On February 5, 2018 Kiley Terrell Lane tested positive for the Hantavirus, a rare and very serious illness. While several cases have been identified as orginiating from the Four Corners area of New Mexico and rural areas of the western United States, there are also Hantavirus cases verified elsewhere across the county and around the world.
Kiley was airlifted from her home in Farmington, NM to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque without a lifesaving moment to spare. She is receiving specialized treatment at one of the leading medical institutions familiar with the Hantavirus. Kiley is in ICU and on temporary bypass machines allowing the heart, lungs, and kidneys time to heal.
Doctors expect Kiley will need to be in the hospital and/or receiving medial treatment and physical therapy for an extended period of time. There is no cure for the Hantavirus but with specialized care, Kiley will be able to return to a normal life. There remain other medical complications yet to be determined as part of Kiley's recovery and longterm care.
While Kevin and Kiley have insurance to work through with the good doctors and staff at UNM Hospital, there continue to be additional and unexpected medicial expenses that mount for the family. Through your generous support, funds raised will go toward travel expenses allowing family members to be at Kiley's side, childcare, incidentals, and other unanticipated, short and longterm expenses associated with such a serious illness as this.
In addition, the family is hoping this site will help educate people and doctors about Hantavirus and elevate the conversation around this serious illness. The family is hopeful more research and funding will be directed toward finding a cure for and treating Hantavirus.
Please share Kiley's story with others. Ask questions about Hantavirus. Continue the dialogue about this terrible virus which is feared to be more prevalant than fully understood. If one person is tested early and avoids the pain and agony Kiley is enduring, it is a life positvely impacted. If doctors are aware of, prepared for, can test, and are able to treat Hantavirus more swiftly, others may avoid the heartache Kiley and her family are going through.
Kiley, Kevin, Dawson, Julie, Hartlee, Lynn, Myke and the entire family are grateful for your continued prayers, love, and support.