Laura's Multiple Surgical Recovery

$37,909 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 239 people in 17 months
Erin Woodhouse
on behalf of Nicholas Estanislau
 EL CAJON, CA
On November 25th 2016, Laura was involved in a devastating airplane crash in Glamis, CA. Pilot Mike Mazzone was killed in the accident and Laura was airlifted to Palm Springs Trauma center. Laura is currently undergoing multiple surgeries for broken leg(s), arm(s), shoulder, wrist, lacerated liver and kidney, facial reconstruction, and the list is going much further each day. We are raising funds for Laura and her family to sustain these surgeries and keep the family going. Laura is an occupational therapist in the city of Orange school district where she helps children on a daily basis. Laura's husband Nic, is a self employed local contractor that has basically shut his business down to take care of their two young children and be by Laura's side each and every day. The funds raised will help the incurring medical bills and recovery process.  We thank you for the support!
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Hi everyone, it's Laura!

First and foremost, I wanted to thank everyone who has contributed to my Go Fund Me. Nic and I have been blown away by everyone's generosity and we are so incredibly grateful!

I wanted to give everyone a much needed update!

I returned home just before Christmas, after a month in the hospital. It was recommended I go to a Skilled Nursing Facility, but I declined and went home to around the clock assistance. I was non-weight bearing on all four limbs for 7 weeks. Nic, his family, and countless friends/therapists were wonderful during that difficult time, and continue to be.
After I was allowed to bear weight on my arms and one leg, I had a revision surgery on my pelvis. Directly from there I asked to be sent to an in-patient rehabilitation hospital.
I spent 3 weeks learning how to stand, walk, dress myself, and practice every day living activities at Casa Colina Rehab Hospital in Pomona.

Since then, I've had revision surgery to remove hardware in my right femur as well as removing screws in my right shoulder. Going forward, I will have hand/thumb surgery in several months, as well as additional revisions in my hands, wrists and legs.

I've also been seeing a Neuro ophthalmologist due to vision issues in my left eye.

I am continuing outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy weekly to build my strength and endurance. I continue to stay very busy with numerous medical appointments.

While I am not able to return to work at this time, I get a bit stronger every day, and enjoy an ever-increasing role in the day to day activities of my family.

Whether it be monetary, culinary, thoughts and prayers, or countless other ways, Nic and I are eternally thankful to each and every one of you for everything you have done for our family.

Laura
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Jane Safarik-Fuller
10 months ago

Hey there Sweetie! So happy to hear all the good news of your recovery! Kent and I continue to pray for you every night. My heart is warmed by your enduring spirit and positive attitude! All my love- Jane

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$37,909 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 239 people in 17 months
Created December 6, 2016
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$40
Diane Watson
8 months ago

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

SC
$75
Stacy Cooper
10 months ago

❤️

$25
Anonymous
10 months ago
MS
$500
Mike & Patty Chiavetta, Sr.
13 months ago

Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time. We give this to the Higher Power and ask for Blessings for Laura as you go through your journey. We love you all and know good things will come. Blessings, Aunt Patty and Uncle Mike Chiavetta, Sr.

LH
$20
Lance Hatfield
15 months ago
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For the love of glamis and everyone who plays there! Found the go fund me add at Estradas Mexican food!

Jane Safarik-Fuller
10 months ago

Hey there Sweetie! So happy to hear all the good news of your recovery! Kent and I continue to pray for you every night. My heart is warmed by your enduring spirit and positive attitude! All my love- Jane

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