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Support for the Senkowsky Family

Organized by: Sharon Cardwell

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Rally for Regina…Officially a SUCCESS!
June 30, 2016

I wanted to take this opportunity to give the biggest THANK YOU to everyone who helped make Rally for Regina a success. Because of all of you, See More

THE STORY:

Below is our original update on Regina.  Currently she is working hard in rehab and making progress every day.  She participates in intensive therapies daily including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech/language therapy.  Regina no longer has a tracheostomy or a feeding tube and she is able to talk and eat solid foods. Regina is in good spirits and is so thankful for everyone's love and support! 

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On March 18, 2016, Regina Senkowsky, a 36 year old married mother of four small children (ages 2-8) suddenly suffered cardiac arrest while at work. Her amazing co-workers started CPR until the EMT's arrived and she was then rushed to Paoli Hospital. Regina received intensive treatments that weekend at Paoli Hospital but she developed seizures that required a higher level of care and on March 21, 2016, Regina was transferred to the neuro intensive care unit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Doctors feared that Regina suffered severe brain trauma from the cardiac arrest and worked tirelessly to counteract any effects of this trauma.

After Regina's seizures were under control, the doctors assessed her brain functioning. The results were not hopeful and the doctors informed her family that, based on these tests, she would most likely be paralyzed and never regain full consciousness. Well, this was not acceptable to anyone and we all prayed for a miracle.  We never gave up, her doctors and nurses never gave up...and neither did Regina.

Within a week of this devastating diagnosis (4 weeks in the hospital), Regina became more alert. She started opening her eyes more, moving her head and...moving her arms! Not only did Regina start to do these things on command but she also started smiling and tried to laugh at our bad jokes!

Regina is now fully off of ventilator support and is breathing on her own. To top it all off, Regina is now starting to move her feet on command and, despite having a tracheostomy, is attempting to talk! Regina is asking about her family and communicating her needs to the medical staff. The doctors and nurses are speechless.

There is no medical explanation for Regina's amazing recovery. It is truly the miracle that we all prayed for and for this we are truly grateful! We are also truly grateful for her medical team at HUP! Even when things were at their worst, they went above and beyond to care for Regina - always seeing her for the human person that she is and not just another "patient." 

After over six weeks (3/18/16 - 5/3/16) in intensive care, Regina is now medically stable and is off to rehab where she will receive intensive therapies to regain her motor and verbal skills. As you can imagine, Regina being in the hospital for this amount of time has put a great strain on her family - both emotionally and financially. Regina's husband, James, has been by her side everyday and has taken a leave of absence from work to help care for her. As Regina continues to recover over these next several months, the day-to-day needs of her children and living expenses like childcare, food and monthly bills (including medical bills) will continue.

Because Regina, James, Kevin, Emily, Jason and Molly are so loved, so many family and friends are asking how they can help and are offering funds to assist with the family's costs. We are setting up this fundraising page in response to those requests. We want to thank everyone for all of your LOVE, SUPPORT and PRAYERS! They have definitely seen the Senkowskys through this difficult time. We are so grateful for any continued support you can provide them at this time.

Sincerely,                                                                                                  The Senkowsky and Cardwell Families

****PS - OUR RALLY FOR REGINA FUNDRAISER IS THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 25TH at BARNABY'S OF RIDLEY!                            We hope you can join us.  Tickets are $45 at the door.

$34,829

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • Jen Henry

    $100

  • Joe and Diane DeRita

     

  • Nate Cardwell

    $100

  • Mr Joe Bus 4

    $50

  • Aunt Barb and Uncle Dan

    $200

  • eddie buts

    $100

  • the hansberry family

    $100

  • Rowley Family

    $25

  • Nicole Wolfe

    $200

  • Kaliph Hicks

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • NextGen Security LLC

    $100

  • Lauren and Jay Porter

    $150

  • Robin & Steve LaChall & Family

    $100

  • Gina Briscella and Family

    $50

  • Karen Olmstead

     

  • Kendall Jennett

     

  • Jim & Judy Ringgold

    $50

  • Mark & Donna Hurwitz

     

  • john and carol hansberry

    $200

  • Dan, Christian and Gordon

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Tierney Family

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Wendy J Smith

    $100

  • Jay Gress, Inc.

     

  • Bob, Sharon & Lara Cardwell

     

  • Cathy Vaccaro

     

  • Melissa and Mike Dulski

    $50

  • Booz Family

    $50

  • Mike Morgan

    $50

  • Mark Suk and family

    $150

  • PES H&S Team

    $330

  • Dudek Family

     

  • Tess Northey

     

  • Andrea Huhn

     

  • Ozdowski Family

    $300

  • Danny and Diane Del Grippo

    $50

  • The Mancuso Family

    $100

  • JR

    $100

  • The Stender Family

     

  • Glenn Eisenstein

    $100

  • Julie Thompson

     

  • Tom and Denise

     

  • Whitesell family

    $100

  • Bethany Kutz, MD

    $100

  • Santone/Dobbin Family

    $1,000

  • Joe Gazzara

    $100

  • The Dukenski Family

     

  • Morley Family

    $100

  • Dot & Geoff Farnsworth

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kenny &Tammy; Dengler

    $100

  • Wade Horton

    $100

  • David Ross and Family

    $100

  • Jim Darragh

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Carmen Flosdorf

     

  • Debbie Butterfield

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Abate Family

    $50

  • Tom McGrory

     

  • Crystal Pleasant

    $25

  • Jamberry Fundraiser for Regina

    $25

  • Peggy Milligan and Bob Malone

    $100

  • Ryan and Jennifer Popko

    $100

  • John & Joyce Camp

    $50

  • Kim Pershouse

    $50

  • The Dear Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $80

  • Vincent Barbieri

    $250

  • Erin & Kevin Convery

    $40

  • Alex & Mary Lou Zarzycki

     

  • Jim Hayes

    $50

  • Dale and Greg Graham

     

  • CrowdRise Donation

    $25

  • Judie Grace

     

  • Krones family

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dan and Pat Guy

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • A Friend at the PES REfinery

    $50

  • Sharon Cardwell

    $25

  • Susan

     

  • Kylee Morsink

    $100

  • Mark Pollock

    $40

  • George Curry

    $100

  • olimpia guida

    $25

  • Kim & Keith Harding

     

  • Kathie Stone

    $100

  • Warren and Karen Dardine

    $100

  • Sue & Howard Dolan

    $100

  • Brian & Tanya Dahms

     

  • Shannon Friday

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kate H

    $100

  • Anonymous - PES

    $25

  • Maria Serpe and Family (MCH)

     

  • Gina Toglia

    $50

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Donor Comments

Gina Toglia

Gina Toglia

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Maria Serpe and Family (MCH)

Maria Serpe and Family (MCH)

1 year ago

Anonymous - PES

Anonymous - PES

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Kate H

Kate H

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Shannon Friday

Shannon Friday

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Brian & Tanya Dahms

Brian & Tanya Dahms

1 year ago

Sue & Howard Dolan

Sue & Howard Dolan

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Warren and Karen Dardine

Warren and Karen Dardine

DONATION: $100

We continue to keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. 1 year ago

Kathie Stone

Kathie Stone

DONATION: $100

Thinking and praying for you and your family Regina. Glad to hear that recovery is going well. 1 year ago

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