Melissa's Fund

$9,569 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 96 people in 48 months
Jolene Reyier
on behalf of Melissa Graves
 ROCKLEDGE, FL
My cousin, Melissa Graves, needs your help! On August 6th she was at a concert in Redmond Washington when she found herself at the center of a random accident.

While enjoying the music another concert goer decided to run on stage. The concert venue security personnel attempted to catch the gentleman so he threw himself off stage and into the audience. Meanwhile, Melissa, who was in the front row, found herself being crushed.

After the fall the stage diver simply stood up and walked away, not bothering to help Melissa up, see if she was okay, or apologize for crushing her. Once the man got off Melissa she discovered that she wasn’t able to feel either of her arms or her legs. Other concert goers yelled at the man that he hurt Melissa but again, he just walked away.

Melissa was immediately taken to the hospital where she went into surgery to repair two vertebrae as well as align her spine.

Since her surgery Melissa has been working hard through her physical therapy with lots of support from her family. Although the doctors are giving her a hopeful prognosis, she still has a very long recovery.

So this brings me to why I am here. I am hoping that some of you will be able to help, even if it is just a little, to help ease the financial pressure that I am sure will come after months of Melissa being unable to work.

Through no fault of her own, Melissa has become a random victim of a cruel person. Please don't let this horrible accident end with the heartlessness of the "stage diver" and help me in aiding Melissa in giving her a happy ending. Any small amount that you would be able to donate would greatly help, this situation could happened to any of us, so let’s show Melissa that we support and care about her even if the "stage diver" won't.
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We are so excited to say that Melissa is home. It has been a long road, and she still has a way to go but we couldn't be happier for her!
Walking out of the hospital, yeah!
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Melissa has been making great progress. She has even walked with assistance! We are keeping our fingers crossed that she will be able to go home soon. Thank you for all of your support, it means a great deal to Melissa and her family.
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I WANTED TO SEND OUT A HEART FELT THANK YOU TO ALL THAT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THIS FUND FOR MY FAMILY AND I. IT IS HEALING MEDICINE TO BE SUPPORTED AND TO SEE ALL THE BEAUTY IN PEOPLE WHO ARE WANTING TO HELP US OUT. WE ARE IN AWE OF THE SUPPORT FROM FAMILY, FRIENDS, STRANGERS, FELLOW MUSIC LOVERS, AND PARTICULARILY, SLIGHTLY STOOPID, WHOSE SUPPORT HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS. THIS INJURY OCCURED WITH A CARELESS ACT, BUT THE HEALING IS HAPPENING WITH THE HELP OF VERY CARING PEOPLE. WE CAN NOT THANK YOU ENOUGH.

MY THERAPY IS GOING WELL. THE TEAM AT HARBORVIEW HAS BEEN FANTASTIC. I AM GETTING STRONGER EVERYDAY, AND MY LEFT LEG IS FINALLY BEGINNING TO MOVE. MY FAMILY AND I ARE STAYING VERY POSITIVE WITH SUCH A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF SUPPORT. I HONESTLY FIND MORE THINGS TO BE GRATEFUL FOR IN A DAY THAN THINGS TO BE DISCOURAGED BY. IT IS EXPECTED THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO GO HOME WITH IN HOME REHAB SEPTEMBER 11. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING HOME TO MY DAUGHTER, STRONGER AND MORE INDEPENDENT.

I CAN NOT EXPRESS THE GRATITUDE MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE FOR ALL OF YOU. THANK YOU TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.

GRATEFULLY,

MELISSA
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Melissa stood for the first time, we are so happy and proud!
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Jessica Carpenter
48 months ago

thinking of you every day & wishing for your speedy recovery girl!

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$9,569 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 96 people in 48 months
Created August 18, 2015
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Anonymous
17 months ago
BH
$50
Brian Havener
19 months ago
RC
$50
Rachael Caraway
28 months ago
BG
$50
Britney Gray
32 months ago
JG
$40
Joseph Gemmill
32 months ago
AS
$100
Aaron Spencer
47 months ago

We're so glad to hear you were able to go home and that your recovery is going well!

JS
$100
Jeanie and Brian Spencer-Franich
47 months ago
AJ
$50
AJ Jala
48 months ago
$25
Anonymous
48 months ago
WW
$150
Wayne Welshans
48 months ago

wishing you a speedy recovery, Melissa. So sorry this happened to you!

Jessica Carpenter
48 months ago

thinking of you every day & wishing for your speedy recovery girl!

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