Stand up for Starla-walking braces,rehab

Raised: $19,060.00
Goal: $100,000.00

Created by

Shannon N Starla Barnes

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Updated posted by Shannon N Starla Barnes 3 months ago

Thank you so much everyone for your love and support. Starla is beyond words, she wishes that she could come and Thank each and everyone of you individually! We are currently at $15,445.00. The love that you have shown is incredible. There are more offline donations that will be posted tomorrow. It is a New Year and anything is possible. Starla prays that she can give back as much love! We all Thank You! Starla, The Barnes and Hilliard Families and Stand up for Starla


Updated posted by Shannon N Starla Barnes 3 months ago

Thank you so much everyone for your help! The phone calls and the emails that starla and her family have received are amazing. I pray everyone is having a blessed Christmas and everything that everyone has done means so much from the little boy with the 25 cents to every phone call, email, share and prayer. Be watching out for the Daily Interlake Christmas day for Starla's story to come out. Her accident was never covered on any news station. Infact a lot of people Starla went to school with from highschool to college had no clue that the accident even happened. Both the Hilliard and Barnes families wish you a Merry Christmas!


Updated posted by Shannon N Starla Barnes 4 months ago

The cutest thing happened as Starla and Elissiah waited inside walmart by the gumball machines. A little boy came up to her and gave her his 25 cents. He had overheard Starla talking on the phone. He said,"I know this may not be enough, but will this help buy your walking braces?" He chose not to buy a gumball. He had so much pride like he just bought someone a brand new car.

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Created by Shannon N Starla Barnes on December 11, 2013
Starla Hilliard-Barnes was paralyzed in a hit and run motorcycle accident on June 23, 2009. She is a wife and a mother to a beautiful little girl. Unfortunately, the driver, who ran a red light, has never never been identified, leaving her and her family with 1.7 million in hospital bills even with medical insurance. After paying what they could they still owe $160,000.00. At the age of 21, she ...laid in the hospital paralyzed in a drug induced coma. She is a T4 incomplete paraplegic. She broke everything from T2 to T8 in her back and is completely missing T4. She also broke all her ribs, scapula, clavical and eye orbital (where now she has a plate) and punctured both lungs. She was airlifted from Kalispell, MT to Seattle WA. In Seattle they did multiple surgeries and then she went on to rehab. Unfortunately she was unable to finish rehab in Seattle because of the condition she was in. They wanted to put her in a long term care facility. Her mother refused and brought her the 9 hours back home. Her family and her did therapy on their own and got her independent again. As soon as Starla was able she returned back to work as an insurance producer. She didn't want to go on disability. She has always been and independent person and always wanted to help others. Even to this day, as she struggles to pay her medical debt and get the medical equipment she needs, she still offers a helping hand to others. Starla wants to be a role model for anyone in her situation and for others, as well. She wants to let the world know that you can do anything that you put your mind to and that we have so much to live for.

Starla in the last few months has regained some feeling and movement but she is currently in need of a new wheelchair, walking braces, rehab and a handicap accessible home. With enough prayer and positive thinking, these things will be achieved! With this site, Starla is asking for your prayers as they are more powerful than you know. If you don't want to leave a donation here you do have an oppurtunity to send a donation to Stand up for Starla c/o Matt Downing State Farm, 445 Main St., Kalispell, MT 59901.

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Recent Donations (61)

$19,060 raised by 61 people in 4 months.


Freedom Bank of Columbia Falls

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Proceeds from Valentines Raffle. Thank you to everyone who made this possible for Starla.




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Good luck. My thoughts and prayers are with you.



Joye's James

3 months ago


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