HelpHOPELive Southwest Spinal Cord Injury Fund
Family and friends of Garrett Tanner are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with his spinal cord injury. Garrett sustained this injury during a gymnastics accident in November 2007. Garrett lives in Mesa, AZ and was treated at the Barrows Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix. He aspires to receive specialized therapies at Project Walk in Carlsbad, CA.
Garrett has chosen to fundraise with HelpHOPELive Catastrophic Injury Fund in part because HelpHOPELive provides both tax-deductibility and fiscal accountability to his contributors. Contributors can be sure that funds contributed will be used only to pay or reimburse medically-related expenses.
To make a contribution to Garrett’s fundraising campaign, click the “Contribute Now” button. To email this page directly to others in your community, who might wish to learn about Garrett’s campaign, click the email button and type in as many email addresses as you wish.
December 29, 2010
Hi Garrett, My son did gymnastics at Arizona Olympians from 5-15 years old and he did the same flip that you did more than once. I remember hearing about your accident after it happened and thinking about how easily it could have happened to my son or any of his friends. I've thought of you often over the years and hope that you can achieve all of your goals. Your hard work and good attitude is an inspiration.
Janette Rallison, Chandler AZ
June 6, 2009
Garrett, saw your page and just had to say hi since we live in the same city. My daughter Jessica Larsen was injuried in November 2008.
February 8, 2009
Garrett - you have made incredible strides towards being self-sufficient. I''m so proud of you. You never gave up. Don''t even think about it now. You''re almost there. You are truly an inspiration not only to me but to many. God bless you, Garrett. You''re going to make it.
Kathy Reif, Chandler, AZ
June 16, 2008
Hello Garrett! My name is John Mesich. I have never had the pleasure of meeting you, but I have had the pleasure of going to school with your Dad, Mitch. If you are half as good a person as Mitch, then you must be quite a young man. I was sorry to hear of your injury. I know in life these things happen, but for whatever reason it might be, they do happen for a reason. Keep your attitude and faith high, and I'm sure you will see yourself through this ordeal. Please give my best to your Dad, and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
-John A. Mesich, Albuquerque, NM