kickflips for matt hankey

$7,770 of $250k goal

Raised by 54 people in 53 months
Melissa Firestarter Allred  MEDFORD, OR
15On April 06, 2012 our lives were turned upside down. My son Matt age 16, has been plagued by headaches and migraines since the age of 10. It started as a migraine that night and when I checked on him at 9:06 p.m I found my son stiff as a board and in a seizure. That was the night I found out what an AVM was. He had a massive brain bleed, the AVM had ruptured, sending blood throughout his brain. Emergency surgery was performed to relieve the pressure and the next day we were life flighted to OHSU hospital,where we spent the next 5 weeks wondering what was to come. 3 brain surgeries later and what seemed like an eternity, my son was finally waking up. Mentally my son is the same, what has been affected the most is the physical aspect of things. Left side paralysis and he only has use of the right arm for now.
We are asking for donations to go to "Ability" camp in Ontario Canada. They use hyperbaric therapy as well as conductive therapy started in Hungary. They have shown alot of results working with stroke and TBI patients, even after years of not progressing. We are willing to try just about anything at this point!! Thank you all for donating and visiting our page, all the love to you all!
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Update 18
Posted by Melissa Allred
37 months ago
We are getting closer to our goal of 10,000 needed for Ability Camp in Ontario!!!! never give up or give in!!! thank you everyone for your continued support!!!
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Update 17
Posted by Melissa Allred
41 months ago
tyvm everyone!!!!!!! sending all our love and positive vibes to you and yours!!!
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Update 16
Posted by Melissa Allred
42 months ago
still plugging forward!!! matt is graduating on june 8th with the rest of his class!!! i am so proud of my son, he has overcome so much and accomplished leaps and bounds, i am 1 hell of a proud mother!!!
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Update 15
Posted by Melissa Allred
42 months ago
Thank you all for visiting the page and donating!!! Closer to stem cell therapy!!!
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Turner Bowman
20 months ago

I'm going to the tattoo parlor this morning for a GDFH on my fingers and I'm getting together some money for you bud

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Deanna Luther
53 months ago

PLEASE ANYONE HELP HE NEEDS ALL THE HELP HE CAN GET MATT IS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND SO VERY SMART HE NEEDS TO HEAL SO HE CAN GET BACK TO SCHOOL,LIFE,AND FULLFILL HIS DREAMS ANYTHING HELPS IM A FRIEND OF HIS MOMS SHE HAS ALSP BEEN PUT THROGH QUITE A BIT HERSELF IN THE LAST 5 MONTHS

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Ben Gordon
53 months ago

From an old UK skater to a young US skater. You're an outstanding athlete. The way you skate shows that you'll beat this set back, and it seems you have the support of a great family. I hope my small contribution helps speed you back to the pools and parks and the family that care about you. Heal up soon.

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Alexander Hathaway II
53 months ago

Please help Matt, he needs it!

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Deanna Luther
53 months ago

HOPEFULLY WE ALL CAN HELP OUT IN SOME WAY OR ANOTHER IM THINKING ABOUT YOU GUYS ILL B OFF TOMORROW BY 1PM SO I CAN COME BY IF U NEED ME TOO

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Amie Ceesay
53 months ago

Dear Handsome, This is aunty Amina. Please know that we think about you every day and our prayers are always for you. Personally, I can’t wait to hear your smart alec remarks again or the silly smirk on your face when I say, we are going blueberry picking or no hotdog allowed for dinner. Isabel and I went blueberry picking this past Saturday. We talked about you a lot and really wished that you were with us. Albeit, kicking and screaming that it is a lame activity and that you can’t wait to leave. You are stubborn and very resilient; show this AVM what you really are made of. Outsmart it, smart mouth it, smirk at it and run it out of town. Show it that you are not to be messed with and that you’ve got serious skateboarding business to take care of. We love and miss you deeply and I really can hardly wait to see you soon. Get well soon, handsome. Love Aunty Amina

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Haydn Millner
53 months ago

http://vimeo.com/30295389 Some more skating!

