The Christian Maas Recovery Fund

$10,000 of $50k goal

Raised by 73 people in 38 months
Cherrice Lane Purvee   EUSTIS, FL
https://www.facebook.com/ChristianMaasUpdatesSupport


Christian, a 21 year old Eustis High School graduate of 2010, with a zero alcohol level lost control on a small back road at 25 miles an hour and hit a plank fence at an unusual angle causing many of the wooden planks to go through the windshield. One penetrated his right skull causing brain trauma & another one impacted his left arm breaking it and his left face breaking facial bones, rupturing his eye, and bruising the left side of his brain. Christian was in a coma from this Fathers day accident until a few weeks ago. He is taking baby steps right now. Christian had a surgery on September 21, 2013 after making a transfer from Tampa which is where he is was at when he started to show signs of increased improvements. The specially trained staff to ORMC reconstructed pieces of Christian's skull. So far insurance had helped with the initial accident bills. However the need for Christian to be in a specialized treatment center for patients with TBI is huge. And so is the funds needed. These facilities cost about $2,000 per day. But the good news is that Christian with his age and health will only need a few months in a center like this. Christian already responds to commands knows direction and can even say words on an occasional request. The therapist are doing an excellent job and all of them have hopes that Christian will make a great recover, it will just take a little time and alot of money. It does look like Christian will spend time at a rehabilitation center in Orlando to begin his long journey of recovery.


If anyone wants to send cards or anything to Christian at the rehab here is the address & contact information: Christian Maas, Inpatient Room 426 C/o Orlando Health Rehabilitation Institute 818 Main Ln., Lucerne Annex, 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 321.841.4161
Fax: 321.841.4170

Rehab requires him to actively participate in at least 3 hours of intensive therapy per day. After being in bed for 4 months, losing weight, & the nature of his injuries, this can be difficult. It's a lot of work for him & also requires specific rest periods. Because of this the rehab recommends a strict visitation schedule of 2 visitors at a time, after 4pm. Weekends may start a little earlier. Of course Christian wants to see people, but he also gets easily over whelmed. If anyone plans to visit please contact us so we can coordinate visits with others to maintain his schedule. This is to help maximize his recovery, which is of course everyone's goal!

You can get ahold of us at the numbers below if you plan to visit, in the evenings is best, texting is the easiest method, then email, then Facebook message, then phone calls.
Please keep in mind we are all juggling work & other kids, so advanced notice is appreciated.
Thanks everyone!!

JoLynn (352)-308-7009
Email: jolynnhartman@gmail.com
Skyeler (352)-267-1697
Email: SMaas@lenhartelectric.com
Autum (352) 978-6904
Kristi (352) 636-4609
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Update 150
31 months ago
Christian got his new eye prosthetic today... Just in time for his birthday tomorrow!! It looks great & he says it feels great too!! In between appointments he was able to meet some more of the wonderful people who helped him & our family during some tough days... Peggy, Ginernett, & Sandy from The Hubbard House, Bethany & Nichole from ORMC ICU, & Paige & Jenn from ORMC step down! Even visited some family! Very long, but productive day!!

Plus it is is birthday!
Happy Birthday Christian!
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Update 149
31 months ago
8 More days left to the silent auction being held on facebook. The bid is at $325.00 If you are interested please contact me. You can either use my facebook page or comment back on this site!
Desk that Oscar has been refinishing.
Middle of the process
Desk at first
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Update 148
31 months ago
Christian at Ocular Prosthetics Lab... another step closer to getting his new eye!!
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Update 147
31 months ago
Here is Christian doing some recreation therapy on the air hockey table at Neulife Neurological Services.

It is awesome that they mix fun with treatment. We are so proud of Christian! Thank you to all who have helped him stay in therapy!

