LimeCello's Medical Fund

$5,333 of $25k goal

Raised by 109 people in 1 month
Elise Rome  CHICAGO, IL
Lime is a romance reader and blogger who's been around supporting the genre and generally being awesome for 15 years. Most of you know her as Limecello from tartsweet.com , on FB at /limecello and Twitter as @limecello .

In addition, she's also been involved every year in raising money for charities such as Save the Children, charity:water, and more. See her Social Media for Social Good page .

For the past few years, Lime has dealt with severe health issues. She had major surgery yesterday and will be recuperating for the next three months without any income and very limited insurance. She did not ask me to set up this fundraiser, and I do not know how much money would be best, but I know we can help her because the romance community is amazing.

Please help, if you can, with any donation amount, and please spread the word.

Thank you!
Elise Rome

P.S. I will update with how Lime is doing when she is able.
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Update 2
Posted by Ashley Henderson
19 days ago
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Thank you for your continued support of Lime. Here is her latest update:

She hasn't been able to use the CPM machine as much as needed because she's been doing so poorly, so she needs to rent it an additional week. She is waiting to hear how much this would cost.

There was a scare regarding whether her incision might be infected, as she's had significantly increased pain and swelling lately, but thankfully it wasn't.

She will be returning home from her parents' house in 3 weeks and is considering whether she'll need to/be able to hire a home aide or someone else to help her.

Her recovery has been slower than hoped for, with much more pain and limited abilities than anticipated.

Thank you again for your help, and for spreading the word.
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Update 1
Posted by Ashley Henderson
1 month ago
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Hi everyone! In less than two weeks, you have raised over $3,000 for LimeCello's Medical Fund. Thank you so very much. I reached out to Lime for an update so you can learn more about why this fundraiser is needed and how she's doing.

Lime is currently out of the hospital after major hip surgery and temporarily staying with her parents. She is super weak and in extreme pain, despite her pain medication.

The biggest issue right now is that her rehab placement was rejected by insurance. This means she doesn't have access to physical therapy to recuperate, to build strength, and to prevent further damage. Because of this, she might need to hire a home health aide since she's not supposed to be alone or walking at all for 3 months. Rehab was also supposed to help with getting safety bars placed throughout the house and in the bathroom.

Beyond this, her CPM (continuous passive motion) machine, which is used to promote new fibro-cartilage to grow, wasn't covered by insurance and will have to be paid for out-of-pocket. This machine alone can cost upward of $2,000.

Other items that will have to be paid out-of-pocket: a second walker to get up and down stairs and a wheelchair to help when she's unable to use the walker; gel wraps and gloves; a basket for the walker so she can transport small items she needs.

As you can see, it's not just a matter of her surgery or her being without income for 3 months, both of which are huge. She needs financial help with recovery.

If you have already donated, thank you again! If you haven't and would like to, any amount would be much appreciated. And if you can't afford to donate, which I completely understand, please help by sharing.

Thank you again.

Elise
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$5,333 of $25k goal

Raised by 109 people in 1 month
Created February 25, 2017
Elise Rome  
$25
Anonymous
4 days ago
KS
$50
Kylie Scott
5 days ago
LC
$100
Laura Curtis
18 days ago
TS
$5
Tiffany Shipp
18 days ago
TH
$50
Tanya Hyatt
19 days ago
$50
Anonymous
1 month ago
CE
$100
Cynthia Eden
1 month ago
KW
$30
Karen Wellsbury
1 month ago
$500
Anonymous
1 month ago
MB
$20
Molly Burkhart
1 month ago

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