Sarah is 12 years old and a 7th grader in Knoxville. On May 28, 2011 she was injured in a horrific traffic accident. She suffered a spinal cord injury and is paralyzed from the waist down.
Sarah receives intensive physical therapy at Project Walk Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center in Atlanta. Sarah's doctors believe she is a good candidate for this type of neurorecovery work and, in fact, Sarah recently stood on her own with no support! The hope is that Sarah can regain more movement, possibly even learning to walk again. Project Walk has successfully rehabilitated many spinal cord injured paraplegics. Read about their amazing work and watch inspiring videos - Project Walk
Sarah's school and her family and friends are raising funds for her recovery. Project Walk is not covered by insurance and Sarah's family cannot afford to pay.
Congratulations to Sarah, crowned Little Miss Wheelchair Tennessee 2012 !
Thanks and G_d bless Naomi Bryne and friends in Cumming, Georgia and in Alpharetta Georgia, home of Project Walk. Naomi raised $1400 in a very short time for Sarah's boarding expenses in Alpharetta. Naomi is also planning to bring some homemade dinners to Catherine and Sarah! How sweet is that?!
Center Stage Dance and Cheer held another fundraiser for Sarah on April 14, 2013. This time Tara Cockrum and friends raised over $800! Tara, you're wonderful, we thank you for your continuing support and love for Sarah!
Ice Chalet fundraser in October was a big success, raising $2,402! We love all of you associated with Ice Chalet and are so thankful for your continued support of Sarah.
Thanks again to Papa Murphy's Pizza, this time in Oak Ridge, for Nov.7 and Nov.14 fundraisers! 25% of sales went to Sarah. Total raised - $325! And we enjoyed the pizza, too!
Thank-you J&K Customs in Knox County for your generous fundraising in October. You did a beautiful job detailing our cars and Sarah appreciates you so much!
Thanks to Papa Murphy's Pizza in Knoxville for raising $225 for Sarah!
Thanks to Salsarita's in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Sevierville for a generous donation of $617!
Wow! We did it and what a team! The staff and friends of Aspen Health & Healing Center in Oak Ridge raised a total of $3,702 at our May 19 fundraiser and in the following days for Sarah! Thank-you to all of the Oak Ridge businesses, restaurants, and kind residents who gave money and hours to this fundraiser.
Thank-you Snappy Tomato Pizza, Soup Kitchen, Hacienda Degollado, Gondolier Italian Restaurant, Dean's Restaurant and Bakery, Panera Bread, J&M's Butcher Shop, and Razzleberry's for donating food for our May 19 event !
Mitzvah Project for Sarah
As Havah and Leah look forward to their Bat Mitzvah this summer, they have decided to donate the money that was planned for their celebratory party to help their friend Sarah. This is Havah and Leah's Mitzvah Project, redirecting resources from consumption to tikkun olam, the repair of the world. Havah and Leah would like to ask you to help as well. Thank-you!
May 4. Thank-you Center Stage Dance and Cheer owner Tara Cockrum and all of those who took park in this effort which raised $665 - and a special thank-you to 9 year old Emma Cannon who raised $162 of the dance-a-thon funds all by herself! You rock, Emma!
5K Run for Sarah
Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School teachers, friends, and parents ran in the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon 5K run. Thank-you to their sponsors and a special thank-you to Jennifer Dancu, Miriam Esther Wilhelm, Corinne Cruz, Jessica Vose, Leslie Ruben, Julie Parrish, Joelle Adajian, Dana Barnes, Tamara Sturm and Libby Lowe.