Help an old Holland & Knight friend


…LITERALLY!  Due to an old neck injury and a 16-½ hour surgery, Steve Lind is a quadriplegic.  Because he can’t use his arms and legs, we’re hoping to raise $50,000 to help with a robotic arm and some other equipment to help with therapy, accessibility and mobility.  If you ask Steve what he wants more than anything right now is to be able to feed himself, brush his own hair/teeth and even scratch his head if it itches!!!  The simple things in life…who would’ve thought!


Just to introduce myself, I'm a childhood friend of Steve's son and an Army  veteran that was wounded overseas. I can relate to the needs that a handicapped person may have.  Some of my favorite childhood memories are hanging out with Steve. He would play his guitar and sing to us, always making sure we had a great time. 

While playing a company softball game in 1992, Steve injured his neck and required surgery. Fast forwarding to 2015, a third 16-1/2 hour surgery to repair old damage was performed, leaving him a quadriplegic.  As the father of my childhood best friend, Steve cared for me like I was his own son.  Today, Steve needs us to care about his needs.

His recorded video has highlighted the items that would assist with adapting to his new normal.    

The van, would be a blessing. As he indicated, the maintenance on the one he currently owns is very expensive.



Having a new wheelchair could change Steve's ability to be outdoors more often.  The chair he currently has gets stuck thus prohibiting him to be outside.

Because his current option and treatments associated with O/T & P/T are exhausted for 2018, having a swimming pool lift would allow him aqua therapy.   This would be phenomenal therapy.

While being treated for the injuries I sustained while serving in the Army, I discovered the power of breathing and meditation through yoga.  Raising money for one-on- one sessions Through Annie Okerlin of Yogani & Exalted Warrior Foundation would benefit Steve.

Any contribution or help would be sincerely appreciated.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Kyle Smitz 
Valrico, FL
Steven Lind 
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