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Rebecca Aleck Koltun Needs Your Help

At age 21, due to a tragic accident, Rebecca is paralyzed from the neck down. Please help her get the spinal cord injury care and rehab she so urgently needs. ( If you want to follow Rebecca’s journey to recovery, scroll down and click “Subscribe” For information on fundraising and other activities, join our private Facebook group, Rally for Rebecca.)
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Updates (46)

December 4, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

Our Rebecca continues to do well. She has been feeling good. She receives quality and attentive care at Glen Cove Hospital and has grown close with many members of the hospital staff. She remains busy with therapy and visitors.

Yesterday Audrey and I went outside with her so she could practice getting in and out of the van. The ramp for the van is about 30 inches wide which is not much wider than Becca’s chair. Also Becca’s vantage point in seeing the ramp is limited because it is below her. Once in the van she has to pivot the chair forward. All said getting in and out of the van and operating the chair is a skill. Becca however is quite good at it.

We are moving closer to Rebecca’s discharge which at this point is contingent on getting enough home care in place. This as many of you know has been difficult due to the labor and nursing shortages. Rebecca describes her care as looking complicated on paper but in reality it is simpler and straight forward. Rebecca knows more about her care than anyone and she is an excellent teacher and communicator. While I am obviously biased, working with her will be a joy and the time will fly because she is so active and clever.

Many of you were moved by our washing machine woes (I was touched). Recently my I phone 5 updated. I do not understand or see the need for my phone to update particularly if it is working but whatever. Now that it is updated every time I leave the apartment I receive a notification that I left Audrey’s i phone 11 behind. Well…yeah I also left Audrey behind.

We wish everyone a good week. We remain positive and I personally am dumbfounded by how far we have come. We were deep in the abyss but we have emerged. While our challenges are well known, everyone faces their own struggles. Sometimes there are no easy or quick answers. Solutions and means can and do eventually come.

Love to all, Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca.

December 2, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

We still need your help in recruiting a few more nurses, RN’s or LPN’s to assist in Rebecca’s care. We are so close to getting Becca discharged. We primarily need help with overnight shifts. Please if you are an RN or LPN or know of one who would like to work with our Rebecca then please contact Jeanne Samson at Bayada at 516 222 0092.

Thank you. The Koltun family.

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Guestbook

December 5, 2021

Happy Chanukah to the Koltun Family! Wishing you brightness and light always--

Audra Lewton & Family

December 1, 2021

Sending continued support, love, and best wishes to amazing Rebecca!! Love, The Gilburne Family

Lisa Gilburne

December 1, 2021

Thinking of the Koltun family during the holiday season <3

Jamie Simon

December 1, 2021

Hello Rebecca , I’m a retired art teacher from Bayside. Keep creating and sharing your wonderful art! You inspire us all!! With love and support, Michelle

Michelle Belil