Do not forget about our silent auction for the refinished desk by Oscar. We will not stop trying to raise funds for Christian until he is completely healed!
Christian is getting very strong
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Cherrice Purvee
34 months ago

If anyone wants to send cards or anything to Christian at the rehab here is the address & contact information: Christian Maas, Inpatient Room 426 C/o Orlando Health Rehabilitation Institute 818 Main Ln., Lucerne Annex, 2nd Floor Orlando, FL 32801 Phone: 321.841.4161 Fax: 321.841.4170 Rehab requires him to actively participate in at least 3 hours of intensive therapy per day. After being in bed for 4 months, losing weight, & the nature of his injuries, this can be difficult. It's a lot of work for him & also requires specific rest periods. Because of this the rehab recommends a strict visitation schedule of 2 visitors at a time, after 4pm. Weekends may start a little earlier. Of course Christian wants to see people, but he also gets easily over whelmed. If anyone plans to visit please contact us so we can coordinate visits with others to maintain his schedule. This is to help maximize his recovery, which is of course everyone's goal! You can get ahold of us at the numbers below if you plan to visit, in the evenings is best, texting is the easiest method, then email, then Facebook message, then phone calls. Please keep in mind we are all juggling work & other kids, so advanced notice is appreciated. Thanks everyone!! JoLynn (352)-308-7009 Email: jolynnhartman@gmail.com Skyeler (352)-267-1697 Email: SMaas@lenhartelectric.com Autum (352) 978-6904 Kristi (352) 636-4609

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Darlene Bartlett
36 months ago

I was the one in the bed as he is, my family had bee told I would most likely never come out of the coma. Yet I sit here writing this note to you, encouraging you to never give up on his return to his new normal, for he may never be exactly as he is remembered, he may altogether be an even bigger blessing and testimony for you all. Blessings and peace, for it is all in His Hands!

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Denise Bryant
36 months ago

I have been exactly where you are. My husband had a severe head injury. No promise of living or recovery. Well as you can see in our picture, he is smiling. He can walk and talk. He does well and we continue to strive for improvement everyday. Keep your faith and I will be praying for you!

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$10,000 of $50k goal

Raised by 73 people in 38 months
Created June 29, 2013
Cherrice Lane Purvee     Medical   EUSTIS, FL
$19
Anonymous
30 months ago
BS
$500
Barry Switzer
32 months ago
$602
Anonymous
34 months ago
BM
$25
Brent/Glenda McCall
34 months ago

Wishing you only the best dear one.

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MC
$100
Michelle Casey
34 months ago

Gifted by Raven Johnson!!!

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$50
Anonymous
35 months ago
ST
$50
sonya troxell
35 months ago

prayers for strenght and continued improvement

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DH
$25
Deborah Haley
35 months ago

Donated in the name of Angela Hauser's birthday today 10/2/2013.

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$50
Anonymous
35 months ago
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$25
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35 months ago
Cherrice Purvee
34 months ago

If anyone wants to send cards or anything to Christian at the rehab here is the address & contact information: Christian Maas, Inpatient Room 426 C/o Orlando Health Rehabilitation Institute 818 Main Ln., Lucerne Annex, 2nd Floor Orlando, FL 32801 Phone: 321.841.4161 Fax: 321.841.4170 Rehab requires him to actively participate in at least 3 hours of intensive therapy per day. After being in bed for 4 months, losing weight, & the nature of his injuries, this can be difficult. It's a lot of work for him & also requires specific rest periods. Because of this the rehab recommends a strict visitation schedule of 2 visitors at a time, after 4pm. Weekends may start a little earlier. Of course Christian wants to see people, but he also gets easily over whelmed. If anyone plans to visit please contact us so we can coordinate visits with others to maintain his schedule. This is to help maximize his recovery, which is of course everyone's goal! You can get ahold of us at the numbers below if you plan to visit, in the evenings is best, texting is the easiest method, then email, then Facebook message, then phone calls. Please keep in mind we are all juggling work & other kids, so advanced notice is appreciated. Thanks everyone!! JoLynn (352)-308-7009 Email: jolynnhartman@gmail.com Skyeler (352)-267-1697 Email: SMaas@lenhartelectric.com Autum (352) 978-6904 Kristi (352) 636-4609

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Darlene Bartlett
36 months ago

I was the one in the bed as he is, my family had bee told I would most likely never come out of the coma. Yet I sit here writing this note to you, encouraging you to never give up on his return to his new normal, for he may never be exactly as he is remembered, he may altogether be an even bigger blessing and testimony for you all. Blessings and peace, for it is all in His Hands!

+ Read More
Denise Bryant
36 months ago

I have been exactly where you are. My husband had a severe head injury. No promise of living or recovery. Well as you can see in our picture, he is smiling. He can walk and talk. He does well and we continue to strive for improvement everyday. Keep your faith and I will be praying for you!

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