A coworker of mine recently lost everything in an apartment fire in southern Indiana. She was attempting to gather what she could (her pets were priority) and head out of the door. When she opened the door into the hallway, flames spewed into her face. She was trapped.
Without a second thought, she headed to the window of her second floor apartment. She had to jump. She broke her left leg (a fracture in her ankle, doctors say it is one of the worst possible) and has a compression fracture in her back.
We work in the Respiratory therapy department in University Hospital and she is living a nightmare that all of us fear! She is stuck at work (albeit on the other side of the fence but stuck nonetheless)! But it wasn't a car wreck or an unfortunate vacuum cleaner incident that put her here. Her apartment building burnt to the ground. She lost everything. Furniture, car keys, clothes. Everything.
The road ahead of her is going to be a long, difficult one. There are going to be months of therapy ahead and she will probably have issues for years and years to come. And anyone who is involved knows that health care is a very physically demanding job.
We are currently in the works of setting up a gofundme to lend a helping hand to her. She is fresh out of school and was just hired in full time a little over a month ago. She has student loans and a rapidly growing tally of medical bills. This tragedy couldn't have happened to a nicer person. She would give the shirt off of her back if you needed it.
I am trying to get a jump of the gofundme and make sure that this effort follows through with its purpose.
If anyone is in a position to help, anything is massively appreciated. She literally has nothing. If you can send care packages, pm for an address and I will make sure that it gets to her.
I will also forward monetary donations to the bank account that we are setting up for this purpose.
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I have seen in the past how generous this family of car nuts can be. I've helped in the past and have sent good thoughts when I was unable to help in any other way. I never thought that I would be on this side of it asking for assistance for a friend or myself.
As I said, anything will help. The Respiratory Therapy family of University of Louisville Hospital, myself, and the victim of this unfortunate circumstance will all be eternally grateful.
I am also considering putting together a car show that will benefit her in the Louisville, KY area. If anyone has any experience with this, I am unsure as to the best method to go about it.
Below is a link to the news story about the fire.
Jeffersonville apartment building fire leaves many with very little to nothing