Katie Tuscano Medical Fund

$38,050 of $35k goal

Raised by 543 people in 25 months
Daniel Bakie
on behalf of Pattie Tuscano
 KINGSTON, NH
On March 6, 2015, Kathleen (Katie) Tuscano was starting her work day as usual and was waiting to turn left across traffic for a simple cup of coffee before coming to work at the Daniel J. Bakie Elementary school in Kingston, NH.  She was hit from behind by a box truck that sent her car spinning.  Using a jaws of life cutter, she was removed from her car and air lifted to Boston Medical Center where she is still in critical condition.  Katie suffered a broken neck and vertebra that are pushed against her spine causing paralysis.  The full extent of Katie's injuries is still not known.  At this time she has a collapsed lung and is on a ventilator.  She is also fighting off an infection, and is not able to be moved.  Her family is with her every day to provide her strength and encouragement.  Along with huge medical bills, Katie will need specialized equipment to help her during her long road to recovery.

This fund is to help offset some of the financial burden Katie and her family are incurring so they may all focus on recovery.  Any donation will be gratefully appreciated by the Tuscano family.  They are touched by the outpouring of love and prayers by those who know Katie.  Please help support this lovely, young educator on her very difficult journey.
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Update 9
Posted by Daniel Bakie
22 months ago
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6/18/15,
Katie will be leaving Spaulding today! As she says....she's busting outta here. She will be coming home . Thanks to the generosity of everyone, Katie will be able to attend a special program called Journey Forward. It’s one of the best places to go for therapy specifically for spinal cord injury. Mom feels that Katie is very lucky to be able to go there and is very appreciative!
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Update 8
Posted by Daniel Bakie
24 months ago
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5/4 - Kathleen is feeling some pain tonight ... But in a good way... She worked really hard in her PT and OT therapies. Her spirits are really good. She has been giving her nurses a hard time.. They love her crazy sense of humor! Alls good here today at Spaulding! Thanks for the love!
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Update 7
Posted by Daniel Bakie
24 months ago
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4/17 - So today's update is that Kathleen will be moving to Spaulding rehab this morning. The team of doctors here believe they have got her to the place where they have done everything they can and its time to move on to the next phase. She is nervous about this but excited also. Please keep her in your prayers during this transition .
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Update 6
Posted by Daniel Bakie
24 months ago
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4/16 - Update for the last two days: she got up and out in the wheelchair both days today was a ceremony for the marathon bombing anniversary she was able to go down for that. We have been doing some research on rehabs and discussing this with her ultimately it will be her making the final decision She has been off the ventilator for about 30 hours and her stats have been perfect. Thanks for all your prayers keep the coming as it's going to be a long road for her.
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Kate McNutt Ierardi
24 months ago
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Kathleen... sorry that is how I know you from when you were a little girl... your mom and your dad are very dear to myself and my mom and family... without saying you are too. We know the love and faith your parents have are surely in you! We think of you everyday and know that the Love alone you all share will keep your heads above water as you heal and find all the strength you need to do so. All our Love.

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Vicki Densmore
22 months ago

So very glad to hear you're going home!! Continued prayers on your journey forward

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Diane Costello
24 months ago

Dear Katie I grew up with your dad and your aunt Donna is my oldest and dearest friend ill pray for you everyday and hope each day becomes easier much love to you and your family Diane Grasso Costello

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Douglas McKay
24 months ago

Katie, somehow I just caught this right now I had no idea. The biggest of hugs ever to you and know that hurt or not you are always in my prayers and thoughts. It goes without saying you are and always will be like family. Stay Strong and know that there is a world of people praying for you.

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Rebecca Pouliot
24 months ago

Katie, keep fighting. Gabriel, Henry and I are thinking of you every day. Good luck with the next phase of your recovery!

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Kathy Sullivan
24 months ago

Katie, your in my thoughts daily! So glad to hear these updates. Stay strong, keep fighting, and know your Bakie Family is standing strong behind you!

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Jacqueline Walsh Ranger
24 months ago

So glad you were able to get outside! We will continue to pray for you and support you! God bless! Matthew says " Hello!" And misses you!

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Faith Butler
24 months ago

God Bless you Katie! You are in my daily prayers ......and in my heart all through the day! Stay close to god...he hears all our prayers. I love youXOX!!!!!!

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Donna Freeman
24 months ago

So so happy to hear such good news!!! Keep up the good work..fingers crossed and prayers continue for your recovery!

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Michelle Mady
24 months ago

Katie- Darius and I talked about yout this morning. He remembers you and Raymond and Thomas so well! :) he and I and my whole family are thinking about you. Keep fighting

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Karen Clifford Kelly
25 months ago

So happy to hear the good news. Our thoughts are prayers are with you Katie. Love, the Kelly's.

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Christine Schiavone
25 months ago

Your entire Bakie Family is praying for you Katie. We miss you! Keep up the fight.

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Vicki Densmore
25 months ago

What fantastic news!!! Continued prayers and support

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Patti Pisani
25 months ago

So glad to hear the GREAT news. She is a very strong person, Katie get better soon, I so miss that laugh of yours.

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Erika Hood
25 months ago

Thankful you are off the ventilator!!! The Hood family is thinking of you today!

