Mia Hart; Mary Horstman

 
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Mary Horstman aka Mia Hart was riding her motorcycle home from the International Serenity Run on August 5 2012 when she suffered several strokes which caused her to crash. She is severe... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Mark Benefiel 17 months ago

Update on Mia Hart.....The vertebrate in Mia:s back T-8 that was fractured in the accident is not healing well in fact it has gotten worse a couple weeks ago the dr did a CT Scan it shows that is why her spine has started curving and the vertebrate is pressing up against the spinal cord causing pressure and ore pain if let go it could snap and she could be paralyzed . She has come so far and of course there are risk but the risk of not doing surgery is higher than not doing surgery .It will be next Thursday Nov 8th at Barrows (St Joes Hospital) The surgery will be 4-5 hours long. She is still mostly blind with a small amount of blurry vision, but we appreciate everyone helping us to get her home. We are still collecting donations to help pay for her COBRA payments, personal items, and bills. Thank you again for all your support! We truly appreciate it.

 
 
 

Updated posted by Mark Benefiel 20 months ago

hey guys thank you all for your support. we are raising our goal because we are getting close to getting Mia and Kathy home and it's going to cost about $3000 to transport Mia. lets not stop, i know with everyone's help we can do this.

 
 
 

Updated posted by Mark Benefiel 20 months ago

from Kathy
Up Date on Mia she ate blended food yea! And if she keeps up the good work tommorrow they will take out th feeding tube she is talking more ! Vision a still questionable but we are having faith she sat up in the chair today with the brace on and we wheeled her by the window she is very aggravated but really that is a good sign does not understand where she is or why but there are some rings she knows from the past thank you all again for the live and support it really helps us all get thu this time ~~♥~~

 
 
 

Created by Mark Benefiel on August 22, 2012

Mary Horstman aka Mia Hart was riding her motorcycle home from the International Serenity Run on August 5 2012 when she suffered several strokes which caused her to crash.  She is severely injured with both wrists broken, ankle shattered several broken ribs, a bruised spinal cord contunsion, broken shoulder and blind with sever memory issues due to her strokes. 


She is at St Francis Specialty Care in Colorado Springs Colorado and her sister Kathy Esposito is standing vigil along side her every step of the the way.  Both Mia and Kathy live in Arizona so there is a serious financial need.


Our primary goal at this time is to be able to get Kathy home with her bike which needs to be trailered and to get Mia's Cobra payment made which is due September 1st, as well as Mia's other bills. We also need to transport Mia back to Phoenix. All of these costs combined will be between $4000 and $5000.


Mia will be in Colorado Springs in the specialty care for about another 20 days. Please we need every one's support...$5, $10, $25, $50 or $100 donations will be greatly appreciated.

 
 
 
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Hi Today is November 15,2012 Mia's surgery went very well they removed the two vertebrates that were broke replaced them using part of her bone and a bone from the bone bank. The incision was done on her side by removing a rib to enter thru to the spine . She spent 4 days in ICU and 2 in a reg floor and has now been transferred to the St Joes Neurological Rehab Center she is doing better still in some pain but better , still confused but emotionally she seems much more alert and on tract. Her vison is the same but that is not really expected to improve just yet. Our Miricle Mia has come a long way she is a fighter and we have a long road`it may be windy but its not a dead end! I once again Thank everyone for all your help and support, prayers, cards, calls, texts, and most of all Love ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 17 months ago

Hi Today is November 15,2012 Mia's surgery went very well they removed the two vertebrates that were broke replaced them using part of her bone and a bone from the bone bank. The incision was done on her side by removing a rib to enter thru to the spine . She spent 4 days in ICU and 2 in a reg floor and has now been transferred to the St Joes Neurological Rehab Center she is doing better still in some pain but better , still confused but emotionally she seems much more alert and on tract. Her vison is the same but that is not really expected to improve just yet. Our Miricle Mia has come a long way she is a fighter and we have a long road`it may be windy but its not a dead end! I once again Thank everyone for all your help and support, prayers, cards, calls, texts, and most of all Love ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 17 months ago

