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Ashli's Medical & Funeral Expenses

$3,030 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 19 months
In the early morning of April 28, 2017, Ashli began having trouble breathing. EMTs were called. By the time they got her into the ambulance, she had stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest. The EMTs got her back and transported Ashli to the hospital where she went into cardiac arrest again, this time for around 20 minutes. She was kept on life support over the weekend as the doctors tried to save her life. However, on May 1st they declared her brain dead. In accordance with Ashli's wishes, her healthy organs were donated and life support was ended. Her remains were cremated and given to the family.

Ashli leaves behind her husband, Byron; sons Ethan, 23, and Daegan, 10; and daughter Aislynn, 14.


Our health insurance and the organ donation group Gift of Hope covered a large portion of the medical bills. The portion that the family is responsible for is around $5,000.

Byron recently retired from the Army after 27 years of service but is not yet able to draw his pension (gray-area retiree, under age 60), so the household income is reduced. Our savings were depleted to pay for expenses incurred during three weeks of unpaid family medical leave and the cremation service. The outstanding medical bills are a burden beyond our ability to pay.

All donations to this campaign will be used to pay the medical expenses related to Ashli's death.
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Howdy folks. Thanks to your support of this fundraiser, I've made significant progress in paying off Ashli's medical bills. Ambulance, funeral costs, and most of the doctors are all paid in full. The only bill left is for Ingalls Memorial Hospital in the amount of $6,240.44.

We sincerely appreciate the show of support we have received during this difficult time. Having good friends and family have helped us get through this. Thank you very much!

Byron
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Ashli's Medical & Funeral Expenses has reached 52% of its goal. Thanks to David, Randy and Reema.
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First, a huge thank you to everybody. This campaign has been up only a couple of days the support we've received is fantastic.

Next, I received another bill for over $2,000. It's for services that were performed AFTER Ashli was declared dead, so it should have been covered by Gift of Hope. I'm working with my excellent contact there, Jenny, to get it sorted out.
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So, I tried to send out personalized thank you notes, but the web site glitched out. If you got a thank you note and it called you by someone else's name, I offer my sincere apologies!
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$3,030 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 19 months
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RG
$200
Randy Graham
17 months ago
$30
Anonymous
17 months ago
CG
$100
Christopher Garza
17 months ago (Offline Donation)
$100
Anonymous
18 months ago
$300
Annie McDermott
18 months ago
JD
$50
John Dark
18 months ago
$30
Annie McDermott
18 months ago
JG
$20
Jason Gass
18 months ago
RG
$200
Randy Graham
18 months ago
JG
$100
Jewell Graham
18 months ago (Offline Donation)
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