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Dear Friends and Family,

As many of you know, three years ago I suffered a fifteen-foot fall from a collapsed tree house and sustained a T-10 spinal cord injury as a result. I was instantly paralyzed from the waist down—and life was changed forever. My rehabilitation began immediately: I spent four months as an inpatient and eight months as an outpatient, forced to re-learn how to live my life from the ground up. Since that time, I have undergone countless therapy treatments and become educated in nutrition, supplements, stem cells and more. The learning is endless when you have a motivation not only to heal, but also an intention to feel good while doing it.

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September 28, 2017

Hello friends and family ~

It’s been 6 years since I sustained my spinal cord injury, and I am asking and reaching out for support in this next step on my journey of taking back my life.

I’m updating this page in gratitude for the many changes that have taken form in my life since I first made this fund…..

I am now married and living in the beautiful state of Michigan! My husband has a job he loves with Ford as an engineer working on the electric vehicles. I’ve been getting used to the new climate and have been searching for new jobs and ways to get out and meet the community! I sold my minivan in FL before moving so now I am back on a mission to create an accessible and safe vehicle that will be better equipped for the roads here and the SNOW of course!

I recently decided to have a major surgery to alter the way I manage my bladder and I am currently healing and recovering. The future is bright and full of greater quality of life. It will take at least 2-3 months to make the transition and start learning my new body. Over the year I will get better with a new and improved bladder!

Although Spinal Cord Injury is physically challenging and a daily emotional struggle full of will power training and controlling my attention…. I’m learning valuable lessons every day!!!

I am so grateful for any amount you feel you can contribute. Thank you for the support and Thank you from my heart to yours. =) Love, Laurie

July 22, 2014

IF you are donating under $250 and would like a tax receipt, you can either call or write to HelpHopeLive to request. Any donations above $250, automatically get a tax receipt. THANKS everyone!

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November 15, 2014

Seeing your legs fluttering away in that video was amazing and inspiring. We think of you and tell your beautiful story of hope and courage more than you will ever know. Please let us know when you are anywhere near CT and Keep On Dancing, Laurie! We love you!


February 25, 2014

Laurie, hope you are enjoying your new adventures. You are an amazing young woman, with so many talents to share.

Denise Braley

November 5, 2011

Your song lyrics tell your story so well... keep the universal message of love flowing!!! You're reaching out to others with SCI and this helps hope live in a community of brotherhood and sisterhood. Love, Mom Kammer, Ct

carol Kammer, Connecticut

September 16, 2011

Love, Love, Love

Bob Kammer, NJ