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Holly and her family need your help! Please become one of Holly's Helpers by showing your support in the form of a donation for this family.

Helping people. That’s what Registered Nurse Holly Dryszel Rossini would like to be doing right now. Unfortunately, she can’t. It started on Saturday September 15th while running errands between her daughters’ softball games. At first she thought she had a bad headache and then became so disoriented and nauseous she had to pull her car over. Luckily another driver stopped to help her and called 911. Meanwhile her daughter Brianna used her cell phone to call her Dad (Rick) and her youngest Emily prayed to Jesus that her mother would be ok. Holly was rushed to a local hospital where they determined she had suffered a massive brain bleed. She was then transferred to Hinsdale Hospital where they diagnosed her with Advanced Moyamoya Disease. This is the same disease that her father had struggled with for 7 years. A few days later she was transferred to UIC Chicago to be treated by a neurologist who specializes in revascularization for Moyamoya disease. This surgery is the only effective treatment for this disease. On Thanksgiving Holly was able to come home to her family. Rick , Brianna, and Emily were thrilled! However, there is a long road ahead of Holly and the Rossini family. She needs rehabilitation, constant care and multiple invasive revascularization surgeries. Rick works as a mechanic at Naperville automobile dealer. His employer has been supportive to the family’s situation. However while Rick takes time off from work to take Holly to all of her appointments and cares for her every need, the bills continue to pile up. Every aspect of this debilitating illness is costly. Not only financially; but mentally and emotionally. Rick, Brianna, and Emily do their best everyday to help Holly, but they need financial help. Holly would like to be helping people again and with your help she will be. Until then, can you be one of Holly's Helpers? Thank you for your love and support. Rick, Holly, Brianna, and Emily

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