My husband has now been a quadriplegic and has not been able to move from the neck down for the past 2.5 years. Every day is a struggle and he is in constant pain, but has been more accepting of his new lifestyle. One thing that his medical situation has not taken away is his love for Star Wars. His room is decorated with Star Wars posters, Fathead stickers, toys, cards etc that our loving friends and family have given him. He has Star Wars tshirts, blankets, sheets and of course stickers on the back of his wheelchair. When we heard that Disneyworld was going to create a Star Wars land, he has been excited to one day get to see it in person. We have traveled once and it was a short road trip so this will be a true adventure to get all the way down to Florida.
I have been researching all the equipment we will have to rent, the Disney layout, hotels for disabled, the airlines that accomodate electric wheelchairs, etc. Unfortunately that all adds up. We cover most of our medical supplies and caregivers' fees out-of-pocket and live day by day dependent mostly on my salary. I am starting a savings account a year in advance to try to make this dream a reality, but would graciously request any assistance... hence this GoFundMe account.
Thank you for taking the time to read our short story! And we are greatful for your generosity!
- Russell Strimple
- Susan Rozsas Short
- Andrew Kim
- Julie Stroh-Cook