Love Fund for the Dave Morin Family

$28,450 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 238 people in 19 months
Jenn Merritt
on behalf of Sara Morin
 LEBANON, NH
Our dear friend Dave Morin checked in to Dartmouth-Hitchcock for scheduled gastric bypass surgery on Wednesday, October 5th. He had been working toward the surgery for some time and was excited to have it underway. He, Sara, and Jack anticipated he would have a quick one-night stay in the hospital.

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!
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Thank you all for your support - through messages, prayers, giving blood, and gifts to this fund.

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
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There's a LOT of love in the Love Fund for the Morins! Thank you to everyone who has contributed, given blood, and sent prayers and light to Dave, Sara, and Jack.

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!
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Jewels Matthews
19 months ago

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

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$28,450 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 238 people in 19 months
Created October 18, 2016
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$100
Anonymous
15 months ago
$25
Anonymous
16 months ago
$25
Anonymous
16 months ago
BS
$100
Blake and Ericka Shepard
16 months ago

Lifting you all up in our daily prayers...may God bring you peace and healing!!

LO
$50
Laura Osborn
18 months ago

Been praying for you Dave, Sara and the whole family. Hang in there. Know there are so many people that love you and are pulling for you. Hugs, the Osborns

JV
$100
Julia Viazmenski
18 months ago

We all send you warm wishes for a speedy recovery!

CL
$100
Caroline Lovejoy
18 months ago

So happy to hear you are on your way to recovery. We miss you. Your friends at Mountain Valley:)

CF
$75
Colin Faulkner
18 months ago

This shouldn't happen to a good soul. Good luck with your recovery.

Jewels Matthews
19 months ago

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

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