Prayers for Stephen

$142,959 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 755 people in 18 months
Stacia Franke
on behalf of Gary Franke
 ATLANTA, GA
Prayers for Stephen Franke

Thanks for the outpouring of prayers, donations and support for Stephen and his family.  

Stephen had an accident on July 23, 2016 during our family vacation at the beach that will forever change his life.  While in the water, a wave hit him with such force, he was rescued from drowning, but awoke paralyzed from the neck down (C4). He has been transferred to Shepherds where he is recovering from the accident, surgery to his neck, and trying to regain movement. 

Family and friends set up the GoFundMe account to help the family with medical expenses as Stephen was the main source of income and now is unable to work.

Gary Franke, Stephen's brother, will be managing the funds and the account  which has been set up at Bank of America in Atlanta, GA.  He is doing so on behalf of the family.

We appreciate your continue support at this difficult time.
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Stephen and his family are inspiring so many people and they appreciate all the amazing support coming from everywhere.

WSB TV, the ABC local affiliate, will be airing a story on Stephen and his journey. Tune into WSB (Atlanta) tonight, Thursday 8/25, at 4:44PM EDT and 5:53PM.

Additionally, Inside Edition Digital, hosted an interview with the family, and a new video and story will be posted on InsiderEdition.com later today.

Links to all these stories will be posted on our page as soon as they are available. Thanks for helping make this journey easier and being with the family every step of the way.
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Please click on the link below to hear Stephen's story as captured by 11Alive by journalist Jayne Watson.

http://www.11alive.com/news/local/freak-wave-paralyzes-father/300620446
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Correction to the 11ALIVE "Franke Interview" air date - the correct date is Wednesday, August 17th. The segment is slated to air with the 11PM news program immediately following the Olympics coverage. We will post a link of the segment on the "Prayers for Stephen Franke" facebook page. Apologies for the error.
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Tune in on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 to 11ALIVE, the local NBC affiliate, to watch the moving interview of Stephen, Rene and Abby as they tell their story and how their family is coping with future. The segment is slated to air with the 11PM news program immediately following the Olympics coverage.
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Sandra Rhodes
18 months ago
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Praying for you Mr. Franke and your beautiful family. Thru Him, all things are possible

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Angie Ballenger
17 months ago

My cousin Jojo had the same kind of accident,I think that you maybe in contact with him and/or his wife Jessica, my prayers are with you and your family and friends!

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Meg Lauber
18 months ago

Praying for Stephen and his family with much hope for continued improvement and eventual restoration to full health.

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Amanda Davis
18 months ago

Continue to pray for you!!! I know you can do it and God will lift you from that chair and you will walk again!!!

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Created August 3, 2016
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$200
Anonymous
5 months ago
DC
$100
Doug and Laurie Chans
6 months ago
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Keep fighting the good fight. Remember that all things are possible through Christ. This donation is in honor of the Mark Brown/Jen Coffin wedding. All the best.

CS
$150
Christine Smith
6 months ago
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In honor of Jen & Mark

JW
$50
JIM AND KIT WHITE
6 months ago
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ON BEHALF OF MARK AND JENN. GET WELL SOON.

DZ

This donation is in honor of the wedding of Jennifer Coffin and Mark Brown.

BJ
$200
Bob & Monica Johnson
7 months ago

In honor of Mark and Jen. God bless.

PE
$200
Peggy Eckard
9 months ago

Praying for all of you,Renee

Sandra Rhodes
18 months ago
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Praying for you Mr. Franke and your beautiful family. Thru Him, all things are possible

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Angie Ballenger
17 months ago

My cousin Jojo had the same kind of accident,I think that you maybe in contact with him and/or his wife Jessica, my prayers are with you and your family and friends!

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Meg Lauber
18 months ago

Praying for Stephen and his family with much hope for continued improvement and eventual restoration to full health.

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Amanda Davis
18 months ago

Continue to pray for you!!! I know you can do it and God will lift you from that chair and you will walk again!!!

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