"THAT" Lady FUNdraiser
Organized by: Nathan Crumback
Nathan Crumback via Crowdrise
October 15, 2014
EVENT DATE Oct 15, 2014
For the story from Sue's voice and all of the updates of care and encouragment during Sue's recovery, you can visit this page: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/susancrumback/mystory
1. Right after the stroke, during physical therapy, Feb 2013.
2. View from Sue's hospital room, where she spent 2 months.
3. Tucker visiting Gma Sue at PT.
4. Five months after the stroke, Sue got to visit Nathan in California in May 2013. Within a week for the visit, Sue was back to work part time.
5. Seven months after the stroke, Sue attending a wedding with the family and life starting to get back to normal.
6. Sixteen months after the stroke, Sue back to work full-time!
7. Side-by-side comparison of Before and After the stroke.
8. Sue's Car that we are trying to replace. Full of rust, poor brakes, problems stalling. Not fit to drive.
Imagine driving down the road, stopping at a stop light and your car stalls out... every time. Now imagine driving down the highway at 70mph and your car stalls, you immediately pull to the side of the road to avoid being hit by another car. These two situations are very real in Sue's Dodge Intrepid. Her current fix for stalling at the stop light is to place the car in neutral and rev the engine until the light turns back green (I think the car think's its a manual shift... its not). The fix for stalling on the highway... open the fourth passenger door - stomp on the floor board right above the fuel tank hard enough - the engine will start right back up. Now we have pretty savy mechanics in our family, however there are no permanent solutions for these problems and we find ourselves scared. The joke in the house is, "Say a prayer before you drive." And really it is only the Good Lord who has kept Sue safe in this death trap of a car. (Can you imagine driving this type of vehicle during the winter in a snow storm?! Because she does!!!).
Sue is a survivor through and through. She first survived being a single mom of 2 twin boys, a 3rd 2 years younger and a girl 6 years young. All of the children are now young adults (is 28 still considered young?) and have grown to be beautiful human beings very active in their communities. We learned to be so generous from our mother.She gives and she gives, and never asks for anything in return! This is why we would like to buy her a car, for the years of being a strong mother for us.
Second, Sue survived a massive stroke in Jan 2013 by nothing short of a miracle. Long story short, Sue was in the right place, at the right time for such a thing to happen. Due to the impeccable first response team and the fragile care of her ICU doctor's, after 2 days Sue made it out of the stroke and was alive! After a month of full-time occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy Sue made it home. After another 2 months of a mix of at-home care and regular OT/PT visits she was deemed ready to return to work. She worked part time for 9 months very determined to retain all of her skills. One full year after the stroke Sue was able to return to work at full time status. This is a HUGE miracle. She was overcome so much and we are very, very proud of her.
We are asking for your help to buy our mom a new car. We've had many medical expenses over the last year, taking care of the first priority of our mother's health. We are literally scared to let our mother continue to drive her car and are just looking for $7500 to purchase reliable used car that will fit Sue's needs. Can you help us?