On November 25, 2016, our daughter, Madeline, suffered a severe spinal cord injury because of an auto accident. Currently she is paralyzed from the chest down, but has some movement in her arms and wrists. Madeline is now at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital receiving extensive rehabilitation therapy. She is gaining strength every day and is determined to make as much recovery as possible.
Madeline has always been active, adventurous and resilient. She plays soccer, hikes with her dogs, and rides her dirt bike around the backyard. She is a talented artist and participates with her aunt in activities for the Special Olympics of Delaware. Madeline is looking forward to completing her senior year at Rustin High, going to college and living a full, productive, and independent life.
January 16, 2018
Madeline is keeping busy these days with 2 courses at DCCC, and 4 afternoons per week either at Magee Outpatient, or Project Walk for therapies. We continue to feel grateful and blessed for your support.
May 13, 2017
March 31, 2017
Madeline has now settled in at home and started school 2 mornings per week. She is determined to graduate on time! Outpatient therapy will start soon!
Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to purchase a wheelchair accessible van for her transportation to school, therapy, and social events!!
We were also able to purchase materials needed to construct a shower unit for her. A huge THANK YOU to Fran and Gregg for their volunteered time in building the shower! WOW, you guys are awesome!!
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January 3, 2018
Hi Madeline, We were unable to attend your fundraiser on the 27th. We made a donation in your honor. I hope you continue to keep warm while wrapped in your prayer shawl! Wishing you the best in 2018! God Bless ! Silvana and George Schneider
December 28, 2017
Hi Madeline, Best Wishes to You! We are not able to attend the benefit tonight but are there in spirit, and have made a donation in your honor directly to the Help Hope Live organization. Happy Holidays! xo,
John & Josie Iacobacci
December 22, 2017
Best wishes to you from Austill's! A donation was made under the name Jennifer Hernandez but it is from the whole Austill's team. Happy Holidays!
November 30, 2017
Hi Maddie, I am planning to run Brian's Run for you. Stay strong. -Kim, mom of Colbe from Rustin