Alanna Jones' fund for expenses

$31,500 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 287 people in 43 months
I am John Carroll, the Head Competitive Coach at the Surrey Gymnastic Society in BC, Canada.  I am calling on the general public, all my gymnastics friends around the world and the SGS Alumni to help raise funds for.....

ALANNA JONES has been an important part of the Surrey Gymnastic Society for her entire life.  Both her older sisters Kelsey and Kristy were members of our gym when Alanna was born, so she has grown up with us. 

Alanna needs our help!  In August 2015, Alanna fell, more than 20 feet, out of a tree and suffered a life changing inury, breaking her neck.  Alanna is currrently a quadriplegic with no use of her legs and arms.

For the last 3 months she was fighting for her life and recovering at Vancouver General Hospital.  Her family; Shelley, Gord, Kelsey and Kristy have been by her side through the whole recovery.  At one point, doctors wanted Alanna to have an electronic device put into her to help her breathe without a respirator.  She told them, 'not yet', as they had not yet given her a chance to try breathing on her own.  So the challenge was on! The first time the respirator was turned off she breathed on her own for 25 minutes.  She is now breathing completely on her own, showing there is no quit in this girl's personality.

Alanna has now recovered enough to have been moved to the GF Strong Rehab Center in Vancouver where she will work hard over her next recovery period to learn how to cope with her new life as it is right now and continue to work toward a full recovery.

Alanna and her family will have a lot of expenses coming their way over the next few years for sure.  Renovating a house for a wheelchair, a vehicle that can transport Alanna and her chair, physiotherapy, massage therapy, everyday supplies that cost a bundle.  The costs will add up quickly and insurance will only cover so much.  I am sure there are many expenses that I have not thought of and I am already way beyond the $100,000 target.

The Jones family has been at Surrey Gymnastics for 26 years.  The three girls and Shelley have all been extremely helpful.  All the girls competed for SGS, all four of them have coached for SGS and they have all done many volunteer hours for our community club.  Helping them now would mean the world. 

Any small or large donation you are willing to make would be so appreciated, you have no idea.
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Hi everyone. Here is an update on Alanna Jones. The accident she was in happened just over a year ago now. Alanna is in great spirits when I have seen her. She is working hard during all her physio sessions and has just recently started aqua-therapy in a swimming pool. She has shown some movment of her arms in the pool and this has made her and all her family and friends really excited to see her progress continue. Unfortunately, none of the aqua-therapy is covered through BC Medical or extended insurance and it is very expensive. It would be great to see some more donations come in to help Alanna and the Jones family with the continued expenses that just don't seem to end. Pass the word around, lets see if we can get another push of donations headed their way!
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Hi everyone,
I would like to take this chance to thank all those that have supported this campaign. Alanna is doing great. She has been out of the rehab center for about a month now, living back at home. House renovations are still being done and it would be great if we could get another push out to our friends to make a donation to the campaign. Please share this around the world to help Alanna and her family with the ongoing expenses of adjusting their everyday lives.
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I continue to be inspired by all the people that have come forward to help with this fund. We have passed the $20K mark. The New Year is here and it is time to challenge your friends to make a donation of any size! If 80,00 people donated just $1 we would exceed the goal. Help spread the word some more.

Thank you again to all that have helped!
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1 week, 174 donations and I can't believe the support being shown. All you people rock!
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Shelley Jones
43 months ago
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I cannot put into words how grateful Alanna and the entire Jones family are for everyone's kindness and generosity. Thank you all with love from Shelley.

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Shelley Jones
41 months ago
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Well, Alanna is supposed to be coming home in a month. Renovations have been started, and we have purchased a used wheelchair accessible van. Thanks to everyone who made things a little easier. It's only just started but we will get through this together.

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Anastasia Pëtersõn Clarke
43 months ago
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Wish her all the best! My grandpa was a quadriplegic and also was in GF strong in Vancouver! They do an amazing job there! Best of luck in her recovery!

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Michelle Reeves
41 months ago
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So much love and support is helping make Alanna's house wheelchair accessible. Can't wait to see her back home!

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Penny Perrin
41 months ago
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Wishing all the best for Alanna , and my heart goes out to you all

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Karen Chong
42 months ago
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1

Shelley, my heart goes out to you and the family as you all help Alanna adjust and continue to heal. Sending much love to all of you.

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$31,500 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 287 people in 43 months
Created December 14, 2015
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AH
$20
Alexis Hara
3 months ago

George invited me to your fundraiser on Saturday but we already had plans, donating the ticket price instead.

GK
$30
Gabriella Kovacs
7 months ago

Happy Holidays!

$100
Anonymous
11 months ago
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$200
Anonymous
11 months ago
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$100
Anonymous
17 months ago
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$100
Lisa Webb
17 months ago
1
1

Happy Birthday Alanna. Go for a swim or two.

GK
$50
Gabriella Kovacs
17 months ago
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Happy birthday Alanna!

$1,000
Anonymous
25 months ago
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2
Shelley Jones
43 months ago
3
3

I cannot put into words how grateful Alanna and the entire Jones family are for everyone's kindness and generosity. Thank you all with love from Shelley.

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Shelley Jones
41 months ago
2
2

Well, Alanna is supposed to be coming home in a month. Renovations have been started, and we have purchased a used wheelchair accessible van. Thanks to everyone who made things a little easier. It's only just started but we will get through this together.

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Anastasia Pëtersõn Clarke
43 months ago
2
2

Wish her all the best! My grandpa was a quadriplegic and also was in GF strong in Vancouver! They do an amazing job there! Best of luck in her recovery!

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Michelle Reeves
41 months ago
1
1

So much love and support is helping make Alanna's house wheelchair accessible. Can't wait to see her back home!

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Penny Perrin
41 months ago
1
1

Wishing all the best for Alanna , and my heart goes out to you all

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Karen Chong
42 months ago
1
1

Shelley, my heart goes out to you and the family as you all help Alanna adjust and continue to heal. Sending much love to all of you.

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