The LovedGirl Fund

$9,278raised of $25,000 goal
37%

Organizer: Friends of the Beam Family Beneficiary: Scout Beam

This fundraiser is closed

12/25/13 Update:  

Thank you everyone for your generosity and support of Scout's family.  I am extending the deadline for this fundraiser because a new need has come up.  The Beam van, which has transported most of our kids at one time or another, has passed on the the beloved family automobile heaven. There is just no way for this family to be a 1-car family.  Let's see what we can do to meet this need!.....Posted by a friend of the family.  12/25/13





Lots of folks have been asking about fundraising efforts and events for Scout Beam and her family.  This site will enable you to make donations in Scout's name that will go directly to the Beams.  No fees are charged by this site.  There is a minimal processing fee for credit cards (2.9% + .30 per transaction).

If you are wanting to host a fundraising event, please let us know what you are doing and we will put the information on all of Scout's pages.  Please use information from the carepages.com "LovedGirl" site when communicating Scout's story.  Everything on the "LovedGirl" care page has been read and approved by Amber and Daryle.  When your fundraiser is complete, you can deposit the funds directly to this site - please add a message to let us all know when and how the funds were raised.  

Daryle and Amber have spent their lives giving to others and we can all be assured that any funds raised that are not needed by their family will be shared with someone else in need.  

This site required that I enter an amount for our "goal"  - I arbitrarily picked $5,000.00 because that seemed like it might be a good estimate of their average monthly bills. (It's close to what my family spends each month.)  What I would rather have set as the goal is that Scout recovers quickly, Daryle and Amber go back to work, and they donate all of these funds to another family in crisis.  :)

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12/25/2013
by Friends of the Beam Family
Thank you everyone for your generosity and support of Scout's family.  I am extending the deadline for this fundraiser because a new need has come up.  The Beam van, which has transported most of our kids at one time or another, has passed on the the beloved family automobile heaven. There is just no way for this family to be a 1-car family.  Let's see what we can do to meet this need!.....Posted by a friend of the family.  12/25/13
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06/29/2013
by Friends of the Beam Family
Most of you are probably following Scout's progress on the LovedGirl facebook page, however, I thought I would go ahead and give an update about the financial side of all of this.  Scout's care at Shepherd was covered by the insurance company - this is great news.  Amber and Daryle were given a place to stay in the hospital for the first 30 days, but did pay for a hotel so they could continue to take turns sleeping the last week.  There were some initial modifications done to their home - ramp, changing carpet to be more wheelchair friendly, etc. - and a whole bunch of supplies and equipment that was not covered by insurance.  Currently,  Scout needs full-time 24 hour caregivers, so Amber will not be returning to work and will be staying with Scout.    Daryle will be going back to work next week.  Insurance will not pay for any at home care other than therapy (which is still very good) so the family will be paying for all the extra care needed.  Right now, that includes a nursing assistant 10 hours each day.   The care that Scout needs is too intense to rely on family and friend volunteers at this point, although this may change in the future.  

So here's the short version:  The Beams are going to have to adjust to being a single income family.  There are significant expenses involved in paying for skilled care to assist Amber and all the equipment and supplies that make Scout safe and give her the best chance at recovery.  No one can predict how long this level of care will be needed.  We don't want the Beams to have to make choices about care based upon financial resources.  

We have done a great job so far in raising money to help this amazing girl and her family, let's keep doing everything we can.  

....posted by friends of the Beams
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05/24/2013
by Friends of the Beam Family
Friiday  5/244