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Vicki Densmore
25 months ago

Continued prayers to you Katie and all family involved !!! We have never met but my daughter has met you thru Marge Chaprales from college!!!being a mom, Grammy and nurse I know the importance of keeping your spirits up!!! Sending love and strength your way every day

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Vicki Densmore
25 months ago

Soo glad you're improving!our prayers are with you and your family/friends daily!

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Kathy Sullivan
25 months ago

Katie, you've been through so much but please keep fighting... One day at a time... I miss seeing your great smile and positive attitude at Bakie. Keep fighting!!!

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Cathy Brooks
25 months ago

Fight Katie, Fight! You can do it. We are praying for you every day. With Love from the Brooks and Farnum Families xo

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Mary Maher Larson
25 months ago

Katie is such an important part of our 2L family. Our lives are not the same without you Katie. We miss you so much and the little ones talk about you constantly. Please keep fighting...prayers to you and your family. We love you! XOXO Mary

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$38,050 of $35k goal

Raised by 543 people in 25 months
Created March 20, 2015
Daniel Bakie  
on behalf of Pattie Tuscano
PM
$50
Peggy McPhee
19 months ago

Thinking of you - we keep you in our prayers.

ND
$50
Nancy Duclos
19 months ago
DK
$10
Daniel Kenny
19 months ago
1
1

Keep fighting! I'll pray for you!

$100
Jason Lerner
19 months ago

Katie, Hope you are feeling better each day. From your long lost math teacher at stoneham HS your junior year I believe. Take care, Jason Lerner

MB
$25
Mary, Scott & Jonathan Blake
19 months ago

Sending best wishes to you!

$50
Anonymous
19 months ago
JP
$100
Joanne Pecci
20 months ago
RH
$20
Richard Hallahan
20 months ago
DH
$25
Dawn Hayes
20 months ago

Hi Katie, It is so sad to read what happen and so terribly late. Many prayers to you and the Tuscano family.

MF
$50
Martha and Joe Buckley Family
20 months ago

We are praying Katie will continue to heal each day. Bless all of you!

Kate McNutt Ierardi
24 months ago
1
1

Kathleen... sorry that is how I know you from when you were a little girl... your mom and your dad are very dear to myself and my mom and family... without saying you are too. We know the love and faith your parents have are surely in you! We think of you everyday and know that the Love alone you all share will keep your heads above water as you heal and find all the strength you need to do so. All our Love.

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Vicki Densmore
22 months ago

So very glad to hear you're going home!! Continued prayers on your journey forward

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Diane Costello
24 months ago

Dear Katie I grew up with your dad and your aunt Donna is my oldest and dearest friend ill pray for you everyday and hope each day becomes easier much love to you and your family Diane Grasso Costello

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Douglas McKay
24 months ago

Katie, somehow I just caught this right now I had no idea. The biggest of hugs ever to you and know that hurt or not you are always in my prayers and thoughts. It goes without saying you are and always will be like family. Stay Strong and know that there is a world of people praying for you.

+ Read More
Rebecca Pouliot
24 months ago

Katie, keep fighting. Gabriel, Henry and I are thinking of you every day. Good luck with the next phase of your recovery!

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Kathy Sullivan
24 months ago

Katie, your in my thoughts daily! So glad to hear these updates. Stay strong, keep fighting, and know your Bakie Family is standing strong behind you!

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Jacqueline Walsh Ranger
24 months ago

So glad you were able to get outside! We will continue to pray for you and support you! God bless! Matthew says " Hello!" And misses you!

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Faith Butler
24 months ago

God Bless you Katie! You are in my daily prayers ......and in my heart all through the day! Stay close to god...he hears all our prayers. I love youXOX!!!!!!

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Donna Freeman
24 months ago

So so happy to hear such good news!!! Keep up the good work..fingers crossed and prayers continue for your recovery!

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Michelle Mady
24 months ago

Katie- Darius and I talked about yout this morning. He remembers you and Raymond and Thomas so well! :) he and I and my whole family are thinking about you. Keep fighting

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Karen Clifford Kelly
25 months ago

So happy to hear the good news. Our thoughts are prayers are with you Katie. Love, the Kelly's.

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Christine Schiavone
25 months ago

Your entire Bakie Family is praying for you Katie. We miss you! Keep up the fight.

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Vicki Densmore
25 months ago

What fantastic news!!! Continued prayers and support

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Patti Pisani
25 months ago

So glad to hear the GREAT news. She is a very strong person, Katie get better soon, I so miss that laugh of yours.

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Erika Hood
25 months ago

Thankful you are off the ventilator!!! The Hood family is thinking of you today!

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Vicki Densmore
25 months ago

Continued prayers to you Katie and all family involved !!! We have never met but my daughter has met you thru Marge Chaprales from college!!!being a mom, Grammy and nurse I know the importance of keeping your spirits up!!! Sending love and strength your way every day

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Vicki Densmore
25 months ago

Soo glad you're improving!our prayers are with you and your family/friends daily!

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Kathy Sullivan
25 months ago

Katie, you've been through so much but please keep fighting... One day at a time... I miss seeing your great smile and positive attitude at Bakie. Keep fighting!!!

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Cathy Brooks
25 months ago

Fight Katie, Fight! You can do it. We are praying for you every day. With Love from the Brooks and Farnum Families xo

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Mary Maher Larson
25 months ago

Katie is such an important part of our 2L family. Our lives are not the same without you Katie. We miss you so much and the little ones talk about you constantly. Please keep fighting...prayers to you and your family. We love you! XOXO Mary

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