Love Fund for the Dave Morin Family
Things didn't go according to plan.
Dave suffered an unusual reaction to his first surgery, which landed him in the operating room for a second surgery and then in the ICU. As of 10/18, Dave remains in the ICU and continues to be fully sedated. He is more stable than a week ago and is showing signs of improvement, but is still chronically, critically ill. Sara has been doing an incredible job of sharing the details of Dave's daily progress at https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/davemorin
We all have so much love for Dave, Sara, and Jack and many of us want to help them in some way. Dave has received over 7 units of blood so far, so Sara has encouraged us all to give blood to help "someone else's Dave." This is a great idea and some of us have already or will be doing this in Dave's honor.
Many of us have been itching to do more. For those who are interested, this fund is an opportunity to help.
In addition to the emotional toll of this ordeal, the financial impacts are myriad, far-reaching, and at this point the full scope is unknown.
As anyone who has gone through or been close to a medical crisis knows, the coming weeks and months will not be easy financially and we want Sara to have some choices and flexibility to handle it all. We want to help ease any non-Dave worries she has, and give her the freedom to focus on what's most important.
Dave and Sara have so many loving friends and family members. Your prayers and support messages on the Caring Bridge website are amazing. We ask that you continue to send your love and light, give blood, and contribute here if you are able. Even the smallest amount will help.
Please stay tuned to Sara's posts and thank you for all of your help. Go Dave!
Here is a message from Sara:
I am blown away by the response to this GoFundMe request. When Dave's routine surgery recovery took a bad turn, it was clear that I couldn't leave his side. I had no idea how we were going to get through this. You all have given me so much hope & much more security in facing what lies ahead. We are crazy-fortunate to be surrounded by generous family, friends, friends-of-friends, and strangers, all of you who have sent your healing strength Dave's way. I explained this GoFundMe to Jack the other day, including that it had been shared on Facebook over 1,000 times and he said, "Do we even know 1,000 people?" "Well, your dad is a popular, social guy who is loved by so many people." Thank you, all of you generous people! I don't know how we ever thank you enough, but we'll work on that once Dave is out of the hospital!
With love and gratitude,
Sara is touched by this outpouring of generosity - and I think it would be fair to say she is also a bit stunned by the incredible reponse. Thank you all. Keep following Sara's updates on Caring Bridge about Dave's progress and keep up the positive thoughts and support. So grateful.
Slow and steady wins the race. We love you, Morins!
Prayers to all!!! The only help I can offer is to share your story as much as I can on facebook. And trying to post awareness throughout the internet to spread the word on your need of help. Wishing you the very best in reaching your goal. ~God Bless