Help Talbot Regain Her Independence!
As most of you know, my daughter Talbot Clarke suffered a severe head injury when hit by a car in front of her university in January 2011. She is facing a life changing journey with Traumatic Brain Injury and her progress has been both significant and slow going. Many of you have reached out to me during this time offering prayers, assistance and financial help to keep her recovery moving forward.
At this juncture, while still devising a long-term financial plan for Talbot, your help is needed. In the near future I will be launching a fundraising campaign for Talbot to help plan for life-long medical and care needs.
After double digit surgeries, her 12th procedure just last week, Tally is enjoying renewed medical stability and tremendous physical strength. Her physical limitations are not at issue. What is severely compromised is her ability to retain and recall information, and because of these factors, she continues to need constant supervision and oversight.
Talbot’s recovery is progressing in miraculous fashion thanks to her attendance at the premiere Brain Injury Day Treatment program in the world. She has successfully completed her first cycle, is halfway through her second and there is virtual certainty that she will need to continue onto the next session in March, her third and final cycle in rehabilitation. While I do have private insurance, the changes to my plan and healthcare in general means large increases in deductibles, co-pays and out of pocket expenses across the board. This program provides constant engagement, stimulation and a strategic plan for her to learn to compensate for her deficits and increasingly tackle a return to independence.
One of the goals for the next cycle could include an academic trial. Returning and completing a college degree is critically important to Talbot and this program is integral to this goal. The total cost for this program is approximately $10,000 per month or $60,000 per session. In the near futurey she will require an another neuro-surgical procedure to successfully reconstruct the right side of her head due to her numerous surgeries and the injury itself. With this additional surgery, her continuing attendance at the Brain Injury Treatment program, ongoing doctor visits, vision therapy and supervisory and rehabilitative care, my resources are depleted.
To help offset such expenses, a fundraising campaign in Talbot’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for more than 30 years. In 2000, they expanded their mission to include those who have sustained a catastrophic injury or illness. All contributions are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the Northeast Traumatic Brain Injury Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for injury-related expenses only. If you would like to help Talbot realize her dreams and regain her independence, please consider making an end-of-year tax-deductible donation by clicking the Donate Now button.
HelpHOPELive also accepts corporate matching gifts and many companies will match your contribution. Speak to a representative in your Human Resources department to learn if your donation can be matched.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.
With warm regards,
November 16, 2014
Despite being hospitalized over 8 times this year, battling a return of seizures and the complications of new anti-seizure meds, Talbot successfully, for the 2nd time completed the NYC MARATHON!! Go Tally HO! She is unstoppable, determined and boy is she resilient!!
December 3, 2013
When beginning your holiday shopping, please remember that #GivingTuesday is on December 3. On that day of national charitable giving, HelpHOPELive will waive its 3% administrative fee on credit card donations to Talbot’s campaign. Your generosity is, as always, greatly appreciated.
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Help Hope Live
Note in memo:
In honor of Talbot Parson Clarke
Help Hope Live
2 Radnor Corporate Center
100 Matsonford Road
Radnor, PA 19087