Paralyzed Sheriff Deputy in Need

$59,887 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 340 people in 15 months
Deputy Mary Mayo was paralyzed while leading a funeral procession for another deputy that had passed away four days earlier. Mary was riding with her fiancé, Sgt. Beau Raimer, in his St. Tammany's Sheriff Office vehicle. A storm blew in while Mary and Beau were three blocks from their destination at the burial grounds. A large rotten pine tree was broken in two and landed on the vehicle in which Mary and Beau were riding. Beau was killed instantly due to blunt force trauma to his head. Mary was left paralyzed from above her chest down. This would change Mary's world extraordinarily for the rest of her life.
Due to extensive physical therapy Mary has now learned how to live her life in a wheelchair. The cost for an accessible vehicle for the handicapped are tremendous. Forty to fifty thousand dollars is a rough estimate for the type of vehicle Mary will need just to adapt a vehicle for herself, not to mention the cost of the vehicle itself.  Mary Mayo has since been forced to receive disability retirement from the Sheriff's Office due complications from being paralyzed. Living on disability makes it impossible for Mary to buy the vehicle she would need in order to be independent in a vehicle. This would be Mary's first fully adapted vehicle since her and Beaus wreck, almost 10 years ago. She would be so grateful to finally have some semblance of normalcy that would come with the independence this vehicle would give to her.
                       With Love,
                    Brad & Shawn
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I have decided to pay it forward. I have opened a gofundme page for my angel in health care, Deshanna Brown! She is trying to get a license to open her own healthcare facility! Please help my dear friend who definitely has given more than her share to her community!!! Every dollar counts!!
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I have come to a screeching hault w donations, I'm still hoping people remember why I am doing this go fund me page. Beau gave his life for this community. I too don't go a day without the dreadful reminder of that horrible day. Any little bit will help me become closer to my goal! I feel as if I gave my life to this community. I gave the love of my life, my well loved career, my body, my sense of normalcy as well as many other attributes of my life. It could have happened to anyone that day. I'm a daughter, sister, aunt, and niece. I could be you. Please help me to reach this last leg of my goal. And know how greatful I am for every dollar.
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I have been having some trouble trying to get a bigger bed. Shepherd Center helped to get me a fancy air mattress, the only problem is, it's a twin size bed! With all the spasms my legs/and or back have during the night, I wake up w my head hanging off one side of the bed and my legs hanging off the other side. This is not good for two reasons:1. I'm afraid I'm gonna fall outta the bed on to the floor, and 2. It hurts very badly and pulls my weight on to my spine. It feels like I'm being stretched. And with all the metal rods and bars and screws in my back, it makes this streching very painful! My neck already hurts from the rods accidentally being put two vertebrae too high during my initial surgery. I'm debating on whether I should get the rods removed but it'll risk me losing the use of my hands. Which makes me very apprehensive. Now, the new bed is in the process of being ordered but who knows when that'll come in. I guess I'm just frustrated with how long this is taking, I thought the correct bed would be here for me when I got home from Shepherd Center. Wish me luck!
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I am hanging w my niece after a bottle of wine. Feeling good feeling fine just got my toes done. Please help me w my vehicle!!!!!
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Carolyn Anne Anderson
15 months ago
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Can't wait to see pictures of the new wheels! FREEDOM!! ❤ from AZ- and Weimaraner Stumpy Tail Wags.

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Sean Eagan
10 months ago

Sorry, autocorrect kicked in. It's supposed to read "I'd like to put together a benefit bike ride"

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Sean Eagan
10 months ago

If anyone would help me on that side of the lake, is like to put together a benefit billed ride to be called Trekking the Trace for Mary Mayo. Pm me for the details over figured out so far.

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Estelle Palmisano
15 months ago

Tried to donate and account needs you to sign in. Will not accept donations, please check. Many thanks!

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Debbie Ginart Mormino
15 months ago

I'd be very pleased to do a jewelry show fundraiser to help Mary with her expenses. If interested, please call me at 893-3320. Debbie Mormino

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Luke Adams
15 months ago

If anyone knows if there are any other forms of benefits or raffles for this woman, please let me know. Wish I could donate $, but if there is a raffle/auction benefit I would be willing to donate a 2 person concealed handgun training class or firearms training

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$59,887 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 340 people in 15 months
Created February 2, 2017
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Carolyn Anne Anderson
15 months ago
1
1

Can't wait to see pictures of the new wheels! FREEDOM!! ❤ from AZ- and Weimaraner Stumpy Tail Wags.

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Sean Eagan
10 months ago

Sorry, autocorrect kicked in. It's supposed to read "I'd like to put together a benefit bike ride"

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Sean Eagan
10 months ago

If anyone would help me on that side of the lake, is like to put together a benefit billed ride to be called Trekking the Trace for Mary Mayo. Pm me for the details over figured out so far.

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Estelle Palmisano
15 months ago

Tried to donate and account needs you to sign in. Will not accept donations, please check. Many thanks!

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Debbie Ginart Mormino
15 months ago

I'd be very pleased to do a jewelry show fundraiser to help Mary with her expenses. If interested, please call me at 893-3320. Debbie Mormino

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Luke Adams
15 months ago

If anyone knows if there are any other forms of benefits or raffles for this woman, please let me know. Wish I could donate $, but if there is a raffle/auction benefit I would be willing to donate a 2 person concealed handgun training class or firearms training

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