“I’m going to snowboard again. I’m going to be back in the gym as soon as possible, even if it’s in a wheelchair at first. I’m going to be doing everything and more than before. I’m going to have a success story. And with all of this, I want to help people. I grew up my whole life wanting to help people, and now I know I can do that. I’m fighting though this with all that I have inside of me. Anyways it’s just a body… I’m still Amanda.” – January 2018
“I need help as I strive to achieve my goal. I will need physical therapy, adaptable home improvements, alternative therapies, a modified car so that I can retain some of my independence, ext… For that I will need to raise funds for those items and things I haven’t even thought about yet. Help is so greatly appreciated.”- Jan 2018
September 15, 2019
Amanda McCoy, at the age of 21 was paralyzed from the waist down from a snowboarding accident in January 2018. She suffered a Spinal Cord Injury, and the doctors told her she would never walk again. Amanda has been participating in many therapies to gain the function of legs back again. She is very determined, and feels it’s totally possible to walk again. She has explored many different healing therapies since injured, and continues to do so. She has been working out of the box, and finding ways that are helping her legs gain movement and strength again.
Amanda is constantly working her hardest to heal, while living life to the fullest, at her young age. She is taking online courses, going to her job, doing physical therapy, and living life, happily. Amanda’s mom, had to leave her job in order to help Amanda and drive her to and from therapy, appointments, and work everyday. Amanda has gained almost all of her independence back, she just needs a car. Amanda will use a car installed with adaptive hand controls so she can be 100% independent again. With this car, she will be able to continue with her healing, while her mom can finally go back to work.
It would be amazing, if we could all get together and help Amanda and her family with expenses. Having a Spinal Cord Injury, comes along with a load of expenses. Medical bills, physical therapy, alternative therapies, hand controls, and a car. It all adds up. All therapies are out of pocket for spinal cord injuries. To take the financial burden off Amanda and her family, let’s help. Let’s raise Amanda the money she needs to continue to work hard at therapy, and to gain her independence back with a car.
Currently Amanda is healing with the help of:
-Neurological Based Pilates, with Ilene, at Newtown Heath and Wellness
-Dr.Kimberly Yeager -Rose and Dr.Patricia Little at Newtown Health and Wellness and Perfectly Balanced Pilates studio.
-Feldenkrais Method Sessions, with Dayana, at Koru Real Wellness
-Acupuncture, with Faith, at Relief Acupuncture
-Holistic Chiropractic, with Mahan Rishi, at Khalsa Healing Arts
-DIY at home/gym therapies and Holistic ways of healing
June 29, 2018
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January 5, 2019
Amanda, you have a great attitude and are very inspiring to others and wish you the best in your recovery.
Tracy & Terry Cantor
December 28, 2018
You can do it Amanda! Namaste XO
December 24, 2018
You are so very beautiful and inspiring! May god bless you and your family with this continued faith and belief. You CAN do this. I believe in you too. Sending love this Christmas and always. You’re in our healing prayers.