Ken Majonis has always been active, energetic, and full of life. As many of you are aware, Ken recently suffered a life-altering injury which has left him paralyzed from the waist down. After being transported by medi-vac from the accident scene to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ken underwent emergency surgery to stabilize his spine. Shortly thereafter, he was admitted to Kessler Rehabilitation Institute in West Orange, NJ. When he is discharged, Ken will move back home to Marlboro with his parents. He is a member of IBEW Local 400 Electrical Union and had been working full time as an electrician prior to the accident. His medical insurance is only covering a portion of his expenses, which, as you can imagine, will be enormous and ongoing. We now face staggering costs for hospitalization, rehabilitation, equipment, home modifications, and treatments.
Fortunately, despite everything, Ken is fighting to remain strong physically and emotionally and is working hard on his recovery and rehabilitation. Ken is filled with hope for the future, and so are we. To assist with the immense financial burden, a fundraising campaign in Ken’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive (formerly known as the HelpHOPELive Catastrophic Injury Program). HelpHOPELive has been serving the transplant community for nearly 30 years; in 2008 they expanded their mission to patients suffering from spinal cord injuries. HelpHOPELive provides both tax-deductibility and fiscal accountability to contributors. All contributions are administered by HelpHOPELive exclusively for injury-related expenses, and contributions are earmarked for Kenny’s exclusive use and are available to pay for uninsured medical expenses and to assist with his recovery. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Please consider making a contribution.It’s never easy to ask for help, but many of you have generously offered aid in a variety of ways, including your talent and time. We are so grateful, as we know that without the assistance of family, friends, and community, we will be unable to give Ken the positive future he is working so hard to achieve. Your continued love and support is vital to us, and we cherish it daily. Thank you for your help. It is giving all of us the strength we need to move forward.
December 19, 2008
Ken and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Monique Castillo, Jackson, NJ
December 17, 2008
great party the other day! see ya soon
December 9, 2008
hello ken! Allow my to introduce myself, my name is Shaina and i am kristin velbas bestfriend. I have heard so much about you and cannot wait to meet you in person! Be strong! From what i hear you''re a total badass!!! I will keep you in my prayers! <3
Shaina, old bridge NJ
December 9, 2008
kenny, i am sure your tired of hearing this but your going to be traveling a long road to recovery with its ups and downs. It is so important to stay positive and keep faith. There is hope and there are so many people praying for you every day. The man upstairs has got to hear one of us! You are a strong person and have many people supporting you and in time things will get easier. They say god only gives people what they can handle which just proves that you are strong! You will get through this! If there is anything you need never hesitate to call! I am here for you!
Kristin Velba, Old Bridge, NJ