Media coverage on Marissa:
On September 3rd, Newlyweds Marissa and Justin were on their honeymoon in Sweden when Marissa was in a very bad freak accident.
They were participating in a zip line activity ran by their hotel. After Marissa was feeling unsafe/uncomfortable she requested to be brought down. During this process, her safety rope snapped, causing her to fall approximately 40feet nearly paralyzing her. She broke her left fibula, tore the ligaments in her ankle, and broke two of her lower vertebrae. After being helicoptered/air transported to two different hospitals and enduring two extensive surgeries, Marissa was finally able to walk again after 5 days.
According to her doctor, the only way Marissa could travel back home safely was by a private plane due to the fact that she needs to lie down to keep pressure off her back. After fighting with the hotel and insurance company for TEN days, they refused to pay to transport Marissa and her family home safely.
In addition, Marissa will need to find local doctors to continue her care and perform an additional surgery at an added out-of-pocket expense.
Marissa just got a new job teaching, a lifelong dream of hers, but she is now unable to continue due to her injuries. She had also started her own business this year which is now on hold and also has orders that she will be unable to fulfill causing a loss of income.
Marissa is unable to drive, and likely won’t be cleared to do so for several months, forcing her to rely on others for travel.
Any help you could extend for this couple in need, would be greatly appreciated.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP!
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