Help Kiley's Family Facing Unexpected Expenses

For: Julie Barron, Kiley Lane, and Family
Albuquerque, NM
Organizer: Sherri Hull
Help Kiley's Family Facing Unexpected Expenses (Julie Barron, Kiley Lane, and Family)
of $50,000 goal
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The Story

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.  

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 19, 2018

Posted on March 19, 2018

Sunday, March 18- From Julie:

"Kiley has now been on a machine for 30 days that has kept her lungs operating. Due to the long timeframe on artificial respiration, Kiley's developed infections.  These infections are very dangerous but the doctors have antibiotics and are treating Kiley.  Our primary concern is getting Kiley's lungs functioning on their own without upsetting anything else.  Everything is a fragile balance. 

Kiley is waking up and aware of her surroundings again.  She is following commands and acknowledging by squeezing our hands or blinking.  She is in a great deal of pain. This remains a long road ahead. 

The doctors are talking to us about physical therapy including speech, walking, and more.  Also being discussed are potential transplants for lungs or kidneys.  We pray Kikey's organs will kick back in full gear. 

Your prayers sustain us.  Even the doctors are aware of so many praying for them and for Kiley.  It truly is helping.  

Please continue to pray for Kiley and our family.  Please continue to spread the word about the Hantavirus.  we are grateful to all who have us in their thoughts and prayers."

Posted on March 12, 2018

Posted on March 12, 2018

March 12- from Hartlee (Kiley's sister)  "Not everyone believes in One God, however my family does. And we are continuing to ask those who believe in prayer to keep Kiley and our family in yours. If you don’t believe in prayer and like to send good thoughts our way we welcome that too. But regardless prayer has seemed to be the blanket and glue keeping Kiley going as well as the rest of us. I know people loose faith in times of despair or hardship. But in times like these there is only one being who knows all the answers and we continue to be blessed by that power. 

Thank you to everyone who is sending thoughts and prayers continually. We have seen dramatic changes because of it. But we still have a long road ahead of us."

Posted on March 12, 2018

Posted on March 12, 2018

Monday - Kiley had to change her port lines last night to fend off possible infection. Because the slightest movements changing a pillow, rolling her to another side, etc. have caused Kiley's vitals to become unstable, what should have been a normal process, was a nerveracking 30 minute ordeal for Kevin, Julie, and the family.  All went well and Kiley's oxygen levels returned to normal within seconds.  We believe Kiley can hear us in her medicated state even though she is not responding.  The family is encouraging Kiley and praying she will wake up soon.  Please continue  to pray for Kiley and her team of doctors.  Please continue to pray for the family.   Please share information about Hantavirus so that others may avoid what Kiley is going through.  

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