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On November 20, 2015 Michael Thor was involved in a motorcycle accident, that caused a catastrophic spinal cord injury. He suffered a C2 fracture of the spine, and while it is an incomplete injury, the bruising on the spinal cord has left him a quadriplegic with a long road to recovery.

Recovery from a spinal injury is a very difficult journey, no doctor can tell you exactly how he will heal or how long it will take. For us it has been almost 4 years and while Mike is still unable to make any functional movement like feeding himself, scratching his face, etc. he has gained the independence to hand drive chair, take steps with max assist and do stand a pivot transfers rather than using a hoyer lift. We know with continued therapy he will one day be able to reach his face and regain even more independence. He has come very far, but we need help!

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September 25, 2019

Thank you so much to everyone that has contributed to Mike’s overall care and expenses since the N&O article was published. We are so humbled and appreciative of the kindness and continued encouragement we receive from you all. The world is unfair and cold sometimes, but your kindness creates balance and warmth that provides hope for us and for many others that, “it is going to be ok”. Many blessings to everyone who follows our journey and supports us along the way. May kindness return to you in the same beautiful way it was given.

-Mike & Sarah

August 29, 2017

Fundraiser Date is Confirmed!
Coleen Speaks at Posh Nosh catering has agreed to host a fundraiser along with the Posh Nosh 10 year anniversary party! The event will be on November 25, 2017 in the new Posh Nosh space off of Atlantic Ave in Raleigh, NC. Stay tuned for more updates!

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Guestbook

October 4, 2019

Happy Birthday friend!!!

Renee Vaughn

October 3, 2019

Michael and Sarah are a very inspiring couple. I am proud of you both, and wish you the very best on the road to recovery. Keep on keeping on!

Alan Cormack

September 24, 2019

Don’t Give Up❤️

Billy Spaker

September 23, 2019

Dear Michael and Sarah: So proud of your fight for a life together. All best from a local Raleigh area supporter. PS: I'm going to visit Whiskey Kitchen this Fall.

WILLIAM HOOPER