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Christa's Benefit

Organized by: Christa Axnix

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September 24, 2016

Come one come all! Hope to see a lot of ppl on November 12th!  See More


Hi! My name is christa and I'm 29 years old. I'm in an "interesting" point in my life right now. May 27th of 2014 I woke up one morning and was getting ready for work when my legs started feeling weak. I sat down and within ten minutes I couldn't wiggle a toe or even flinch a muscle from the waist down. I was eventually diagnosed, after a lot of testing, with transverse myelitis. Luckily I started regaining movement in my legs so I'm hoping that with a lot of hard work I'll be able to walk again. Since my house has lots of stairs I was just sort of stuck at a nursing and rehab facility until last year when I finally found a nice apt. My life has had many odd twists and turns in it lately, but I am a strong girl who fights everyday for a little more independence. I just started driving and working again, so life is returning to normal, despite the wheelchair. Unfortunately the motor in the vehicle I was driving went out a couple of months ago. When I finally started driving again earlier this year, I cried. I went around the block for the first time in two years and I just broke down. I felt like had regained the most freedom I have had in a long time. Driving a vehicle is, for me, like having a big wheelchair that makes it possible for me to navigate a world that really isn't all that accessible. Opportunities abound now that my right leg moves well enough for me to drive. In addition to needing money for a vehicle, I also am having trouble getting physical therapy. I could never raise enough money for a physical therapist, but I know I can raise enough for a personal trainer to assist me in the gym. I think it's a gift from God that I started to regain movement two weeks into my ordeal. I believe with all my heart that if I can just get the help I need, I will be able to walk again! This is the most important thing to me. To raise the money I need, I will be having a benefit on November 12th at Leisure Time Billiards in East Moline Illinois from 1-6 pm. There will be lots of prizes to win and it will just be a great time! I am also selling raffle tickets and taking any and all donations whether monetary or a raffle basket donation. Please email me at for any questions or to buy raffle tickets. I am so appreciative of all of the help that everyone has given me! I really hope to see a lot of people at my benefit, and I hope this all works out so I can continue to be the independent person I am! Thank you, much love!


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