On behalf of Christopher Pruitt, his family and friends, we would like to thank you for visiting Help Hope Live.
On September 15th, 2014, Christopher Pruitt was in a life-altering accident. While boating with friends, Chris fell into shallow water and broke his neck (C5), leaving him quadriplegic. Although Chris is showing promising upper body movement, it is still unclear as to whether or not he will regain the dexeterity in his hands. Christopher’s recovery from this terrible accident will be long and grueling.
January 7, 2016
More than one year after his accident, Chris’s strength is get stronger with every day. He has enrolled himself into vocational rehab so that he may learn the necessary skills to get back to work. He has also joined The orange county clash rugby team. His goals right now are to get him back on the road and driving again. He still has a very long way to go in his recovery. Medicaid has stopped paying for his physical therapy which now cost close to $100 an hour. The cost of an adaptive vehicle is well over $35,000. Christopher still looks at the bright side of every day but the financial struggle to maintain his health and well-being is definitely a strain. We still need your help to get Christopher back up and rolling.
March 17, 2015
For the past few months since Chris’s release from in-patient rehab, he has been battling a pressure ulcer and our current healthcare system. We have spent many hours on the phone, back and forth, with doctors, health insurance companies and medical equipment suppliers in an effort to secure the care that Chris needs to recover.
After three months of diligent care, Chris’s pressure ulcer has healed. This is incredible news as it means he will be able to enter into out-patient rehabilitation and continue on his path to recovery. Chris’s friends have taken shifts day after day, week after week to help him through his healing process. It has been very inspiring to see the bonds of friendship strengthen throughout this difficult process.
As of last week, Chris finally received his permanent hospital bed and his custom made Quickie wheelchair just in time for his birthday. Having a motorized wheelchair will give Chris far more independence. He may not yet be walking, but the wheelchair has given him a new sense of mobility.
We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to all that have donated to Chris’s recovery fund. Knowing that there are so many caring people out there on his side has given Chris the drive he needs to keep moving forward.
Please follow his journey to recovery @projectpruitt on Twitter and Instagram and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/projectpruitt.
June 1, 2015
Keep That Georgeous Head Up! I KInow You Will Outdo Anything!
April 2, 2015
Chris you inspire us all! Keep on keepin on bud!
Cody S. - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
January 3, 2015
I love you Chris, you have been on my mind ever since Mathew called me on pride day when he told me about your terrible accident
October 27, 2014
Stay strong and keep fighting Chris! We all love you!!
Nick Constable, Fort Lauderdale, Florida