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My name is Demetress and my partner of 13 years, Donna Stuart, suffered an anoxic brain injury on August 23, 2015. We were travelling in Las Vegas, when she was diagnosed with pneumonia. While hospitalized, Donna suffered a severe complication — a result of a tracheotomy. For four to five minutes, her brain was deprived of oxygen (or her oxygen levels were dangerously low). My life turned upside down at that point.

Before this injury, Donna was a vibrant, funny, warm and sincere woman. She always gave of herself and wanted the best for everyone she met. She has worked all her life and was generous to a fault.

Updates (3)

April 1, 2016

On Monday of this week, Donna spoke two words to the nurses; Stop it! The nurses were fusing around with her catheter and she told them to stop. It was approximately 6 weeks ago when she spoke last. Praise God!

March 24, 2016

Donna is almost back to where she was prior to the hiccup. She had been off the ventilator for a week tomorrow. She is tolerating her speaking valve for 2-3 hours at a time without a drop is oxygen saturation. Physical therapy will start placing her in the recliner again tomorrow. We continue to appreciate all of your prayers and support!!


March 10, 2017

how is a Donna doing these days?

cheryl Thompson

July 23, 2016

Demetress and Donna, My thoughts and prayers have and are with you. How is Donna today doing.

Cindy Cannon

June 20, 2016

Hugs. Glad you have each other.

Robin Lemke

May 27, 2016

I totally did not forget this time! All the love, support, and prayers to everyone dedicated to Donna.