Keith Baxter medical expenses

$146,099 of $75k goal

Raised by 460 people in 8 months
Kacky Ovrom Chamberlain
on behalf of Karen Baxter
 CORONADO, CA
First of all, Happy new year!

This has been a long process - getting through my injury from June 8th, 2015.

Because of all of you, I have received the best medical care available. Thanks to Dr. David Thordason at Cedar Sinai, the infection is gone and I'm on the road to recovery. I am doing therapy to try and get full movement in my foot, but have been able to get back to work at Baxter Charters and into water sports again. That is the best therapy of all!

This Christmas was incredible. I want to express my Warmest Aloha to Eddie Vedder and the Band for their generous gift. What can I say. I am overwhelmed with their concern and Aloha towards me.

Life is a circle I guess. I was in the right spot in the ocean on a very stormy day here in Hawaii. And now, 15 years later, the favor is repaid. Amazing this kind of stuff happens.

Beyond that day, I have never met Eddie or the band. My daughter had the pleasure of meeting that soulful group of guys. What big hearts they have. Perhaps one day, I'll be able to meet them and take them all out for a wonderful boat trip and share Hawaii with them.

Many thanks to Kacky Chamberlain, Michelle Willey, and my daughter Ashley Baxter for bringing the GoFundMe campaign to life. Warmest Aloha to Julie and Derrick Ho for finding the doctors and nursing me back to health in their home. All of these friends have put a lot of time and energy into getting me fixed up.

I can't thank all of you enough - friends, old and new, and people I've never met - for all of the support in making this happen. My boat is not big enough to get everyone on. I am a Very Lucky Man. What a trip.

Wish I could tell everyone personally how deeply I appreciate this outpouring of aloha.

What a gift.
Keep the music playing.

Aloha Keith





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Update 18
Posted by Kacky Chamberlain
25 days ago
Today is a final message of gratitude and love to the people who have supported the man who saved our lives. Keith is healed, healthy, working...back on the island he loves. Yesterday, the members of Pearl Jam and their manager matched the funds raised by the rest of us. The world is big, but we are all connected. Happy Holidays to everyone!
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Update 17
Posted by Kacky Chamberlain
6 months ago
Look who's home. Welcome back Keith!
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Update 16
Posted by Kacky Chamberlain
6 months ago
Keith was scheduled to go home last week but had a small setback. An opportunistic infection reared its ugly head and kept him grounded. The good news is, he is on the mend and the fever is under control. If all goes well, he'll be headed back to Maui on Tuesday.
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Update 15
Posted by Kacky Chamberlain
6 months ago
GREAT NEWS TODAY. Keith went for his followup and got word that everything is looking good. They were able to identify and specifically treat 2 types of staph infection along with removing bone fragments left behind by other surgeons. There is a long road ahead but next week, Keith will be headed home. No ocean, no work for now, no rehab - just healing for the next 5 weeks. He'll be back to LA for another followup, and will hopefully be cleared at that point. We will be wrapping up the fundraising once we reach 75K, but will keep posting updates here. Much love and thanks to all of you!
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Christopher Hobday
6 months ago
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Aloha! Welcome back home! My dear friend Kacky has brought my attention I to what has been happening to you and as some who had a major health incident which has left me in a wheelchair. I know how hard it can be, so I am really happy for you. As someone who has been traveling from England to Hawaii for the past three years (each time for longer) its's the best place to be to recover and heal. Just not for the medical cost but I hope you feel you are getting past this very difficult time in your life. All the best and enjoy the love the island it has for you. Mahalo and aloha

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Kevin Luss
7 months ago
1
1

Please Let me know if you need someone to act as s health insurance advocate to navigate the mountain of confusing paperwork and bills. I'm happy to assist.

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Michele St John
8 months ago
1
1

We haven't met but some of my friends are your friends so we're connected. Gods speed Keith

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Brian Rossiter
23 days ago

Adoption of a fruit-based raw vegan diet would help provide Keith optimal healing conditions to get well. I volunteer to help Keith get started with this if he'd like. I've led this lifestyle for six years and have amassed 103 transformation stories of success of people triumphing over all kinds of health conditions on my website: http://www.Fruit-Powered.com. Much love and many blessings—and the happiest holiday season yet! :)

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Terri Adrian
23 days ago

just saw this story on social media and felt compelled to give this family some info that may help heal keith's infection. there is an essential oil blend made exclusively by a company called young living and that blend is called thieves oil. i have used it for many years and can attest to its infection curing power! it can be bought online. just do a google search. very powerful stuff! very legit, honest company. all their oils are pure, therapeutic grade, natural and do not interact with any medications. hope this will be of help and will save keith's leg! :) merry christmas and best wishes for the new year to you all. ps: i am not a troll and will gain nothing from this. i just want to help and this is the only way i can, so here it is. :)

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Dan Cohen
25 days ago

... and a huge mahalo to Kacky and Pearl J am!

