Recovery And Inspiration Support

$23,026 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 292 people in 50 months
Jesi was in a motorcycle accident on Jan 18th when a car pulled out in front of them. Jesi had surgery on Jan 20th for a little over 7 hours. The doctors are confident  they did everything to set her up for the best recovery possible. (see video below) Jesi is paralyzed from the waist down. She is in good spirits and has a long journey ahead to recovery. Thank you for keeping Jesi in your prayers and support for her family.

Before the accident, Jesi was studying to get to dental school at night while working for an orthodontist full time. She also planned to race dirt bikes at a local series. She went to the gym before work every morning and hiked with her husky at least once a week. She lived a very active lifestyle pre-accident.

Racer Tech's Jesi Stracham returns to GNCC

Mail can be sent to:

Po box 549

Iron station NC 28080

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When is the last time you chased your dreams?
This weekend I had he opportunity to chase the dream of being apart of The National Wheelchair Curling Team! Lucky me I made the developmental team or C team! Very excited to represent this sport and work to represent my country one day at a World competition level! I could not do it without your support! Thank you for your continuous support of my dreams and recovery!

You can also learn more about my recent life here—>

Thank you again for the support!

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This update isn’t for me.
This is a photo from a desperate wheel friend. Insurance stopped covering her colostomy bags. A colostomy bag connects to a hole in your stomach to collect your number 2 deposits. (Because colostomy supplies are so expensive suppliers typically piggy back them on catheter supplies).
Recently her insurance decided they are going to stop covering these supplies after 8 YEARS!!! 8 YEARS!!!!!!!
Medicaid and Medicare with do this. Last year I stopped taking my bladder spasm meds after being CUT OFF by insurance after A YEAR of them paying for them. No notice, no explanation (does any federal regulated agency need one?) None of them were working anyways so I stopped taking them.
I hate seeing my wheel friends so desperate.

What I’m asking is for is dollar or two a piece from each of my followers, so my wheel friend doesn’t continue taping a grocery bag to her stomach to collect her .

All monies brought in today will go to this wheel friend.

Thank you to all of my warriors.

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Keep up with my adventures by subscribing to my youtube channel! CLICK HERE

Recovery is slow but progressive. I'm learning patience from the entire experience. My pain levels have increased this month, which means my pain threshold is increasing. At the rate I'm going I will be able to break a bone without flinching!
There's a positive in every negative!

Smile a lot today. Tell someone they look nice. Spread the love.



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Hey there guys!! Thank you for the endless support! Who knew that my recovery towards walking wouldn't start until over two years of being injured! But it's here! Slowly I am regaining sensation and movement in my lower extremities!!! Progress is slow and painful but I work daily towards recovery while continuing to inspire folks by living life to the fullest!
Stay up to date with my adventures by checking out my blog posts on

Thank you again to all of you supporting the Wheel with Me movement!
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Julie Butusov
49 months ago

$23,026 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 292 people in 50 months
Created February 5, 2015
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Ron Benhoff
1 month ago

On a boring Southwest flight I was inspired to have a long conversation with Jesi. She is a true fighter in every sense of the word. Cannot wait to see her in her next curling event.

Jason Stanley
7 months ago

Heal up soon! Looking forward to seeing you back out on the TM course

Steve Pupke
12 months ago

I know I'm a day late but, .... That's Me !!

12 months ago
Julie Butusov
49 months ago
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