Help John With His Recovery

Some of you may know this already, but two days after this picture was taken, Sept. 29th,  John had a horrible fall from the third story of a building that led to him breaking both his heels and breaking one vertebrae. Since that day he has gone through surgery to fuse his C4 and C5 vertebrae in order to relieve the pressure in his neck/spine, his heels have healed well and he is now able to start weight bearing exercises, at his rehab facility in Colorado.

John's attitude and perseverance has been on a level of positivity that has blown everyone away, from his doctors, nurses, friends and family. For anyone who knows John, it is inevitable that if you're in a room with him for even five minutes then you are bound to laugh and smile. Even through this extremely difficult time he has kept his outlook beyond just positive. He gives his all every day to strive towards his goal of walking again.

Within this next month John will be starting his new life outside of rehab and starting to navigate through his new normal. At the moment, there are a lot of unknowns, but he is determined to get back to his old self as much as possible.

With this new normal does mean a lot of changes for John. While 2020 has been a difficult year for many, we ask that you help John prepare for his future by donating what you can. Any donation will help with the costs of therapy, additional assistance, wheelchair, medical bills and more.


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  • Donn Samsa 
    • $200 
    • 13 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $450 
    • 6 d
  • Karen Daly 
    • $100 
    • 9 d
  • John McMillen 
    • $50 
    • 16 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 16 d
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Marlee Russell 
Raised $2,220 from 16 donations
Roanoke, VA
John Russell 
Matthew Russell 
Team member
Raised $1,700 from 11 donations
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