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October 23, 2010

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BENEFITING: HelpHOPELive

April Winter-Bruno

THE STORY:

It’s true that life can change in an instant. On August 13, 2005, my family and I were headed to Mammoth Lakes, CA on vacation, but our journey turned tragic. On Route 395, we were hit by a car and I was critically injured. My lungs were punctured, liver lacerated, ribs shattered, scapulas fractured, and neck broken. As you can imagine, I have had many medical procedures! Things haven’t been easy – I have two rods in my neck, my scapulas didn’t heal properly so I am in constant pain, and I am paralyzed from the neck down. So, my true test of endurance began as my marriage ended.

So, now I am a single mom. My priority is to nurture and provide for my children. I also volunteer in my sons’ classrooms, serve as team mom, teach Sunday school, and help coordinate our Vacation Bible School program. So, you see, I am a rock – a mighty rock surrounded by people who love me and care about my recovery and family. But, I am in a bit of a bind. My medical and care giving costs have been colossal and it doesn’t look like they will end anytime soon. So, to help offset my medically-related expenses, a friend of mine started this fundraising campaign with NTAF. NTAF is a nonprofit that helps transplant patients and those with catastrophic injuries. So, I guess I qualify.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,854

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bradley Gillespie

    $29

  • Kathy Blackburn

    $25

  • Jeann Lee Gillespie

    $100

  • Sheryl Hoskins

    $25

  • Judy and Steve Garthwaite

    $100

  • Amy Provencher

    $50

  • Hugh

    $1,000

  • Deirdre Schwallie

    $25

  • The Behzadi and Anvari Family

    $50

  • Tim Garthwaite

    $100

  • Mike Plantholt & family

    $200

  • Marjorie McKenzie

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

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The Team: $1,854 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Marjorie McKenzie

Marjorie McKenzie

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Mike Plantholt & family

Mike Plantholt & family

DONATION: $200

We love you ! 6 years ago

Tim Garthwaite

Tim Garthwaite

DONATION: $100

A gift for Judy & Steve Garthwaite, who asked for donations in lieu of gifts this year. Your story is heart-breaking, but you are lucky to have such good friends to support you. Best wishes! 6 years ago

The Behzadi and Anvari Family

The Behzadi and Anvari Family

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Deirdre Schwallie

Deirdre Schwallie

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Hugh

Hugh

DONATION: $1,000

I read about you in the Acorn. 6 years ago

Amy Provencher

Amy Provencher

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Judy and Steve Garthwaite

Judy and Steve Garthwaite

DONATION: $100

April, we miss you, your boys, and your mom and dad. Life doesn't hold the same meaning without our special times together. Keep the faith. You are the most beautiful person we know. Love from Sun Lakes, Steve and Judy 6 years ago

Sheryl Hoskins

Sheryl Hoskins

DONATION: $25

6 years ago