Tara Kraenzlin wrote -
I am raising funds for Cheshire Home, where my sister Liana lives. This place has been a game changer for my sister, myself, and for the rest of our family. I know everyone is busy and money is always tight, but I wanted to at least attempt to raise funds and awareness for this awesome place! Please consider making a contribution to TEAM LIANA. And if you'd like to learn more about Cheshire Home or to sign up to join us for the 5K on September 21, 2014, please go to www.cheshirehome.org
And now a note from the gal at the center of things...
in July 2013 I fell and shattered my leg. My recovery was (and continues to be) painful, arduous, and oftentimes reminiscent of sorrow. I spent the first several months in a nursing home. The care was sufficient at best and depressingly devoid of progress at its worst. I truly spent months in a bed, languishing when I should have been rebounding. But then, with the help of a new and now beloved family friend as well as my family, I was transferred to Cheshire Home. Suddenly I found myself getting proper care, individualized and phenomenal physical therapy, and most important of all-I was out of bed. Every day.
Since my transfer to Cheshire Home, I have made amazing gains in terms of physical strength, in some aspects I am stronger than before I fell! They care about your spirits here, too. This summer alone, I was able to take 'field trips' with Cheshire Home to the Sussex County Fair and to Point Pleasant. Again, both of these experiences made me feel like a person, not just a patient. I smiled. A LOT.
It hasn't all been easy. Like anyone, I've had my setbacks. I often find it difficult to dare hope that everything will turn out ok for me. But I do know that before Chrshire Home, I had little hope. Now, surrounded by an atmosphere that is constantly wishing me well, I allow sparks of positivity to poke through. I ride the exercise bike and am in awe of my progress and how much I've yet to achieve. I have stood up.
So I ask you to donate if you can. If you can't, that's fine too. It's just nice to check in with the world and have something good to say.