Kyle's Recovery Expenses

$5,230 of $100k goal

Raised by 81 people in 30 months
Wayne Etheridge  EAST WATERBORO, ME
On Sunday, May 18, 2014, during the early morning hours Kyle was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident. He had attended his high school prom the night before and was up late. While driving to work on Sunday he fell asleep behind the wheel and drifted off the roadway. Kyle suffered serious injuries to his spine which has left him paralyzed from the waist down. Over the next six months Kyle is expected to undergo extensive rehabilitation. It is our hope that one day Kyle might be able to walk again.

Please help us as we raise money to pay for Kyle's medical expenses after his accident.
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Update 7
Posted by Wayne Etheridge
29 months ago
Well it’s no big surprise the Insurance Company is already trying to get Kyle out of rehab. They stated they will no longer authorize Kyle’s stay in the hospital. The doctor says he will be going home on June 24th. His legs continue to improve each day. He has been doing a lot of walking with the use of his walker and crutches. I had an opportunity to watch him today as they tried to have him walk without the use of his walker and crutches. For safety reasons the harness remained attached. As he stood up he fell forward unable to support his body. Once the therapist stood him up straight again he began to take steps. With each step it was obvious how difficult it was for him.

Using the funds which have been donated to Kyle he has been able to purchase his leg braces and wheelchair which cost nearly $4000.00. His wheel chair came in today and he was very happy with the chair. It is lightweight, portable and very comfortable. Kyle will be spending a lot of his day in the chair as walking around tires him out quickly.

In the weeks to come we will be setting up new doctors and physical therapist in Ocala Florida. We hope Kyle will be able to attend school there in the fall.

Thank you to everyone!
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Update 6
Posted by Wayne Etheridge
30 months ago

We work hard to make sure our children succeed in life. At times it can be a real struggle. I am so proud that our son Kyle was able to graduate with his class Thursday night. During the weeks after his car accident we weren’t even sure Kyle would be able to graduate let alone attend the ceremonies. Kyle defied all the odds. He was determined to be there with his friends. Just prior to receiving his diploma he was recognized by the Superintendent and received a standing ovation from everyone in the Civic Center. We are very bless, attached is a short video of Kyle’s night.

http://youtu.be/597zB7nZ4m0


Kyle's High School Graduation
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Update 5
Posted by Wayne Etheridge
30 months ago
Well it’s Sunday, yet another week has past and Kyle continues to improve. We are truly bless with the accomplishments he has made. Each week since Kyle’s accident he has fought to walk again. His attitude has been so uplifting. Although he is been recovering a lot of feeling and movement in his lower extremities he still has no feeling in his ankles or feet. To help with this he was fitted with braces that go into his shoes and cover the lower half of his legs. On Friday he received his new braces and is getting use to wearing them.

This week has been tuff. They continue to challenge his abilities and he invites everything they can throw his way. He has been moving and exercising muscles which have been impacted by the spinal injury. I think the week’s highlight was seeing Kyle as he walked up and down stairs with the use of a crutch and the railing. Another highlight was having his staples removed from his back. He couldn’t wait to get those out.

In this next week coming Kyle will make us proud once again when he rolls across the stage at the Portland Civic Center and receives his high school diploma from Massabesic High School. Go Kyle!
Attached to this update is a short video of the week’s highlights.

For those who wish to help support Kyle in his rehabilitation efforts can make a donation to the link below. No donation is to small to help his future recovery. Thank you all for your donations, comments and concerns.

http://www.gofundme.com/9htcjo
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Update 4
Posted by Wayne Etheridge
30 months ago
Kyle’s Update: Please Share This Post

It’s now been a week since Kyle entered New England Rehabilitation Center of Portland. His progress continues to improve. His attitude is strong and determined. He continues to vow he will walk again. Kyle’s daily activities in rehab include four hours of physical therapy. His therapy is based around retraining his brain and leg muscles to work together again. In addition they are focusing on strengthening his muscles and teaching him to adapt to everyday life after his accident. Things like putting pants, shoes and socks are easy for most of us. Kyle needs to learn new ways of getting himself dressed. They are providing him with tools and techniques to accomplish these tasks.

Kyle is still expected to be in rehab for approximately three more weeks depending on his level of rehabilitation. Once he leaves, he will continue outpatient care. It is thought that around the three month mark we will know what the long lasting extent of his injury will be. Having said that, the doctors say his progress will still continue long after that.

Kyle is expecting to graduate with his high school class on June 12th and as long as he is able to leave the hospital to travel to graduation he will be there. His graduation is sure to be very emotional and his mother and father are very proud of him.
For those who wish to help support Kyle in his rehabilitation efforts can make a donation to the link below. No donation is to small to help his future recovery. Thank you all for your donations, coments and concerns.

http://www.gofundme.com/9htcjo


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Joyce Leonardi
30 months ago

Our prayers and our faith we stand on for Kyle healing, we give God all the glory he is alive and God will supple all his need too...love uncle Joe & Auntie.

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Mandy Spear
30 months ago

We are shocked to hear about Kyle's accident. Keeping you all in our thoughts. -Tim, Mandy, Ryker and Lydia Spear

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$5,230 of $100k goal

Raised by 81 people in 30 months
Created May 24, 2014
AC
$25
Anne Marie Crowley
29 months ago
JS
$50
Joseph Smith
29 months ago

To the Etheridge Family, Please be strong. Godspeed.

WG
$50
willie Garrett
29 months ago
JS
$25
John Schnell
30 months ago

My wife and I have you in our prayers and hope for a speedy recovery. Sincerely, John & Sara Schnell

JH
$25
Jeff Huston
30 months ago
KM
$25
Kim and Steve Myers
30 months ago

Your continued accomplishments are amazing! Keep up the great work!

JR
$25
Judy and David Ridolfi
30 months ago
$25
Anonymous
30 months ago
$50
Anonymous
30 months ago
MK
$40
Manoj Karivelil
30 months ago

Good luck!

Joyce Leonardi
30 months ago

Our prayers and our faith we stand on for Kyle healing, we give God all the glory he is alive and God will supple all his need too...love uncle Joe & Auntie.

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Mandy Spear
30 months ago

We are shocked to hear about Kyle's accident. Keeping you all in our thoughts. -Tim, Mandy, Ryker and Lydia Spear

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