Claudia's Recovery Fund

$5,000raised of $31,000 goal

Beneficiary: Claudia Binder Organizer: Arielle Lewis-Zavala

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This fundraiser is to raise money for Claudia's medical care and other expenses after her devastating stroke.  Claudia was a healthy, hard working person prior to the stroke, which has resulted in right sided paralysis and an inability to speak.  Fortunately, her mental faculties are mostly intact, although she does have some minor cognitive deficits.  Through intensive physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, we believe she can recover much of her former function.

Unfortunately, Claudia had started a new job and did not have insurance when the incident occurred.  Her family is exploring every avenue for insurance and government assistance, but they will have to pay out-of-pocket in order to get her the continued care she needs.  Once she returns home, she will need a care attendant 24/7 and hours of therapy every week.  This will cost around $800 a day for 3-6 months, depending on her needs and when government assistance kicks in.  She also may need to return to inpatient rehabilitation later on.

Claudia has been a nurse for over 40 years.  She has worked in several cities in Texas but spent the majority of her career serving patients in Austin.  She's worked in Austin schools, at the Salvation Army, in hospitals, and in home health.  She has two daughters, who admire her dedication to service and want to see her get the same care that Claudia has worked so hard to give others.

Please consider donating so that she can get her the care she needs, which are detailed below:


  • Total of approximately $72,000:

    • $800/day for 3-6 months for:

      • 24 hour care attendants

      • Occupational therapy

      • Speech therapy

      • Physical therapy

    • Rent for an apartment

    • Costs associated with putting Claudia’s house on the market to be sold

    • Pet care

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