Lets help Tom McDowell and family

My friend Toms post

On August 28th, I passed out and my head slammed into the bottom sliding track to our sliding door. When I came to - I realized I could not feel or move my body and because of being on blood thinners - bleeding was a big concern.

I was brought to Umass by ambulance and thru testing they discovered I broke vertebrae in my neck causing paralysis. I spent 3 weeks @ Umass in and out of ICU to get me stable before they could release me to Spaulding Rehab. At Spaulding I have spent the last 3+ weeks in Rehab to begin my rehabilitation and to get me on the path to go home. I know it is going to be a long road and want to thank my family and friends for their support and Love!

Times like these make you realize how important your support system is. So I have chosen to put this on Facebook for those people who may not have heard.

Remember to live and love your life to the fullest....because you just never know what life is going to throw your way!

This is the most difficult thing I have ever endured in my life and because my goal is to walk, I will do everything I can to get there.

In order for Tom to come home and begin his life again there are many changes that have to be made to his home. Unfortunately there is no funding by the State in order to do this. Grant money can take years and we want him home sooner vs later. Please help get this family in one place
  • Carrie Butland 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
  • Lisa Yoshida 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
  • Barbara McCulley 
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
  • Barbara McCulley 
    • $5 
    • 33 mos
  • Mary Clouter 
    • $100 
    • 33 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Sherry Harrison Hasche 
Lancaster, MA
Shari McDowell 
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