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Love for Linda

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On 7Feb, my step mom, Linda, was riding on the back of my dad’s motorcycle; a favorite pastime for both of them. Unfortunately, some punks in our quiet neighborhood decided to maliciously tie a ratchet strap from one side of the street across to the other. Neither of my parents saw the strap as they cruised down the neighborhood street and unfortunately Linda was nearly decapitated when she collided with the strap. (My dad, thankfully, was sitting lower than Mom, and was mostly unaffected). 
The extent of her injuries is heart breaking, as the strap nearly ripped her jaw off. There is extensive damage to her face, vital arteries, and soft tissue, and dozens of fractures to her face, skull and possibly cervical vertebrae that so far have required several surgeries and will require several more. She is in critical but stable condition in the ICU. 
After asking for prayers, no matter what diety you report to, I’m asking for donations to help cover the cost of staggering medical expenses, travel and lodging costs for out of town family members (including travel for myself as I’m stationed away with the military), food and basic necessity costs so that my devastated father and family don’t have to worry about anything during this awful time. Every thing past the immediate cost of her medical bills will go directly towards her post-hospital care (in home care equipment, supplies for wound maintenance etc...). Not a cent will be put towards anything but Linda. Every little bit helps and I promise you that every little bit will be vastly appreciated. 
Linda is a vivacious, outgoing, generous, loving, strong willed, stubborn and massive hearted woman who didn’t deserve this disgusting act of inhumanity and sure as hell doesn’t deserve the ramifications of someone else’s shitty life choices. From the absolute bottom of my heart, I’m begging anyone and everyone to please help contribute to this cause. Share this page and encourage others to help, too. Thank you so much in advance and God bless.
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Good afternoon everyone. This will be the last post I make on the GoFundMe as we’ve exceeded not only our financial goal, but our goal of getting Mom home. We have set up a post address to continue receiving any donations, cards, letters etc...

Linda Gonzales
7014 E. Golflinks Rd
Tucson, Az 85730

To everyone who donated, prayed, spread our story, well wished, came by, called or gave a positive vibe, from the bottom depths of our hearts, thank you. No one can know what it is like to go through a situation like this, but more importantly, no one can know what it’s like to go through this with the love and support we did. I said before that I was so incredibly humbled by this entire situation, and I couldn’t mean that more. My soul has been healed from the outpouring of support and love. Everyone who did anything to benefit Mom gave her, and us, strength to get through this trial. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for everything that everyone has done for me, for my mom, for my father and for my community.
We are going to raise awareness and hope to ensure this never happens again. And we can’t do that without the continued effort and support from our peers. So please keep sharing our story and help us make our community a safer and more vigilant place.
Please keep reaching out to us for updates and news on Mom and the events being hosted in her honor, Love for Linda.
Thank you again so much, I love every single one you you reading this and I have prayed a million times over for you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. God bless ❤️
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Hi everyone. I’m sorry I haven’t updated in a while, I came back to Fort Campbell for work.
Mom is doing really well. She got moved out of ICU and started her voc. rehab and took her first steps last week with a walker. The tracheostomy came out and she’s working on being able to talk and swallow. Hoping the feeding tube will come out in the next week or so. Her spirits are still very high and she is keeping us all on our toes. Please keep sharing our story and keep an eye out for the bike run on 7April. If you have a bike, come join us!!! Keep praying #loveforlinda
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Good morning! I wasn’t on night shift but I do have the summary. Mom had a bit of a rough night again. She’s trying to cough up and clear out all the junk in her chest and it is wearing her out. She’s also got a little case of pneumonia but they caught it early and are all on top of it. We’re requesting that everyone give Mom some peace today, no visits please. She is pooped and needs some rest.
I saw Mom yesterday afternoon and she looked great otherwise. Her eyes are open and clear, the swelling is almost gone and she can see just fine. She’s doing well with the ventilator and the staff absolutely love her.
Please keep praying for her recovery and for these set backs. We love all of you so much and cannot express the generosity and forward momentum we’ve received from everyone. Thank you so much!! Please keep sharing our story and God Bless.
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Morning from the night shift! Update on Mom.
She had a rough night and is back on the ventilator. Her EKG and ultrasound cleared any issues with her heart. Her chest X-ray was mostly unchanged from yesterday; still showed some fluid on her lungs but her blood work showed lack of adequate oxygen and that was the main factor in putting her back on the ventilator. Good news is that there isn’t any additional fluid and that the Dr thinks she was just tired from being off the ventilator and having so much going on. Hopefully after another chest X-ray and blood work, she’ll be able to ween off the ventilator today or tomorrow.
The staff in the ICU cannot be praised enough for how on top of every issue they are, and how caring, attentive, and compassionate they are. Their patience has no limits. Mom is in the best hands in the city. We cannot express our unfathomable gratitude to them.
Please keep Mom in your thoughts and prayers and please keep sharing our story. Keep spreading awareness and vigilance throughout our communities. Thank you so much for everything and god bless.
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