Kristen's Fratus Gordon Fund
My daughter Kristen, her husband Matt & their 2 year old son Ezra are going through a rough period in their lives right now. My daughter is in a medical rehab facility in Lowell and can't walk. She was told that she has Guillian-Barre syndrome. It attacks your immune system and caused damage to her nerves in her legs. On top of that her husband Matt was laid of from his job about 6 months ago, so he has been collecting unemployment benefits. They are on Mass health which isn't the best situation. They are having troubles with keeping up with the bills. They live on the second floor of a rental, which if they send her home in a wheel chair she has no way of getting up to her apartment. They are trying to get Mass health to keep her at the rehab facility till she can walk again, but they are trying to get her to leave the facility. I have been helping with a lot of their bills, but can't do it all. I'm reaching out to all my baseball buddies that I played with in the OTB league & my friends that I grew up with to help this young couple & their son to get back on their feet. Thanks so much!+ Read More
Hey, everyone! This is Kristen. I wanted to thank everyone for contributing as well as for all of the kind words and positive thoughts you’ve sent us. I’ve been home for over a month now and I’m still making steady progress! I’ve met with occupational and physical therapists and have been working on standing in place (with assistance) as well as getting back to doing all of the household tasks I used to take for granted. I’ve been given a rough timeline of about six months to be walking again, so I’m hoping that I’ll be up and about again in no time. Thank you all again!