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AMYSTRONG

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On November 19th, 2018 our Amy was involved in a life changing car accident. She was driving to pick up her 8 year old daughter and was T-Boned by a Chevy Silverado pulling a 5th wheel driving at 65 MPH.  She was air lifted to Orlando Health and is in Critical Condition and in a Coma.  Amy Sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). She has been diagnosed with a Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI or Brain Shearing) of the mid brain stem. She has been given a less than 50% chance of waking up and recovering. However, we are hopeful and believe with all of our hearts that she will overcome this.  So much financial support is needed as Amy and her husband Jon are facing medical bills that will be in the millions. Her loving husband Jon has taken a leave of absence from his job to be at home with their 8 year old daughter Parker, who is home schooled and to be at the hospital everyday for Amy in the hopes that he can be her long term care giver if she pulls through this. So many things are uncertain at this point but the one thing we know is that the road is going to be very long. We would appreciate any support that you can give as well as prayers and well wishes for our beloved Amy. She is the bravest lady we know and everyday we are hopeful that she will open her eyes again.

We will update as much as we can on her progress.

Thank you and we love you all.

#AMYSTRONG
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We try to focus on the positives and all the amazing strides Amy continues to make. Unfortunately, there’s another side to brain injuries as well and not mentioning it isn’t doing justice for Amy or anyone else going through something similar.

This past week or so has been difficult for Amy mentally. She’s beyond done with fighting every day just to try and get back to being “normal”. Typically saying things like “I’m so done with this”. And I get it, she’s earned the right to be fed up. Fortunately she isn’t suicidal, but it’s still hard to see her struggle with her condition. She’s a warrior though and won’t let this beat her, and still still has many moments of laughter and enjoyment.

This is another way your contributions help us. I know for a fact that if I wasn’t able to be home with her she would be struggling even more. I say it all the time, but thank you again for all of your continued support, we literally couldn’t do this without you. Amy would not have made it this far and continue to improve without you. You are all amazing.

Much love,

Amy, Jon and Parker
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I am so proud to share that despite the worst possible circumstances last school year, our amazing daughter pushed through and completed the third grade from home. She and Amy continue to amaze me everyday. I couldn’t have taken the time to tutor her and take care of Amy full time if it weren’t for YOU! Believe me, your support had a big hand in PJ achieving this milestone. You guys are why we are surviving and we are eternally grateful.

Look out 4th grade, here comes Parker!!!!

Much love,

Amy, Jon and Parker
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We couldn’t have moments like this without you, it’s just that simple. Your compassion and support for our family is one of the biggest reasons why Amy makes strides everyday. Unfortunately we desperately need your support still. As we crunch the numbers we realize that we have less than two months worth of funds left. Since we are still awaiting any kind of disability assistance I am facing needing to go back to work, yet have no idea how Amy will receive the daily care she needs. We are hopeful that she will eventually qualify for disability assistance which will take some burden off our shoulders. Until then it’s been very trying and stressful not knowing how we’re going to pay rent and other bills.

If you feel passionate about helping us advocate for her, we would appreciate that too. Anything that you can give is everything to us.

It’s not easy to ask for help, neither one of us is comfortable with it and would much rather be the ones giving. We can’t thank you all enough for all of the love and support we have received.

Much love,

Amy, Jon and Parker
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Hey everyone! It’s been a little while since our last update, life has been a bit hectic.

We wanted to share this video of Amy working on taking steps. She’s still got a long road ahead, but she’s come so far. There is so much fight in this woman it’s incredible. As you can see by this video she is still in need of full time assistance with everything. She’s getting better with eating but it’s still difficult to do on her own. Same goes for any kind of bathroom duties (I’m not going to get specific, but yeah, even that).

We are still (9 months and counting) waiting to see if Amy gets approved for disability. Maybe, just maybe, we might be a tiny bit closer to that becoming a reality but time will tell. We have, on the other hand, been approved for food stamps! We’re still looking for various other ways to generate income from home, and that’s still very much a work in progress. Any suggestions are welcome. We’ve also been able to lower our overall expenses/cost of living which has obviously helped.

In the meantime your donations have helped immensely. Every donation goes directly to either gas or bills/rent. (We use credit or any income we make from home for everything else). Since our last video update you all have generated enough to cover our rent for August. And those of you who are unable to donate, your sharing Amy’s story and gofundme page has helped raise more than you might realize. Everyone is making a big impact. We can’t begin to tell you how amazing that is, and how grateful we are.

Until next time,

Amy, Jon and Parker
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