kickflips for matt hankey

$7,770 of $250k goal

Raised by 54 people in 48 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
32 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
36 months ago
tyvm everyone!!!!!!! sending all our love and positive vibes to you and yours!!!
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Update 16
38 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
38 months ago
Thank you all for visiting the page and donating!!! Closer to stem cell therapy!!!
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Turner Bowman
15 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
48 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
48 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
48 months ago

Please help Matt, he needs it!

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Deanna Luther
48 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
48 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
48 months ago

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

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Haydn Millner
48 months ago

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

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Deanna Luther
48 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
48 months ago

please help our cause

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$7,770 of $250k goal

Raised by 54 people in 48 months
Created July 24, 2012
Melissa Firestarter Allred  
  Medical   MEDFORD, OR
MH
$10
Megan Heuberger
28 months ago

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

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EJ
$30
Elijah Jones
29 months ago

Hey Matt, hope this little bit helps bro. Praying for you and stay strong! God bless, Elijah Jones

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AF
$10
Aldy Flores
30 months ago

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

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A
$20
Alondra
31 months ago

Never give up

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JR
$20
Jeannette Ruiz
31 months ago

God Bless You

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KG
$15
Kaiti Gorgol
31 months ago
MT
$100
Meme,Lesa, and Tyler
31 months ago

We Love you Bud ❤️

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MO
$25
Michelle Obereigner
31 months ago

My best wishes go out to you!

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NL
$50
Neil Lehnherr
31 months ago
FM
$100
First Namekrissy and mark millner
31 months ago

You are so strong, keep going!

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Turner Bowman
15 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
48 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
48 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
48 months ago

Please help Matt, he needs it!

+ Read More
Deanna Luther
48 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
48 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
48 months ago

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

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Haydn Millner
48 months ago

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

+ Read More
Deanna Luther
48 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
48 months ago

please help our cause

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