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According to the Dana and Christopher Reeve website,, and the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) located at The UAB Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in the year 2015, the average cost for a 25 year old in the first year after a spinal cord injury similar to Austin’s injury is $3,451,781 to $4.7 million. Each and every year thereafter for the rest of their life is $113,423,00.. These totals are only for medical and physical care, not basic costs of living. Since Austin was 16 years old at the time of injury and it is now the year 2022, his financial costs are greater than those stated above. Even with medical insurance, many needs are not covered by insurance. Your TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation will be managed by Help Hope Live and paid DIRECTLY to all merchants and all services for Austin’s present and foreseen needs, therefore you can be assured your donation is securely used for necessities.

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August 7, 2023

After being very dedicated to completing his schoolwork in the evenings and weekends since just 4 weeks after his injury in 2020, AUSTIN GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL WITH A 4.65 GPA AND HAS BEEN ACCEPTED TO CLEMSON UNIVERSITY FOR FALL 2023!

We knew Austin was a tiger in all of the therapy rooms, but now he is an official TIGER!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! We all are so proud of you!

May 23, 2023

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July 9, 2022

Continue to be strong and it is my prayer that you continue to improve with leaping bounds.

Barbara Smith

July 8, 2022

By the grace of God, Austin will walk again and be a testament of steadfast faith to others. I cannot wait to watch him on a BIG stage one day soon!! We love you Austin and the whole Somerville family!

Melissa Morrell

June 22, 2022

We at Vida Gynecology are happy to support Austin's recovery!

Kim Holloway and Denise Broderick

Kimberly Holloway