Marla's family medical fund
Marla will no longer be able to work and she has no health insurance. Her husband is only partly employed. Her daughter, Brittany, (pictured here with her son) is a single mom, who has taken on the responsibility of caring for her family which includes Marla's son, age 10, in addition to her own son, age 4. Marla is still in ICU and her prognosis is unknown. Brittany has left Springfield where she had been living with her grandmother to be with her mom and nephew and she is no longer employed.
After the surgery, Marla will need months of physical therapy. Brittany is in need of funds for caring for the two boys and for a vehicle, license, insurance and fuel to travel back and forth to the hospital in Colorado Springs, and for taking the boys to and from school in Ellicott. In addition, Marla's parents, who live a three hour drive away, need funds for traveling back and forth. This fund is for the entire family in this time of crisis and will be managed by Marla's parents. We would be so grateful for your help. Thank you so much.
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Marla is my niece. Her mother is my sister, Karen. I created this gofund me account for the whole family as they have very little income coming in, even for basic living expenses and gas for travel back and forth from the Hospital in Colorado Springs to Ellicott, and from Springfield to Ellicott. Hopefully they will be able to apply for and get assistance in paying the enormous hospital and doctor bills, but in the meantime they lack enough to meet basic living expenses, like food, and travel. I truly appreciate everyone who has sent their regards and prayers for her recovery and I understand if you can't afford to donate $50.00 or $25.00 dollars but donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. Can you donate $5.00? Every donation counts and is greatly needed and appreciated. Thank you so much for caring. Marla is currently in Memorial Hospital.
Message from Karen Savage, Marla's mother:
"I need to let everyone know, that has not heard, that our middle daughter, Marla, has had a severe stroke. She is in intensive care in the Memorial Hospital. She had cranial surgery to help relieve some pressure and hopefully stop the brain from swelling. We can use all the prayers we can get, and thank you everyone that has donated to the go fund me page that my sister set up for them.. I will try to keep everyone updated."
We almost lost her before they decided that emergency cranial surgery was the only hope. After the surgery she started the healing process and has made gradual improvements, and her fight to get better improved.
She started speaking. She can't complete a whole sentence yet, but she keeps trying.
The doctors are amazed with her progress. They have her on the physical therapy floor. They are working on her speech and teaching her that the right side of her body is a part of her and that she can use it. She can swallow now, so is no longer on a feeding tube, and they just graduated her to real food instead of pureed food.
My family is amazing. She has not had one minute without one of us sitting with her, encouraging her. Mostly Dave, Laurie and Brittany.
Thank you all for your support, words of encouragement and especially your prayers. God has pulled her through and continues to work his miracles. Please continue to pray for her as she goes forward in her struggles.
God bless you all. Karen Savage
Thank-You Bill and Denise, Leland and Wendy, Roger and Jan, Nadia Zeller, Deb and Tony Myer, Gloria Jean for the donation and setting this sight up for Marlas family. Thank all of you for your generosity and your prayers and well wishes. Marla is starting to respond a little. She can swallow now, and has eaten some applesauce, hopefully the feeding tube and come out soon. She also said three words, Nooo, and Thank you. They said that would come and go but it's a beginning. Connie Wallace, Yes my niece is working on getting her on medicaid now, Thank you. Cheryl Schmidt. They will probably do that soon. Then they will just have to pick him up after band practice and take him to his little job he has every evening. We are trying to keep everything as normal as possible for him. Thank you..