Macy's Adapted Car Fund
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.
Macy Jayne Huff❤
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.
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❤
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