Macy's Adapted Car Fund

$5,990 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 95 people in 47 months
Thursday April 25, 2013 my life changed dramatically. It began as a typical day of school and my trip to the gymnastics gym. What I did not expect were the events that followed while at the gym. There, I was tumbling in the foam pit, preparing for cheerleading try-outs that were the up-coming week at my high school. At the time of the accident I was demonstrating a basic skill for a younger student; I over rotated and landed on the top of my head. Immediately, my body went into a fetal position and I was unable to move. After a week in ICU,  many months in Riley Children's Hospital rehab unit, and one surgery later, I was released to start my new life.

My new life; it is really hard to describe to a fifteen year old what life is going to be like in a wheelchair, with no use of your arms and legs. Not only was I in a wheelchair and my life changed all around me, I was now going to start high school in a new building, with a lot more people, new teachers and a new outlook on life. Returning to school and returning to the gym are the two things I am most proud of doing. Since my accident, I have be come more focused in school, my grades have improved immensely and I have a goal of becoming a child life therapist. Returning to the gym was important too. I wanted to show others that you can overcome set-backs and still do what you love to do…you may just have to change the way you do some things. Now, instead of being the one to tumble and cheer, I get to coach.

One of the next important steps in my recovery and a stepping stone to the next chapter of my life is to learn to drive and purchase a car that can be adapted for me. Unfortunately, insurance doesn't cover the extensive modifications required for me to be able to independently drive. I start driving lessons over fall break, October 12. However, due the extensive medical expenses I have had over the past few years, I don't have the funds to purchase a vehicle and pay for the modifications I need. 

What does my future hold? Looking back, my situation has led me in the direction of becoming a Child Life Therapist. My CLT’s during my stay and visits back to Riley Hospital have had a huge impact on my life. They were, and still remain, encouraging, up lifting and ultimately, helped heal my spirit. I hope to one day pay it forward and assist others who find themselves in a similar situation as I found myself in April of 2013.
To accomplish this, I plan to attend IUPUI for a year or two; then transfer to Ball State University to enter into their CLT program. Just another reason I have to be able to drive!!! 

Please consider helping  me reach my goals of having my own vehicle to drive. I am so appreciative of the love and support I have received this far and will be forever grateful to any assistance you can provide. As I was thinking about this whole situation, I found a quote from Alan W Watts, "The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.” I agree with him, except, I plan to cheer instead of dance. Thank you again for your support.
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Hello friends, family and donors! I know it's been a long time since I have updated this but I have very exciting news. Thanks to you, Samantha's House and the Edwards family my dreams are finally coming true! This fall, I completed my drivers training and obtained my license. Since then, I have been working with some really amazing people that are turning my dreams into reality. I'm beyond thankful for you guys and the personal donors, without you none of this would be possible. With that being said, I am no longer in need of donations. Here are a few pictures of the vehicle that has been purchased. I can't wait for all of my modifications to be done so I can begin driving. So stay tuned for more pictures! I just want to thank you all again for your love and support throughout this crazy journey of mine.
With Love,
Macy Jayne Huff❤
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4/25/13 a date I've learned to celebrate, a date that I will never forget, the date that changed my life forever.

As many of you know, 3 years ago today I was injured in a cheerleading accident leaving me paralyzed from the chest down! This accident left me without the use of my once so talented arms and legs.

These last 3 years have been full of recovery, not only physical but emotional. Over these 3 short years I've been blessed to work with some of the most amazing and companionate therapist. From Liz at Riley, to Kim at RHI, to Sara at Riley and school, and my newest addition of Nora at Neuro-Hope! Each of these women have played a significant role in my healing process. None of them have ever allowed me to quit/give up no matter how much I may have wanted to. They all have helped shaped me into the person I am today and I will be forever grateful for that!

I just want to continue to thank my friends and family for all the love and support you have shown. But I most importantly want to thank God for allowing me to be here to celebrate this milestone in my life. Please keep sharing my story, donating, and of course praying for healing of both my family and I.
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Hello friends and family, don't forget that the first part of my segment airs TONIGHT on CBS4 @ 5pm! There are TWO different parts so make sure you set your DVRs for tonight the 15th and tomorrow the 16th! Both parts are going to be on the same channel at the same time. So be on the look out because you won't want to miss it!

Xoxo, Macy
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Hi friends and family I am excited to announce that my story will be airing NEXT WEEK, make sure you set your DVR! Part 1 will air on Monday the 15th on CBS4 @ 5pm, part 2 on Tuesday at the same time and channel. I can not wait to see what Shannon and her team put together. I'm sure you won't want to miss it!! (:
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Tiffany Hunt
40 months ago

Macy sweetheart you are an INSPIRATION to me! As I was reading your journey I was in tears saying why is she saying she will pay it forward, I said she needs more! I wanted to tell you that my dad was in a car accident that made him quadrapalegic he had no movement expect his head from side to side he was blessed to live 14 years that way, but you sweetheart are AMAZING with your positive outlook on life even after a traggic accident you would make a wonderful motivational speaker! I wish I was like you in seeing beauty through traggedy, you will accomplish anything you decide to do in life! God bless you, you made me get mad at myself for far less then what youve been through... With God all things are possible❤

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Gail Rossetti
47 months ago

Hello Macy, I haven't met you yet. But, my lovely Grandson thinks the world of you. Please know we pray for and will continue as I do for all of my Family. Love John and Gail

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Created October 2, 2015
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Ashley Waltz
38 months ago

So very proud of you!

JS
$25
John Scribner
40 months ago

Our son was injured on 4/15; C2-C5. As a family we're all coming to grips with this change and can empathize with your plight.

$50
Valarie Ridge Van Dam
40 months ago

You're an amazing young lady. I know your Mom and Dad from elementary and junior high. God Bless!

EO
$100
Erica Oden
40 months ago

I am so proud of the young woman you have become! It was a pleasure participating in your journey to recovery. I love you!

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Anonymous
41 months ago
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William Stockholm
41 months ago

We'll plan on giving monthly as our budget allows.

SK
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Sylvia King
42 months ago

God's BLESSINGS

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Anonymous
42 months ago
$25
Lisa Gill
42 months ago
SK
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Sylvia King
42 months ago
Tiffany Hunt
40 months ago

Macy sweetheart you are an INSPIRATION to me! As I was reading your journey I was in tears saying why is she saying she will pay it forward, I said she needs more! I wanted to tell you that my dad was in a car accident that made him quadrapalegic he had no movement expect his head from side to side he was blessed to live 14 years that way, but you sweetheart are AMAZING with your positive outlook on life even after a traggic accident you would make a wonderful motivational speaker! I wish I was like you in seeing beauty through traggedy, you will accomplish anything you decide to do in life! God bless you, you made me get mad at myself for far less then what youve been through... With God all things are possible❤

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Gail Rossetti
47 months ago

Hello Macy, I haven't met you yet. But, my lovely Grandson thinks the world of you. Please know we pray for and will continue as I do for all of my Family. Love John and Gail

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