Help Vicki Stay Connected

$1,372 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 23 months
Staci Emerson  PINCKNEY, MI
Hello, my name is Staci Emerson, and I have a friend whose mom has been battling ALS for the last 5 years.  Over this time, I have heard the strength and struggles she has had.  Most people have probably heard about ALS after the last internet phenomenon "Ice Bucket Challenge," but if you don't know, ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (better known as  Lou Gehrig's disease).  It is a disease that has slowly taken over Vicki's life.  She went from being a very active mother and grandmother to being bedridden.   
     For months now, she has been confined to only talking.  She no longer has the ability to move any part of her body other than her mouth and eyes.  At this point, she has resigned herself to watching television.  Her only way to stay connected has been through the internet.  She was able to be capable enough to not be looked at any differently online, to share opinions and voice her story. She was able to feel truly alive again, but at this point she cannot even control the T.V. remote let alone surf the internet.
     Which brings me to why I’ve started this campaign. Vicki has all of the emotional support any of her friends and family can give, but there are simply things we are incapable of helping her with. The times when they work or leave her are hours filled with nothing for her. My only hope is that she be able to browse the internet and possibly control her T.V. The technology is out there for her to have voice activated equipment. For this endeavor we will need around $2000 dollars. 
     With your help, we can give her back some of her freedom. THANK YOU!!!
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Posted by Staci Emerson
21 months ago
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I'm sorry to report that as they were trying to find a good day to assess Vicki, she passed peacefully last night. She had started suffering from confusion and having a hard time breathing. I'm sure she will be missed by all of you. She was aware of everything that everyone donated in an effort to help make her life better, and I can't thank you enough for making her feel loved. Your efforts were humbling. I am going to mail checks to everyone. Please pm me your addresses, and I will get those in the mail. Thanks again.
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Update 2
Posted by Staci Emerson
23 months ago
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We just hit the half-way mark! I can't thank everyone enough! I'm going to get things started for her. $1000 more, and she will be back online and able to control the t.v. These are things we all take for granted. Let's make this happen for her!
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Update 1
Posted by Staci Emerson
23 months ago
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Thank you to everyone who has donated! This woman is trapped in her body unable to move. This would change her world.
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$1,372 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 23 months
Created April 25, 2015
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Marsha Johnson
23 months ago

I love you sister woman

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Kathy DuBetz
23 months ago

Sending prayers...

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