I’m Vanessa, I’m 16 years old and I live in Tennessee. I’m not very good at explaining things, so please just bear with me through this. I’ve also never done anything like this before.
In November 2012 my grandma had a stroke. She was coming from Dominican Republic to visit me on my birthday and the day she would go back, we found her in my sisters room on the floor. She couldn’t move her left side so my mom called my dad who called an ambulance and we went to the hospital. She was treated greatly, and she was moved from the hospital in Clarksville to a hospital in Nashville where we would drive 45 minutes to and from almost every single day, my mom took off a lot of days in her job (which would mean she would have to work more and harder when she returned.) Later on, my grandma was put in a home where they would take care of her - but it became too costly, so we just moved her into our house and had nurses come and do physical therapy with her for a few months. She was talking, eating, and doing her best to perform the exercises the nurses made her do… But she was unhappy, she wanted to go back home to Dominican Republic with her husband (my grandpa), so we took her over there and she was fine!
My grandma was sent to New York a couple weeks back and is currently doing fine, she’s eating a lot and laughing, but then my grandpa got sick. My mom got a call saying my grandpa had passed out, he also got a stroke as well. My mom and dad immediately flew down to the Dominican Republic and they took him to a hospital in Santiago (which did NOT treat him well at all, and worsened his sickness.) He then fell into what I would call a coma.
They took him to Miami where he got better treatment, but wouldn’t wake up. It’s been about 2 weeks since he hasn’t woken up and my mom, dad and I just got home from visiting him 2 days ago. They said he was going to die, and if he didn’t he would stay a vegetable, not remember us, etc.
My mom wants to bring him to New York with my grandma, but to fly with the hospital helicopter is 20,000 or so, and this is where I thought putting up a donation thing would help out. If anybody who would be kindly enough to donate so we can get to our goal have any questions, send me an email: email@example.com
I would appreciate it so much, and I’m sure my mom and her family would too, thank you.