This Stebbins high school senior, Ebonie, was at track practice and started to not feel good and went to see the trainers. She passed out and with the quick thinking of the trainers, they started CPR. They had to use a defibrillator to try to restart her heart. She was then transported to Dayton Children’s and had to be shocked a total of 7x by the time she got there. Upon arriving at Children’s, it was determined she needed to be transferred to Cincinnati Children’s.
Ebonie was Careflighted down to Cincinnati where she received a heart cath and was found to have 2 blockages in her heart. Ebonie was then transferred to UC Medical where they specialize in treating blockages of the LAD. Doctors were able to clear one of the blockages in her heart, but there was still a second they could not clear. The second blockage was in place for at least 30 hours before it was discovered. It is unclear what damage if any, Ebonies heart sustained.
Ebonie had what is called a Widowmaker heart attack, a heart attack in which you have a full blockage of the left anterior descending artery (LAD). She is currently on ECMO to try and give her heart and lungs some much-needed rest. The next few days will determine if she improves on her own or if an internal heart pump will be needed. They are anticipating being in the hospital for the next at least 4 weeks.
According to The Teague’s, who own Cake, Hope & Love in Beavercreek, and are friends of the family, “she’s a sassy ray of sunshine with dimples. She’s smart, driven, athletic, and a pure joy to be around. She’s been a football teammate for my son, a player for my husband to coach, our dog sitter, and a sweet friend to our family. I even have her basketball picture magnet on my oven here at the bakery!”
To help offset the cost of the bills and for her mom Beverly be with her at the hospital Cake, Hope and Love are donating proceeds of their sales yesterday and today, as well as from St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Boxes you can order this his week. You can pre-order your cookies online for pick up next Friday or Saturday.
Also joining the fundraising for Ebonie, Giovanni’s Fairborn has stepped up and will be opening for business this “Tuesday from 4-7pm, and doing what will likely be their last soup event of the winter. They will also be selling pizzas, salads, desserts, and a feature dinner that we will announce soon. A portion of our sales this Tuesday will be going to this young lady and her family. Her mother is currently staying at a hotel across the street and as you can imagine the ICU stay and the hotel are costing the family an astronomical amount. We want to help. As a mother I could not imagine my high school age daughter fighting for her life after a heart attack. As a daughter who’s father had heart issues I know how delicate the situation can be. Please please come out and get a pizza and one of our homemade soups or even just a slice of tiramisu. I know our Giovanni’s family always shows up when it’s important and we really hope to see you Tuesday from 4-7. We will post the full menu soon.”
Until then the soups they will be selling by quart and half gallon are:
- Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup
- Creamy Chicken & Tortellini Soup
- Spicy Garlic Chicken
- Shrimp & Corn Chowder
- Tomato Basil Bisque
There has also been a Go Fund Me set up if you’d like to help support the family.