Michael Maher’s Fundraiser

$10,644 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 10 months
Michael had a critical injury on April 5, 2017. It has left him paralyzed from the shoulders down.  He spent 30 days in ICU at Bellevue Hospital, NYC.  May 4th. he was transported to Kessler Rehabilitation Center, specialists in Spinal Cord Injuries. He returned home on July 27th. Michael's road to recovery is long. He remains positive & is determined to improve every day. Michael has come far with his Amazing Attitude, the help of many specialists & the support of all of you. He still requires a wheelchair, hospital bed and many years of outpatient Physical & Occupational Therapy.

He's unable to work and care for his family. Patricia is his full time caretaker. They always remain hopeful. Thank You for your Thoughts & Prayers ♥️ they are working.

Please give to this Family as they struggle to meet life’s basic needs. No amount is to small. The Gratitude & Love from the Maher Family goes without saying as they are so Grateful for your Support & Generosity.

All The Love, ♥️ Michael, Patricia, Jack & Michael Jr.
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Thank You for all your Prayers, Well Wishes,
Love, Kindness, Generosity & Support.
♥️ The Maher Family
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I am very Happy to report Mike's ASIA Test Scale Score taken Friday. Mike has had this Test taken 3 times now. Once at Bellevue Hospital just after he fell on 4/5/17, again on 5/4/17 when he arrived at Kessler Rehabilitation Center & 7/14/17, Day 101 of recovery. Michael 1st. received an A, 2nd. a C & today I'm very happy to report a D. Even his Dr. was surprised. See the below scale for score descriptions.

Other good news! Michael & I have been selected by Kessler to participate in 2 studies. Michael has been chosen for a Study in connection with Kessler & Rutgers University. This study will not only benefit him but also future Spinal Cord Injury Patients & their Families. Michael & I feel blessed & very proud to help this community.

All the Love, ♥️Michael, Tricia, Jack & Michael Jr.

ASIA Impairment Scale
The extent of spinal cord injury (SCI) is defined by the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Impairment Scale (modified from the Frankel classification), using the following categories: [1, 2]
* A = Complete: No sensory or motor function is preserved in sacral segments S4-S5

* B = Incomplete: Sensory, but not motor, function is preserved below the neurologic level and extends through sacral segments S4-S5 

* C = Incomplete: Motor function is preserved below the neurologic level, and most key muscles below the neurologic level have a muscle grade of less than 3 

* D = Incomplete: Motor function is preserved below the neurologic level, and most key muscles below the neurologic level have a muscle grade that is greater than or equal to 3 

* E = Normal: Sensory and motor functions are normal
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To follow Michael's story, please click on my Facebook link below.


All the Love, ♥️ The Maher Family
All my boys together at Kessler ♥️! Day 95
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Check out yesterdays visit to Kessler & see Mike's latest accomplishment. Just click on my Facebook link below. It's amazing!


Please share this with everyone you know. We believe Michael is healing due to ALL the Love ♥️, & your Thoughts & Prayers !

Thank You, The Maher Family ♥️
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Raised by 39 people in 10 months
Created May 8, 2017
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russ fiske
5 months ago

Andy and I wish you all the best -call me when you can!

Laura Obuchowski
8 months ago

Thinking of you and your family during this time of progress. I know how much love there is and that Michael has a great group to care for him!

8 months ago
Shelagh Mahoney-McNamee
8 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I wish you all the best with your recovery.

Robert Pizzella
9 months ago

Mike-- Sending great healing thoughts your way!

9 months ago
Thomas Blauvelt
9 months ago

Get well soon Michael!

The Covino Family
9 months ago

You're doing great Mike! Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way!

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