The mission of the Just Fight Foundation is to raise awareness, provide training in emergency preparedness and life saving techniques, and link families in need to valuable resources during times of crisis.
On December 8. 2015 our lives changed forever. Our 7 year old daughter Ally was taking a bath when we heard a faint thump. After calling up to her went unanswered, we immediately ran upstairs to check on her. Finding our only daughter completely submerged and blue we instinctively started CPR. We were able to get her heart beating and gasping breaths before EMT’s arrived. Ally was air lifted to
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she spent 4 weeks in the ICU on maximum life support receiving several blood transfusions. She spent a total of 4 months in the hospital.
It was during this, the hardest time of our lives, that whenever we had to leave her ICU bedside we asked Ally to “Just Fight”. Over the next 3 months at the hospital for rehabilitation is when we really learned what having a child with an anoxic brain injury would involve. Thanks to the outpouring support of our community and the Just Fight attitude we were inspired to help others in a similar fight. The Just Fight Foundation was started with hopes that we could spread awareness of the importance of CPR, hosting blood drives, and helping others in times of crisis.