Gina’s Urgent Surgery – She needs our help!

Update posted by Aimee Barousse On Sep 15, 2012
Also, for those who may prefer to mail a check directly to Gina, please send me a private message. I have her address. Thank you! ~Aimee
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Update posted by Aimee Barousse On Sep 15, 2012
I asked Gina to help me better understand this surgery. Here's an explanation below: From Gina: Yes, the problem is since the surgery on my leg from January, I have developed a ton of scar tissue around my ankle and I cannot step flat like normal heel to toe. I can only do toe to heel. So, the big toe is the worst. That one and three other toes have the pressure wounds that have become infected 3 x now. Huge risk of reinfection since they cannot heal due to pressure on them. I cannot avoid putting pressure on them since my foot cannot go down properly. %a0%a0They will be removing scar tissue, cutting my tendons so my toes will sit flat, as they are curled under. They will be cutting my Achilles tendon as well (ouch). The flap will have liposuction to help it be shaped like a more normal looking shape of a leg. He will also try to soothe the deep spots on my leg that look like valleys, but it will never be the same . %a0%a0It will look like a bad burn. I can accept that. I just need to walk correctly. %a0%a0 Pressure wounds and this type of infection is what killed Christopher Reeve. He eventually did not respond to antibioitcs and it was all in his blood stream. My walk is off and my spine is out of line from walking with one hip higher than the other. It is not fun and scary.
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Sending you love from Burbank...

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Posted On Oct 29, 2012

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Hi Gina and friends of Gina, I stumbled upon this website when trying to help a friend and was drawn to your call for help. This friend of mine has cancer and recently had a fundraiser with a band that donated their music (there was a cover charge), a raffle and a small auction. They raised over $4000. Another friend told me a bout a fundraiser she went to a few years ago that raised funds by auctioning off pies. There was also a cover charge to get in, and once in, there was all the pie you could eat available. It seems like Twitter along with a site like this could also be a good forum. You could use Twitter to help other people with bits of free information on a particular subject and also highlight your fundraising project. The more followers you get, the more funds you might get. Anyway, those are a few ideas I wanted to share. I don't know what other avenues you have tried, of course. One more thought, if you belong to a church or another large organization, perhaps folks would donate things for a yard sale. All the best to you! Corrie

Corrie23

Posted On Oct 26, 2012

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best wishes for a speedy recovery

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Posted On Oct 22, 2012

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GOOD LUCK GINA

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Posted On Oct 05, 2012

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Blessings for continued progress with your recovery.

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Posted On Sep 17, 2012

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What a wonderful idea and a wonderful cousin!!!

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Posted On Sep 15, 2012

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Oh my!!! All I can say is thank you to my kind cousin Aimee and to all of you who have donated. I am sorry I have not commented sooner. I just finally set my login info. Between keeping up with recovery, my blog (ginaquarles.com),taking care of my lil 3 yr old Ashley while Mike is working,and keeping an eye on the 14 yr old, Kirsten and everything else I that would take 4-ever to list here I have not had much down time. But I cannot express my Thank you enough to all of you. This has been quite the journey for our family and never ever would I have ever dreamed this would have happened to me or how long and expensive this injury would be. But there is not a price you can put on being spared and to be handed another chance at life. Truly a miracle as there were so many times it was touch and go. But I am very thankful for all of you, I cannot tell you enough. I am sending out virtual hugs to all of you and they are really tight too!!:) XOXO, Gina

Gina Meserole Quarles

Posted On Sep 15, 2012

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We are friends of Aime and John's and have experienced similar issues with Glen's dad in the past. We know how important it is to relieve those pressure wounds in the feet. Good Luck, Gina!

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Posted On Sep 15, 2012

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To all who have donated as of today, Sept 15th, thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and donation. On Gina's behalf, I really appreciate it! ~Aimee

Aimee Barousse

Posted On Sep 15, 2012

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Love ya hard, hard, hard! Swear to gawd!!

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