On July 5, 2021, KW Agent Keriann Blumenstock woke up unable to function. She couldn’t hear; she couldn’t see; she couldn’t eat. She knew it was time to go to the hospital.
Spending 105 Days in the ICU
At the hospital, Keriann learned that she was suffering severe complications from a prior gallbladder issue. A gallstone had become lodged in her pancreatic duct. There was no immediate cure, and she was admitted to the intensive care unit.
She stayed in the ICU for 105 days.
Once she was able to move, Keriann would walk through the ICU floor, looking at the boards listing patient’s names and ages. She was always the youngest—and always the one who had been there the longest.
A Financial Toll
As her stay extended, the experience grew tougher mentally for Keriann and her family.
“My mom is my biggest supporter ever. And as much as I was traumatized, I feel I had to bring her along for it. It’s difficult to sit in a hospital for that long.” —Keriann
And then came the finances. Although Keriann had insurance and no prior health claims, the bills started to pile up, adding even more pressure to her situation.
It was then that Keriann’s KW colleagues encouraged her to apply for a KW Cares grant.
How You Help through KW Cares
The KW Cares grant helped Keriann to pay off medical bills and get back on her feet. She was able to focus on what mattered most: getting well.
“It’s incredible. It doesn’t matter where you fall in the family of Keller Williams, it’s just there and you’re one of us and everybody’s gonna help.” —Keriann
Your gifts to KW Cares helps KW Associations like Keriann navigate difficult life circumstances. Please donate today!