Family and friends of Mandy Trept are raising money to pay for uninsured expenses associated with catastrophic injury.
Mandy has chosen to fundraise with HelpHOPELive in part because HelpHOPELive assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility for donors. Donors can be sure that funds donated will be used only to pay or reimburse medically-related expenses. For more information, please contact HelpHOPELive at 800.642.8399.
Thanks for your support!
August 19, 2014
I’m officially back in therapy after a year, and it sure felt like a long one! I’m so excited I’m dancing in my chair. 🙂
My goals for therapy are to increase strength and mobility in my trunk, and to strengthen my upper body (especially my triceps) to prepare for transfers and better bed mobility.
My other goal, which I will work on with one therapist in particular, is normal range of motion in my neck. I have what is called spinal tethering, which is basically scar tissue that adheres to the spinal cord, causing symptoms such as numbness in areas that are not effected by the injury. Quite upsetting. I was cleared by my neuro to continue with therapy, and I’m hoping that improving posture and flexibility will cut down on the numbness and nerve pain. Also, improving my ROM will allow me to start driving again. Getting my license back will be a huge confidence booster, as well as renewing some of my independence.
Things are looking up!
May 28, 2014
Hello, everyone! I want to thank all who have donated to my fund, it means so much to know that not only do I have the love and support of some of the best people on earth, but that they, and others, are also willing to offer me monetary support.
I positively despise having to fundraise, as I know that so many of us these days are struggling financially, injured or not. Unfortunately, quadriplegia is not only a pain in the butt physically (well…not literally, because I can’t feel my butt, but you know what I mean…), it is also incredibly expensive. Even with government medical support, people in chairs struggle to pay for rent, transportation, food and other non-medical necessities when they are unable to work due to injury or illness. That is why it is vital that all of our medical expenses (such as therapy, supplies, and adaptive equipment not paid for by insurance) are paid, so we can concentrate on the every day task of keeping ourselves fed, clothed, and sheltered.
I continue to inch my way into a new life, with re-made goals and a much more appreciative outlook on life. Thank you for being with me as I fight against the persistent limitations of my body. Love to you all!
August 29, 2014
Mandy, You are an inspiration to me. You are always in my prayers. Please keep up with your photography. I always enjoy looking at your pictures on facebook.
May 15, 2012
Hi Mandy, Your such a sweet beautiful kind hearted soul. I enjoyed working with you and our other friends at The Imaging Bureau. Hated to see it goooo. But at least I made some wonderful friends there. I know your living in such a beautiful state. Much love to you and I will do what I can to help.
May 11, 2012
Hi I know I'm many miles away...well, several times zones is a better description! Nevertheless, I hope you raise what is needed and I shall certainly get my thinking cap on, and see what I can do here. PS. post some photos of your lovely self and your family please xx