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Help Becky keep walking; an amputee’s ride.

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Becky was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in September 2015. As we hear on the news all too often, as the truck driver who was coming head-on, said that he didn’t see them. He had looked down to read a text.

Becky's partner, Mark, died on the scene after he made sure the responders found Becky 30 feet away in a field. She was airlifted to VCU, where she spent more than two months having multiple surgeries, and another two months in a rehabilitation center. She finally came home in a wheelchair where she continued her recovery with home health. “It was when the doctor told me that I was never going to walk again that I decided to rebuild myself and show him.”

For Becky to keep walking, there will always be expenses. This is Becky’s 4th socket. $10,000 each time.  The socket itself (what the limb/leg fits into) must be custom made – and adapted/changed/replaced as the patient’s residual limb changes over time. Then factor in the costs for the work being done on the prosthetic, the doctors’ appointments, and the physical therapy appointments.

All proceeds will go towards helping Becky avoid medical bankruptcy from the costs affiliated with her medical appointments and prosthesis maintenance. Costs are as individual as the individual wearing them. In Becky’s case, the person who hit her had no insurance. Becky’s age is a factor -  because she is under 62, she does not qualify for secondary insurance. Medicare pays 80 percent, 20 percent is the patient’s responsibility.


Becky Brown Thrift
Tappahannock, VA

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