Kyle's Spinal Surgery Fund

$3,565 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 67 people in 19 days
On January 27th, 2017, my cousin, Kyle Joseph was critically injured in a car accident in our home country, St. Lucia. Unfortunately, his spinal column was damaged (fracture at C6 and C7) and he is experiencing weakness in his upper body and unable to feel or move anything in his lower body. 

My family has been informed that surgery is needed and while it will not guarantee a full recovery, there is hope it will help. The healthcare system in St. Lucia is different from that in the U.S. The total cost of the surgery will be approximately $42,000 E.C. (~16,000 U.S. dollars) and the surgeons are asking for at least $29,000 E.C. (~11,000 U.S. dollars) upfront before doing the surgery. My aunt (his mom) has gone to the insurance company everyday for the past week and a half and has had no luck in determining if they will be able to help offset the cost. 

We will be approaching two weeks since the accident and it is critical he has the surgery soon. The more time that passes, the less likely for recovery. 

Thus, I have started this fundraiser to help my family offset some of those costs. Anything you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Kyle and his girlfriend recently had a baby girl, Kayan, in August and she has been the light of his life. I understand if you can't provide financially. But, I do ask for you prayers and well wishes to keep Kyle strong, stable, and his spirits uplifted so he can pull through for his family. 

Thank you,

Rosa Joseph
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Posted by Rosa Joseph
3 days ago
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Update: Kyle had his first (hopefully only) surgery on Monday, 2/20/2016. He is out of surgery and currently in the ICU. He has gained strength in his hands, however, he is still unable to feel or move his lower body. Next week, the surgeons say that the will perform another scan to see if a second surgery is required. Currently, he is having a chest cold- an Chest X-Ray is pending. I ask for your continued prayers. Thank you!
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Posted by Rosa Joseph
6 days ago
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Again, THANK YOU to each and every one of you that have donated!! You have been an immense help and I am am happy to say that Kyle will be receiving surgery on Monday (tomorrow) 2/20/2017!

I am so incredibly grateful and this surgery wouldn't be happening without you. A lot of funds came from this site. I am going to still try to reach the $5000 as this is a long road and every bit will help.

Again, truly, thank you SO much! I am asking for you prayers and positive thoughts as Kyle undergoes surgery tomorrow. Thank you!
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Posted by Rosa Joseph
13 days ago
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Wow! Warmly and sincerely, I want to thank each of you for your donations, positive words, and prayers. This is going to go a long way and is truly appreciated by me and my family! My heart is warmed by the people in our lives that have donated.

I have found out that I can keep the website up, even after I withdraw, so please feel free to keep sharing. Maybe we can reach that $5,000 goal! Half way there!

I will be the one withdrawing the money and sending to my aunt (Kyle's mom) to pay the surgeons. Rest assured, every penny from this fund will be going toward's Kyle!

It's been two weeks since the accident. I am feeling hopeful that the surgery will happen soon! Again, thank you everyone for your positive words, thoughts, and prayers! I will continue to update.
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Tymika Francis
6 days ago

Will be praying for him God is not at sleep he will heal every aching part of his body and make him new again this is sad

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Amanda Cornish
15 days ago

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$3,565 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 67 people in 19 days
Created February 7, 2017
LW
$30
L W
2 days ago
$40
Nickay Daniel-Perry
5 days ago
AL
$25
Alan Lim
7 days ago
JE
$350
JEZANIAH EDWARD
8 days ago
$30
Anonymous
9 days ago
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$20
virgil leonty
9 days ago
$20
Mikael BErnabe
10 days ago

Bro. Today alone I seeing this. I will try to organize funds on my side too. From Corinth you had my back, and now I will have yours. Sorry to hear bout the accident and wish you a successful surgery. Praying for you bro.

HP
$40
Herminia Popo
10 days ago
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$50
Lisa Richard
10 days ago
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$10
Feria Gaston
10 days ago
Tymika Francis
6 days ago

Will be praying for him God is not at sleep he will heal every aching part of his body and make him new again this is sad

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Amanda Cornish
15 days ago

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