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‘Rally For Rebecca’ 5K Planned For Paralyzed Plainview College Student

In a photo taken before her spinal cord injury, Rebecca is a young woman with long blonde hair and a big smile.

On May 28, the inaugural Rally for Rebecca 5K event will bring the community together for a cause, benefiting Help Hope Live in honor of Rebecca Koltun. Rebecca has been living with paralysis from the neck down since a skiing accident.

The Koltun family’s expenses since the injury are estimated at over $1 million so far, with another $250,000 to $300,000 per year for medical care every year.

Critical expenses associated with Rebecca’s quadriplegia include around-the-clock specialized care, therapies, a custom wheelchair, an accessible van, a customized bed, a Hoyer lift, and daily medical supplies.

The 5K event has already exceeded the initial $25,000 goal in Rebecca’s honor.

“We continue to be amazed and humbled by the amount of support that has been provided to Rebecca and our family.”

Written by Emily Progin