May 11th, Pamela Wilson was on vacation with her partner Garry Bryan in Lake Tahoe. She was not well for several days and felt much worse after an in room massage and asked Garry get her to a hospital. The paramedics arrived, it was unclear as to what had happened, they thought a diabetic coma. She was transported to a local hospital and after a major cardiac event she was air evaced by CALSTAR to the Cardiac ICU in Reno. There they discovered she had a mild stroke and remained on life support, including dialysis for several weeks. She was intubated and sedated for 10 days and eventually had a tracheotomy until she could breath on her own. She became lucid, weaned off the machines, moved to a regular room. Later, she was moved to skilled care to gain some normalcy. She is alert but still weak and unable to walk. The therapists are amazed at her resiliency, yet she has a very long way to go. Like so many people Pamela did not have health insurance, because she lives outside of the 50 states. She hasn't worked for several months and not sure when she can fully work. There is rent, car fees, animals, banking, phone, internet and normal living expenses that need covering, and may need continuing care when she returns home. She is hoping to have a home to return to. Pamela is a warm and caring person who never meet a stranger, volunteers at the Humane Society and gives back wherever she can in her community. She is a legend in the cruising brokerage business. It is our hope that she will be able to return to that life soon. We are setting up this page in hopes that her friends and even those who do not know her will be touched by her story and find it in their hearts to give whatever they can. Every little bit will help.
Pamela and all those that love her thank you.