Monday, September 8, 2008

Carol Vance Decker.

I planned to post about something else this morning, but then ran across the story of Carol Vance Decker:

Carol Decker... had an emergency cesarean section on June 10, 2008. After the surgery she developed life-threatening hypotension from a septic pneumonia infection. After fighting for several weeks, the medicine she was on to save her life had the unfortunate side effect of blocking blood flow to her legs, left arm and eyes. Since then, Carol has had both legs below the knee amputated, her left arm amputated and she is blind. Carol was transferred to Harborview after an extended stay in ICU at Swedish Hospital, which insurance has covered to an extent and the rest we have had to pay for out of pocket. Carol will now begin inpatient rehab, which her insurance will not cover, and is estimated to cost somewhere around $80,000.

There is a silent auction with pieces from Etsy sellers being held to help raise funds for her recovery. The auction has a great variety of items, including some jewelry.


Andrea said...

Wow, that is such a terrible story. Thanks for sharing the info on the auction as a way to help this poor family!

LollyChops said...

This is really something. Thanks for sharing this story. I have been reading the family blog from the link you posted. It's really incredible how strong her husband is and the outpouring of support is really amazing.

Amber Leilani said...

jeezum! i am officially not griping anymore about not getting what i want from my career.
i wish i had seen this before i posted on my own blog this morning.

is there a way to donate items for the auction? the type on their blog/auction site was way too small for me to read.

Christina said...


It looks like this page has an e-mail to contact them about donating items:

Sarah and Jack said...

Isnt that just a horrible story? Scared the crap out of me.