Welcome to our family’s CaringBridge website for Lisa Howland. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. You can read updates as we post them to the journal. We want to keep all our family and friends updated with her status. PLEASE BE CAREFUL IF YOU ARE MAKING DONATIONS TO HELP LISA DO NOT CONTRIBUTE TO THE CARING BRIDGE SITE INSTEAD In the purple menu across the top of this page CLICK ON WAYS TO HELP Then on the Ways to Help Page CLICK ON THE GOFUNDME LINK. By all means if you want to contribute to caring bridge you can but that contribution does not assist Lisa and the family.
On Sunday December 16th at 5:25 PM Lisa Howland went into cardiac arrest. Her girls Kennedy, Kelcie and Khloe were all home, her husband Rick and Kristopher were almost in the house having just finished running to the store after fishing earlier in the day with Kristopher and Khloe. Rick just pulled into the driveway when his phone rang, it was Khloe she was hysterical saying Lisa just fell and they thought she was having a seizure. Rick ran into the house and told Kelcie dial 911 (she had already dialed 911) he asked Kennedy what had happened she said that Lisa slumped to the ground. She had already moved Lisa flat on the floor and checked her airway, she still heard a faint heartbeat. Rick could not find a pulse and then Lisa's heartbeat could no longer be heard. The 911 operator told Rick to start CPR. Rick was ready to move in to begin chest compressions but Kennedy was ready and in position and said I know what to do, I am trained. (all the girls are CPR certified). Kennedy began chest compressions and continued CPR for several minutes until the the EMTs took over.
You can read more about Lisa's ongoing case and her recovery in the journal link at the top of the page where Rick is tracking her daily progression.