Get Shelly Back on Her Feet (Literally)

Organized by: Sarah James

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10% Raised!
August 22, 2016

Hi All,  Thanks to your generous donations, we have raised enough to buy Shelly the wheelchair she needs! And we are 10% of the way to our goal!  See More

THE STORY:

My Stepmom, Shelly, is kind, funny, fierce and loving.

And she has been fighting to be healthy since 2004.

For almost 13 years she lived with worsening heart function, becoming unable to work in 2011 and being hospitalized several times along the way, the last of which was on her 50th birthday last October. 

And then, in late June she received a transplant.

In early July, while still in the hospital recovering from transplant, she suffered a series of strokes. The strokes have impacted her speaking ability and immobilized much of her right side. 

Shelly is a fighter. She is still in the hospital working for hours each day to regain every bit of skill that she can. In just over a week Shelly will be ready to come home from the hospital. She will need continued high level care, her home will need to be modified to be accessible, and she will require costly equipment for her comfort.

Some of these big-ticket items include:

  • Remodeling driveway/steps for accessibility = $12,500
  • Installing chair lift to house = $7,585
  • Purchasing a motorized wheelchair = $2,545
  • Purchasing an adjustable bed = $3,150
  • Continuing intensive therapeutic care = every bit of therapy helps

All our lives are better for having Shelly in them. She deserves a break. Let's give her one.

$3,965

 

14% Raised of $28,000 Goal

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  • shelly

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • jenn Robinson-Jahns

    $25

  • Geneva Burleigh

     

  • Kristen Hillaire Glasgow

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • JoAnna Wall

     

  • Chris

    $50

  • Ingrid

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Hailey Crowel

     

  • Kirsten

    $250

  • Jenny Graves

    $25

  • Devin Collins

     

  • Christine Paulson

     

  • Karina Mondragon

     

  • Mark and Jennifer Laing

    $25

  • Terry Paoli

    $100

  • Barbara M. Perez

     

  • The Martin Family

     

  • Ken

     

  • Farrah and Darren

     

  • Danielle Martinet Caputo

    $25

  • Suzanne Smith

    $100

  • Yolanda

    $25

  • Donna Walker

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Donna Stokley

     

  • Kristin Williams

     

  • Carol Jacques and Bill Rumble

    $300

  • Sylvia Lewis

     

  • Ranae Wild

    $100

  • Amber Waller

    $50

  • Fox Family

    $100

  • Aaron Perler

     

  • Kathleen & Eric

     

  • Kendall (Milar) and Daniel Thompson

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dana Barcelona-Bonner

     

  • Laurel McAndrews

     

  • Frank & Donna Marie Minano

    $50

  • Debbie Teichrow

    $25

  • Fred Van Allen

    $100

  • John Santos

     

  • Juliana Jaoudi

     

  • Shawn Choi

     

  • Paul Miera

     

  • Ebru G.

     

  • Brian Kovalesky

    $30

  • Mitz (Maritza Ramon-Roberts)

     

  • Edward Prudhomme

    $50

  • Carol Skeldon

     

  • Chris Shoup

     

  • Tina Lee

     

  • Tawni Schutter

    $100

  • Sheri Wish

     

  • Deirdre Zube

     

  • Mickie Sullivan

     

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Organized by

Sarah James

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Mickie Sullivan

Mickie Sullivan

Shelly, you are a class act. Warm Wishes To You!! Mickie 2 years ago

Deirdre Zube

Deirdre Zube

2 years ago

Sheri Wish

Sheri Wish

Get well Shelly ! 2 years ago

Tawni Schutter

Tawni Schutter

DONATION: $100

Shelly is a ray of light and I had the pleasure to work with her at The LA Times. Sending strength and positive thoughts to her and the family. Best. Tawni 2 years ago

Tina Lee

Tina Lee

Shelly I hope you feel better I had no idea you were dealing with all this. You are such a sweetheart! Get better soon beautiful lady! 2 years ago

Chris Shoup

Chris Shoup

2 years ago

Carol Skeldon

Carol Skeldon

2 years ago

Edward Prudhomme

Edward Prudhomme

DONATION: $50

Hopefully my small contribution helps. 2 years ago

Mitz (Maritza Ramon-Roberts)

Mitz (Maritza Ramon-Roberts)

2 years ago

Brian Kovalesky

Brian Kovalesky

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

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