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Tracey Needs Your Help!

In the Summer of 2014, my mother, Tracey Cox suffered an ischemic stroke (a blockage of the blood supply to the brain). She was transported to our local hospital then airlifted to Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington Kentucky, the best stroke center in the state. She was immediately placed in ICU, where she would remain for 17 days. Her initial prognosis was good, but unfortunately 4 days later my mom suffered a major hemorrhagic stroke, or the result of blood leaking directly into the brain. This second stroke almost took her life and my mom’s prognosis was downgraded severely with no predicted level of recovery. Because of the second stroke, her surgery to remove the blood clot was postponed indefinitely, as she was not strong enough to endure the procedure safely. My mother remained in the ICU into August, when she was transported to Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital where she endured many hours of attempted rehabilitation to try to recover as much functionality as possible. She finally went home and endured many therapies over the next year, but unfortunately due to her condition she now requires a full-time caregiver. My father was forced to quit his job in order to provide her with assistance in her daily life. My mom has decreased sensitivity on her right side, and is in danger of falling. She is in a wheelchair full-time, and requires assistance transferring to and from her wheelchair, bathing, dressing, eating and more.

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March 21, 2017

Tracey thanks the following supporters for their contributions during the giving Tuesday fund raising effort last November. Together we raised almost 2500$ of which a little over 250$ was matched by the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation. Unfortunately, the matching funds were exhausted very quickly and the biggest portion did not get matched, that being said, almost all of your individual donations were matched as the majority of those came in early. Thank you from all of us, to all of you!

Barbara Partin, Linda Vestal, Gloria Ramsey, Steven Beach, Nicloe Burchette, Alice Branham Stevens, Jenny Tong, Tom Jordan, Gina Emmett Jeffries, Angela Gibbson, Abagail Rains, Victor Adams, Ashley Mills, Vanessa Roesch

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September 25, 2017

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Rusty & Sarah