Miss Mia Hart will be coming home tomorrow! After lots of thoughts & consideration our family has decided to bring Mia home and take care of her. The smell of home cooking,your own kitty loving you on your lap,your own soft snuggly bed, family close by! Sounds like the best way to help someone when they are in Mia's condition. Mia is emotionally in bad shape & cries lots and is very confused evry few hours is almost a new experience for her & she doesnt understand what is happening at times or where she is even sometimes. She can now bear weight on her left foot and it will take time before she can attempt to walk steps but its a start. Tomorrow we see a Neoro Eye specialist and we will be getting her into Barrows Out patient Rehab for Stroke and Brain injury patients. We see the Neuro Surgeon on 29th and find out results of last CT Scan . Things will be hard yes and challenging not only emotionally but financially as well but the love and care of our Mia is our top priorty . Thank you again to everyone for support and love during all of this I know I couldnt of made it with out you all I love you. She will be at 27th ave/Greenway and yes visitors and calls are still ok ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 18 months ago

Hi everyone our family would like to thank everyone for all your help! You have been very kind and generous. Mia and I made it back to Phoenix and she is in Care Merridian care center I imagine she will be there awhile she is doing ok, speaking well although she has no short term memory really gets confused and her vision is still not good, time will be our healer and we hope for the best. One good thing is she has no recollection of the accident and that may be Gods way of protecting her from the pain about it. She is scared at times a lot and wants us to take her home . She is moving both legs well which is a blessing but can not bear weight yet. Arms are healing and although she has pain in the chest from ribs and back from vertabrate I am confident she is healing well and will continue to. Im sorry it took a while to update I have just been overwhelmed with getting home and back to work. Thank you all for help we will be able to continue with her insurance for a couple months as well as other bills and moving expenses for her . Thank you for your love and prayers and kindness it is helpful and very appreciated. Love to everyone ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 19 months ago

Hi everyone our family would like to thank everyone for all your help! You have been very kind and generous. Mia and I made it back to Phoenix and she is in Care Merridian care center I imagine she will be there awhile she is doing ok, speaking well although she has no short term memory really gets confused and her vision is still not good, time will be our healer and we hope for the best. One good thing is she has no recollection of the accident and that may be Gods way of protecting her from the pain about it. She is scared at times a lot and wants us to take her home . She is moving both legs well which is a blessing but can not bear weight yet. Arms are healing and although she has pain in the chest from ribs and back from vertabrate I am confident she is healing well and will continue to. Im sorry it took a while to update I have just been overwhelmed with getting home and back to work. Thank you all for help we will be able to continue with her insurance for a couple months as well as other bills and moving expenses for her . Thank you for your love and prayers and kindness it is helpful and very appreciated. Love to everyone ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 19 months ago

Hi everyone our family would like to thank everyone for all your help! You have been very kind and generous. Mia and I made it back to Phoenix and she is in Care Merridian care center I imagine she will be there awhile she is doing ok, speaking well although she has no short term memory really gets confused and her vision is still not good, time will be our healer and we hope for the best. One good thing is she has no recollection of the accident and that may be Gods way of protecting her from the pain about it. She is scared at times a lot and wants us to take her home . She is moving both legs well which is a blessing but can not bear weight yet. Arms are healing and although she has pain in the chest from ribs and back from vertabrate I am confident she is healing well and will continue to. Im sorry it took a while to update I have just been overwhelmed with getting home and back to work. Thank you all for help we will be able to continue with her insurance for a couple months as well as other bills and moving expenses for her . Thank you for your love and prayers and kindness it is helpful and very appreciated. Love to everyone ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 19 months ago

Hi everyone our family would like to thank everyone for all your help! You have been very kind and generous. Mia and I made it back to Phoenix and she is in Care Merridian care center I imagine she will be there awhile she is doing ok, speaking well although she has no short term memory really gets confused and her vision is still not good, time will be our healer and we hope for the best. One good thing is she has no recollection of the accident and that may be Gods way of protecting her from the pain about it. She is scared at times a lot and wants us to take her home . She is moving both legs well which is a blessing but can not bear weight yet. Arms are healing and although she has pain in the chest from ribs and back from vertabrate I am confident she is healing well and will continue to. Im sorry it took a while to update I have just been overwhelmed with getting home and back to work. Thank you all for help we will be able to continue with her insurance for a couple months as well as other bills and moving expenses for her . Thank you for your love and prayers and kindness it is helpful and very appreciated. Love to everyone ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 19 months ago

