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Moe Concussion and Chiari Fund

$17,440 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 110 people in 12 months
Created June 13, 2018
Bree suffered her first traumatic brain injury (TBI) in high school while playing basketball. Years later, she suffered another TBI when she was involved in a high speed rollover car accident. These brain injuries have set her on a journey with debilitating symptoms ( and uncertainty.

Currently, her dizziness prevents her from sitting upright or standing for more than a minute or two at a time before the lack of stability overwhelms her and she is forced to lie down in bed. Even simple eye and head movements exacerbate her symptoms. This means she is unable to care for herself on a daily basis without assistance. She is obviously unable to drive, and is confined to her bed for 90% of each day.

Her neurosurgeon, Dr. Robert Bray Jr., believes that the cause is a Chiari Malformation where the brain is pushed down onto the base of the skull. The treatment for this is a decompression surgery. In this surgery, the goal is to open up her skull and the lining that surrounds the brain and create more space for the brain to sit in the skull.

Although the idea of brain surgery is scary, we are poised to move forward to give Bree her life back. We are hoping to have the surgery done this summer, and need help. Between health insurance premiums, deductibles and out of pocket expenses for the MRIs, doctor's appointments and the surgery, we will not be able to cover her medical expenses.

In addition, we want to help others that are going through the same and similar situation. We are hoping to be able to raise money above and beyond what we need to help other families in need and to further concussion and brain health awareness and research.

We are organizing a series of hike/runs to major mountain peaks in Southern California, and Greg will be attempting to set a record for the fastest run and bike to the 3 highest peaks in Southern California in the Fall to raise awareness for our cause.

If you cannot donate financially, there are other ways to help out!

Other Ways to Get Involved:

Donate raffle prizes
Attend one of the events
Provide support for the record attempt
Help us organize this fundraiser
Become a team member to help raise funds
Spread the word

Email us at gregmoe@gmail.com to get involved!

Thank you!

Donations received will go directly to Bree and her medical bills. Once her bills have been covered we will donate the remaining balance to charities such as Chiari Fund and Concussion Legacy to help others in need.
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Thank you again for all the donations that we've received in such a short amount of time. The outpouring of love and support has meant so much to us.

We got huge news this past week. Our application for a PPO health insurance plan was approved and will be effective July 1!

Because of the support thus far we are able to have peace about the high monthly premium and we can start to move forward and schedule the appointments, imaging and procedures that we need.
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We have been so blown away by the love and support we have received these past few days! We have already reached about 25% of our goal! We are so blessed to have so many people in our life that care and have reached out to help us out. We hope that our efforts will also be able to pay this love forward to other individuals who are struggling with related medical issues. Thank you so much to everyone! We love you and are so grateful for your support!

Stay tuned for more information on our first event in July, a hike up Mt. Baldy!
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Raised by 110 people in 12 months
Created June 13, 2018
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