Shayla's Get Well Soon Fund
Not only is Shayla smart, but she's a gifted person who's ambitious and who contributes to making our world better. Shayla is involved in various community service activities such as Habitat for Humanity and wants to get her Master's in Social Work.
A couple of weeks ago Shayla was found unresponsive in her home by her mom and then she was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit. Her doctors found out that she has meningitis. They say that Shayla will make a full recovery. Unfortunately, it will take three months in the hospital for her to completely recover.
The average cost for a day in the hospital in Massachusetts is around $1800. (Source: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/average-cost-per-inpatient-day-across-50-states.html) Multiplied by 90 and that's about $162,000. For someone who just graduated college, that's a lot of money. Having such an illness can throw a wrench in your life and it can take years to get out of so much medical debt. If you could make a donation to help support my friend as she gets better it would help a lot. When she beats this and gets out of the hospital we want Shayla to be able to move forward with her life. Everyone who knows and loves Shayla would be grateful for your generosity.
Update: The doctors are not sure what Shayla has. Shayla is not well and her neurological condition continues to deteriorate. Shayla is breathing on her own, but has limited alertness. When she does seem more alert Shayla's mom Doreen reads her messages and shows her videos and cards her friends have sent her, so if you want please leave a message with your donation. Shayla is currently trying different treatments and medicines in the hospital. Right now she is being given IVIG which replaces her antibodies with different antibodies. Hopefully we will see something with that! Doreen has been meeting with different doctors to see what else they can do and will continue to keep us all posted. We are all rooting for you Shayla, we love you! #SupportShay #gobeyondgiving