As you may know, my delightful sister-in-law, Kristine Hanna Lomax had a skiing accident this past January. Kristine suffered a severe traumatic brain injury that drastically changed her life forever. Prior to her accident, Kristine enjoyed a distinguished career and dynamic social life. She is now severely challenged with speech, language and memory deficits due to the extent of her injuries. Kristine needs a full time caregiver and for her own safety, around-the-clock supervision. She will require lifelong medical care and rehabilitation that will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Kristine has temporarily relocated to Bakersfield, California to participate in an inpatient therapy program specially designed for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Kristine is determined to improve, and is working very hard around-the-clock to re-learn skills required for moving back home.
Even with health insurance, Kristine is facing mounting out-of-pocket expenses related to her injuries. She requires continued rehabilitation, and her health insurance has limited inpatient coverage of 100 days. Kristine has exhausted this benefit, and she is now responsible for the full cost of therapy on her own. She is also facing caregiver fees, and will need extensive home health care, continued outpatient rehabilitation therapy, and possible home modifications once she is able to come home. Now that Kristine is no longer employed, she has depleted her savings and is required to pay the COBRA premium to continue with insurance coverage.
March 3, 2016
I am overjoyed to report that Kristine will be coming home soon! She has made a miraculous recovery at CNS in Bakersfield! She is talking and communicating very well. She has recovered her balance and is off and running. She goes to the clinic early each day to get in some time spinning on the exercycle. She is taking phone calls, and visits from friends. We are so excited for her homecoming in April.
Thank each and everyone of you for your prayers and support during this difficult time.
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April 23, 2017
We believe in you, Kristine!
March 24, 2016
Dear Kristine, I don't know what happened, but I just found out about your injury. I am sending love and light and prayer your way--please let me know if you need anything! [email protected]
March 24, 2016
Wishing you well in your continued recovery!
January 25, 2016
Love you, Kristine, my dear fun-loving, long time friend! So many great hikes, parties, travels! Thinking of you with Lots of love.