Sheila Modglin Recovery Fund

$17,680 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 232 people in 8 days
Created February 11, 2018
Sheila Modglin, popular bartender at Dirty Franks, actress and community arts organizer in Upper Darby, was critically injured in a car accident and needs your help.

Sheila was hit by a car while crossing Lincoln Drive by foot on her way home from work after closing Franks early the morning of Feb. 9.

She suffered many broken bones and head trauma in the accident. She is being treated at Einstein Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia. Sheila has no health insurance. And she will have enormous medical bills, and no income while she recovers.

Sheila founded a non-profit art-for-kids program, Sunshine Arts, in Upper Darby. She and her friends turned her family home into a lived-art Space, where they open the doors daily to 20-40 neighborhood children from diverse backgrounds to engage in art, music and drama. This program has changed the lives of several hundred at-risk and immigrant children in Upper Darby.

Her hundreds of patrons at the bar, many from the nearby University of the Arts and from Temple University’s film program, know Sheila as a super positive person. She’s passionate and community minded, and always helping others.

Now she needs help herself.
Please contribute whatever you can.

Feel free to donate here, or send a check directly to Sheila’s sister so the family can avoid this site’s 2.9% transaction fee.

Checks or money order
Payable to:
Kathy Kalafut
27 papermill Road
Springfield, PA 19064

Here’s the article about Sheila’s accident

I created this page as a favor for the family, and at their request. 

Thank you for helping,
27677940_1518411066.8159_funddescriptionPhoto: Michael Deutz
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Today the sun and God shined upon us again.
They reduce the meds and she was awake we communicated with eye blinks: Two for yes and one for no. Had a short conversation and I asked her to squeeze my hand and she did.
With all the commotion she started getting very excited and it drove her blood pressure up so they came in and raised the meds to keep her calm.
Absolutely beautiful!

And here's the video he sent a bit earlier:
Sheila does the foot dance
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Hi again,

In response to questions: Please send photos and videos and anything else you want me to share to my email address: odorell@gmail.com

Many thanks!
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Thank you all for your incredible support!

We’ve raised more than $16,000 in about a week, with donations that range from $10 to several hundred. Every little bit counts, and when Sheila wakes up she’ll know that all these people are rooting for her.

More good news from Rick: Sheila opened her eyes today for a short while. The doctors have reduced her sedation and she’s responding more consistently to people around her.
She’s still at the start of a long journey. And your support will make a difference.

Please share this page with your friends and network!
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Good news!
Sheila’s brother Rick shared a video of her wriggling her foot on command. This shows semi-consciousness, hearing and responsiveness.

Rick: The doctors wanted to remind us that it’s not consistently on command but I say — dammit — it made me smile.

The neurosurgeon and trauma surgeon both gave positive feedback and the third doctor just reminded the family of all the things that could still go wrong.

She goes into surgery Wednesday Feb. 14. Happy Valentines Day Sheila!

This is good but Sheila is far from out of the woods. Please keep spreading the word that she still needs help!
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Raised by 232 people in 8 days
Created February 11, 2018
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