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And here is the info Samantha is sharing for Bab's GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/babs-medical-fund
Hello, My name is Sammie. I've started this GoFundMe to assist my
sister, Babs Parrott, to cover medical expenses in connection with a
Stroke she had on November 27, 2016. But first let me give you some
backstory about who Babs is....
Babs grew up in Charleston, S.
C. She is the middle of 3 sisters and the most vivacious. Our mother,
Elaine, owned a restaurant and raised us while taking care of the
restaurant and the community. She instilled in us a strong work ethic
and our sense of caring and compassion for others.
For most of
her adult life, Babs worked in food & beverage. In 1998, She moved
across the country to help me run my restaurant in Seattle. Running a
restaurant is challenging and we realized after 4 1/2 years that this
was not what we wanted to do.
A few months later, Babs visited
beautiful Orcas Island that is part of the San Juan Islands in
Washington State. The island embraced her and she has been part of the
community for 15 years. She is the manager of Aeronautical Services
(The UPS hub for the Island). During her 15 years on the island, Babs
has become a beacon of light for many people. As well as her wonderful
smile, Healing hugs are a given to whomever will accept them. Words
cannot express the caring and compassion she holds for others.
Monday, November 27th, Babs was boarding an early ferry back to Orcas
Island. She stumbled and hit her head. She took a nap and when she woke
up her left arm and leg were numb. Babs had to get to work so she shook
it off and went to her job. By 10a.m. She was pale and was dizzy. Her
friends took her home. Babs called me and I told her to go to the
doctor. Her friends also said she should go to the doctor. Babs took a
nap instead. When she woke up, she couldn't stand and fell on the floor.
She struggled to reach the phone. Her friends called the medics and
Babs was taken in a helicopter off the island to St. Joseph's hospital
in Bellingham. She was placed in ICU. After all the test, It was
determined that she had 2 strokes near her right temple.
no Insurance. All of the money raised will go to her medical expenses
including the MedVac off the island, ICU and hospital stay, All the test
including MRI, CT scan, and Heart Ultrasound, Speech Therapy and
Physical Therapy. Also, any living expenses since we don't know how long
her rehabilitation will take.
When I was little I was in the
hospital and had medical problems, Babs took care of me and was a
wonderful caring older sister. I wish to return the favor by helping her
through this journey. I am so grateful for all the outpouring of
support and healing energy.
The main 3 things Babs loves to do:
Smile, Hug & Dance. She's already smiling and hugging so I look
forward to her dancing again. I will be so grateful to see Babs bounce
back from this and become stronger and have more compassion for herself.
Anything you can contribute will help along the way and I will keep you
updated about her progress.
Thank you for visiting. We are so grateful!