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Dan Cohen
25 days ago

Ok, Keith, the jig is up... off the lazy-boy and back to work! Best of luck to you and yours in the new year! Aloha!

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Robert Stehlik
25 days ago

Pearl Jam rocks!

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Geoffrey Cornish
6 months ago

Glad to see you're back at home finally Keith. I wish you a happy and swift recovery to full health. I miss you bud ! G

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Peter MacDougall
6 months ago

Ya buddy!! Welcome home and get back to work, you slacker!! Love & Aloha from the Canadian!!!

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Ottavio Pasotti
7 months ago

Keith I love you man, and you totally deserve all the love and affection that is embracing you now. Aloha, from a far close friend...

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Chuck Barrett
7 months ago

He has been my escort during several canoe races, including a ride back from Maui to Molokai for my one man. He is a great waterman and better person. I wish him a speedy recovery!

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Bobby Fraser
7 months ago

Ummmm...doesn't Eddie kind of owe him one?

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$146,099 of $75k goal

Raised by 460 people in 8 months
Created May 9, 2016
Kacky Ovrom Chamberlain  
on behalf of Karen Baxter
$20
Susan Ramm-Stager
3 days ago

Speedy recovery

KE
$50
Kurt Ericson
16 days ago

Thank you Love Boat Captain. Best to you, good luck!

$25
Lauren Alyssa
16 days ago
SR
$5,000
Sam Riley
18 days ago
1
1

Full circle... be well

CF
$20
Chad Frakes
18 days ago
DO
$50
David Olson
18 days ago
JK
$20
Joseph Kurtz
18 days ago
RR
$100
RoseMary Rattray
18 days ago
GG
$30
Grant Groneck
18 days ago
CA
$25
chris adams
18 days ago
1
1

friends of eddie and band are friends of mine... donation and prayers coming at you...

Christopher Hobday
6 months ago
1
1

Aloha! Welcome back home! My dear friend Kacky has brought my attention I to what has been happening to you and as some who had a major health incident which has left me in a wheelchair. I know how hard it can be, so I am really happy for you. As someone who has been traveling from England to Hawaii for the past three years (each time for longer) its's the best place to be to recover and heal. Just not for the medical cost but I hope you feel you are getting past this very difficult time in your life. All the best and enjoy the love the island it has for you. Mahalo and aloha

+ Read More
Kevin Luss
7 months ago
1
1

Please Let me know if you need someone to act as s health insurance advocate to navigate the mountain of confusing paperwork and bills. I'm happy to assist.

+ Read More
Michele St John
8 months ago
1
1

We haven't met but some of my friends are your friends so we're connected. Gods speed Keith

+ Read More
Brian Rossiter
23 days ago

Adoption of a fruit-based raw vegan diet would help provide Keith optimal healing conditions to get well. I volunteer to help Keith get started with this if he'd like. I've led this lifestyle for six years and have amassed 103 transformation stories of success of people triumphing over all kinds of health conditions on my website: http://www.Fruit-Powered.com. Much love and many blessings—and the happiest holiday season yet! :)

+ Read More
Terri Adrian
23 days ago

just saw this story on social media and felt compelled to give this family some info that may help heal keith's infection. there is an essential oil blend made exclusively by a company called young living and that blend is called thieves oil. i have used it for many years and can attest to its infection curing power! it can be bought online. just do a google search. very powerful stuff! very legit, honest company. all their oils are pure, therapeutic grade, natural and do not interact with any medications. hope this will be of help and will save keith's leg! :) merry christmas and best wishes for the new year to you all. ps: i am not a troll and will gain nothing from this. i just want to help and this is the only way i can, so here it is. :)

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Dan Cohen
25 days ago

... and a huge mahalo to Kacky and Pearl J am!

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Dan Cohen
25 days ago

Ok, Keith, the jig is up... off the lazy-boy and back to work! Best of luck to you and yours in the new year! Aloha!

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Robert Stehlik
25 days ago

Pearl Jam rocks!

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Geoffrey Cornish
6 months ago

Glad to see you're back at home finally Keith. I wish you a happy and swift recovery to full health. I miss you bud ! G

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Peter MacDougall
6 months ago

Ya buddy!! Welcome home and get back to work, you slacker!! Love & Aloha from the Canadian!!!

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Ottavio Pasotti
7 months ago

Keith I love you man, and you totally deserve all the love and affection that is embracing you now. Aloha, from a far close friend...

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Chuck Barrett
7 months ago

He has been my escort during several canoe races, including a ride back from Maui to Molokai for my one man. He is a great waterman and better person. I wish him a speedy recovery!

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Bobby Fraser
7 months ago

Ummmm...doesn't Eddie kind of owe him one?

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