Help make a difference in Renee Lightcap’s life.
Renee Lightcap graduated from St. Georges Technical High School in 2012 and was planning on attending culinary school to specialize in pastry and dessert preparation. A single automobile accident on May 2, 2012 left her a quadriplegic and dashed those aspirations. Renee has limited use of her arms and hands and is paralyzed from the chest down. After post-surgery stabilization, Renee was transferred to Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.
To add to the family’s problems, Renee’s father had brain surgery to remove a tumor and survived lung cancer in 2000. He was forced to retire as he was left with little balance and an overall decreased ability to function. Imagine the financial difficulties that have been placed on this family.
Renee’s return home will present many challenges and even with insurance, she will have many uninsured, injury-related expenses such as: home modifications, an adaptive van, therapy, caregiver expenses, rehab sessions and specialized medical equipment. This presents a financial challenge the family cannot meet alone.
To assist with these uninsured expenses, a fundraising campaign in Renee’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive (formerly NTAF), a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for nearly 30 years. In 2000, they expanded their mission to include those who have sustained a catastrophic injury. All contributions are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the Mid-Atlantic Spinal Cord Injury Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for injury-related expenses only. Please consider making a donation:Many thanks for your support and prayers for Renee. They are greatly appreciated.
Charlene Lightcap Krysta Lightcap
June 13, 2014
Renee, My name is Jessica and I used to work with your mother. I actually still keep in touch with her. She shared some exciting news with me and I wish you the best with everthing you do.
December 4, 2012
Hi my name is Brittney Clouthier and I am the director of Operations at the Pat's Select in Middletown. I just received a letter asking for a donation for you. I wish there was something that we could donate that would help you out. I would like to offer a fundraiser night so we can help you raise money. Please contact me for more details. My phone number is (302)670-9136 or email me at [email protected] I wish there was more that I could do for you.
Brittney Clouhier/Middletown DE
August 15, 2012
Renee, I heard about you from your aunt Debbie in NJ. I just met her through a mutual friend. I wish you the best and my prayers are with you. Stay strong!!!
Lora New Jersey
August 15, 2012
well Reneee were off to a goodstart. we have 1300 in the group and many more to follow .. we are all hee for you..now to just raise some $ so we can help you become more independent and keep you healthy.. I LOVE YOU MORE THAN WORDS CAN TELL >>>>> Aunt Barbara
Barbara Deklerow, Millsboror.De