Danni had a positive COVID-19 test in August, 2020. Danni's symptoms gradually improved and she became symptom-free in early September. Then, suddenly on Sep 12th, Danni's legs gave out and she had to be rushed to the hospital via ambulance. She had short-term lower-limb paralysis for 5 days and was admitted to the hospital for 9 days. During those 9 days, she had to re-learn how to walk again. It was during this time we found out about COVID-19 Long-Haulers. Danni has since been diagnosed with Neuro-COVID Syndrome and Post-COVID Tachycardia. After her 9 days in the hospital, she began receiving in-home physical therapy. While the physical therapy has helped her be able to physically move around our home again, she is still mostly bound to a wheel-chair outside of our home and requires the assistance of a cane or walker when she's not using her wheel-chair. Her pain is unbearable and debilitating most of the time. She still struggles to do "everyday tasks." We are grateful she has a phenomenal team of doctors working together and with her at Northwestern University to help figure out how best to treat her, but this has been and will be a long road to recovery for her. COVID-19 research is still new, and her doctors do not know how long it will take for her to recover to 100% adult physical normalcy (pre-COVID). Since September 2020, Danni has been admitted to ICU due to medical issues caused by her COVID-19 Long-hauler symptoms twice, and has been to the emergency room an average of once a month. We want to help! Please consider a shirt purchase or donation to her online fundraiser.
Stacey Chapman is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator who works in advertising. She’s a proud Chicago native and studied Fine Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
When she’s not sweating over design she enjoys biking, playing board games, and obsesses over all kinds of cheese.