Valley Forge Outreach Church via Crowdrise
May 27, 2012
Friends of Sarah wrote -
Sarah is 10 years old and a 5th grader at Knoxville Jewish Day School. 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 hopes to go to Project Walk Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center in Atlanta for months of intensive physical therapy. Sarah's doctors believe she is a good candidate for this type of neurorecovery work, as she is extremely motivated and recently lifted her leg. The hope is that Sarah can regain some 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. Expenses are likely to exceed $30,000.
Congratulations to Sarah, crowned Little Miss Wheelchair Tennessee 2012 !
Thanks to Papa Murphy's Pizza for raising $225 for Sarah !
Thanks to Salsarita's 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 approximately $3,300 today for Sarah! Thank-you to all of the Oak Ridge businesses, restaurants, and kind residents who gave money and hours to this fundraiser. The true total amount will be posted on this webpage sometime next week. Stay tuned.
On Saturday May 19th, from 2-6 p.m. the practitioners of Aspen in Oak Ridge and other wonderful volunteers from our community will be hosting a fundraiser for Sarah. Our goal is to raise money to help send her to Atlanta where she will be working to walk again. See Sarah's story on our website as well as a link to a site dedicated to Project Walk and Sarah's goal. Please click here.
Join us for food, music, fun, massage, yoga, and more! All of our proceeds will go to help Sarah step into this next chapter of her life.
Summer workshops and classes are also being planned for to help send Sarah to Atlanta. More information about these are listed on our website.
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 this 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 have given up their party to help Sarah, and they 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.