Tessa's Recovery Fund
Your donation will help her family cover the extremely expensive medical costs and other non-medical costs related to her rehabilitation. Any donation amount would be greatly appreciated. And of course, lots of thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes are much needed.
Thank you for your support.
-The David Family
Posted by Sarah Wiewel
Tessa, as we have been blessed enough to witness, has made unbelievable progress. She finished her in-patient therapy in Bloomington IN, began treatment with world renowned Anat Baniel in California, and is continuing the neuromovement therapy back in Dallas.
With all these blessings being counted, it is with a humble and grateful heart that we are asking for your help. With this type of treatment we know comes great financial stress. This is a stress we can carry FOR Tessa. This is how we can all be Tessa Strong too.
Tessa is fighting (and kicking butt) at a battle that would break even the strongest of us. I ask we continue to rally together for this beautiful soul by giving $1, $5, $10, $20. You can make a difference & continue to follow her journey! THANK YOU!
We are posting updates on her condition to this Facebook page-
-The David Family
Dear Tessa You can get better. I to had a stroke in 2008 when I was 21. I shared a lot of the same deficits you have been dealing with the Dr. said I wouldn't be able to walk or talk again both of which I have been doing for years. You have a strong mind and that is where your real power resides. I had to learn the whole alphabet again too. Learning how to read and write again was amongst the hardest things I had to relearn. Think of how lucky you are to be living at this time when you can get better from strokes even 50 years ago they thought that what you have lost was gone but we now know that is not the case. You can reach any goal it takes hard work and a belief you can achieve it. Both of those things will get tested eventually so just believe and work hard even when things aren't going that well and you will bust through the ruts. It looks like you are doing great at the rehab. However as I have learned there are so many different ways which you can heal yourself and if you use a combinations of different things they have the ability to work together and work off of one another to achieve a high level of recovery and success. I would love to give money unfortunately I am just keeping afloat as I am still focused on my recovery even now. However I could help with knowledge as I had to figure a lot of this stuff out on my own and I often think of how much it would have helped if I had started many of the things I had tried sooner in my quest for recovery. This message is getting too long and I could write forever. I hope someone reads this as I am sure that I can help and lead you to options that you are not aware of yet. I am just about to meditate and I will send positive energy your way Tessa. You can do whatever you put your mind too you can do it Tessa. Sincerely Jesse Veness
Sweet Tessa, I am so proud of you! I know the road is a long, hard one, but you are navigating it marvelously! You have such a beautiful spirit. It shows in your eyes and your words. I will continue to pray for a full recovery and that the Lord gives you strength when you feel weak. If you are ever in the San Diego area, please look me up. You will always have a place to stay here. Much love, prayers and hugs, Karla (Monica Gutierrez's cousin)
I wish i could donate but i just started a new job. You are a strong person.you are in my prayers. My grandfather was killed by a stoke.The only thing i can say is when is gets rough turn to god he will help you. God Bess you
Best of luck with your recovery. IF you have questions about speech, language, reading or keyboarding, I would be glad to help.
Looking only at the cheerleader pictures, I would never have guessed what a strong and beautiful person lay underneath.
i had a stroke at 46 on my birthday, right side numb, can't write but i'm still alive (thank you jesus) hang in there thank you.
Best of luck to you, you have done a great job fighting to get better and I am so happy for you.
Although I don't have funds to donate right now, I want to leave some encouraging words for Tessa. My husband had a stroke at 16, his whole right side was paralyzed. The first night he had a 2% chance of living. He had to learn to talk, walk, write, and read all over again. Within a few months of physical therapy he was walking again. With the support of loved ones and friends he made almost a complete recovery. At 28 he now only has some tingling in his right fingers and drags his right foot. He was a miracle and so are you. You can do it girl! I'll be praying for you and thinking of you. You got this!
Tessa you are a beautiful and inspiring woman inside and out! My 10 year old son Clark and I were listening to your story together and it not only touched my heart but his as well. His message for you is " you are glorious. You really are. You make me feel like I can be strong like you. I have a brain problem too. A month ago I had a siezures that made me slur when I spoke, made my head hurt real bad, made me not able to walk right any more and made me blind in one eye. It gave me problems with my memory too. I had emergency surgery to get a shunt and everything is slowly getting better. But I still have memory problems. It's called dementia. The doctor said I'm gonna have it forever. Thank you for sharing your story with us. We will pray for you to get better very soon so you can get back to cheering our colts on. I love you" ---Clark Ingle age 10. From the lips of a child may you find an even greater strength. We wish you good health, speedy recovery, lots of love and lots of support. And the strength of God. You got this!
Tessa, you are more than a Conqueror!!! May the Healing Hands of Jesus have a firm grip on you, my sister!!!
Keep reaching for the stars!!!