Jesi Stracham - Road To Recovery

$9,229 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 43 months
On January 20th, Jesi Stracham became the second person to receive the InVivo Therapeutic's Neuro-Spinal Scaffold (See video below) after the motorcycle she was riding was hit by a car and left her paralyzed from the waist down. She sustained life threatening injuries and at times doctors were not sure she would make it. She has proven to be a fighter. Against all odds and with the assistance of this new technology, Jesi is determined to walk again. She has already show remarkable progress in a short time. Despite her injuries which have left her paralyzed from the waist down, Jesi's attitude is positive and inspirational. Words cannot capture her courage and optimism.

Physical therapy is extremely important to her recovery. She has learned through Jordan that the more you work (PT) the sooner you may see results. Unfortunately, her insurance only covers 20 visits.

The funds collected through this effort will be used to pay for significant medicalexpenses, and allow her the opportunity to focus exclusively on her recovery.  Any contributions are greatly appreciated by Jesi and her family. No donation is too small.

Thank-you for your consideration.

DISCLAIMER:
Information on this website relating to patient progress and comments made by patients on gofundme (GFM) pages are subjective and open to interpretation. Directors and employees of the NeuroScaffold Foundation (NSF) are not medical professionals and this information should not be used to make investment decisions. The NSF cannot guarantee to represent the completeness or accuracy of patient comments on this website, and is under no obligation to update or revise publicly any statements made by directors, employees, or patients associated with the NSF. We point investors to the website of InVivo Therapeutics http://www.invivotherapeutics.com/  for additional information about the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold, for official releases on the product, and timelines associated with the U.S. FDA approval process.

Jordan Fallis GFM: http://www.gofundme.com/Jordan-Fallis-PT


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Jesi wanted to share this photo and video with all of you! She has a lot of exciting things going on and continues to work on her recovery. As always, donations for her are greatly appreciated.
Jesi walking in her braces 11-2-15
Jesi Stracham
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Hello Everyone!
It's been a while since I have updated my page! A lot has happened since my last update. I’ve been living my dream and getting to race again. Being in that machine gives me something no one else can; the chance to forget I am paralyzed. My birthday was a big celebration, (not just because it was on Father's Day), but because I made it to 23. Something that almost didn't happen for me. I am very grateful to be alive and apart of so many great things! I had the opportunity to meet Drew Clayborn, one of the most positive humans you will ever meet in your lifetime. I also got to soak up this lovely North Carolina sun in a friend’s pool over the weekend, getting a bit of therapy in it too! I am leaving for Arizona at the end of this week to spend a month and a half with Jordan! I get the opportunity to go to his therapy facility, paying out of pocket, so I don’t miss a beat while I’m spending time with my man. Since my last update a lot of my hip movement has come back! I can now roll over from my stomach to my back, all in my sleep!!!! This is huge for me! I cannot wait to until August when I get my custom braces so I can start moving around without my wheelchair! I hope that insurance will cover these but along with therapy they aren’t really helping me much. I know I have a long road to full recovery, but in a little under 6 months I am doing things the doctors said I would never accomplish! I am very positive and very motivated to continue to kick butt, getting up off it, onto my feet!!
-Jesi
my mom, sister and I celebrating my bday
Jordan and I at my first race
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Today we worked on strengthening my shoulders and balance.


https://youtu.be/LCrj4CBNOUw
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Hello all! Getting ready to head to the finish line shortly. What a weekend! It is all so overwhelming...in the best way possible. Matthew is headed to the start of the race. He woke up yesterday with a bump on his knee and some knee pain :( He NEVER has knee pain so it's a bit bizzare but he is on his way to the start.

As you may have heard and I am thrilled to finally announce:
Jordan, John Hatch​, and myself have established the NeuroScaffold Foundation, a non profit, 501c3 pending, dedicated to both current and future scaffold recipients. All donations are tax deductible retroactively once we receive our 501c3 status. The BOD: Jordan, Secretary, John, Treasurer, and myself as President as well as Executive Director. The three of us make a great team and all bring something different to the table.

We do have a web page which is set up to receive donations. http://neuroscaffoldfoundation.org/ It is just a landing page as I will be working double time to design the site and content as quickly as possible.

Those of you that work for companies that make charitable donations, if you wanted to get me the name and contact info of the decision maker I will be happy to make contact :)

Also, be on the look out for more media attention. We have definitely sparked some serious interest!

And last, THANK YOU ALL for your support. So many people have been a part of making this happen, whether you know it or not! Even words of encouragement have been so inspirational. As Jesi always says, GO BIG....you know the rest...
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Raised by 50 people in 43 months
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22 months ago
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35 months ago
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Tom Curley
35 months ago

Keep up the great work!!

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chad m
35 months ago

Awesome work

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35 months ago
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Dennis Fiorello
38 months ago

Jesi, your grit and detrmination is truly inspirational. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Best of Luck!

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Bill Lyons
38 months ago

We are proud of you and your hard work will pay off.

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