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Barbara Sims' Fundraiser:

2015 IRONMAN Wisconsin

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BENEFITING: One Shake is All it Takes

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR CAUSE

Barbara Sims

THE STORY:

Welcome to my journey to Ironman Wisconsin 2015. I am raising funds for a cause close to my heart, SBS (Shaken Baby Syndrome) my great niece Kyra is a survivor of this crime. My hope is to raise funds to help the non-profit organization my niece (Kyra's mom) started, One Shake is All it takes.  Their mission is to eliminate Shaken Baby Syndrome through awareness and education to the public.  One Shake Is All It Takes strives to educate parents, babysitters, & other caregivers about the dangers of Shaken Baby Syndrome & offer them coping strategies.  They also seek to help advocate for Shaken Baby Syndrome victims & their families by helping them find resources they need along their journey.  Please consider helping with a donation.   To learn more about the organization, visit www.oneshakeisallittakes.org.

Kyra’s Story- Surviving Shaken Baby Syndrome

On June 5, 2012 a beautiful, healthy 7lb baby girl named Kyra Lyn was born. She was the second daughter to be born to high school sweethearts, David & Kelsie. Her sister, Lexi was two years old when she was born and they were attached from that the first moment they met.

Kyra was diagnosed with Colic when she was around two months old. She was considered a “high crier”, crying up to five hours each day. When Kyra was three months old, her mommy had to go back to work. She worked evenings while her husband worked days. Her mom thought she was doing the best by her family, allowing them to save on daycare and avoiding daycare providers “raising” their daughters.

On October 28, 2012 Kelsie received a frantic call, at work, from her husband. He stated that Kyra was having a seizure and he was bringing her into the emergency room where Kelsie worked. As the only registration staff, Kelsie had to register her own four month old to be seen in the emergency room. Kyra arrived at the local ER and was limp & blue. She was immediately hooked up to oxygen, IV’s and other life-saving equipment and she also had a CT scan. Kyra then began having constant seizures for more than an hour before she was airlifted to St Mary’s hospital in Rochester, MN.

Kyra was diagnosed with non-accidental head trauma also known as Shaken Baby Syndrome or Abusive Head Trauma. Kyra had two subdural hematoma’s (bleeding around the brain) one in the front right and one in the back left, retinal hemorrhages (bleeding in the eyes), and a midline shift of her brain. After 4 days of suffering hundreds of seizures, Kyra had a craniotomy, which is surgery to remove the blood from around her brain.

Kyra suffers left sided weakness due to the right sided brain damage. She went through months of physical therapy, occupational therapy and neurology appointments (EEGs and MRI’s). She had to wear a thumb splint for a few months due to tightness & clinching of her hand.

Now at 2 years old, Kyra is walking, talking and the happiest, sweetest little miracle! She still has break through seizures (seizures that occur even while on seizure medicine) and her MRI’s show significant brain atrophy (death of brain cells). Kyra will be evaluated in the future by behavior specialist for sensory and behavioral issues.

Lexi is now four years old and received 1.5 years of therapy after being diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder due to the abuse of her baby sister & the loss of her father.

On October 30, 2012 Kyra’s father confessed that he had shaken Kyra because he became frustrated with her crying but later took back his confession. His case went to trial and he was convicted of malicious punishment of a child, a felony, on April 29, 2014. He was sentenced to 57 months in prison, the maximum allowed by Minnesota state sentencing guidelines, on July 11th 2014.  On September 30, 2014 his parental rights to both children was terminated.

Kelsie filed for divorce in January 2013 and the divorce was finalized in August 2013. She started a non-profit organization called One Shake Is All It Takes in May 2013 because she wanted to prevent other children from being abused like her daughter was. Shaken Baby Syndrome is 100% preventable and increased awareness and education is key!

 

$3,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Joliene Kues

    $25

  • Kari

    $30

  • Marlene

    $20

  • Jennifer Werlein

    $30

  • Tammy and Mark

    $50

  • patty herber

    $25

  • Sue C.

    $25

  • Heidi

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Lynne G

    $25

  • ardyce klingfus

    $50

  • Steve Skinner

    $26

  • One of your favorite old stepping students

    $20

  • Doug Staudt

     

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Roberta

    $20

  • Paul Dorn

    $50

  • Ironman Bill Knapp

    $49

  • Jeff & Toni Jensen

    $75

  • Rebecca Price

    $50

  • Sue Bartel Smith

    $20

  • Carrie

    $25

  • Andy Johnson

    $125

  • Mary E

    $10

  • Ron Rasque

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Laura

    $20

  • Kam

     

  • Amanda and Michael Manock

    $30

  • April & Brian Barker

    $20

  • Gretchen Kilbey

    $50

  • Donna Shaw

    $100

  • Francis Schmitz

    $100

  • Joy

     

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Shelby

     

  • Tori Oman

    $20

  • Jessica Whalen

    $60

  • Pink Gumball

    $45

  • Vijay

    $25

  • Heidi

    $20

  • Austin

    $100

  • anonymous

    $25

  • Jill & Ryan

    $50

  • Laura Cunningham

    $25

  • LIsa Owens Johnson

    $100

  • Melissa / Thomas Eibner

    $50

  • Todd And Ramona Dale

    $100

  • Heidi Youngbauer

    $30

  • Sharon and Joy

    $35

  • michael castle

    $25

  • IronGranny

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Natalie, Jamey & Tenny

    $25

  • Heidi Quarless Faria

    $25

  • Krue

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Eric and Brenda Knight

    $100

  • Liz Reardon

    $40

  • Tammy Zee

    $25

  • Melissa Eibner

    $50

  • Brenna Zavadsky

    $20

  • TY

    $95

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100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $18,853 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Jenny Klestinski

Amount Raised

$4,288

 

214% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Aaron Greisen

Amount Raised

$3,500

 

117% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Barbara Sims

Amount Raised

$3,000

 

100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Wilson

Amount Raised

$2,015

 

67% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tony Alger

Amount Raised

$1,556

 

156% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy Middaugh

Amount Raised

$1,525

 

108% Raised of $1,406 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tim Murphy

Amount Raised

$1,476

 

105% Raised of $1,406 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joseph Moschkau

Amount Raised

$600

 

60% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

TY

TY

DONATION: $95

For Kyra & family 2 years ago

Brenna Zavadsky

Brenna Zavadsky

DONATION: $20

To your Kyra from my Keira- Ironmom to Ironmom Have a great race! 2 years ago

Melissa Eibner

Melissa Eibner

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Tammy Zee

Tammy Zee

DONATION: $25

Barb Sims 2 years ago

Liz Reardon

Liz Reardon

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Eric and Brenda Knight

Eric and Brenda Knight

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Krue

Krue

DONATION: $20

In honor of one of the toughest little boys I know: Krue 2 years ago

Heidi Quarless Faria

Heidi Quarless Faria

DONATION: $25

For Kyra 2 years ago

Natalie, Jamey & Tenny

Natalie, Jamey & Tenny

DONATION: $25

2 years ago