My name is Kelly. I am a mother, grandmother, student and most importantly a survivor.
I’m writing this request because on February 8, 2020 my fiance, my step-son Nick and I were traveling from Connecticut to Florida to meet our new born grandson/nephew. Unfortunately we never made it. While traveling on I-95 in Viginia we were hit by a van that had been driven by a gentleman who died behind the wheel before striking us at a high rate of speed. Our vehicle got sent careening over a guardrail and flipped several times ejecting me from the vehicle approximately 40 feet. My fiance and step-son had relatively minor (though painful) injuries. My fiance had 6 broken ribs, Nick had 1 broken rib. I did not fare as well. I was blessed to avoid a major head injury and paralysis but did suffer 8 broken vertebrae in my back, 2 broken vertebrae in my neck, 10 broken ribs on my left side, 3 broken ribs on my right side, a hemothorax, broken right scapula, a concussion, and torn ligaments in my left ankle. I had spent the last 8 weeks in a rehabilitation hospital called Gaylord in Wallingford, CT and unfortunately I continued to deteriorate and so I was temporarily transferred out to a more acute facility to have surgery on my lung. When deemed appropriate I will return to complete my rehab at Gaylord.
I, unfortunately will not physically be able to work for a really long ti.e and getting help from disability will be not get approved in time for my immediate needs. My decision to publicly ask for help came when I began to realize I cannot return to where I was living. My previous living space is not designed in a way for me to safely continue recovering. I am asking for people who are more fortunate than me to help me afford to have a new place to live. I realize this may not work but I truly feel desperate and I believe that God saved me once and that maybe since all the prayers and well wishes from others helped me get this far that by being honest with my struggles I may be blessed to improve the life that was clearly saved. Eliminating the fear of a safe place to live would allow me to focus on finishing college. I will never waitress again and finishing the last year of school is of utmost importance now if I want to be self sufficient.
I appreciate all those who took the time to consider assisting me during my time of need. I may be down but I’m still here and for that I will never forget the chance I was given to finish living my life despite the challenges ahead of me.
Here is my link if you are able to help. I sincerely thank you.