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Help Kevin Get Moving Again

On September 21st of 2017 Kevin was involved in an accident swimming off the Delaware shore. As a result of this accident he suffered significant damage to his C3/C4 vertebrae. While his spinal cord is only bruised—not severed—the accident left Kevin paralyzed below the shoulders and dependent upon a ventilator to breathe.

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March 31, 2020

Exciting News for Kevin. Thanks again to your generosity and the Functional Electrical Stimulation bike. The video shows Kevin's arms moving using the electric stimulus pads that he uses when riding the bike with his arms, but instead of cycling with his arms, he is working on thrusting his arms forward. Kevin has had good movement of his shoulders and scapula since about two months after the accident. Capitalizing on the movement, his outpatient occupational therapist has added this simple exercise to try to redevelop the neuro-muscular connection from his brain to his arms. The goal is to move from a chin drive for his power wheelchair to a hand drive. There are new drive devices that move a chair with very little hand or finger movement. Fingers crossed.

Additionally, since November 1, we have had a crew renovating a house that Kevin owned in to an accessible home that should be completed so we can move in around the middle of May. While much of the current funds that have been raised since July continue to pay for our caregivers, a portion of these funds will fund a vertical patient lift that will allow Kevin access to tour new home. If you follow me on Facebook, you've seen some of the photos I've posted. I will post more here once the lift is installed in a few weeks.

Gratitude for all your help.

Sue and Kevin

June 18, 2019

Good News in Turbulent Times.

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August 27, 2019

Kevin's brother, Brian, was my boss/employer for many, many years. He was always generous to many including myself and my family. I will never forget his philanthropic way of living. He has instilled in me the desire to do the same. May God Bless the Gail family. Fran

Fran DeMarco-Apicella

August 21, 2019

You and the family remain in our prayers!

James Dwyer

August 19, 2019

This donation is being made "in honor of Kevin Jeans Gail"

Francis Deasey