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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.

Updates (5)

January 6, 2022

Hello all and Happy New Years!

I hope that you are all doing well and would like, for the first time this year, to extend our gratitude once again to all of our helpers and friends without whom we’d never be able to do it. Linas has had his Baclofen pump for a little over a month now. It’s not without its own issues, but thankfully it has done wonders to reduce his spasms. One of his biggest challenges was getting a good nights sleep; his spasms would often wake him in significant pain. The pump has practically eliminated this issue, which is extremely good news! We are continuing to try our best to overcome all of the challenges life keeps throwing at us, of which there are a wide variety. However, without all of you, we would not be able to do any of it at all. This Christmas, we were absolutely floored by the kindness and generosity shown to us in all of your letters and your gifts! We have encountered the wonderful problem of having too many thank you cards to write! Again, thank you all for all that you do; our gratitude cannot be expressed in words

December 5, 2021

Hello all,
Thank you again and again for your continued love and support that you keep bringing to us. You never let us forget what love and kindness feels like, and our gratitude for all that you do is endless. I am writing to give you all a brief update on what’s going on. Outside of the hectic chaos of our daily lives and all of the trials that are brought to us, there is not too much to report on the past. Linas is getting a little bit stronger month by month. Our progress is certainly being measured in baby steps now. The news we wanted to bring to you with this update is that Linas had surgery for a Baclofen pump in November. It went well, and Linas is well into the recovery process. He is able to sleep much better and so far his muscle spasms have gone down and spasticity has relaxed, greatly increase his quality of life.

Thank you all again.

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July 1, 2021

Hi Linas, Found out about your tragic accident just yesterday (6/30/2021), one year after the fact. Had no idea because for the past 14 months I have stayed mostly at home, with virtually no contact with the department. Read on-line about the steady progress you are making. It is very encouraging that you are gaining control and movement in your extremities, and have started working for a limited amount of time every day. Please don't hesitate to contact me (765 404 0065) if you need any help. We are wishing you a speedy recovery and return back to some normalcy. I know you are mentally and physically very tough. You will come out of this setback soon.

Girish

June 24, 2021

May God continue to shower you with many blessings!

Bea Rodgers

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