Michael Maher’s Fundraiser

$10,644 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 21 months
Michael had a critical injury. He rolled his ankle & fell down an escalator traveling home from work. It has left him paralyzed from the shoulders down.  He spent 30 days in ICU at Bellevue Hospital, NYC.  He was transported to Kessler Rehabilitation Center, specialists in Spinal Cord Injuries. He returned home 4 months later. Michael's road to recovery is long. He remains positive & is determined to improve every day. Michael has come far with his Positive Attitude, the help of many specialists & the support of you. He still requires a power wheelchair, hospital bed and many years of costly outpatient Physical & Occupational Therapy.

He's unable to work or care for his family. Patricia is his full time caretaker. Please give to this Family as they struggle to meet this new financial reality. The Maher Family is Grateful for your previous & ongoing Support.

We believe with your help, Mike's Determination, the Families Love, continued Thoughts ♥️ & Prayers from ALL of you & many others; Michael can achieve his goals towards a more independent free life.

Facebook Link
https://www.facebook.com/100011288135077/posts/714028068983458/



All The Love, ♥️ Michael, Patricia, Jack & Michael Jr.
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Dear Neighbors,

Words can not begin to express how Grateful we are for your Kindness. We feel so Blessed just to have you in our lives. It was such a lovely surprise to have the entire Morris Family stop over, with the beautiful basket full of your very generous Christmas gifts. They brought such joy, many happy tears & also much stressful relief. Thank you all for your generosity. We are deeply touched by all you have and continue to do for our family.

Just to catch up, Mike had a short set back over the Summer. We are very pleased to say he's back on track & moving forward with his therapy.

Michael Jr. just turned 14 this month & Jack will be 18 at the end of December. Both boys are growing & doing very well in their schools.

Thank you again for being there for our family. It means so much.

Wishing you All a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday Season & Joyous New✨Year!


All Our Love, ♥️The Maher’s
Christmas 2018!
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Our Family would like to Thank both the Anonymous Person who nominated Us & Halle’s Hope for the Generous Thanksgiving Dinner that was delivered to Our Home from The Honey Baked Ham Company. We feel very Blessed & are Extremely Grateful.

We also would like to share this video of Mike. There are so many people to Thank at Sacred Heart & Gaylord. You guys are the Best! ✨

It hasn't & we know won't be easy. There have been setbacks & many struggles. We have a long way to go... But we are moving forward. All the Love!

Wishing You All A Very Happy Thanksgiving!

♥️ The Maher’s

Video on my Facebook Link

https://www.facebook.com/100011288135077/posts/714028068983458/
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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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Raised by 39 people in 21 months
Created May 8, 2017
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RF
$200
russ fiske
16 months ago

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

LO
$100
Laura Obuchowski
19 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!

$100
Anonymous
19 months ago
SM
$500
Shelagh Mahoney-McNamee
20 months ago

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

RP
$200
Robert Pizzella
20 months ago

Mike-- Sending great healing thoughts your way!

$100
Anonymous
20 months ago
TB
$250
Thomas Blauvelt
20 months ago

Get well soon Michael!

TF
$400
The Covino Family
20 months ago

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

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