Ms. Nena's Healing Fund

$14,532 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 188 people in 26 months
Ana Maria
on behalf of Nena Ramirez
 CUMMING, GA
On 2/09/17, Ms. Nena went into the ER complaining of a headache. Within minutes of arriving, she collapsed of a stroke. Now, Nena is in the ICU and is expected to be there for at least a few weeks followed by more weeks in long-term in-patient care and rehabilitation. This will be a long, difficult process for our family and we would appreciate any and all donations you can make to help us support Nena and her uphill battle. While we appreciate your thoughts and wishes to send flowers/cards/balloons, we ask that you instead use that money to help us manage this journey. 

All prayers welcome. 

Learn more about Nena:

Nena is a single mother who lives in Cumming, Georgia. She originally comes from San Juan, Puerto Rico- her one and true homeland. She lives with her mom, and her only daughter who is currently an undergraduate senior studying at Duke University. She works as a parent liason at Esther Jackson Elementary. Her passion is working with children and trying to utilize her primary language of Spanish to help kids and their families with whatever they may need. 

Read a testimony of Nena's impact: 

"Nena has been an absolute blessing to our family.  We met her a few years ago when she was a teacher in our son Casey's classroom.  Casey has severe autism and does not use words to communicate.  He is also very strong and likes to run.  Nena and Casey formed an instant connection.  She was able calm him, comfort him, and challenge him to engage and communicate in school.  She became Casey's number one fan and treated us like family.   
Over the past few years, Nena has become a part of our family and has completely transformed our lives.  When we met her, my husband and I were struggling to take care of Casey and his sister Elle by ourselves while working full time. Because Nena loves to spend time with Casey, she has helped out on days when we are running late getting home from work.  She takes him swimming in the summer and for walks in the park.  She makes his favorite pasta and helps him make pizza out of Play-doh.  Casey saves the biggest hugs and best kisses for Nena, and they are well-deserved.   

Please join us as we give back to Nena, who has given so much to us. "

- Terre and Jenny

"The first time I visited Ana at home, I had oatmeal for breakfast one morning and drank a Diet Coke with dinner. The next time I visited, Ms. Nena greeted me with a hug, a wash cloth with my name embroidered on it, a pack of oatmeal, and enough Diet Coke to last me for a month." -Zoë
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Moved out of ICU on Sunday night! Today, she passed a swallowing test and can now drink liquids and soft solids. Her first request was lobster! (Good luck with that.) We are waiting on insurance to approve her transfer to a rehab facility and if all goes well she should be at a rehabilitation center by the end of the week!! Please pray for her because it's all working. Now that she's conscious that's what she has been asking for the most.
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They've been giving her swelling medication and it seems to be working because she doesn't complain of a headache anymore. She passed a swallowing test today, so she can have ice chips though she can't eat food just yet. The doctors say that with this continued progress she might be able to go to an acute rehab facility by the end of next week! Thank you everyone for your love!
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Hi! Today, my mom recognized me as I gave her a kiss. She responded, "thank you. That's what's going to help me heal". The CT scan showed today that the bleeding has stopped. If the CT tomorrow shows the same they said she can maybe start getting medication for swelling in her brain. Keep praying everyone! Thank you all for your donations and well wishes. We feel them in all the small moments of progress like this one.
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$14,532 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 188 people in 26 months
Created February 10, 2017
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25 months ago

Praying for you Nena!

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