Hi everyone our family would like to thank everyone for all your help! You have been very kind and generous. Mia and I made it back to Phoenix and she is in Care Merridian care center I imagine she will be there awhile she is doing ok, speaking well although she has no short term memory really gets confused and her vision is still not good, time will be our healer and we hope for the best. One good thing is she has no recollection of the accident and that may be Gods way of protecting her from the pain about it. She is scared at times a lot and wants us to take her home . She is moving both legs well which is a blessing but can not bear weight yet. Arms are healing and although she has pain in the chest from ribs and back from vertabrate I am confident she is healing well and will continue to. Im sorry it took a while to update I have just been overwhelmed with getting home and back to work. Thank you all for help we will be able to continue with her insurance for a couple months as well as other bills and moving expenses for her . Thank you for your love and prayers and kindness it is helpful and very appreciated. Love to everyone ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 19 months ago

Hi everyone our family would like to thank everyone for all your help! You have been very kind and generous. Mia and I made it back to Phoenix and she is in Care Merridian care center I imagine she will be there awhile she is doing ok, speaking well although she has no short term memory really gets confused and her vision is still not good, time will be our healer and we hope for the best. One good thing is she has no recollection of the accident and that may be Gods way of protecting her from the pain about it. She is scared at times a lot and wants us to take her home . She is moving both legs well which is a blessing but can not bear weight yet. Arms are healing and although she has pain in the chest from ribs and back from vertabrate I am confident she is healing well and will continue to. Im sorry it took a while to update I have just been overwhelmed with getting home and back to work. Thank you all for help we will be able to continue with her insurance for a couple months as well as other bills and moving expenses for her . Thank you for your love and prayers and kindness it is helpful and very appreciated. Love to everyone ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 19 months ago

Hi everyone our family would like to thank everyone for all your help! You have been very kind and generous. Mia and I made it back to Phoenix and she is in Care Merridian care center I imagine she will be there awhile she is doing ok, speaking well although she has no short term memory really gets confused and her vision is still not good, time will be our healer and we hope for the best. One good thing is she has no recollection of the accident and that may be Gods way of protecting her from the pain about it. She is scared at times a lot and wants us to take her home . She is moving both legs well which is a blessing but can not bear weight yet. Arms are healing and although she has pain in the chest from ribs and back from vertabrate I am confident she is healing well and will continue to. Im sorry it took a while to update I have just been overwhelmed with getting home and back to work. Thank you all for help we will be able to continue with her insurance for a couple months as well as other bills and moving expenses for her . Thank you for your love and prayers and kindness it is helpful and very appreciated. Love to everyone ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 19 months ago

Hi everyone our family would like to thank everyone for all your help! You have been very kind and generous. Mia and I made it back to Phoenix and she is in Care Merridian care center I imagine she will be there awhile she is doing ok, speaking well although she has no short term memory really gets confused and her vision is still not good, time will be our healer and we hope for the best. One good thing is she has no recollection of the accident and that may be Gods way of protecting her from the pain about it. She is scared at times a lot and wants us to take her home . She is moving both legs well which is a blessing but can not bear weight yet. Arms are healing and although she has pain in the chest from ribs and back from vertabrate I am confident she is healing well and will continue to. Im sorry it took a while to update I have just been overwhelmed with getting home and back to work. Thank you all for help we will be able to continue with her insurance for a couple months as well as other bills and moving expenses for her . Thank you for your love and prayers and kindness it is helpful and very appreciated. Love to everyone ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 19 months ago

Hi everyone our family would like to thank everyone for all your help! You have been very kind and generous. Mia and I made it back to Phoenix and she is in Care Merridian care center I imagine she will be there awhile she is doing ok, speaking well although she has no short term memory really gets confused and her vision is still not good, time will be our healer and we hope for the best. One good thing is she has no recollection of the accident and that may be Gods way of protecting her from the pain about it. She is scared at times a lot and wants us to take her home . She is moving both legs well which is a blessing but can not bear weight yet. Arms are healing and although she has pain in the chest from ribs and back from vertabrate I am confident she is healing well and will continue to. Im sorry it took a while to update I have just been overwhelmed with getting home and back to work. Thank you all for help we will be able to continue with her insurance for a couple months as well as other bills and moving expenses for her . Thank you for your love and prayers and kindness it is helpful and very appreciated. Love to everyone ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 19 months ago

