Dear Family, Friends and Colleagues:
My sister in law, Ellen Raabe was in a life threatening one car accident on October 23, 2009 as she was driving to work. She suffered traumatic brain injury and has been in a coma since the accident. Ellen is a beautiful, warm, outgoing, smart 26 year old woman.
There’s a long rode ahead for Ellen and for all who support her. We’ve been told she may be in a coma for three to six months and we are praying for a miracle that she wakes up sooner. Medically, her team of doctor’s, are still trying to get her stable enough to begin therapy and care at an acute long term hospital.
In the meantime, while we pray and wait for progress, we have been handed additional obstacles with Ellen’s insurance, legal fees and possible future medical care. Together with her family and friends, we have found that we need all the support we can get from everyone we know in our communities.
This is how Ellen’s Prayer has been found. We are asking two things of everyone who is reading this letter. First, we believe in the power of prayer. We ask that you pray with us for Ellen’s full recovery. Second, we are asking for a donation to Ellen’s Prayer. This donation will help with Ellen’s medical, legal and financial expenses and care.
You can help support Ellen by making a donation using Paypal. The funds go directly into Ellen’s Prayer account at Wachovia Bank. You can use a credit or debit card by logging onto www.EllensPrayer.blogspot.com and click on the Donate icon. Please visit our site often for updates on Ellen’s progress and recovery. Feel free to leave comments for Ellen and our family.
You may also donate by mailing a check made payable to Ellen’s Prayer Fund or Ella Goykhman (trustee). The mailing address is Ellen’s Prayer, P.O. Box 7083, West Orange, NJ 07052.
In the future, if Ellen no longer needs the support of donations, we will donate all the funds to a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) organization of our choice and/or hospital of our choice.
Please send this letter to all your family, friends and colleagues in your communities and share our story. The more people who pray and donate will truly help Ellen get through this time. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail or call me. My contact information is printed below.
Thank you for your prayers and your support.