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My life was changed forever in an instant on July 1st, 2020.

In a freak accident, I was thrown headfirst over the handlebars of my bike and suffered a life changing C3 complete spinal cord injury. I was immediately rushed to the hospital and then airlifted to Indianapolis.

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December 18, 2020

Thank you so much to each and every one of your for all of the support you have given us so far; whether it has been financial or through some kind words, or a letter. We appreciate each and every one of you and are simply astounded at this outpouring of love. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined there were such kind and giving people out there who would be willing to support me like this. The purpose of this update is to share some of the major good news we’ve had, of which your contributions have been a great part of. We have firmly settled into our home routine now, taking on each day at its beginning and doing our best to roll with the punches. There have been quite a few setbacks and issues throughout these past months, but we’ve managed to deal with them as they rose up, in no small part thanks to all of you. Life has been far from drudgery and sadness however; there have been numerous boons and blessings given to us. Insurance recently approved the purchase of my own custom power chair! This is a big step forward in my mobility and capabilities. We are extremely excited as we move forward with the next steps in our negotiations with insurance. I have also recently been cleared to eat (somewhat) solid foods. For now, everything has to be mushed into a blender before I can have it, but it is an absolute joy to be able to taste real food again. Progress has been slow and tough, but it still has been progress. For that, I am always grateful. Over these past few months our family has faced many challenges together. Through all of your immense and unyielding support, as well as through the amazing efforts of my own family, we’ve been able to overcome everything that has been thrown at us. As such, I must thank you all again. I would not be here the way I am today if it was not for all of you. You are all, quite literally, life changing. Thank you again.

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November 23, 2020

Praying for you!

Jane Creswell

November 23, 2020

Dalia, I am praying for your strength as a caregiver.

Alice Sue Green

November 5, 2020

Linas- You may not know or remember, but my dad had a very similar accident in the spring of 2001. He had the great luxury of being supported by the US Veterans Administration through the many challenges that resulted from being paralyzed. He passed away this spring, shortly after turning 90. While the paralysis was a big part of his life, he didn't let it dominate his life. Figure it out. Live. Love. Laugh. Jack

Jonathan Vinson

November 2, 2020

Sorry to hear of the accident Linas. I pray that the Lord will be and help you in your journey so that you can still use your gifts and talents. I also pray for healing. God bless you richly.

Lois Amari

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