Help Support Susan Lane

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As some may know my Mother ( Susan ) has been a quadruple amputee for just over a year. She is missing both of her hands at the wrist and both of her legs from the knee down due to a 1 in 300Million people battle with a very rare and agressive form of Strep Phenomia and Bacterial Meningitis.

As you can imagine Susan requires a lot of care including 24 hour PCA, Nursing and Medical .

In addition to the medial need, due to the fact that Susan can no longer work her family is now surviving on one income, That of her son Jay and they're family business of 20 years Flowers by the Depot. This has left a severe short fall in the families ability to sustain moving forward.

Susan is in need of the following things:

- Donations for the families Mortgage

- Donations of funds to help Susan get a trained medical dog to help assist her basic needs

- Donations to help offset the cost of Susans 24 PCA care

- Donations to help offset the cost of Susans prostetic legs, hands and training

Even the smallest donation can go a long way.

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT SUSAN LANE!

Thank You,

Jay Lane
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My mother Susan is a quadruple amputee of 5 years. She lost her hands and legs below the knee due to a 1 in 300million battle with strep/pneumonia and bacterial meningitis. Because Mom has such unique needs Art Helps of Natick and private donations bought her a service dog 3 years ago whom she has trained to cater to her every need. Stella is a 3 year old German Shepard who assists mom on a daily basis with household tasks and companionship. She is a highly trained tool which my mother has come to rely upon for many tasks necessary to her personal needs and comfort. While playing outside with my 8 year old daughter Adeline and her friend a rat ran across our backyard towards the children. Stella jumped into action and caught the rat to protect the kids. In the process Stella was bit on the nose and cheek by the rat and is now undergoing several procedures at the emergency vet in Natick. Because we live on such a fixed budget, there is no possible way we can afford the necessary treatments for Stella, as she requires several shots, xrays, blood cultures, wound treatment and vaccination titers. My mother is absolutely heart broken at the moment. Stella is her best friend and a loved and crucial member of our family. Please help us any way you can. Also donations can be made direct to our Pay Pal by contacting me directly.
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I am So excited that construction has finally begun!! We are Putting up some walls, taking down some walls and making overall adaptations to my living space! We are also adding a secondary exit with a much more manageable ramp! A Huge Thank You to everyone who has been helping both physically and financially! We could not be doing any of this without all of your generosity! More photos to come!
~Susan Lane
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I haven’t given an update in quite some time, so here’s the latest news on this recovery. In September, after fighting infections in my kneecap for four years, I had my left leg amputated above the knee. Which would make me an above the knee, and a below the knee quadruple amputee (my hands are amputated just above the wrist).

This has been one of the most difficult journeys I have been on since all of this began in 2014. Knowing that this was my final fight and more major surgery was inevitable , it was terrifying.

We actually got thrown a curve ball, the doctors, thinking that we beat this, I was cleared to walk in April May and June 2018. Then my bones basically crumbled beneath me.

In July we scheduled the surgery for the end of September in order to try to get things in order. Waiting that long had its advantages but also prolonged the anxieties, fear, and doubt, as to whether I would truly be able to walk again. Soon we will see.

At the end of November 2018, I was cleared by the surgeons to start the prosthetic process. At that point I decided at least another month or two of healing was in order. I could not even imagine putting pressure on this new limb. Something about now being asymmetrical has taken quite some time for my brain to remap itself to a new body type. Somehow being an “even” quadruple amputee had become comfortable. I felt I had learned all the tricks had a process in place and then had to re-learn EVERYTHING! This takes time And is mentally exhausting to Re think every movement.

Currently I have one prosthetic for my below the knee amputated leg that is final and next Thursday, March 14 , my above the knee prosthetic and one arm will be ready for testing. I am very apprehensive about this process and don’t feel like I have that steam that I had in the past. Possibly because I know all the work that is coming? The plan is to go extremely slow I’m not pushing as hard as I did the first time around.

We are also starting construction finally, next week, to make my home much more accessible and to expand my personal living space. Lots of things in the works! Both Jay Lane and I are moving forward with the business, our respective recoveries and looking forward to a much better year!

We May be asking for volunteers at some point soon to help pack up most of the first floor of my house. And to clean and put it all back together again.If anyone could help pack boxes soon,please message me.
If anyone would like to financially help please follow the link.

