Skiatook's Atwell family funding
Her Grandma Debbie Atwell has a broken rib and trauma to the body.
Her Aunt Kayleigh has a broken leg, knee cap to be exact and is to have surgery at St. John's hospital in Tulsa. She is currently a student at Oklahoma State University.
At this time none of these three victims have any personal health insurance.
We are hoping to raise funds for medical costs as well as personal costs this family will endure during this hard time. This is just the beginning of a long road to recovery. We are praising God that this family is alive and on the path to recovery. This family will need any and all the help financially and prayers that they can get.
I am a family friend of Madison and her parents. My name is Nicole Wood I am from Skiatook. Madison has played on my husbands softball team the last two years and has become good friends with our daughter. We think the world of the always smiling, happy, and beautiful Maddie. The funds will be spent in whatever Madison's parents, grandmother, and Aunt need to make trips back and forth, for any medical bills, or anything else they may need financial help with during this hard time. I am running the gofundme page as the family has alot on their plate at this time and this felt like the only thing I could do to help. I have received permission from each family member involved as well as Madison's parents to do this for them.
Have the family contact the DA in Stillwater Ask for victims compensation fund This fund is set up to help people who are injured that they had no control over. They will need to take a copy of the police report with them. Close family member can get this information from the police department contact the DA in the county. The DAs office can work with the hospital to get a lower rate. Next have the family ask for financial assistance at the hospital. Along with the DAs help and the hospital self hopefully they will not have any hospital bills. And this money good hopefully be used for the time that they're going to missed from work school and transportation back-and-forth to doctors visits or medication.
Rebecca I am sorry you feel that way. I wrote only what I was informed of by the family. I started this page to help them. I know you don't know me and have no reason to trust me what so ever. As stated above Madison's dad is the only one able to withdraw any funds. I did not realize people felt this way but because it has been pointed out I will be letting Madison's step mom take over from this point. I do not want my starting this page discourage anyone from helping them. Also Rebecca before making comments such as yours about the insurance, please know all facts regarding their specific situation. This page was not made to get all up in the families business, it was made to help them.
Rebecca Armstrong. Apparently you have no clue about ObamaCare. Family can choose to pay the penalty at the end of the year for not choosing Obamacare. For my family it would have been $540 a month (which i can not afford) or pay $140 on my taxes. Which choice do you think I took? Shame on you.
Hey Rebecca lady, I'm going to be nice, I've spent almost two days with no sleep, taking care of my sister, I just saw my mother for the first time since this happened. We know the laws. I work two jobs and go to school full time to help provide for this family. My father is disabled and so is my mother, now so even more. This money is to help with cover all cost not covers by the crap Medicare my mother has. So that leave Kay's hospitals bills , 20% percent of my mothers cost. A helicopter ride. 6 broken ribs, the list goes on. gas spent driving from all over the state. Hmmm food, the list goes on. I hope you never get a phone call telling you half hour family is in the hospital. When that happens I'll send you all the money I can spare. When one of your family members cries because of what they have lived through watching their grand child be put on a helicopter not know what will happen, I'll comfort you. But I ask you to never talk shit again. To try to tell us the laws. We know the laws. I thank the friends and family helping us and all the people sending us money. It's a blessing to know the one thing I don't have to worry about is the one thing every one worries about. Godbless every one who has donated. We couldn't do this with out you.
First i dont know amy personally. I went to high school with her and i know her through my friend and she was even at my wedding. Secound the individuals who are complainging about the child not having insurance obviously has never had a child in the hospital before. Its not just the medical bills that pile up but also the food bills and other necessary items to live day by day. As a mom i would not be leaving my childs side to go home and cook dinner. I would eat in the cafeteria every night or not eat all. Thats what this gofundme page is for. I really wish people would think before they write. Way to go Nicole Wood for starting this page. I pray your kind heart will be rewareded one day.
Rebecca, Shame on you. Your family has asked for help on here and I personally gave. You have no right to pass judgement. Even with insurance families have struggles. (Look in the mirror here!) Pray for this family if you feel the need to judge. Nicole - do not let bitter people stop you from helping others. You did the right thing. God bless.
I saw this link from BMMS and decided to see what I could donate , but then I saw a comment that just blew me away. Nicole, I wouldn't bother with sour people like Rebecca, you continue to do what you can, people will help if they can :). Rebecca, as far as insurance goes.. you DON'T have to have insurance and Obamacare doesn't make sure you're insured. You get penalized at the end of the year if you are uninsured, so there are plenty of people and children out there who don't have it and many reasons as to why they don't have it. It's also not as easy as you think to get insured. Also, these pages are made by people who care and sometimes when something tragic is going on, finances are the last thing on someones mind. So, how about you leave this page alone and let the people who want to help this child/family help them. Such an ugly person on the outside as well as inside.. Smh..
Please let the family know they can take advantage of the Ronald McDonald Family Room (on the 6th Floor in children's). We have private showers, laundry facilities, and snacks for families that have children in the hospital. I am praying for the family and believing for a complete and speedy recovery!
I am praying for this precious little girl who has so much purpose in her life which is why God saw fit to spare her. I am praying the entire family's strength and peace throughout the healing process, both physically and mentally. I will offer one suggestion to you, Nicole, and everyone else responding to the nonsense of the some insensitive people - STOP! They don't worry your time, energy, or attention - refocus and let's remain united in helping you all (all parents, grandparents, aunt, extended family) get through this. Nicole continue to be a blessing to this family and don't let naysayers steal your joy. Negativity doesn't warrant your response. The story is on every major news outlet and local outlets that people can read for themselves. You were given some great info on the various options with the DA's office and the hospital please use them. I hope these funds can be used for the long days ahead when mom and dad can't make it to work because they are caring for their precious girl. God bless you, love! Keep your head up and please sprinkle some positivity and strength on Maddie from me, all the way from TX. I am a proud OSU alum and have an eight year old daughter, this pulled at my heart's strings.
Nicole Webster Wood Brewer, please don't let one inconsiderate comment deter you from assisting this family! This is a phenomenal thing you have done by creating this! Unfortunately, all I can offer today is my sincere condolences and prayers for this families trauma but I will share this and then donate on my next payday. God bless this family and all their supporters!
Oklahoma is one of the states that didn't reform their Medicaid program with Obamacare, which left a large gap. There is a minimum amount that you have to make to qualify for Obamacare. However Oklahoma offers the Insure Oklahoma program. Never the less this page is not setup for complaining about them not having insurance....you don't know the issues. Did you ever think that some private health insurance plans may not pay things caused by an automobile accident because it's the driver's car insurance responsibility. Please just pray for someone effected by this terrible, preventable irresponsible accident #enddui
Being a parent is hard but having a child in the hospital is even harder I'm unable to donate but I will continue to pray for the family and hope this go fund me will help with anything they may need it's going to be a long process but they will get through it Also how long does this stay up I'd like to donate next month when I get money from the drink driver who injured me I'd love to pay it forward may you all have a fast and easy recovery good bless
I don't mind helping people, but according to this you are saying they have no insurance, yet her mother is in the military and Obamacare requires everyone have insurance. My prayers go out to the family, but I believe the request for help should come from family