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Bring Kate Home

$45,258 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 223 people in 19 months
Created January 14, 2018
Our cousin, MaryKate Morrell, suffered a massive stroke in October 2017.  She spent 5 weeks in intensive care following brain surgery at Strong  Memorial Hospital. She also spent 6 weeks at Unity Hospital Golisano Rehabilitation Unit. Kate is currently at a long term care facility receiving hours of therapy each day. Her prognosis is fair at best as she may be paralyzed the rest of her life. But the hope is Kate’s verbal abilities and use of her hands will return. Regardless, her road to recovery will take years. 

Prior  to the stroke, Kate was the primary caregiver to her children Zachary (20), Grace (18) and Jayden (14) as well as served on the ARC  Board of Directors.  Zach and Grace were both born with a rare and severe debilitating disease about which very little is known requiring round the clock nursing care.  Her devoted husband of 24 years Erik, works long hours to support his wife, two disabled children and thriving teenage son.

In order for Kate to come home, the second floor of their home will require renovations and significant equipment to accommodate her disabilities. The cost of these necessary expenses are estimated to be approximately twenty thousand dollars. Erik, family and friends will help complete the renovations to reduce costs. 

This family has had more challenges than most people deal with in a lifetime. Erik has had to fight with hospitals as well as insurance medical directors from day one over Kate’s care while trying to balance going to work, visiting Kate as well as participating in her therapies and spending time with their children at home. You will never meet a more loving, vested husband and father. 

Please consider donating to this beautiful family. We will be donating $1,000 directly to Erik to get the fundraising started. Thank you for your support. This family has a very long road a head of them.
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Pat and I visited with Kate this afternoon. She continues to amaze us with her courage and resilience. Her speech continues to improve. She was able to move her fingers ever so slightly while her pal Deb was massaging her hands. Despite the incredible pain Kate suffers through daily as her body continues to “waken”, she has kept her sense of humor. Please continue cheering her on. She is amazing.
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Erik wants every person who supported this effort to know how extremely grateful he is for your generosity. He wouldn’t tell you he received well over 10k in bills in Monday’s mail a lone and was relieved thanks to all of you he could pay every single bill. This family will be forever humbled by the love they’ve felt from so many people. Please continue to support this family. Kate’s recovery will take years.


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Our family can’t begin to explain how grateful we are for the amazing support we have received. Kate is working several hours each day in physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Thank you all for your on- going support of the Morrell’s. We are truly grateful.
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Yesterday, Pat and I visited Kate. We were astounded at her progress in a mere 7 days. Erik said her body is “waking up” from the stroke/brain bleed trauma. She was answering questions. She knew who we were as well as an aunt and uncle who were also visiting. It was the most joyful visit since October. I’ve said all a long she will far surpass all doctor’s expectations. Miracles do and will happen. Please share her story. They are an amazing family.
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$45,258 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 223 people in 19 months
Created January 14, 2018
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