Back in May, comedian Ashley Barnhill was in a pretty horrific accident when she was hit by a car while jogging in Los Angeles. After months of surgeries and medical bills, a GoFundMe page has been created to help Barnhill and her family with medical bills. Per the page…
“On May 21st 2020, Ashley Barnhill was jogging on a sidewalk in LA and was tragically hit by a car. The accident was extremely critical and nearly killed her. She has had a very long road to recovery ahead of her, but we are beyond thankful she survived.
Ashley sustained severe traumatic brain injuries from the accident and has had 4 brain surgeries. She was in the ICU at Cedars-Sinai for weeks due to brain bleeding and swelling, pneumonia, followed by a brain infection. On July 14th, after nearly two months in the hospital, Ashley was stable enough to fly home with her mother and sister to continue her recovery in Texas. She has required 24/7 supervision, nightly antibiotic injections, twelve daily prescriptions and daily rehab.
This horrific situation has been life altering for Ashley, her mother and her two sisters. Her round-the-clock medical care and multiple surgeries have been extremely expensive — extended hospital stays, travel back and forth from CA to TX, moving out of her LA apartment, continuous one-on-one rehab, prescriptions, blood draws, daily injections, and so much more. We still are not sure how much Ashley will owe out of pocket for the millions of dollars of surgeries including the upcoming surgery and hospital stay.
Ashley’s family have been extremely involved with her daily care. Ashley’s father passed away two years ago, after a ten-year home stay due to early onset Alzheimer’s. Her mother and younger sister took care of him during that time.
Any donation amount helps! Ashley has made an amazing recovery so far considering the severe traumatic brain injury. However she still has to have another surgery to close her skull and needs rehab and other specialty care. As an FYI, Ashley is a comedian who tours worldwide with Chappelle & Friends.
We are extremely proud of Ashley and the progress she has made thus far. Please help support Ashley and her family during her recovery so we can help her return to be the amazing and vivacious woman that we know and love.”
As of this writing, over $5,000 was raised in just one day. However, they still have a far way to go to reach the $100,000 goal. So if you’re able to help out at all please donate.