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Kortney's Road to Recovery

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Raised by 725 people in 20 months
Created October 11, 2017
This Go Fund Me page is for my youngest sister, Kortney Spencer.  Kortney was shot in the leg during the Vegas attack on October 1st.  She bravely underwent surgery for her shattered tibia, at which time a rod was placed in her lower leg and the lodged bullet was removed.  This surgery was successful and the doctors are optimistic that she will make a healthy recovery.  Kortney spent 11 days at Sunrise Hospital, where she received excellent care, physical therapy and some counseling, however she continues to experience immense pain and has a long road to recovery ahead.  Kortney is incredibly strong,  determined and has a heart of gold, but right now she's in need of help.  She is unable to get around on her own, she can not drive, work, etc.  Her recovery will take time both physically and emotionally.  Any help you are able to provide is greatly appreciated.

Thank you all for your continued thoughts, prayers, and well wishes for Kortney and our family.
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Today was the first time I was able to wash my leg in the shower— what a little pleasure to begin the new year. I haven’t posted since the day before my second surgery, and now I am post surgery #3. It was tough to bounce back from this one, but today I am sitting on the beach once again in my leg immobilizer, with my wheel chair, among my family and friends. My next surgery, #4, will be 1/22. My surgeon will be reattempting to insert a metal rod to stabilize my leg, drill into my hip, and bone graft the empty gap in my tibia that was demolished.
I’d also like to share that my Las Vegas hero (in addition to Dom & Kerrie) found me on Facebook— what an emotional reconnection. She is a nurse, and was in the same horrifying place that I was that night. She stayed in the venue the entire shooting attending to my condition... the happiness I feel from reconnecting with her is immense. She’s also from NJ (what a coincidence).
Two more accomplishments: I got my PICC line removed (from my arm) today and I did one leg lift.. more tiny joys :)
Unfortunately, I also just found out that I reached the maximum amount of financial support I can receive from the California Victim’s Compensation Fund, so I am especially thankful for your contribution to my personal GoFundMe account. I had no idea that expenses could get so outrageous. Thank you so much!
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Sending SuPeRHErO vibes to all of you (it’s my birthday, having a big surgery tomorrow, and feeling like I need to sread some love). Do something especially kind for someone today and you are sure to receive a smile in return #lovewins #beautifullife
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Dear GoFundMe Heros,

Words cannot describe how thankful I am for your generosity. I am humbled by the amount of love and support I am receiving from family, friends, acquaintances and even strangers. Really, I’m lost for words. The experience that night was horrifying— physically and emotionally there is a lot of work to be done. I am taking one day at a time and enjoying the small pleasures. I even got to go to the beach and out to dinner with a lot of effort from my friends and family— it felt incredible to enjoy those simple experiences again. The road to recovery will not be easy. I am patiently awaiting my bone to wake up and begin the healing process and in January I will undergo bone grafting surgeries every 6 weeks to help the process along and begin my final recovery. I am so touched by each and every donation along with the sweet messages and thoughts. Together you are making a difference in my life and there are just no words to describe how thankful I really am. Thank you for being you! For supporting me through the toughest time of my life.

Love,
Kortney
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Wow!!! Thank you all for your incredible generosity!!! Kortney feels so loved and is beyond thankful for all of your support and well wishes!!! Thank you!!!
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Raised by 725 people in 20 months
Created October 11, 2017
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