Supporting Kayla

For: Kayla McGuire
Organizer: Jean Harney & Family
$2,119
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 32 donors
42% Complete
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The Story

On Wednesday, December 18th the family received a call that Kayla was shot and left to die.  On day one, she went through 15 pints of blood & 7 pints of plasma.  In the ER they had to remove one her kidneys that had been badly damaged by the gun shot, her bleeding continued profusely for over 24 hours.  So thankful to family and friends for support with prayers and love.  Amazing progress has taken place every day.  Although this is very encouraging, Kayla will have a very tough road of recovery ahead of her.  With many surgeries still to come, rehab, the medical expenses, etc.  we created this page for anyone who is interested in financially helping to support with the situation.  Majority of Kayla's family is out -of-state and will need to stop working in order to be there for her during the recovery process.
To hear more about what Happened here is the local news report http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/palm-beach-county-news/woman-shot-in-chest-1-block-from-elementary-school/-/8815578/23550794/-/d79y36z/-/index.html

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 1, 2014

Posted on February 1, 2014

UPDATE: Yesterday January 31, we decided to go to St Marys due to her tube was again, not draining.  The trauma nurses absolutely love her and know her well.  They took her in front of all other people there and actually walked us to each area we needed to go to. First was radiology, Kayla & I along with 2 trauma nurses and nursing students we felt like rock stars. It was there where they started her IV, which drew attention of 3 more nurses and by the time we were finished t...here was a small crowd.  We then went downstairs to get a CT scan where Kayla knew more people and proceeded to get a glimpse of her anatomy inside.  They were looking to see if her tube was occluded, misplaced or finished.  During this scan I had the opportunity to see for the first time Kayla's damage to her liver and kidney.  It truly is astounding and an actual act of God that she is here with us. Being the camera ninja I am, I managed to snap a shot of the computer image so I am able to share with all of you. If you zoom in, on the left top is her liver the black area in the middle is the  GSW (gun shot wound) and on the right you will see a white egg like shape, her kidney, around the same area on the left is where her other kidney should be, but due to the GSW it had to be removed.  I think the most astonishing sight is the fist sized hole in her liver and she is still with us... I was under the assumption they put the pieces of liver together ... Now to visually see this is truly a miracle!!! The results from the scan? Possible removal next Wednesday! Receiving answered prayers w Kayla Mcguire

Posted on February 1, 2014

Posted on February 1, 2014

1/29/14

Appointment today, all went well...
We are still monitoring output of Jtube and monitoring temperature. It was not removed...
Maybe next week ...
After Trauma Clinic we stopped by Quantum House, met some of the tenants 1 from Germany 1 from Argentina and the managers. They also gave us a bag of mail
Thank you to all who sent !!! Kayla and I enjoyed reading each & every one of them!!
So very thoughtful !!!!!

Posted on January 22, 2014

Posted on January 22, 2014

On January 13 2014 at 1:30pm Kayla was released from St Marys Hospital, 27 days after being shot and left for dead. Shot in the back thru her kidney diaphragm and liver. Found with a blood pressure of 30/40 on a sidewalk alone & dying.
St Marys trauma team had 2 gun shot wounds at the same time on December 18th, not very common
One was a male, and one was my daughter... Only ONE made it ...
There is a reason, a lesson, to be taught, shown, felt, a new walk
From the time when she was shot to when I received the call to now there has been a higher power watching over my daughter, me, my family
Just too many coincidences to BE one.
She still has some obstacles to conquer BUT...
She has no long term injuries
She can still feel
With her hands
With her feet
Can walk, stand, jump, skip
She has her independence

She is still ALIVE

I thank God every morning, afternoon and evening for all the family, friends, loved ones, and even complete strangers..praying, for answered prayer, the trauma surgeons & nurses, all the people who donated, open doors for places to stay, hugs even when I didn't think I needed one, tears when I thought I had no more, strength to keep moving and most of all ....confidence to know she was going to be BETTER than alive when this was all over

Thank you so much you have no idea what it means to us

We still have a couple more weeks here with follow ups the trauma team does not want her traveling and highly suggested she stay until tubes can be removed.

Praising God With Kayla Mcguire

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