Help Maria Back on Her Feet
My name is Maria Tornberg. For you who know me, know me as a person full of energy. How hard I work and how much I've accomplished. I am a self taught photographer, and have acted in several movies and TV-shows like Super Troopers, 2 1/2 Men and Days Of Our Lives. I never sit still. I left Sweden and family behind at the age of fifteen to follow my dreams to be an artist and never stopped moving.
This September, I endured a horrific incident when someone was breaking down my door and I had to escape out of a high second story window onto concrete to save my life.
I suffered life threatening injuries, completely shattered both of my heels which had to be put together with three different emergency surgeries. I also fractured the T12 vertebrae of my spine, and I broke both hands, leaving me with casts on every limb.
After a long hospital stay, I am faced with being wheelchair-bound and heal for 4-6 months before I get back on my feet again, and that's just where the physical rehabilitation and real work begins for me.
For an uncertain amount of time, I won't be able to work.
I am humbly asking for your donation. To get me back on my feet. I need help to survive.
The funds will pay for rent, food and bills and recovery needs until I'm able to start working again. The medical bills are mounting beyond comprehension, my bank account is tapped and I'm desperate.
Since I couldn't afford to hire a nurse and have no family to take care of me, Cameron McHarg decided to care for the first few months. I'm now taking my first steps and am able to care for myself in my home but have a long way to go before I'm fully recovered and able to get back to work 100%.
Your donation will allow me to focus on healing without the fear of loosing my home and the fear of not being able to survive during this ordeal.
Any amount will be deeply appreciated. No donation is too small.
I will keep you updated, share the progress of my recovery and be in personal contact with anyone who wishes me to. As I heal, I will share my story with you on my facebok page:
Not only will I walk again but I will run again. I will dance, I will act and shoot again. I will be stronger than ever. I will get back on my feet.
But I can't do it without you, and I look forward to being able to stand up and thank you in person one day soon.
I'm also asking you to please share this with your friends.
Please take care of yourselves, and be extra safe.
God bless you.
Here's a video of my stay in the hospital. Some of it can be hard to watch.
Praying for a quick recovery and a get well soon from myself and two daughters. I'm sry I don't have any money to donate but if I did u would def give to help u out. I've seen what u have been through when I had worked in nursing homes and all I can say is damn girl ur one hell of a fighter. Keep up the positive attitude and u will be back to the work u love. P.S We enjoyed watching u in Super Troopers. Take Care Meow!!!
I meant I would definitely give not u sry dumb cell phone lol
My gosh? How terrible. My heart and prayers go out to you. What happened to leave you in this horrific condition?? Was your building on fire?
Get well soon, God Bless you and hope to see you up and about soon!
Happy new year Maria! I'm so glad to hear that you continue to grow stronger by the day. Thank you for the update - big hugs from the Winstons.
glad you are doing well. You might want to skip the street names, might be too much information for the internet in general. i was in that part of town many years ago for a project. i picked up a journal at what i think was a barnes and nobles not to far from the beach and just sort of walked around on a weekend. I wrote a lot in that journal. It might be very therapeutic for you too. -way out in georgia
I have wondered how you were doing, and was happy to find an update! Never stop living. When you stop, they win. I love that you haven't forgotten about God, as He is always with you even when you think you are alone. He wants to see us fight, wants to see our character. I've had to put all of my faith and trust and hope in Him because I surely don't have control of all this mess. I live by the verse from Phillipians 4:13--"I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me." I have to repeat that several times a day when I feel weak. This life is short so I hope to live in a way that pleases Him so that I may enjoy the peace and freedom and love of heaven. God bless you, Maria!
Thanks for the update, Maria! I don't know how I heard your story, but I was inspired and contributed. I wish you well on your journey! - Mills in the City of Brotherly Love
Much love, Thankyou for sharing and updating your journey, I'm so happy to hear you are back with your family - I donated a long while ago - and have continued to follow your journey ❤️
I love what you have written and how you have explained Trauma - I understand - its wonderful to get your updates and see your photos xx thankyou - for sharing your journey - the highs and lows xx
I sent you a private FB message. I just learned of your horrific accident and miraculous escape. I am adding you to the prayer list at my church and praying for you daily for a miraculous recovery. I will donate a bit each month to help out. I'm on disability myself, but I know every donation, big or small helps. Light and love to you. You are a bright light full of strength, a strong will to live, and hope. One day at a time. ♥
Please feel free to reach out to me if you need someone to talk to! I hope you are getting better. Staying positive and realizing there is a light at the end of the tunnel is key. The power of positivity.
Sorry about your accident. I too, am suffering, but from a head in collision on September 8th. Hot by someone on high on meth n drunk I have a broken neck, 2nd vertebrae and been homebound since then except for dr appts. I havent rec'd any money yet from his insurance and probably wont, because my medical bills will take it all. Now, unemployed and no income. I pray for your healing and ability to be fully healed.
LAUGHING WITH JOY AND TEARS IN MY EYES!!!!! WHAT A TRIUMPH. AND YOUR SMILE IS THE BEST OF ALL. WAITING FOR YOU FIRST GRAND JETE...
I will try to donate over the weekend take care
Dear Sweet Maria, I love your enthusiasm, so happy for you. You are on your way. Hope to see you this week later. This is so wonderful. Congrats. All your determination and faith is shining through. Blessings and continued healing.