Most of you also know the story of what happened to her just days after DCCon. If not, her post is here.
Her family have put together a fundraiser for her. Here is a summary:
On May 7, 2014, Shaefali’s life was changed forever. She was visiting New Orleans with a friend, when she suddenly became very ill. She was rushed to the Tulane Medical Center and was diagnosed as having a rare condition known as Toxic Shock Syndrome triggered by the common strep A bacteria.
As a result of the pressors used to save her life, she lost blood flow to her extremities and gangrene set in. The doctors had to amputate part of her left arm, all the fingers save half a thumb on her right hand, and part of her legs.
Although Shaefali has health insurance, there are a lot of additional expenses, including the retrofit of her home to accommodate her injuries. Insurance covers only very basic prosthetics. Due to the extent of her injuries to every one of her extremities, more advanced prosthetics are necessary.
Helping Hands: Shaefali’s Prosthetics Fund
I was that friend, we had just made it to New Orleans, after DCCon when Sim fell ill and was rushed to hospital.
If you could please donate and pass this link on.
Here is a couple of pic's of Shaefali and my photo op's at DC Con