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Tom Needs Your Support!

Tom and I have been married for 29 years, and we have two grown sons, Dylan and Ryan. On December 2nd, 2012, Tom was repairing a small hole in our siding, when the ladder slipped and fell over 24 feet. Tom initially lost all feeling from the waist down, and was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with an L-1 burst fracture and a severely twisted spine. Tom underwent a major surgery and had his spine fused from T-12 to L2. He spent 26 days in the hospital, but was unfortunately left with damage and loss of feeling to both of his legs. Through hard work, determination and outpatient therapy, Tom has regained partial feeling in his legs, however he has a long way to go until he is fully recovered.

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September 30, 2015

Well, 2 weeks down at Barwis and 6 (maybe more) weeks to go. So far, it has been all I expected and more!! If I measure success by how much it hurts, then I must be the most successful guy in the world!! Lol. This is the most hope I have had that I may walk again!! I appreciate all your prayers and generous donations. I am determined as ever to positively change my life forever!!

August 24, 2015

Special thanks to everyone who attend my fundraiser on 8/2/15. While it was a hot day, I was overwhelmed by the number of people that attended as well as the generosity shown by the attendees. We were able to raise close to $7K and that will help pay the expenses associated with my attendance at Barwis Methods!

I completed my evaluation at Barwis Methods last Monday and am scheduled to start training September 14th! Special thanks to Anytime Fitness, Doc’s Lounge and Gusto Pizza for sponsoring the fundraiser. Without businesses like you, the fundraiser would not have been possible! Thank you very much!!

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August 4, 2015

Tom, stay strong. Your a champ and we both know it.....keep moving more round.

Dan Green

March 17, 2015

And so your next adventure begins! Best of luck, Tom. You are making enormous progress.

Mary Neubauer

January 30, 2015

Keep up your never ending drive to get stronger! It is so fun to watch you meet your goals at the gym! And, always with a positive attitude!

Shannon Jungman

January 19, 2015

We have faith you will succeed in this just as you have so many other challenges! We are thankful to have met you and know you and look forward to your postings! Best Wishes Always!

Mark, Lura, Abigail and Ashley Houseman