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Rally for Charlee

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Raised by 555 people in 6 months
Created August 11, 2018
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4.5 month old Charlee Katherine Santy is fighting for her life following a traumatic head injury on Thursday afternoon. She was rushed by ambulance from Fort Collins to Colorado Childrens Hospital in Aurora after spending the day with her child care provider. While details are still vague, we are rallying behind this sweet baby girl, praying for her recovery. Her brain bleeds and retinal hemorrhaging are under control and after 2 days in the pediatric intensive care unit she will be moved in to a recovery room and still has a long road ahead of her. Her parents, Samantha and Jeremy, are in the family therapy and education fields and have devoted their lives to helping children, but now need our help to get them through this impossible time. No parent should ever have to endure the heartbreak of watching their child suffer this way. As they work through healing within their own hearts and lives, I ask that anyone who is able to contribute financially to lighten that load for them. As details are released I will keep updates coming, but at his time there is an ongoing investigation which requires a great deal of privacy. Please keep this baby and her family in your daily prayers.32069740_1534019945375198_r.jpeg32069740_1534019959160199_r.jpeg32069740_1534019969296343_r.jpeg32069740_153402000114566_r.jpeg32069740_1534020025951983_r.jpeg
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It's been 2 months since Charlee sustained her injury. She had her first appointment in the Non-accidental brain injury clinic (NABIC) at Children's this week and it was a lot of encouraging news. She is continuing to heal and is doing well in recovery in all areas including her eyes, her brain and her development overall. She got her first two teeth and is trying very hard to crawl!

We are continually having to monitor for seizures and will have to do so for the rest of her life but at this point there have been none.

On the legal side of things, we are really just playing the waiting game. Charges were filed in the end of August and we are now waiting to find out if the case will go to trial. Could be a looooong wait.

Sam and Jeremy are trying as best they can to make their new schedules work. It is difficult to balance and they have to sacrifice a lot of time together as husband and wife as well as time together as whole family but Charlee is loving getting to spend so much time with mom and dad. Close friends have been an incredible help to the family with helping out with Charlee as well. Thank you to the entire Santy village for the support, love, prayers and donations!
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It has been almost a month since this happened. Charlee seems to be doing well and is doing what 5 month old babies are supposed to do. She still has some residual blood from her retinal hemorrhaging but all in in all she is doing well. Long-term it is impossible to know if there will be issues in the future and just how bad it could be. Sam and Jeremy are juggling their schedules so that one of them is with Charlee all the time and to take her down to Denver for tests and rehab every week. This is a terrible part of life's journey but they have love for one another and support from everybody around them to see this through and get the best outcome possible.

Meanwhile the daycare provider involved has been charged with felony child abuse resulting in serious injury and spent a weekend in jail before bonding out. This part will be tough for everyone as they will have to relive this trauma over and over again.

Thank you to everyone who is staying involved in this journey and supported Sam, Jeremy and Charlee in any way you can!
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We finally have HUGE information to share, with a fantastic breakthrough! Baby girl Charlee was abused by her care giver just over two weeks ago, resultimg in her official arrest at 1 pm today. She will be in custody until her hearing on Monday afternoon. She is being charged with an F3 felony: child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury. This is every parent's greatest fear and we never think it can happen to our own child. And then, it does. Sam and Jeremy are now passionate about informing people and educating others about the very real danger of what can happen when your child is in the care of others. It is truly unfathomable that anyone could hurt an innocent and helpless child, but it does happen. Charlee is a tough little girl and a true fighter and I know we are all inspired by her perserverance. We are thankfuk that after two weeks of non stop work and long hard hours, law enforcement has done an incredible job. We are thankful for all of your support, prayers, donations and love. Now, we are determined to seek justice for little Charlee.
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Wow, what an incredible support system to help rally for Charlee. She finally made it home to sleep in her own bed Saturday night and for the first time in a week slept 8 straight hours. This week she has to follow up with ophthalmology, neurology, and neurosurgery doctors. She will be seeing physical, occupational and speech therapists each week on top of that. Sam, Jeremy and and baby girl will be traveling down to Denver at least once a week for appointments. The final insurance bill from the hospital stay last week is still unknown but for now they are going to have to pay out of pocket for many upcoming appointments until they figure out how to get Charlee's care covered moving forward (as much as possible) which means some appointments are going to cost hundreds of dollars out of pocket. Please know that each dollar donated is beyond appreciated, and that every cent is going directly towards this sweet baby's recovery. Thank you everyone for your help and love.
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Raised by 555 people in 6 months
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