Fundraiser to help Jodi Mata

For: Jodi Mata
Organizer: Kristin Hileman
$11,277
of $20,000 goal.
Raised by 188 donors
56% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

On September 18th, Jodi Mata was in a horrific fire and is in critical condition at Butterworth Hospital.  She has been medically induced into a coma.  Jodi has had a rough couple of months with the loss of her mother and now she has  this trial to endure.  Jodi has ALWAYS LOVED her cats and so sadly she lost both of them in the fire as well.  So heartbreaking!  This fundraising page has been started to help relieve the financial burden of medical expenses As Jodi does not have health insurance!  Please share and if you can donate to a girl with one of the biggest hearts I know, please do!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 2, 2013

Posted on December 2, 2013

Update on Jodi: well she has completed her stay at Mary Free Bed! She goes back to Butterworth tomorrow for surgery at 7 am where they will do some more grafts, deal with some infection and make sure her hands and arms are in final healing stages. From there Jodi will be discharged and all further treatment will be on an outpatient basis! She can't do much more until her wounds heal and then they will start more serious rehab and prosthetic prep. I am concerned because she has no place to stay yet and so will probably stay with Amy and I until that is all worked out but Roadbed is not set up for, nor are Amy and I capable of giving her all the care she may need. She has help coming I hope but keep this all in prayer, I'm trusting in God to deal with all this that's for sure!

Posted on November 27, 2013

Posted on November 27, 2013

Update on Jodi: She is now at Mary Free Bed!!! She is walking, only has oral meds and has her knee brace off. She has been thru three dressing changes and is handling it well. She will start therapy tomorrow, I'll let everyone know how it goes. Thank you so much for the prayers!

Posted on November 18, 2013

Posted on November 18, 2013

Update on Jodi: Today was a big day, we did a dressing change in the room and Jodi saw her arms and hands for the first time since the fire! Dr. Do removed the old dressings and discussed in detail with me, Amy, Jenny (her sister) and Jodi's friend Dave the status of the wounds. Jodi was a real trooper through it all. She cried, was concerned about how small her arms and hands had become but was strong enough to move her thumb stub on the left hand. The grafts look very good and are healing very well. She still has some injury on the right hand that may require removal of some more of the Ulna and some wrist bone but otherwise the rest is healing in nicely. Her knee is doing very well also, the muscle flap is shrinking down nicely and the skin grafts doing well. On top of all that, Jodi walked 75 feet before the dressing change, is going to the bathroom in her room and had them remove her pain med drip! She is on her scheduled pain meds and that's all, pretty gutsy maneuver all considered. Jodi was resting comfortably and about to have dinner when we left her. It is truly amazing to see how much she has progressed since that fateful night, thank you all so much for all the prayer for her, it has worked and is working!

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