Help Get Chelsea Back and Running
$38,150 of $40k goal
Chelsea is currently fighting for her life. A sudden and severe case of the flu evolved to include pneumonia, and now ARDS. She is only able to breathe with the assistance of machines. She is in very serious condition and will need all the help she can get. She is a fighter, and I have every reason to believe she will kick this illness's ass, and she is getting great care. But she will need help to get back on her feet when all of this is over.
Chelsea works several jobs, and unfortunately none of them offer vacation or sick pay. This has been a hard winter already, and this illness threatens to set her back significantly, financially. Even when she is out of the hospital, her road to recovery will be very long and arduous.
I am asking, on her behalf, that anyone who has been touched by her amazing generosity of spirit pitch in whatever you can so that Chelsea can have some good news. I want her to be able to focus fully on her recovery and not have the added stress of finances. We were planning on getting married early next month, immediately leaving for our honeymoon, and still do not know what, if any, recovery and rehabilitation expenses we will have to cover. I understand that the wedding may have to be put on hold of course, her rehabilitation and recovery are priority number one, and if she can focus solely on that, we'll be able to tie this knot soon enough!
Please give whatever you can. Many of you have reached out and asked how you can help, this is the best possible way. We need your help, we do not have much savings at all, and both of us are missing a lot of work while we wait for her recovery. This illness came out of nowhere and we're doing everything we can to make sure she wakes up to good news. Please help us show her how many amazing and caring friends she has.
Good luck for her! I wish her quick and full recovery! I & my kid 2 years ago have pneumonia in summer right after pneumonia shot, what suppose to prevent it... I call to NV Health District about our problem and they say: "Oh , well, get better! We never heard about such side effects yet". Some people ok with shots and some not... I wish there was any way to check it before getting shots or insurance for that to cover medical costs....
Just wanted to say that my prayers are with you. My mother in law was in the hospital for 3 months with ARDS. At 63 the odds were not good. Less than 20% that she would recover. Its been almost 3 years now, and other than her family's paranoia and a trach scar, you would never know . I was there everyday and my husband every night. They know your there with them. Be her advocate. No sympathy only empathy. I'm a nurse and I've never seen this kind of struggle. Its not the disease or the rehab that's hard. Its the after. Her realizing how close it came. Not remembering. The emotions. God Bless
So glad to read support & prayers are seemingly helping! I used to work at a day care & a mom of then 4 year old & 9 months old ended up with pnemonia & practicly dying... She survived!!! This is partly why your story caught my attention, but also your love & commitment even prior to the wedding touched my heart & soul!!! Be strong!!! I shared on my page & might tag some people. So sad that I can't help by a bigger monetary amount... Prayers!!!
I saw your post on Facebook and had to comment. I myself had the flu and bilateral pneumonia that quickly turned into ARDS last February and was on a vent for 10 days. My family was told that I would not survive...but I came out of it...I do not remember any of it except that i woke up and had the respirator in for another two days before they could take it out. It was awful but I some how miraculously recovered and went home on the 14th day. It's been one year and although I still have other medical issues due to that...but I'm alive and well!! Keep your head up...if she's strong like i was she will pull through...I will pray for her!
Prayers for recovery. My 14 year old son is currently recovering from the same condition in Boston Childrens Hospital. Keep fighting.
God bless her..
Joe, this is the sort of catastrophic event the Theatre Marathon raises money for. Apply herehttp://www.tcbf.org/?page_id=6 My thoughts are with you and Chelsea.