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Terri's Medical Fund

$54,730 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 369 people in 17 months
Created December 16, 2017
Hello Family and Friends,

The beautiful woman in this photo is Terri Foyet Deligio. Wife to Andy for 24 yrs. & Mom to Aly, Linsey, & Sammy. 

Seventeen years ago, Terri was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Because of the tumor, Terri experienced multiple seizures and had to put her career as a teacher on hold. After attempts at chemo and radiation failed, Terri agreed to surgery that reduced the seizures and she was able to resume work, (but only as a substitute teacher). Her family was able to finally catch up with the medical expenses and get back to the normalcy of life.

Recently, they discovered the tumor had come back in a new location. This location was more central, so they opted for Proton Radiation, as surgery was riskier.

After the Proton Radiation treatment was complete, Terri was able to return to substitute teaching. But soon she started to fall in class. These falls forced her again to stop teaching. This was the beginning of a new problem.

While the radiation contained and reduced the tumor, it also appears to have injured part of Terri's brain. It's our understanding that this side effect is called Radiation Necrosis. (commonly called scar tissue)

Radiation Necrosis is relatively rare, but when it does occur, it can have a crippling effect on the body and brain and is difficult to overcome.  The scar tissue damage is on her right temporal lobe, which causes confusion, erratic behavior and the loss of her left side.

Terri is now fighting just to accomplish some of the most ordinary functions of a common day. 

The help that Terri is getting from her family and friends is worth applause, but the amount of Medical care, Therapy and Attention that she needs is overwhelming.

So we created this GO FUND ME page.  Funds will pay for Terri's hospital stays, rehab, medical tests, home care, drugs, etc. Even with insurance, the bills are way beyond her family's ability to pay.  

Any contribution that you can make will be greatly appreciated! With your help, along with all of our prayers, that wonderful person that Terri truly is, will get the care that she needs and some quality of life.

Thank you so very much....Terri's family

(Terri is the daughter of Dan & Ann Foyet and Don & Diane Petramale.  And the sister of Michele (Russ) Meeks, Debbie (Dan) Hochstatter, and Dan (Jen) Foyet. And the step-sister of Donna (Mike) Rigert, Nick (Leslie) Petramale, and Dino (Lisa) Petramale.  Also daughter-in-law to Rose Bickley and Aunt, Cousin, and Friend to many.....
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Hi Everyone.....please read the latest update on Terri that I posted today (update #18) Thank You!!

Happy New Year,

Michele
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Happy Holidays...Merry Christmas...Happy New Year to all!! Thought I would give an update on Terri so everyone knows how she's doing...

It's been a year since I started this GoFundMe for Terri...to help with the medical costs of her hospital stays, Rehab center, Physical Therapy, NeuroBalance classes, Meds, Tests, and In-Home therapy visits. At that time, Terri just got out of the Alden Rehab Center and was using a cane, had struggles with balance & strength & mobility.

And here she is a year later walking without a cane, better balance, more strength, and better mobility. Doesn't she look good in this recent photo! Terri was enjoying some holiday fun with her family!

This is all due to hard work at NeuroBalance for physical therapy, Neuro classes, in-home visits, and constant exercises, walking, and time to recover.

Many thanks and heartfelt gratitude to everyone for their generous contributions that went to Terri's medical needs & care. The outpouring of kindness, generosity & prayers was above and beyond anything that all of us could imagine...and Terri, her family, and all of us are forever thankful and feel truly blessed!!

Terri needs continued therapy and classes to improve, gain strength, and continue on her journey to a better quality of life. You can imagine that it also means continuous medical expenses for Terri & her family. Insurance covers only so much and the bills will continue to add up.

If at all possible, and if you are looking for a year-end contribution, or even a New Year contribution...please consider donating once again to Terri's GoFundMe page. No amount is too small (or too big!) and is greatly appreciated, needed, and will go towards our Terri!

We wish you all a very Happy New Year and hope you had a wonderful holiday season too! Thank You...Thank You...Thank You!

With love & hugs,

Michele (for Terri...now & always!)

xoxoxo
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Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the summer! Thought I would share a quick update with you about Terri.....here's a photo of her at therapy. Look....no cane! Terri is walking so much better and with more strength and confidence.

Terri, her family, and all of us are so very grateful and thankful that she is able to go to Neurobalance once a week for therapy and classes geared towards those who have neurological and physical needs. Terri has come a long way during the last 6 months....but has a way to go.

Terri also works hard once a week with Sharon, her home visiting therapist, with getting around her house better and with more confidence. Terri is getting better at the every day things and has a way to go with that too. But she's getting stronger and her abilities are improving too.

Every donation helps to keep Terri going to therapy and having Sharon work with her at home. Insurance only covers so much and the medical bills continue to pile up for Terri and her family. Thank you for each and every donation to help Terri....nothing is too big or too small....because she will need this therapy for a long time.

Many, many thanks and wishing you all the best and hoping you're having a nice summer.

xoxoxo

Michele
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Hi Everyone!

Here's a little update on Terri.....

1) Terri continues to go to outpatient rehab to gain strength, balance, and confidence. She works hard at these sessions with her therapist.

2) Terri also continues to work with her visiting home care therapist on walking and various other tasks to be able to do more things on her own.

3) Terri just recently enjoyed being at a family wedding....she had fun at Kelly & Mark's special day!

4) It's Terri's birthday this Wednesday, June 6th! It would be so super awesome if you all can send birthday wishes to Terri....she would be so happy to hear from everyone.

5) We keep this Go Fund Me page going in hopes of reaching the much needed goal for Terri....the funds will go towards the important and vital outpatient & inpatient therapy & rehab that is helping Terri so much.


Many, many thanks to everyone for your thoughts, prayers, get well wishes, and generosity! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY Terri......love you!!!


xoxoxo

Michele
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$54,730 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 369 people in 17 months
Created December 16, 2017
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