchased.
Jeanette's sister will be coming from Australia to be a live-in nurse. Professional PE/nurse staff will also be necessary. The family and Jeanette are so thankful to all of you. I will keep you updated of progress.
Nic
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$28,195 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 195 people in 2 months
Created October 1, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Jeanette Craig
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