#TeamLeeca

SCI C4-C5

Grandmother, Loving Wife & Mom

 

March 2017 - Leeca Bragg, an amazing mother, wife, and grandmother. She is one of the nicest people I know and would do anything for anyone. She is a woman who loves her grandchildren and children to the point of doing anything for them. She suffered a fall that resulted in her fracturing her C4 and C5 Vertebrae. She is unable to feel or move from her neck down. She will have to have two surgeries within the next few weeks. The neurosurgeons are unable to say if she will have feeling or ever walk again. The spinal cord only heals 1 millimeter per day. This will be a long and expensive road to recovery. As you can imagine this will be a tragic loss for the entire family. After she gets out of the hospital, she will have to go to rehab which will cost a lot of money. This was not an expense that anyone was intending or has the funds to cover. I am asking for you to give a donation to help this amazing family out. I know it's a lot to ask since everyone has things going on. However, this family is one of the most amazing I know. They all work hard and are a tight knit family. We appreciate your assistance in advance.

 

https://www.gofundme.com/3jubiqw

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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