Kash for Kelbi

For: Tammy Patino
Organizer: Danielle Powers
$2,280
of $2,500 goal.
Raised by 45 donors
91% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Kelbi, at 18, has been diagnosed with ARDS or Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, a potentially life threatening illness.
Kelbi has essentially been on life support since July 27th.  It is necessary to help his lungs heal and he has a long road to recovery a head.  They have just taken him off the paralytic drugs and are trying to reduce the amount of sedatives.
It is very important for Tammy to be by his side during this process which makes her unable to work.
Tammy Patino, is a single parent and Kelbi's sole provider.  Unfortunately, Tammy's health insurance started 4 days after Kelbi was admitted.
Asking for help is not one of Tammy's traits and from one single parent to another, you become accustomed to doing things on your own.

I put this together so we can help Tammy stay by his side as much as possible and to help in his extended care once he is home.
No donation is to small and would be greatly appreciated

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 25, 2013

Posted on September 25, 2013

Wahhooooooo!  After 61  days Kelbi will be coming home today!  He will be going through months of therapy, but we'll keep you posted on his progress.  As for now,  going to bask in some happy moments!  Pictures soon to come!!!

Posted on September 19, 2013

Posted on September 19, 2013

Day 54.......  Kelbi  is taking great strides to make  progress!!  He has started taking steps with a walker!!  Some days are better than others,  but even saying that,  every day is still an  AWSOME day!  He is now at 113 lbs and is spending most of the day out of bed and sitting up in a wheel chair  :-)    Yesterday we  hung out and jammed to some Johnny Cash,  Rise Against,  Chili  Peppers and played cards,  which was  AWSOME!! The doctors are still trying to figure out his heart rate and blood pressure situation and today there was swelling and extra sensitivity in his feet,  but he still finished physical therapy and pushed through the pain.  As of  today,  it will be one week until he is home!!  And tomorrow,  the update countdown will reflect that  :-)  Changing it up!!  Can't wait, 7  days left!!!!

Posted on September 15, 2013

Posted on September 15, 2013

Day 50.....  Confirmed!  We do believe  Kelbi will be coming home on the 25!!! :-)  He still has a long way to go,  but at least we can do it in the comfort of home....  No  more beeping machines or risk of  catching something else. No  more drab  environment  to remind him daily....  From here total healing mentally and physically...  I'm sooo excited for Kelbi!!!!

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