Rachael Otto Fundraiser
Rachael Otto is a New Rockford High School (ND) and a North Dakota State University Bison Women’s basketball player. She played from 1993 to 1998 and was part of two National Championships. She was an athletic guard, a selfless teammate, and a gritty player. Rachael is a model of what an NDSU WBB should be. On Sept. 17th, she was at her lake cabin and suffered a blood clot. This has become a life-changing medical emergency that has altered Rachael and Susan’s life. After multiple surgeries and medical procedures, she has been diagnosed with Locked in Syndrome (LIS). This is a daunting diagnosis. The doctors have shared with Rachael and her family that her recovery and care will be a marathon effort. Rachael is young, a competitor, and an athlete – she will undoubtedly battle every day to reach her best possible outcome.
Patients with LIS require specialized care and rehabilitation, with round-the clock professional caregivers for the remainder of their lives. Many of these expenses fall outside of healthcare coverage. This extensive long-term healthcare support, along with the loss of the patient’s income puts a tremendous financial burden on the families of those with LIS.
Give Today ~ All gifts will go directly to support Rachael’s medical and care-giving expenses. Eligible gifts will have 20% added on to your generosity.