Strong for Susie S4S

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Organizer: Ron and Stacy Fowler Beneficiary: Mettler Family

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Susie Mettler, 17 years old, was seriously injured on Sunday, December 15 2013, in a sled riding accident.  susie is currently in hospital and she will remain for a one month minimum.  Susie broke her neck, her back in 5 places and shattered her spinal cord.  She has had 2 surgeries to try and reapir the damage to her back and neck.  From the doctor's prognosis due to her injuries Susie may never walk again.   
  Her family has been by her side every single waking moment, and some sleeping moments.  Her mom, Tina, has not left the hospital since Susie was admitted.  Her twin sister, Jenny, has been sleeping next to Susie in her hospital room every night.  Her dad, Chuck, is holding strong to hope for Susie.  And her brother, Travis, has been by her side often as well.
  The Mettlers are an extremely strong family unit and are surrounded by many great friends and family.  But Tina and Chuck have missed many days of work and will until Susie is out of hospital.   
  In the spirit of the holidays please donate what you can to a medcial fund and lost wages fund for the Mettler family.  They have a very long road ahead of them and life will never be the same.   But they will perservere no matter the outcome.


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01/23/2014
by Ron and Stacy Fowler
Update from 1/23. 
Hey world, Susie Mettler has been off the ventilator for 24 hours. She woke up raspy and coughing but she did it!
I knew she would....

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01/23/2014
by Ron and Stacy Fowler
Update from 1/22/14 via Tina Mettler.
Yesterday was one of those good and bad days. Her loaner chair is here. She can go fast. Lol. Very upset stomach and was suspose to get her trac downsized. It is stuck due to scar tissue. That one was hard to watch. They pulled and it just wouldn't come out. Somedays I hate this more than you know and then she will do something else and I know it is going to be ok. Last night before she drifted off she said, give me a hug.
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01/23/2014
by Ron and Stacy Fowler
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01/23/2014
by Ron and Stacy Fowler
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01/23/2014
by Ron and Stacy Fowler
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01/18/2014
by Ron and Stacy Fowler
Thank you again for keeping Susie and her family in your thoughts and prayers.  Susie is a fighter and one tough cookie.  Strong 4 Susie!
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01/18/2014
by Ron and Stacy Fowler
Susie was off the vent for 16 hours. Thought we might go all night but the dr said no way. It makes her so tired. At 1:30 am she woke up thinking she could not breath. A nurse, a resp person, and me were all with her. She had already been on the vent for an hour and a half. It took awhile, but she feels safe again and is asleep. I am not. I hate to see her so upset.
  -Tina Mettler

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01/18/2014
by Ron and Stacy Fowler
It was 2:30 am, you wake up in a strange room, with two strange faces, one lost her voice, the other with a huge accent want to move you and touch you, Panic! We're making it thru our first night. So far with the sound of my voice and me doing most of the touching by her head and neck, she is going great. Susie Mettler, I am so proud of you. 3:15 ready for bed again. I am turning my alarm off. My shower will have to be later when Jenny Mettler is here. After a few days Suie will be ok with me gone for awhile. Right now, it is wonderful to be her favorite, the one she trusts. I did tell her I am going to mess this up. She said OK.
_Tina Mettler

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01/18/2014
by Ron and Stacy Fowler
http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20140117/community-helps-perry-township-teen-after-sledding-accident
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01/02/2014
by Ron and Stacy Fowler
HI.

  I wanted to send you all a personal note of Thanks! for your donations to Susie Mettler.  She is doing quite well considering her situation.  Susie a fighter and will deal with the new hand she has been dealt like a champ.  She is my new hero actually and makes me never want to complain about another thing ever!  She can give us all strength when things in our own lives seem rough.

  The Mettler family is strong and will figure life out on it's new and unexpected path.  I am proud to stand next to them in love and friendship, as I am sure you all are too!  Susie was extremely touched yesterday when Tina, her Mom, told her of all the letters she has received as well as money, gas cards and prayers.  Susie was overwhelmed to know so many are concerned for her and her family.  She and Tina spent most of yesterday shedding tears of joy!

  Thank you again.  Peace to you all!
  Ron and Stacy Fowler on behalf of the Mettler family
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01/02/2014
by Ron and Stacy Fowler
HI.

  I wanted to send you all a personal note of Thanks! for your donations to Susie Mettler.  She is doing quite well considering her situation.  Susie a fighter and will deal with the new hand she has been dealt like a champ.  She is my new hero actually and makes me never want to complain about another thing ever!  She can give us all strength when things in our own lives seem rough.

  The Mettler family is strong and will figure life out on it's new and unexpected path.  I am proud to stand next to them in love and friendship, as I am sure you all are too!  Susie was extremely touched yesterday when Tina, her Mom, told her of all the letters she has received as well as money, gas cards and prayers.  Susie was overwhelmed to know so many are concerned for her and her family.  She and Tina spent most of yesterday shedding tears of joy!

  Thank you again.  Peace to you all!
  Ron and Stacy Fowler on behalf of the Mettler family
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12/26/2013
by Ron and Stacy Fowler
Today Susie was smiling and got her head shaved.  Her sister jenny and some of their friends gave Susie what she wanted and that was having her hair all shaved off. When Susie was in the accident she tore her scalp and doctors had to put staples in to repair the damage. With half of her head shaved after the staples she thought it would look better if all the hair was gone.  And it even made her smile! What a delight to see that smiling face again!
  Thank you all for your prayers and donations.  The Mettler family is so thankful to each and every one of you!
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12/24/2013
by Ron and Stacy Fowler
Merry Christmas to our supporters and thank you  for your donations.  Susie had a feeding tube put in today.  She cannot talk but is able to mouth some Words. Wishing her and her family a blessed Christmas.  
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12/22/2013
by Ron and Stacy Fowler
Susie has an infection in her back, but this was to be expected.  She had rods and pins inserted during surgery to strenghen her spine and neck.  It is common for an infection for to form as her body becomes used to these foreign objects. 
  She is nearly breathing on her own.  The breathing machine she is on acts more like a cpap machine as opposed to a ventilator.  She has to breathe on her own to activiate the machine to give her oxygen.  
  Yesterday she was alert enough to watch some movies.  She laughed at her brother Travis ' stories today.
  Every day brings better news.  We continue to pray and hope for the best.
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12/22/2013
by Ron and Stacy Fowler
Susie is awake and is breathing mostly on her own.  She is aware of her visitors more on a daily basis. 
  Please donate to help cover her medical bills and lost work wages.
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