Makiko is a vibrant, hard working woman with two young daughters. She is a massage therapist and a dancer. A few days before Thanksgiving, 2015 she became sick with a high fever. By the end of that week Makiko was having difficulty breathing and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit in Berlin, Vermont with pneumonia. After two weeks, she was transferred to the University of Vermont ICU. Makiko is now in the ICU at Mass General Hospital in Boston, in critical condition.
Everyone has been shocked at this progression, since she was very healthy to begin with!
The doctors still have not been able to determine the cause. She is fighting hard to recover the use of her lungs and has become thin and weak from being immobile for so long.
If her lungs don't recover, the last resort will be a lung transplant. She is on a transplant list...
We want to help by raising money for expenses that continue to add up while she is in the hospital and unable to work; her rent, car payments and expenses for her two daughters.
At this time, we are unable to calculate her future medical expenses. It is clear that she has a long recovery ahead of her and will not be able to return to work for some time.
To help Makiko and her daughters, please donate online. Thank you in advance.