Bear with me there is a bit of a back story here, tragically on October ,11 ,2007 my parent’s son, my brother lost his battle with bipolar disorder and addiction and died by suicide at 24 years old in the home we grew up in. Prior to my brother’s death my parents we consumed physically, emotionally, and financially with keeping him alive. After his death they we consumed with grief. We had just started to put our lives back to our new normal when on September 6th 2013 my dad went for a motorcycle ride and collided with an SUV. He was instantly unable to move his arms or legs. He had suffered a C3-4 spinal cord injury. He now battles the complications of being a quadriplegic with sever spasticity. My mom quit her job and cares for my dad full time as she happened to be an RN. Caring for him requires more work than one person can do alone. The costs of care will continue for the rest of my dad’s life. Any amount donated will go directly to helping with the extensive care my dad needs and the help my mom needs to care for my dad. Additionally any aid will help towards the ability for him to stay home where he is most comfortable and out of a nursing home where no 59 year old should be. We are almost a year and half out from the injury and really starting to realize what this all means for us. My family has been through so much, I can’t even put into words how much any support would mean for my family. Thank you so very much.
- Mary Suerth
- Dennis Marquis
- Gene, Becky & Emily Van't Hof
- Erica Steinkraus
Organizer and beneficiary