Help for Katelyn
Organized by: Dawn Jameson
I'm setting up this Go fund me page for a friend's daughter and Riverside student Katelyn, who is 12 years old and has been suffering from a rare liver disease since birth. (Billiareatresia ). In addition this, it can affect many other organs and functions of the organs. On Friday (4 days ago) Katelyn appeared to have the flu or virus. Unfortunately she couldn't keep anything down. So her mom and dad decided to get her to our local hospital. After few tests they ran they were able to see her bowel was badly bruised and torn. So they transported her out immediately to get her to the children's hospital of Philadelphia. They have been there few days and not sure how much longer until they can go home. Katelyn is able to sit up,take a few steps and coming along. Katelyn has a 7 year old brother and with being in this situation with a sibling child to care for, they are unable to stay with her at the hospital over night. There are local hotels, but are very costly and her parents Jackie and Bob are unable to afford this. In addition when Katelyn returns home she may need extra meds for the bowel and none of this is covered by her insurance. Her parents also have a hearing coming up to fight for her medical coverage. Katelyn spends a lot of time at C.H.O.P. and because of all the care and costs insurance companies unfortunately get to choose who they want to cover. Unfortunately this entire situation is just physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting and they don't want to have to sleep in the emergency room waiting area or in a chair. It's truly just heartbreaking. Anything would be appreciated. Let's help this family out! I personally know Katelyn and she is a sweet girl and her mom and dad just want to be able to be with her.