By writer to www.abc57.com
ELKHART, Ind. — One Elkhart household is hoping to maintain their daughter’s reminiscence alive with the neighborhood’s assist.
“She was a fighter,” mentioned Tasha Wagner, a family-friend.
“Reegan..She was hilarious, I imply she cherished dinosaurs. She’s had it tough the previous couple of years, she received identified with high-functioning autism in 2018 which defined lots of stuff about her so far as a few of her behavioral points we seen at a really younger age,” mentioned Tiffany DeGeeter, who’s Reegan’s mother.
Reegan DeGeeter was 13 years outdated when she was first identified with main depressive dysfunction.
Reegan began to really feel actually drained, winded and started having mobility points.
At that second, Reegan’s mother knew she needed to get Reegan assist.
However, it took greater than only one hospital go to to seek out the foundation of all her issues.
Standing as much as one battle after one other, Reegan and her household stored roaring for solutions when medical specialists would say every thing got here again regular.
Shortly after in 2019, they came upon Reegan was identified with a uncommon liver illness hepatopulmonary syndrome in 2019 with the one therapy being a liver transplant.
In Could 2020, Reegan obtained a liver transplant however misplaced her battle to post-transplant lymphoproliferative dysfunction after the organ transplant this previous month in July.
Tiffany hopes to deliver consciousness to different households going by way of the identical factor.
“Preserve preventing, you already know your child higher than anyone, so simply don’t surrender, regardless that you could have specialists saying nothing is flawed, should you really feel one thing just isn’t proper, do your due diligence, be sure you get the solutions that that you must assist your youngster,” mentioned Tiffany.
“In case your youngster wants an organ donation, don’t be scared. There are dangers however the danger doesn’t outweigh the profit. We received a complete one other yr with our daughter that we presumably wouldn’t have gotten,” mentioned Tiffany.
Reegan’s journey has left a footprint to future roaring sufferers who’re preventing a uncommon illness similar to she did.
A household good friend started promoting #ReeganStrong bracelets for $three at G. Ranger Wayne’s Merchandise in Elkhart throughout Reegan’s battle to assist the household with monetary help.
With that continued help right now, they’re pouring all these donations right into a fund to create a basis in honor of Reegan to assist others in want.
Reegan’s household are making it their mission to assist others going by way of a tough time by conserving Reegan’s Fb journey web page lively as a help group to encourage others.
“It’s very nice to make these connections since you don’t really feel so alone, sadly, it’s uncommon so there’s not lots of help teams on the market for fogeys whose children endure from it. Her journey web page that I’ve on Fb will keep lively,” mentioned Tiffany.
The household is overwhelmed and grateful for all of the neighborhood help they’ve obtained.
If you need to purchase a bracelet to help the muse, you possibly can head on over to 1712 S. Nappanee St in Elkhart.
Click on the next to be directed to Reegan’s Journey Web page: Facebook Support Group
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