Family and friends of Niki House are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with a catastrophic injury.
On March 28, 2010 Niki had worked her shift delivering pizzas for Domino’s Pizza. She was saving her money to begin the fall semester at Mid South Community College where she planned to attain her basic classes before transferring to Pharmacology School. Niki had finished her shift around 7:30pm and came home to eat with her family. She showered and went to run some errands. At approximately 12:20am on March 29, 2010 while going to a friend’s house, Niki fell asleep while driving. She was involved in a one vehicle accident which caused the vehicle to flip and eject Niki from the car. She received a broken neck at the C4-C5 area and a hairline fracture at C1. She was rushed to the Elvis Presley Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee where doctors stabilized her. Her diagnosis was a quadriplegic and doctors said she had very little chance of coming off of the ventilator or gaining anything more than a shoulder shrug. In the first week Niki was soon able to move her arms and at nights would practice and work to the point of falling asleep. After 13 or 14 days Niki had weaned herself off of the ventilator. After 24 days in the Trauma ICU Niki was released from The Med on April 21, 2010 and transported to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Niki began therapy and recovered to where she could feed herself and do other small activities. She was released from the Shepherd Center on July 9, 2010 and returned home to West Memphis, Arkansas. Since Niki has gained some slight movement in her right wrist and right tricep. She is still working hard to recover from her injuries.
Niki has chosen to fundraise with HelpHOPELive – The Leader in Fundraising Assistance and Support for Transplant and Catastrophic Injury in part because HelpHOPELive provides both tax-deductibility and fiscal accountability to contributors. Contributors can be sure that funds contributed will be used only to pay or reimburse medically-related expenses. For more information, please contact HelpHOPELive at 800-642-8399.
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