Brielle has always been such a kind and energetic soul. Brielle, her brother Josh and I all grew up together, and we're cousins. Brielle was always so sweet and would put on little dance showcases every time we were at our Nana's house. Brielle was diagnosed with leukemia about four years ago and has been on chemo medication since then. But she has not let it hinder her spirit and drive for life; she has continued to dance and be her energetic self through fighting this disease. On July 26, 2016 Brielle was hit by a car while crossing at a crosswalk and broke her neck, pelvis, jaw and several bones in her face. Her brain has also suffered major trauma. She is a fighter and we have faith and hope that she will get through this.
We have put together this GoFundMe to help her family with any medical expenses that aren't covered by insurance, as well as other expenses that will arise from lost time at work etc.
Thank you in advance for any support you can offer.
She and her family have been amazingly strong through this entire ordeal and I believe that it is through all of the prayers and support that they are able to find that strength. They are going to need our continued support throughout the coming weeks and months as Brielle begins the difficult process of multiple surgeries to heal her broken body.
Thank you to everyone who has donated and shared, it is appreciated more than you will ever know. Please continue to share so that even more people can witness the miracle of Brielle's recovery. She truly is one of the strongest people I know and I have no doubt that she will make a full recovery.
Thank you and God Bless!
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The previous comment was from yesterday, Sunday August 7th. Here is tje latest info: Early this morning, after struggling to breathe for several hours, Brielle had a seizure and had to have her breathing tube put back in and had to be sedated after it was discovered that she had a collapsed lung due to a puncture from a broken rib. She is still fighting so hard and we know that she will pull through, it is just very hard to see her in this condition. If you would like to keep up with Brielle's recovery and be an encouragement to her and her family, you can join the Facebook group Hope for Brielle
Today started out pretty rough. The ICP levels were going pretty high and they had trouble getting them to come down. It was decide that it would be best to put Brielle into a deep coma as that will give her body and brain a chance to heal with minimal stress. She was moved to the Neuro Critical Care Unit on the 4th floor, where they specialize in brain injuries. There were very few ICP issues after that and they have been able to manage them very well. The doctors and nurses are so attentive and friendly. I was impressed with how patient they while we bombarded them with questions. They took the time to answer them all and put it in terms we could understand. One of the nurses had seen Brielle earlier in the week and commented that she looked much better than she did before and was very positive about the outlook for Brielle. She almost started crying as she told us that she had a daughter very close in age to Brielle and that that she treats all of her patients as if they are her own family. Brielle is in very good hands and I am feeling very reassured about her recovery. The highlight of the night for me was sitting in the room with Angela and Zach and DuMayne and John as Zach read interesting facts and silly trivia questions while the others tried to guess the answers. To hear laughter in the room after all of the tears that have been shed this week was so healing. I am so impressed with all of them and their ability to get along with one another. Even the nurses have commented on how unusual that is and they see a lot of families. I have no doubt that all of the prayers that have been offered by so many people are helping to comfort and heal. There will no doubt continue to be stressful and worrying times, but if anybody can get through this, our family can. I am blessed to be a part of such a wonderful family and I thank God for each and every one of you. God is good, all the time! I love you all! God bless
Update on Brielle Frear: Today was a little bit better than yesterday. There were a few scary moments where the cranial pressure spiked, but they were able to get it back down rather quickly. There was an EEG done to check for seizures. We are waiting for the results of that. There was a CT scan to see whether they could put in a shunt to drain some fluid which showed that they should be able to drain some fluid, but possibly not very much. It also showed that the blood on her brain has been reduced 40%, which is very encouraging. The doctor did say that there was still hope that she will recover. Our focus right now is to get the cranial pressure under control so she can be taken off of sedation and we can learn the extent of the brain injury. Please continue to pray for her and her family, and please share the GoFundMe Thank you and God Bless!
There are so many ups and downs with this whole ordeal. The doctors were able remove the probe that measured Brielle's cranial pressure, so it looks like we are done battling with that, which is a huge relief! They also removed the breathing tube that was so irritating to her, but that has brought a new battle. Brielle has a lot of fluid in her lungs, which is to be expected with all that she has been through, but she is having difficulty breathing because of it. They are giving her breathing treatments to help her cough up the fluid in her lungs and it seems to be helping. It seems she is not yet fully aware of her surroundings, her vocal chords are still irritated from the breathing tube, so she is not able to speak yet, but that should improve with time. It is so heartbreaking to see her in this condition, but we are grateful that she is improving. With each victory comes a new battle, but I am confident that Brielle will win this war! Please continue to pray for a complete healing for Brielle and continued health and strength for her family, Angela, Zac, John, DuMayne, and Joshua. They have not had much rest in the past two weeks, especially Angela, who has been at the hospital nearly 24/7 and hasn't spent a night away from Brielle's bedside. I am hoping that things will improve significantly in the next couple of days, but I know regardless they will be by her side lovingly caring for her. This will be a huge help toward Brielle's medical bills that are piling up. Thank you to everyone who has shared and donated! God bless!
It has now been a week since the accident, it feels like much longer. Today we were back on the roller coaster. The coma meds were stopped yesterday and they are starting to wear off. The good news is that there is a lot of brain activity, we were a little nervous when they first hooked up the EEG because there was almost none, which was to be expected with the coma meds, but was very nerve wracking to see. So to walk in today and see the monitor full of activity was very encouraging. The down side is that with all of that activity comes stimulation that her brain isn't quite ready for and that is causing the cranial pressures to fluctuate again. They are doing a good job of managing it with no sedatives using sodium and other diuretics, but it is still a little scary when the pressure spikes are happening. The doctors are hopeful that they will not need to use as much sedative as they had been as the swelling should be starting to subside a bit. Another side effect of the coma meds is that it suppresses the immune system, Brielle started to have a slight fever, but they are monitoring it closely and they weren't too concerned about it, but they are prepared to treat it if necessary. There is always someone in the room with Brielle. It is beautiful to see how many people love and care about sweet Brielle. There have been so many visitors and well wishers, it is amazing. She has touched so many lives. We are so grateful to everyone who has reached out with words of concern and encouragement and for the countless thoughts and prayers that are being offered on behalf of Brielle and the family. We know that it is just a matter of time before we get to hug her again. Please continue to pray for all of her loving parents Angela and Zac, Jon and Dee, as well as the rest of the family. They have all been so strong through all of this, I can't even begin to fathom how difficult this is for them, but they continue to amaze me with the patience and caring that they all have for each other throughout this whole process. Brielle is blessed with a wonderful family. Sending love and gratitude to all. God bless