Hi everyone our family would like to thank everyone for all your help! You have been very kind and generous. Mia and I made it back to Phoenix and she is in Care Merridian care center I imagine she will be there awhile she is doing ok, speaking well although she has no short term memory really gets confused and her vision is still not good, time will be our healer and we hope for the best. One good thing is she has no recollection of the accident and that may be Gods way of protecting her from the pain about it. She is scared at times a lot and wants us to take her home . She is moving both legs well which is a blessing but can not bear weight yet. Arms are healing and although she has pain in the chest from ribs and back from vertabrate I am confident she is healing well and will continue to. Im sorry it took a while to update I have just been overwhelmed with getting home and back to work. Thank you all for help we will be able to continue with her insurance for a couple months as well as other bills and moving expenses for her . Thank you for your love and prayers and kindness it is helpful and very appreciated. Love to everyone ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 19 months ago

Hi everyone our family would like to thank everyone for all your help! You have been very kind and generous. Mia and I made it back to Phoenix and she is in Care Merridian care center I imagine she will be there awhile she is doing ok, speaking well although she has no short term memory really gets confused and her vision is still not good, time will be our healer and we hope for the best. One good thing is she has no recollection of the accident and that may be Gods way of protecting her from the pain about it. She is scared at times a lot and wants us to take her home . She is moving both legs well which is a blessing but can not bear weight yet. Arms are healing and although she has pain in the chest from ribs and back from vertabrate I am confident she is healing well and will continue to. Im sorry it took a while to update I have just been overwhelmed with getting home and back to work. Thank you all for help we will be able to continue with her insurance for a couple months as well as other bills and moving expenses for her . Thank you for your love and prayers and kindness it is helpful and very appreciated. Love to everyone ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 19 months ago

Hi everyone our family would like to thank everyone for all your help! You have been very kind and generous. Mia and I made it back to Phoenix and she is in Care Merridian care center I imagine she will be there awhile she is doing ok, speaking well although she has no short term memory really gets confused and her vision is still not good, time will be our healer and we hope for the best. One good thing is she has no recollection of the accident and that may be Gods way of protecting her from the pain about it. She is scared at times a lot and wants us to take her home . She is moving both legs well which is a blessing but can not bear weight yet. Arms are healing and although she has pain in the chest from ribs and back from vertabrate I am confident she is healing well and will continue to. Im sorry it took a while to update I have just been overwhelmed with getting home and back to work. Thank you all for help we will be able to continue with her insurance for a couple months as well as other bills and moving expenses for her . Thank you for your love and prayers and kindness it is helpful and very appreciated. Love to everyone ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 19 months ago

Hi everyone our family would like to thank everyone for all your help! You have been very kind and generous. Mia and I made it back to Phoenix and she is in Care Merridian care center I imagine she will be there awhile she is doing ok, speaking well although she has no short term memory really gets confused and her vision is still not good, time will be our healer and we hope for the best. One good thing is she has no recollection of the accident and that may be Gods way of protecting her from the pain about it. She is scared at times a lot and wants us to take her home . She is moving both legs well which is a blessing but can not bear weight yet. Arms are healing and although she has pain in the chest from ribs and back from vertabrate I am confident she is healing well and will continue to. Im sorry it took a while to update I have just been overwhelmed with getting home and back to work. Thank you all for help we will be able to continue with her insurance for a couple months as well as other bills and moving expenses for her . Thank you for your love and prayers and kindness it is helpful and very appreciated. Love to everyone ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 19 months ago

Hi everyone our family would like to thank everyone for all your help! You have been very kind and generous. Mia and I made it back to Phoenix and she is in Care Merridian care center I imagine she will be there awhile she is doing ok, speaking well although she has no short term memory really gets confused and her vision is still not good, time will be our healer and we hope for the best. One good thing is she has no recollection of the accident and that may be Gods way of protecting her from the pain about it. She is scared at times a lot and wants us to take her home . She is moving both legs well which is a blessing but can not bear weight yet. Arms are healing and although she has pain in the chest from ribs and back from vertabrate I am confident she is healing well and will continue to. Im sorry it took a while to update I have just been overwhelmed with getting home and back to work. Thank you all for help we will be able to continue with her insurance for a couple months as well as other bills and moving expenses for her . Thank you for your love and prayers and kindness it is helpful and very appreciated. Love to everyone ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 19 months ago

