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For the Love of MARTY Horn's Kids

$5,130 of $125,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 20 months
August 31 , 2017 Marty and his kids' lives changed forever.  Despite being 54, Marty was determined to learn to surf and had started taking lessons at Carolina Beach. Marty’s lesson started at 9:00 am and within 15 minutes, his life changed forever.  While surfing in waist deep water, Marty went into a wave and fell off the board hitting a sandbar.  The impact immediately fractured Marty’s C3 thru T3 vertebrae.  Marty was immediately taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.   His three children (Samantha, Pearce, and Zoey) were notified and immediately arrived to love and support him.  Marty’s mother and five siblings have flown in from Oklahoma and Texas to provide their support for him and his children .

Marty now faces a future with many obstacles and a long road to recovery. As you can imagine the medical and rehabilitation bills alone will be astronomical. Research has shown that the estimated first year of SCI is about $800,000 to $1, 000,000. This includes:$125, 000 upfront for rehab, $40,000 for a used handicap van, $3000 for a wheelchair and $2000 for a medical bed, just to start the list. Plus all the expenses of having 3 beautiful children who have school, college living expenses...all they want is their dad in their lives. But we know the reality is we need to also pay these bills. As many of you know Marty is very giving and prideful man. I know he doesn't like to ask for help, but would rather give the financial help and loving support to others.

Please continue to keep Marty and his children in your thoughts and prayers! If you could give any donation for the kids, you know you would be making Marty happy--because his kids make him happy most of all!!!

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Merry Christmas! On the Eve of our Lord's birth I find myself very emotional! The Family and friends who have been on this journey with us have truly shared the message of Christmas since August 31! Thank you and may you know that your donations and prayers are sustaining us! Merry Christmas!
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As I am writing this Marty and Sam are in the airport preparing for their trip to OKC! Thank you to his loving family he is going to continue to rehab in OKC. Please know that we would never have made it to this day without our Faith in Jesus Christ and our trust in all of you to help us in prayer and donations! Thank you and know that our journey is one of HOPE! Love and Gratitude! Suzette
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Today is Giving Tuesday, but I just wanted to thank all of you for giving every day!!! Your love, prayers and funds have taken us far! Next step Marty is going to OKC for a few months, then from there wherever he will have the best quality of life! If you are looking for a cause or know a friend wanting to give on this #givingtuesday let them know about Marty and his kids and how we are trying to keep them able to visit often! Love to all!
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Thanksgiving with my brother and two of his precious kids! We are grateful and blessed!
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