Ted's Fight to Recovery

$32,066 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 242 people in 38 months
Christopher Ewart
on behalf of Gia Benoit
 AVON, CO
Hello All, 

       As you may of heard, Ted was in a bicycle accident and is now at the Denver Health Medical Center with a severe spinal cord injury.  With his current prognosis, Ted will have an extremely long recovery including extensive rehabilitation.  

   We would like to raise as much as possible to help Gia and Ted with Medical Bills, Living Expenses, and other unforseen costs.   Anything can help and we thank you very much for your support!
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Update from Gia:

So thought I should post on Ted Swetlik's progress to all of you that love us so much He remains vent dependent and trying to wean, also now doing cuff deflations for little blocks of time ,we have a voice, lip reading sucks!! Pneumonia is much better and he is physically better. He is out of bed and we can go outside( but at 100 degrees we are ok staying in) He started riding a bike again with electrical stimulation and will do that three times a week Started PT,OT and Speech 2 day here at Craig. This is REAL BOOT CAMP!!!Nice to see SOMETHING positive finally. Feel like I can take a deep breath again We got Buca up to see him today. ! She tried to climb IN the wheelchair with him!!!
Shit is getting real though and we have a tentative discharge date of October 6 Th. Holy s$&@!!! We hope to come back home. The view alone will heal him!
We love u all for ALL of your love, kindness, and support We could truly not be here without you all!!
I LOVE U MAN!!!!
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Thank you everyone for Donating to Ted's recovery! It's been a hard week at Denver Health for both Ted and Gia, but things are going OK. I don't want to post too many public updates on behalf of either of them, but I can assure you that they are both both extremely grateful for all of your support!
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Renee Salipante-Waterman
38 months ago
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I am extremely thankful for you putting this together for Gia and Ted. I have just recently become aware of his condition and the severity of his accident! We are prayering for Ted and Gia as well as their family and friends!! I hope you will keep us posted as his condition changes and praying it all changes towards a positive direction! Love and prayers Renee, Jared, Zeppelin and Tino waterman

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Gia Benoit
38 months ago
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We are absolutely blown away at all of your generosity. Feeling so humble and grateful. Love to you all

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Alyssa Moore
38 months ago
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Willing positive thoughts to you guys EVERY DAMN DAY during this most difficult time, HUMONGOUS hugs!!!

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Jared Waterman
38 months ago
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Gia, Renee and I are so sorry to hear about this unfortunate event. This LOVE is because for all these years you and Ted were always so giving to our VVMC family without every asking anything in return. Now its our turn to give back to you for all your years of kindness. See Ted through his recovery and get him home soon. Praying for he and you!

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Gia Benoit
38 months ago
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This LOVE is absolutely unbelievable.!!! We love you all SOOOO MUCH. Thank you does no justice for this , but thank you from the bottom of our hearts

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Jim Heimlich
38 months ago

I was so relieved to read Ted was talking. Praying rehab goes well and stay strong. Love ya both.

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$32,066 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 242 people in 38 months
Created June 18, 2016
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Amanda Welch
17 months ago
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Suzanne Venuti-Cohen
28 months ago
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I love you

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Michele Quine
32 months ago
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I think about you both every day. Keep fighting and have a magical Christmas!

EP
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eman podgorny
33 months ago
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thinking of you.

LI
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Lisa Iwaniuk
33 months ago
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Albert Weihl
34 months ago
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Dave Dawson
34 months ago
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$1,000
Anonymous
34 months ago
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Shelley Gile
34 months ago
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RL
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Ron Ladniak
34 months ago
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A friend from long ago sends greetings and best wishes. Be well!

Renee Salipante-Waterman
38 months ago
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I am extremely thankful for you putting this together for Gia and Ted. I have just recently become aware of his condition and the severity of his accident! We are prayering for Ted and Gia as well as their family and friends!! I hope you will keep us posted as his condition changes and praying it all changes towards a positive direction! Love and prayers Renee, Jared, Zeppelin and Tino waterman

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Gia Benoit
38 months ago
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We are absolutely blown away at all of your generosity. Feeling so humble and grateful. Love to you all

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Alyssa Moore
38 months ago
1
1

Willing positive thoughts to you guys EVERY DAMN DAY during this most difficult time, HUMONGOUS hugs!!!

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Jared Waterman
38 months ago
1
1

Gia, Renee and I are so sorry to hear about this unfortunate event. This LOVE is because for all these years you and Ted were always so giving to our VVMC family without every asking anything in return. Now its our turn to give back to you for all your years of kindness. See Ted through his recovery and get him home soon. Praying for he and you!

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Gia Benoit
38 months ago
1
1

This LOVE is absolutely unbelievable.!!! We love you all SOOOO MUCH. Thank you does no justice for this , but thank you from the bottom of our hearts

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Jim Heimlich
38 months ago

I was so relieved to read Ted was talking. Praying rehab goes well and stay strong. Love ya both.

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