Hi everyone our family would like to thank everyone for all your help! You have been very kind and generous. Mia and I made it back to Phoenix and she is in Care Merridian care center I imagine she will be there awhile she is doing ok, speaking well although she has no short term memory really gets confused and her vision is still not good, time will be our healer and we hope for the best. One good thing is she has no recollection of the accident and that may be Gods way of protecting her from the pain about it. She is scared at times a lot and wants us to take her home . She is moving both legs well which is a blessing but can not bear weight yet. Arms are healing and although she has pain in the chest from ribs and back from vertabrate I am confident she is healing well and will continue to. Im sorry it took a while to update I have just been overwhelmed with getting home and back to work. Thank you all for help we will be able to continue with her insurance for a couple months as well as other bills and moving expenses for her . Thank you for your love and prayers and kindness it is helpful and very appreciated. Love to everyone ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 19 months ago

Hi everyone our family would like to thank everyone for all your help! You have been very kind and generous. Mia and I made it back to Phoenix and she is in Care Merridian care center I imagine she will be there awhile she is doing ok, speaking well although she has no short term memory really gets confused and her vision is still not good, time will be our healer and we hope for the best. One good thing is she has no recollection of the accident and that may be Gods way of protecting her from the pain about it. She is scared at times a lot and wants us to take her home . She is moving both legs well which is a blessing but can not bear weight yet. Arms are healing and although she has pain in the chest from ribs and back from vertabrate I am confident she is healing well and will continue to. Im sorry it took a while to update I have just been overwhelmed with getting home and back to work. Thank you all for help we will be able to continue with her insurance for a couple months as well as other bills and moving expenses for her . Thank you for your love and prayers and kindness it is helpful and very appreciated. Love to everyone ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 19 months ago

Hi everyone our family would like to thank everyone for all your help! You have been very kind and generous. Mia and I made it back to Phoenix and she is in Care Merridian care center I imagine she will be there awhile she is doing ok, speaking well although she has no short term memory really gets confused and her vision is still not good, time will be our healer and we hope for the best. One good thing is she has no recollection of the accident and that may be Gods way of protecting her from the pain about it. She is scared at times a lot and wants us to take her home . She is moving both legs well which is a blessing but can not bear weight yet. Arms are healing and although she has pain in the chest from ribs and back from vertabrate I am confident she is healing well and will continue to. Im sorry it took a while to update I have just been overwhelmed with getting home and back to work. Thank you all for help we will be able to continue with her insurance for a couple months as well as other bills and moving expenses for her . Thank you for your love and prayers and kindness it is helpful and very appreciated. Love to everyone ~~

posted by Kathy Madole-Esposito 19 months ago

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$3,295 raised by 35 people in 20 months.

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Gerald O'Brien

17 months ago

 
 

May you sense God's smiling face shinning down upon you. Give Mia some worship music to listen to.

 

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Maria Bareiss

18 months ago

 
 

This a donation for $25 given by a generous Soul from my congregation. I've matched it! :) Call Mia - or visit if you can - early afternoon through 4pm, then 6pm - 9pm during the week. I talked to her and she would LOVE to hear from everyone, she sounded really great!!

 

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Helen Avalos

19 months ago

 
 

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Scott Davis

19 months ago

 
 

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Coleen and Terry

19 months ago

 
 

God be with you. Stay strong

 

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LINDA GOFF

19 months ago

 
 

hi everyone am go glad mia is improving day by day lets see if we can get her home i pray for mia every day take care all of you lindagoff

 

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R.C.

19 months ago

 
 

Thoughts and Prayers of Light and Love... Hugs.

 

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Anonymous

20 months ago

 

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Nory Oakes, Get Noticed Locally

20 months ago

 
 

Love & blessings to Maria's Auntie Mary, Lisa, and all those involved in the healing and transition process.

 

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judith & carol

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