TEAM MOLLY    SCI C5-C6

Molly was a 24 year old young mother at the time she lost control of her Chevy Silverado and flipped it 6 times in a freak accident in June 2009. She has a C5/C6 spinal cord injury but still leads an active life. Molly was a busy working mom with a preschooler and an infant at the time. She spent months in rehab at Tampa General Hospital but has been unable to attend the much needed therapy in the past year due to financial resources. She would love to be able to get back into recovery mode so that she can remain healthy and active. Donations to help Molly would be such a blessing to her and her family.  

 

Molly participates in Adaptive Sports such as water skiing, sky diving, ziplining and is an active mom to two energetic boys. She never misses a practice, game or school function. Molly regularly attends church and is a bright light for all who know her.

Molly would love to get back into therapy, have an accessible van and regain some of her independence.

 

You can view Molly's story here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjWbAgc0fYE

 

2015 Update from Molly:

Every day is a blessing.  I'm thankful to still be alive.  There are still frustrating situations, moments and days but you have to take a deep breathe and pull it together when the frustration arises.  Living with a SCI is not easy.  It can either break you or it can make you see things positively, just from a different perspective.  It is what you make of it.  God is still in control even when life changes in ways that we think we will never recover from.  It took me a while after my SCI to get to the point where I am now.  But I know the situation I am in is only temporary so I have chosen to try to glorify Christ through everything I do.  Living with a SCI has challenged me in ways I couldn't imagine, especially with 2 little boys.  Putting toys back together and playing ball has been something that I've had to learn to just laugh at and go with the flow.  My children have learned to have patience (for the most part) and listen while I walk them through how to fix toys and we usually all get a laugh when I try to throw the ball with them because it doesn't go but maybe a foot.  But they know that no matter what, I am always right there with them no matter what they are playing.  My movements are not quite where I'd like them to be but I'm thankful for what I have.  I am able to move my left leg up and down slightly, move my foot around and move my toes on my left foot.  I can also move some of my fingers on my left hand.  I compensate very well with having limited hand function.  I am able to feed myself, pick up drinks, write and put on my own makeup.  I no longer have physical therapy which I would love to continue to have.  I believe I would be able to accomplish more of my goals such as transferring myself and dressing myself fully thus becoming that much more independent.  Another goal I have is to being able to afford some form of accessible transportation for myself and my children.  That would make a huge difference in our lives and help me to be much more independent by allowing me to drop off and pick up my children at school, their sporting events and other extra curricular activities which they would love!  I want to THANK Wesley Chapel Toyota for sponsoring me in my quest to get a vehicle! That was such a blessing!

I have many goals for myself, I just need a little help getting there.  But I know that nothing is impossible with God and I know He will provide all my needs and more!  :)

~Molly​

 

 

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Molly stays busy with her two boys who are active in sports Molly loves the outdoors and does what she can to continue to participate in adaptive sports.  She is faithful to her church and still hopes for more independence as she continues on her journey. Anyone fortunate to know this sweetheart of a lady...is blessed.

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Mission Statement:

To extend the OPPORTUNITY for recovery and a better quality of life for those who have suffered 

a life changing paralyzing Spinal Cord Injury as a result of a catastrophic accident. 

Spinal Cord Injuries

The average newly injured person with a spinal cord injury will incur 1 million dollars in medical costs in their first year. If you are injured at age 25, your estimated lifetime costs will exceed 5 million dollars.  The average yearly medical costs after the first year can average $50,000-$100,000 depending on the level of injury. 

​ There are approximately 17,500 new spinal cord injuries in the US every year. There are over a half million people living with spinal cord injuries (SCI) in the United States.

Every 38 minutes in our country, a person becomes paralyzed. Vehicle accidents are the leading cause, with Falls being the second leading cause.

Sports related injuries are less than 10% of all spinal cord injuries but of the 10%, diving accidents account for 7%. 

There are over 5.6 million people in the US living with some type of Paralysis caused by Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer,

Spinal Cord Injury, Transverse Myelitis and other nervous system disorders. Roughly 1 in 50 people.

 

 

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