Charles Richey Fundraiser

Charles Richey, Las Vegas Realtor
Our friend and fellow real estate agent, Charles Richey, has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome and is currently in the ICU at the University Medical Center (UMC) in Las Vegas.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome: (GBS) (pronounced "ghee-YAN bah-RAY") is a rare nervous system disorder that results from nerve damage caused by the body's own immune system, usually in response to an infection or other illness. GBS causes muscle weakness, loss of reflexes, and numbness or tingling in the arms, legs, face, and other parts of the body. It can even progress to complete paralysis. GBS is the most common medical cause of paralysis that develops over days to weeks.

Fortunately, Charles has already begun treatment. On a positive note, most patients diagnosed with GBS recover with no residual side effects or complications after treatment - but this is going to take some time.

The initial treatment he is going through is a minimum of five days (if the disorder was caught early enough) and requires that he stays in the ICU for that time to keep a close eye on his vitals and ensure his recovery is on track. After Charles is out of the ICU and if his doctors have caught it in time to prevent permanent paralysis, extensive physical therapy will be required so that he can regain the use of his limbs and the dexterity in his fingers and hands. GBS is one of the leading causes of paralysis in the United States. As of right now, Charles is in his second day of treatment and things are looking up as he has already stated on the phone with Matt that he is feeling a bit better. There is a 95% full recovery rate for people diagnosed with this syndrome who receive treatment in time. Of course his positive attitude plays a tremendous part in this as well as well as the support of family and friends.

Another unfortunate piece of information is that Charles and his wife Jacqui do not have medical insurance. Therefore the need to call out to all the people that we can is high.

On a side note: Charles and Jacqui are well known by many fellow RealtorsĀ® as active animal rescuers who host up to a dozen animals at their house simply because of their love for animals and their giving nature. Charles Richey is the Webmaster for his wife Jacqui's Las Vegas real estate web site as well as a contributor to many online real estate blogs and forums.

Just think, even a small donation from everyone we know will add up to a large sum to help Charles out. So, pitch in whatever you can to help Charles and Jacqui out in their time of need.

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Fundraiser Goal Progression Chart

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Round I

Financial Donations Received From:

  1. Matt Pellerin
  2. Max Chirkov
  3. Ken Smith
  4. Anna Bourland
  5. Jonathan Yudin
  6. Grant Freer
  7. Deborah McCreath-Akbar
  8. Joseph Ferrara
  9. Jeff Manson
  10. Jay Thompson
  11. Larry and Loren Hotz
  12. Toby Barnett
  13. Wasabi Design, Inc.
  14. Jason Farris
  15. Wayne Long
  16. Cal Carter
  17. One Source Realty
  18. Glenn Ginsburg
  19. Dan Connolly
  20. Kristi Berg
  21. Sherry Baker
  22. MediaQuake, LLC
  23. James Duncan
  24. Mike Farmer
  25. Erich Caparas
  26. Margaret Woda
  27. Melissa Caulk
  28. Kevin Kling PA
  29. Larry Jensen
  30. Barber Virtual Assisting Solutions LLC
  31. Caleb Mardini
  32. Susan Withington
  33. Laurinda Frederick
  34. Lisa Martin
  35. Anna Hackman
  36. Drew Hartanov
  37. Dena Davis
  38. Lynda Eisenmann
  39. Kristi
  40. Paul Davis
  41. Courtney Miller
  42. Eileen Pettengill
  43. Erin Cristall
  44. Kellee Davis
  45. Kimberly Richey
  46. Steve St John
  47. Taeyoung Lee
  48. Tenchi Hamaki
  49. John Palmer
  50. Art Derailed
  51. Vlad Zablotskyy
  52. Glenn Timme
  53. Mack Perry
  54. Martin Barringer
  55. Ray Lancon
  56. Gary Schmitz
  57. Lesley Reppeteaux
  58. Maureen Francis
  59. Stephen Toms
  60. Martin Barringer
  61. Kristal Kraft
  62. Elton Blair
  63. Steven Haffner-Stearns
  64. Karen Hurst