My name is Marty Knorp, and I am inviting all of you reading this to please hear my story and help in any way you can. January 4th, 2017 I was injured at work, causing me to have a spinal stroke. After near death I am now left with a severe spinal cord injury. I was paralyzed from the neck down, in the ICU for nearly 3 weeks with a blood pressure of 30/20, and I owe it to many of the outstanding doctors at Beaumont Hospital for saving my life. I've come a long way in 7 months, but my whole body from my neck to my toes is always numb and tingling, I have limited use of my hands, severe pain in my abdomen and lower back that never goes away.
I'm told by doctors that I will never work again. It is very rare for someone who suffered this injury to be alive at this point or in any state other than paralysis, and I am still fighting.
With that being said, the next step in my recovery is to be sent to the #1 Hospital in the nation for treating spinal cord injuries, The Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado, referred by my doctors. There, I can recieve the best care and tests to find out what surgeries I need to fix the problems I still deal with daily. For this to happen, I need $15,000 by mid September. They do not except my insurance, Blue Care Network, or most insurance companies. I will be required to take my wife Josie with me to transport me to and from appointments during my stay. This is the last hope I have for recovering and on a day to day I am barely hanging on. My medical bills are huge, I'm a proud man but not afraid to ask for financial help and prayers. I love all of you and especially life, I will work hard everday to improve my bodily functions that most of us take for granted. Please help me make this dream come true.
Thank you so much in advance,
Love Marty & Josie
- Tim McCormick
- JoAnn Johnstone
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