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MGH Friends and Colleagues of Christopher Robbins

Organized by: Paul Craigie

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2 month update
August 14, 2016

We have made a great start, but we need more help. Thank you to all who have donated. Now we need to spread the word farther and wider. Please See More

THE STORY:

     In early September of 2015, our friend and colleague Christopher Robbins suffered a debilitating stroke shortly after undergoing back surgery. His right arm and leg were paralyzed, he was unable to speak, and suffered profound memory loss. Over the next few weeks, thanks to his healthcare providers at Lahey Clinic and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, he was able to walk with assistance, his memory improved, and he began to learn to speak again. During October and November, at the Aviv Rehabilitation Center, he continued to improve and was able to return home shortly after Thanksgiving. He is now at home, working very hard with speech, occupational, and physical therapists on an outpatient basis to regain his former independent way of life. He has made excellent progress, but still has a way to go. Chris is not working at MGH at present, and it is unclear when he will be able to return. His wife Wendy has had to take leave from work, and is just now returning to full time employment. This has resulted in a growing number of expenses, not only health care expenses, but from the changes in his daily life. The support from friends, colleagues, and most of all family, has been instrumental to his achievements in recovery. However, we the "MGH Friends and Colleagues of Christopher Robbins" want to take the next step. To assist Christopher and Wendy handle the financial realities of long term rehabilitation, we would like to initiate a fund that will help to defray some of the incidental costs that may come up in the foreseeable future. We ask the support of friends, family, former co-workers, neighbors and any concerned folks who would like to help Christopher and his family work through the realities of this life-changing event. If you are able - HELP US SUPPORT CHRISTOPHER!

$9,541

 

38% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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  • Teresa, Endo RN

    $100

  • Nash family

    $100

  • Paul Craigie

    $100

  • Bethyl Rose MICU

    $100

  • Denise Young

    $100

  • bridget paluzzi

    $100

  • Karen Laliberte and John Niles

    $500

  • Janet Roche

    $100

  • June Guarente

    $100

  • Judy Connerty

    $100

  • Mary McAuley

    $100

  • Patty Tammaro

    $100

  • Mary Hourihan

    $100

  • Patricia Lynch

    $100

  • Sandy Cialfi BWH

    $50

  • Kim Foley

    $100

  • Mary Grealish

    $500

  • Camille

    $50

  • Patty Poirier

    $100

  • Judy Oakes

     

  • Margie Voltere

    $100

  • Suzanne Meyer

    $25

  • Dale West

    $50

  • Dale West

    $50

  • Linda Wiebold

    $100

  • Jane Harker and Sandy Traynelis

    $400

  • Mount Auburn Hospital Endoscopy Unit

    $105

  • Christine McCarthy

    $100

  • KoolKat Design

     

  • anonymous

    $100

  • Brenda Walsh

    $50

  • Ellen Fern

    $100

  • Cathie Stucke

    $100

  • Lynne Nardone

    $50

  • Chris Callahan

    $100

  • Debbie Shahidi

    $100

  • Jennifer Silverstone

    $100

  • Rachel Vorn

    $25

  • Khuyen

    $50

  • Janet King

    $100

  • Bonnie Slayter

    $100

  • Julie Curtice

    $100

  • Rachel B

     

  • Donna Girard

    $100

  • Diane Abraczinskas and Ray Chung

    $500

  • Brenna Casey and Peter Kelsey

    $500

  • Esperance Schaefer

    $150

  • Nancy Folding GI Associates

     

  • Thom Cerruto-Erickson

    $50

  • Gio Traverso

    $150

  • NESGNA

     

  • Barb Calla

    $100

  • Jayne

     

  • Missy Murray-Lansing

     

  • Michelle McGaffigan

    $100

  • Ellen Pantzer

     

  • Nat Beale

     

  • Anna Meade

    $100

  • NESGNA Fall Fundraiser

    $736

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Peter Kelsey and Brenna Casey

    $500

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Paul Craigie

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Donor Comments

Peter Kelsey and Brenna Casey

Peter Kelsey and Brenna Casey

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

NESGNA Fall Fundraiser

NESGNA Fall Fundraiser

DONATION: $736

2 years ago

Anna Meade

Anna Meade

DONATION: $100

Chris, You are in my thoughts and know that your determination will carry you even through the most trying times. I will always remember your patience and kindness when we worked together. 2 years ago

Nat Beale

Nat Beale

2 years ago

Ellen Pantzer

Ellen Pantzer

2 years ago

Michelle McGaffigan

Michelle McGaffigan

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Missy Murray-Lansing

Missy Murray-Lansing

2 years ago

Jayne

Jayne

2 years ago

Barb Calla

Barb Calla

DONATION: $100

In support of Chris and Wendy, I know the how every little gesture helps . 2 years ago

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