Hello friends and family! Thank you for your incredible generosity. This I year used the funds for 2 important items that were denied by insurance after multiple appeals: 1) $7500 to pay off the balance for the standing function on my power wheelchair. I use the standing function most days to stretch out, put weight through my legs, and work out spasms. 2) $20,000 to purchase a functional electrical stimulation bike for home. I have been using the bike once a week through a drop-in program at U of M, but it is only available from 12:30-2:00, which was getting harder to work in with my work and PT schedule. It's a hefty price tag and I'm committed to using it to prevent muscle atrophy and manage spasticity.
Spinal cord injuries are expensive, and I wouldn't have access to these wonderful therapeutic modalities if it wasn't for your support. Thank you so much.
Jun 22, 2016
On June 18, 2016, Roger and Susan Christ hosted a Spanferkel - traditional German pig roast - as a fundraiser and thank you for all of the support following my injury. It was such a great gathering, bringing together family & friends & meeting new people - a huge network of love and support!
Thank you all for your generous contributions toward these items that will aid my recovery. I am just so grateful for your support and encouragement.
Thank you to all who came out on that beautiful afternoon, and to the local contributions that made the event a so special!
- Polyface Farms Heritage Grass Fed Hogs - Live music from Vienna's own "Falling Home" - Cold beer from Vienna's own Caboose Brewery - Lovely flowers from Friendly Hall Farm - Homemade custom quilt by Darlene Christ - Chicken from Beirut Cafe - Homemade sausage, cheese, German potato salad, and coleslaw
To our hosts Roger and Susan Christ, the MC Stewart Christ, to relatives that came from our of town, to neighbors & friends I never met, and everyone who volunteered time and effort: this was truly a special event, thank you so much!