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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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June 13, 2021

May God continue to bless you and your family on your journey toward more mobility and acceptance of your new way of life. My husband and I are former members of St. Tom's but have moved to Westfield two years ago. We will keep you all in our prayers and may God hold you in the palm of his hand

Bill and Jane Bremer

June 10, 2021

We are so happy to have had a chance to participate in your recovery due to Fr. Patrick Baikauskas giving us your information. We make this donation in honor of Fr. Patrick's Anniversary to the priesthood. God bless you and your family! Kathy and Don Pearson Springfield, IL

Kathy and Don Pearson

June 10, 2021

I hope you find and get all the resources that you need!

Anonymous

June 9, 2021

Praying with confidence that the Lord will make a way!

Willie States