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Many of you are aware of the horrific accident suffered by Lia Bruno Day in May of 2021, that left her paralyzed from the chest down. For the past year and a half, Lia has been lovingly cared for primarily by her family with some help from a nursing assistant/aide. Her spirit is strong but she struggles to remain positive as she faces setbacks both in her progress medically and the medical support network. As friends of Lia and on behalf of the entire Bruno family, we have started a fundraiser to support Lia and her family as they move Lia from Florida to New York state for more comprehensive care and to establish a proper environment to accommodate her needs.

We all have heard from so many friends and family, especially those who attended the RBR Reunion this summer, who so desperately want to help, but don't know how. This led us to take action. We've reached out to Lia and her family to determine the most urgent needs and the funds that are raised will be used for:

*Electric hospital bed
*Hospital bed table
*High performance wheelchair
*Gift cards for Lowes and Amazon (to help offset the costs of renovating the home to make it accessible)
*Modular entry ramp
*Indoor/Outdoor foldable wheelchair
*Day bed for her caregiver
*Smart door lock - secure entry for caregivers
*Offset transportation costs for her move to NY (Private medical transport is needed)

After speaking with the family on many occasions we realized that by coming together as a community of friends, neighbors and family we could have a significant impact on the financial (and emotional) stress they are silently bearing.

Here is where you can make a difference! It's rare that we are given the opportunity to affect so much change on one life. We'd all like to see Lia's smile and hear her infectious laugh again. Please don't think that any amount of money is too small. We believe there are enough people who care about Lia and this situation that we will easily exceed our goal.

We humbly ask that you share this link with friends and family and to please donate if possible. We will continue to share updates and progress so that you are all informed of how the funds that we raise are being put to use and the impact they have.

Thank you all!



  • Ann Barford
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Douglas Robbins
    • $25 
    • 1 yr
  • Penny OHara
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Debbie Davies
    • $50 
    • 1 yr

Fundraising team (3)

Laura Poling
Shrewsbury, NJ
Lia Day
Laura Poling
Team member
Kim Doran Eulner
Team member

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