Jon's Houston Challenge

$3,735 of $10k goal

Raised by 43 people in 15 months
Jon has always been described as one with a magnetic personality. That brilliant smile of his lights up a room. Both his accessibility and warmth win you over immediately! Jon’s social and physical activities have slowed considerably since his tragic car accident on December 7, 2013, when he sustained a traumatic brain
injury and lay in a coma for three months. However, his upbeat attitude and unrelenting work ethic serve as positive influences on both friends and acquaintances alike.

Jon graduated from Athens Technical College and then moved to Charlotte, NC, where he graduate from Johnson & Wales University. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts & Foodservice Management and hopes to one day put that degree to use. Due to his brain injury, his short term memory loss plagues him daily. In addition to hobbies of adaptive sports, fishing, hunting and cooking, Jon has a passion for music…he is a talented writer, former guitar player and drummer
and looks forward to regaining use of his left hand to play once again. Jon also prays to independently walk again and to have clarity of speech...he still has a lot to say and wants to be understood!

Jon needs your help! He has been accepted into the Challenge Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas, one of the best rehabilitation programs in the country. He is scheduled to begin the program on March 7th... just a few weeks away. Needless to say, Jon
is pumped about the great opportunities offered to him by this excellent program to improve cognitively, physically and orally.

Jon desperately wants to improve his short term memory, walk again, use his dominate left arm to write, play the drums, play the guitar and to golf again and to speak with clarity! Please help him to attain these life changing goals.

With this great opportunity comes great needs...funding and housing! The program and housing will cost approximately $10,000.00. Equal to the funding need is the need for a place to live in Houston for Jon and his Caregiver. This seems huge, but if you adhere to Jon's
positive attitude and his favorite Bible verse, Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me", then this is doable!

Jon thanks you for your love and generous support! God bless you!

In order to raise funds, GoFund Me needs us to clearly explain and answer the following questions:
*Who you are: The Crais Family
*Who you're raising money for:  Jon Crais
*How will the money be used:  The money will be used for the Challenge Program and for housing. 
*How soon you need the funds:  By March 7th.
*Why this means so much to you:  This opportunity will grately enhance Jon's recovery.
*How thankful you will be:  The Crais Family will forever be grateful for the  generous financial support.
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$3,735 of $10k goal

Raised by 43 people in 15 months
Created January 26, 2016
Jon Crais  
Erin Cross
15 months ago
Everett Whatley
8 months ago
Jon & Tina Sinkinson
13 months ago

We heard about you in The Nuggett & pray you can have success and be free of your wheelchair.

Spirits Tavern
13 months ago
Brooke Walker
13 months ago

Praying for you. Work Hard!

Steve Fernandez
13 months ago

Best wishes to Jon and all of the Crais family

13 months ago
Joni Skogman
13 months ago

Praying for you!

Stephanie Hope
13 months ago
Sara Anne Davidson
13 months ago

Go Jon go!

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