Dear Family and Friends,
I’m writing you today in hopes that you will read my story and see my dream. As many of you may know, I have always loved horses and I started riding when I was 12 years old. I rode for the next ten years until my accident. On August 12, 2003 the horse I was riding, named Little Bandit, decided to rear up. Within a couple of seconds the animal fell sideways on top of me. My C5 and C6 vertebrae dislocated, instantly paralyzing me from the torso down. I spent approximately four months in the hospital and, though my doctors said my chances of walking were slim to none, I took it upon myself to keep exercising and stretching. After several years of swimming, yoga, acupuncture, and weight lifting my body’s muscular system started reacting like ripples in the water. Where I was only able to lift a pound with my biceps in the past I am now able to lift twenty pounds. My triceps, laterals, abdominals, and hip flexors have all regained movement. I have worked hard to regain my strength and I hope that you will recognize my determination to walk.
December 24, 2013
Over the course of 2013 I raised $7,500! Thank you to everyone who contributed! 😀
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September 21, 2019
God bless you!
July 21, 2019
But my hopes are so much higher Don't count me out, I'm a survivor I've chased these dreams down city streets Dead-end roads that no one sees And I'm proud to be a fighter Don't shut me out, don't hold me down I'm right here, I'll be around I'm paying my way, I'm paying my way Some days are slow, some days fly by Some days I laugh, some days I cry I'm paying my way, I'm paying my way I'm paying my way, I'm paying my way Keep fighting cousin, love you!!
July 18, 2019
Hope you reach your goal Heather! Keep on going with it. Looking forward to the event!
Ben and Jen Pope and Stretch
July 17, 2019
KEEP THE FAITH HEATHER AND KNOW THE LORD IS ON YOUR SIDE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!! I LOVE YOU❤️