Abby's Medical Recovery Fund

September seems to be THE month for me and injuries.  

As I was hiking up to the summit of Mt. Pisgah, things took turn for the worse. Less than a quarter mile from the top, I slipped forward off of a wet rock, and landed on my right leg in the most awful way. As I looked down my leg was actually twisted and deformed. I could not bear weight on my leg, and the pain was excruciating!
 
Thankfully, I was not alone! My hiking partners immediately called search and rescue. It took almost 3 hours to get me off the mountain to the hospital. I remember thinking to myself "Why me?! And why again!?" I was experiencing a nightmare that I couldn't wake up from quick enough.

Hours later in the ER, the medical staff confirmed that I indeed suffered a displaced tibia fracture and a fracture in my medial malleolus. I went through surgery the following day to repair my ankle and place a rod in my tibia. Surgery went well, and now recovery begins --- at least 11 weeks --- much of it non-weight bearing on my leg.  There will be physical thearpy and time away from work. 

As you can imagine, I have a share in my medical expenses and living expenses don't stop. Your donations will help so much as I literally get "back on my feet".

My spirits high and can't thank everyone enough for all the all of the messages and support.  You ALL make my heart smile!

Donations ()

  • Dan Anthony 
    • $25 
    • 29 mos
  • Sheridan Byers 
    • $25 
    • 29 mos
  • Shelby Gibson 
    • $50 
    • 29 mos
  • Matt Corzine 
    • $50 
    • 29 mos
  • Katie & Mark Driscoll 
    • $50 
    • 29 mos
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Organizer

Abby Harris 
Organizer
Asheville, NC
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