Family and friends of Samantha Youmans are raising money for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to fund uninsured medical expenses associated with Catastrophic Illness.
Samantha has chosen to fundraise for Help Hope Live in part because Help Hope Live assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility for contributors. Contributors can be sure donations will be used to pay or reimburse medical and related expenses. To make a tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign, click on the Give button.
May 9, 2023
Hi family! There is so much to update you on!
I took time away from fundraising to put more focus on my schooling. It was important that I gave my attention to my Medical Billing and Coding classes as they are super challenging. I am now at my halfway mark and I am feeling so excited!
It has been 638 days since my coma. My family and I did not know what would happen to me health-wise, but I thank God every day that I can continue to push for positive progress. I have officially started physical therapy. We are working on my core and upper body strength as those will help me be able to transfer from surface to wheelchair. I wish I could say this is something that will happen instantly but I know it will take some time. That is okay. Rome was not built in a day.
Also, I have gotten my boots to help with my foot drop in both of my feet. They are pretty sporty. I got them in purple with hot pink velcro straps. I always say since I was born different, I might as well stand out! lol
Lastly, I want to thank those who have donated and will donate. Being about to have my own transportation for my wheelchair is my biggest dream and with your help, I can accomplish it!
- Samantha aka "Mantha"
January 4, 2023
I want to first start off my thanking the donors for their donations and participations. With each donation I am getting closer to my goal!
As far as things for me medically, things have slowed down due to the winter months. With having MD and running the risk of RSV with my continued hypoxia episodes, I have been bundled inside my home. I do not want to the run the risk of catching and virus or being in pain more than normal because of the cold weather. This still does not stop me from staying as active as I can physically. I've been incorporating daily exercise to maintain my strength as much as I can. My big focus right now is preparing my body for upcoming surgery and ensuring my immune system is strong.
I had a Sprit Night at my local pizzeria that was not as successful as I thought it would've been but that is okay! Every month I will be hosting a "Pick a date to donate" even on my Facebook page, Rolling With Mantha. It's a fun way to collect donations for this campaign.
I pray with the warmer weather this spring I will be able to get back to doing my fist in person event. Stay warm everyone!
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February 4, 2023
Thank you for having the courage to share your story. Hopefully you’ll be on the road soon….
January 13, 2023
Found you through Jeanty! Wish I could help more!
January 10, 2023
Best wishes in reaching your goal!