I am creating this fund on behalf of my sister and her family (Linna & Sam Mansy). This may be quite lengthy to read but I promise that it is well worth it :)
As many of you may or may not know but Saturday, September 17, 2016 was the day that marked a turning point and changed their lives forever. Sam, Jacob, Bruce and Carrie were all involved in a critical car collision as they were driving home. Although they were not at fault, the damages caused by such a collision created victims of all involved and it did not discriminate especially in this case. Everyone was rushed to the hospital immediately. Sam, Jacob and Carrie walked away with scrapes and injuries but Bruce's life was hanging only by the grace of God, His word and the unified prayers of the saints from all over the world.
The first 24 hours were the most intense. Our faith was tested in every way imaginable as the doctors did all that they could to keep Bruce alive and stop the internal bleeding. With every moment, life was draining through his vein but the Lord had a greater purpose. After several hours, a team of amazing staff, surgeons and a faithful God, the first surgery was a success. This was just the beginning of the road to the fulfillment of God's promise that Bruce will move again. The next giant to conquer is restored function, movement and sensation to his lower body.
The accident left major damages to his spinal cord leaving his midbody down paralyzed. The doctors and all mentioned that he will not walk again, that he will not move again and to prepare him for a life confined to his wheelchair but we're believing for the impossible and we thank you for standing in faith and believing with us.
In the days since many changes were made to accommodate the demanding medical attention and round the clock care needed to facilitate his health but the only draw back is any medical coverage or programs available only focuses on rehabilitating his upper body functions not his lower body functions until we discovered Project Walk. They are an answer to our prayers because they specialize in spinal cord injuries and work with patients to strengthen the body functions below the injury level. The challenge is the program is expensive, not covered by the insurance and not to mention the closest facility is 3 hours away.
The Mansy's have sacrificed, rearranged their job situations, reduced hours and even lost a job to maintain an adequate program schedule for Bruce so that he can get the best medical care possible for this recovery. We don't know what the outcome or end result will be but all we can do is have faith, try and ask for your support to help contribute towards Bruce's care.
We are asking you, as our family and friends, to help support and give towards Bruce's care if you can. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. Also, please be assured that the amount donated will be wisely stewarded and used only toward's Bruce's medical care, travel expenses and even making some areas of the house wheelchair accessible for him.
Lastly, we would like to leave you with these words...
'It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving' Mother Teresa
Thank you in advance for all of your help.
Love, Lykeav, Linna, Sam, Samson, Jacob, Bruce and Carrie