As always, I couldn’t be doing this without all of your support and encouragement. Jay and I both, Thank everyone for joining us on this journey.
~Susan Lane
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As many of you may know, I recently had to have another amputation a few weeks ago. Things here have been extremely difficult, After last nights crazy storm, and we lost power for the third time in this past year since I’ve been sick.A complete and total meltdown commenced. This is the first time throughout all of this that I have felt totally helpless. Consequently, it’s time to invest in a Generator ASAP that runs by natural gas and has an automatic turn on switch.

Since our Flower Shop just reopened after three months due to Jays injury, my Re-amputation of my left leg, and having a little one in the house to keep warm, things here are financially Rough.

That overwhelming feeling of helplessness is foreign to me after being independent for so many years. We’re looking at a few systems and if anyone knows a plumber and electrician that maybe willing to help please private message me or Jay.I’ve This is beyond frustrating and I feel like I’m always asking for help.Is this the true test of humility? Please HELP if you can and SHARE this campaign. Thank you as always -Susan

The funds that have been raised over the past four years are completely depleted, we did get a service dog, we have been paying for a prosthetic co-pays and medical co-pays and more adaptations to our home and we thank all of you for your previous donations.
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Laurie Fuller Sordillo
39 months ago
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I recently had the honor of meeting Susan and her son Jay. I am amazed at not only her endurance but her positive attitude. Her son Jay is just as amazing. I would be so proud to have a son like him. A young man who not only had to see the outcome of his mother's illness but a young man who took over the family business, care of his mother and oversees the hiring of appropriate PCA's. This is truly a family who deserves the help and kindness from others. God bless Susan and Jay

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Cynthia Ravosa
47 months ago
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I have known Susan for awhile and even before everything happened she is an amazing person, today she is truly an inspiration to all. She had courage, determination and wonderful Friends an family that love her. I am so glad to have met her.

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Anna Toro-Bernard
47 months ago
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this lady is real, I don't know how gofundme works totally, but I happened to see her walking around the rehab place yesterday, and when I saw her I thought to myself "my problems are not so bad" when others are even worse. Help if you can.

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Susan Lane
36 months ago

http://m.wcvb.com/news/quadruple-amputee-from-naticks-strong-spirit-inspires-many/40281656

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Susan Lane
17 months ago

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated recently! This has been an extremely difficult couple of months and we truly appreciate the help with all the extra expenses back-and-forth to the hospital. Please also support our business www.flowersbythedepot.com. Heartfelt appreciation to all of you!-Susan

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Susan Lane
36 months ago

A heartfelt Thank you to everyone who has continued to support me moving forward towards total independence again. Here is a link to a recent interview aired today on WCVB channel 5 Boston , With Maria Stefanos. http://m.wcvb.com/news/quadruple-amputee-from-naticks-strong-spirit-inspires-many/40281656

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Laurie Fuller Sordillo
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I recently had the honor of meeting Susan and her son Jay. I am amazed at not only her endurance but her positive attitude. Her son Jay is just as amazing. I would be so proud to have a son like him. A young man who not only had to see the outcome of his mother's illness but a young man who took over the family business, care of his mother and oversees the hiring of appropriate PCA's. This is truly a family who deserves the help and kindness from others. God bless Susan and Jay

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Cynthia Ravosa
47 months ago
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I have known Susan for awhile and even before everything happened she is an amazing person, today she is truly an inspiration to all. She had courage, determination and wonderful Friends an family that love her. I am so glad to have met her.

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Anna Toro-Bernard
47 months ago
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this lady is real, I don't know how gofundme works totally, but I happened to see her walking around the rehab place yesterday, and when I saw her I thought to myself "my problems are not so bad" when others are even worse. Help if you can.

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Susan Lane
36 months ago

http://m.wcvb.com/news/quadruple-amputee-from-naticks-strong-spirit-inspires-many/40281656

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Susan Lane
17 months ago

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated recently! This has been an extremely difficult couple of months and we truly appreciate the help with all the extra expenses back-and-forth to the hospital. Please also support our business www.flowersbythedepot.com. Heartfelt appreciation to all of you!-Susan

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Susan Lane
36 months ago

A heartfelt Thank you to everyone who has continued to support me moving forward towards total independence again. Here is a link to a recent interview aired today on WCVB channel 5 Boston , With Maria Stefanos. http://m.wcvb.com/news/quadruple-amputee-from-naticks-strong-spirit-inspires-many/40281656

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