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Haydn Millner
53 months ago

http://vimeo.com/45475906 Matt Skating!

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Deanna Luther
53 months ago

matt is so strong what a horriable thing to happen to a wonderful young man the three of you are in my thoughts and i know he will get stronger with time in the mean time your doing a great job mellissa

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Melissa Yachovic
53 months ago

please help our cause

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$7,770 of $250k goal

Raised by 54 people in 53 months
Created July 24, 2012
Melissa Firestarter Allred  
JD
$5
Joseph Van Domelen
42 months ago
SC
$5
susan casebeer
42 months ago
HL
$10
Harry Langohr
38 months ago

Best of luck Matt.

KG
$10
Kaiti Gorgol
37 months ago
AF
$10
Aldy Flores
35 months ago

Not much. Broke college student. But just wanted to make some kind of contribution. Stay strong man!

KA
$10
Kathryn Ardoline
41 months ago

I know you are a friend of Shirley Gorgol Neyhard so I trust this site. Sending prayers also that this will help.

KG
$10
Kaiti Gorgol
38 months ago
KG
$10
Kaiti Gorgol
38 months ago
MH
$10
Megan Heuberger
33 months ago

Hopefully knowing people support your efforts will help you to keep at it strong. All the best.

KG
$15
Kaiti Gorgol
35 months ago
Turner Bowman
20 months ago

I'm going to the tattoo parlor this morning for a GDFH on my fingers and I'm getting together some money for you bud

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Deanna Luther
53 months ago

PLEASE ANYONE HELP HE NEEDS ALL THE HELP HE CAN GET MATT IS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND SO VERY SMART HE NEEDS TO HEAL SO HE CAN GET BACK TO SCHOOL,LIFE,AND FULLFILL HIS DREAMS ANYTHING HELPS IM A FRIEND OF HIS MOMS SHE HAS ALSP BEEN PUT THROGH QUITE A BIT HERSELF IN THE LAST 5 MONTHS

+ Read More
Ben Gordon
53 months ago

From an old UK skater to a young US skater. You're an outstanding athlete. The way you skate shows that you'll beat this set back, and it seems you have the support of a great family. I hope my small contribution helps speed you back to the pools and parks and the family that care about you. Heal up soon.

+ Read More
Alexander Hathaway II
53 months ago

Please help Matt, he needs it!

+ Read More
Deanna Luther
53 months ago

HOPEFULLY WE ALL CAN HELP OUT IN SOME WAY OR ANOTHER IM THINKING ABOUT YOU GUYS ILL B OFF TOMORROW BY 1PM SO I CAN COME BY IF U NEED ME TOO

+ Read More
Amie Ceesay
53 months ago

Dear Handsome, This is aunty Amina. Please know that we think about you every day and our prayers are always for you. Personally, I can’t wait to hear your smart alec remarks again or the silly smirk on your face when I say, we are going blueberry picking or no hotdog allowed for dinner. Isabel and I went blueberry picking this past Saturday. We talked about you a lot and really wished that you were with us. Albeit, kicking and screaming that it is a lame activity and that you can’t wait to leave. You are stubborn and very resilient; show this AVM what you really are made of. Outsmart it, smart mouth it, smirk at it and run it out of town. Show it that you are not to be messed with and that you’ve got serious skateboarding business to take care of. We love and miss you deeply and I really can hardly wait to see you soon. Get well soon, handsome. Love Aunty Amina

+ Read More
Haydn Millner
53 months ago

http://vimeo.com/30295389 Some more skating!

+ Read More
Haydn Millner
53 months ago

http://vimeo.com/45475906 Matt Skating!

+ Read More
Deanna Luther
53 months ago

matt is so strong what a horriable thing to happen to a wonderful young man the three of you are in my thoughts and i know he will get stronger with time in the mean time your doing a great job mellissa

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Melissa Yachovic
53 months ago

please help our cause

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