Scout's day started this morning at 8 a.m. with a nice bath and dressing for her daily workout. At Shepherd, they bathe and dress you every day just like you are who you were on a Saturday morning prior to comming to town. So today, Scout sported a black SM (Signal Mountain) T-shirt and black Dale Earnhart #3 sweat pants. She's no fan of racing, so I wonder whose closet these pants once hung out i
n?
The doctors also gave her a new drug to try this morning in hopes to see if it would trigger her wakefulness. Here is the unusual part... the drug given her was Ambian. Have you seen the commercials on tv for this drug? If you have, then you know it a prescription drug to 'help' you sleep- not wake you up. It's a drug for insomnia! Seems that sometimes some drugs have the opposite effect on people and 2 out of 5 times this Ambian actually 'wakes' people up. This must be one of those myriads of disclaimers lumped in the last 30 seconds of those types of commercials with the 'do not take if you are pregnant or nursing' or 'do not drive heavy machinary while taking this drug'.
The drug did exactly as it is marketed to do and thier makers should be happy... she slept the whole day through. Rest is good though and they were able to downsize her trakia tube which will help her ween down to eventually not having one implanted at all.
Next week we'll try some other drugs to help her wake that possibly do the opposite of what they are marketed to do. We're on board to try just about anything.
Tomorrow begins a holiday weekend and her brothers are coming to town. They have yet to see her since the accident. Pray for solid ground for them and for understanding that God willing, their sister will soon be back awake... in just a little while.

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05/24/2013
by Friends of the Beam Family
Friiday  5/244

Scout's day started this morning at 8 a.m. with a nice bath and dressing for her daily workout. At Shepherd, they bathe and dress you every day just like you are who you were on a Saturday morning prior to comming to town. So today, Scout sported a black SM (Signal Mountain) T-shirt and black Dale Earnhart #3 sweat pants. She's no fan of racing, so I wonder whose closet these pants once hung out i
n?
The doctors also gave her a new drug to try this morning in hopes to see if it would trigger her wakefulness. Here is the unusual part... the drug given her was Ambian. Have you seen the commercials on tv for this drug? If you have, then you know it a prescription drug to 'help' you sleep- not wake you up. It's a drug for insomnia! Seems that sometimes some drugs have the opposite effect on people and 2 out of 5 times this Ambian actually 'wakes' people up. This must be one of those myriads of disclaimers lumped in the last 30 seconds of those types of commercials with the 'do not take if you are pregnant or nursing' or 'do not drive heavy machinary while taking this drug'.
The drug did exactly as it is marketed to do and thier makers should be happy... she slept the whole day through. Rest is good though and they were able to downsize her trakia tube which will help her ween down to eventually not having one implanted at all.
Next week we'll try some other drugs to help her wake that possibly do the opposite of what they are marketed to do. We're on board to try just about anything.
Tomorrow begins a holiday weekend and her brothers are coming to town. They have yet to see her since the accident. Pray for solid ground for them and for understanding that God willing, their sister will soon be back awake... in just a little while.

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05/19/2013
by Friends of the Beam Family

Sunday, 5/19/13 11:30am

Scout's insurance company has approved for her to go to Shepherd Center in Atlanta. The program Scout will be admitted to is called Disorders of Consciousness - this is a very unique, 3-5 week program, designed specifically for treatment phase that precedes traditional rehab. In order to be admitted to a rehab, Scout will need to be more awake and responsive than she is right now. The Disorders of Consciousness program will assist her in getting ready for rehab. The insurance company has approved 7 days of this 3-5 week program.. At the end of the 7 days, if Scout is not ready for more intense rehab, Daryle and Amber will be required to "self-pay" in order for Scout to stay there.

As you can imagine, this will be very expensive - approximately $16,000.00 per week. There are a number of different fundraisers going on and several in the planning stages. Daryle and Amber have requested that any money that is raised for Scout be deposited to the online account at www.youcaring.com/lovedgirl. I would like to add that if you are able to contribute, any amount, it would help. We all know this family and how much they have given of their time, energy, and money to others in need. I am hoping that we can do the same for them now.

Amber wanted me to thank the anonymous donor at the restaurant the other night who paid for Ben and Sam's dinner - Amber's sister and brother-in-law have been staying at the Beams' house with the boys and had taken them out to dinner. When they went to pay, someone had already taken care of their bill. This meant so much to Amber and Daryle! Knowing that there is support for their boys and the rest of their family is huge and they are very grateful.

The tentative plan is for Scout to transfer to Shepherd sometime tomorrow. We expect that she will have a very busy day today as all of her doctors come to see her and prepare her for discharge. Thank you very much for respecting the NO VISITING request today.

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