Let's call today Friendly Friday shall we!
(any of the purple words in this post will take you directly to Lily's GoFundMe page)
Today I'm writing to you about my friend Nicole and her daughter Lily.
Last June Lily was severely injured in a horse riding accident. Some of the injuries included a ruptured spleen, tear in her liver, broken rip, concussion and much more! Now, seven months later Lily has found out that a break in her femur completely severed her Peroneal nerve. She's been unable to walk, uses a wheelchair for long distances, and rely's on crutches for short. She also hops and crawls as a way to get where she needs to go.
Prior to her accident Lily was a very happy, active and energetic young lady. She played sports, was in competitive dance and was also a cheer leader.
|Lily ~ Competitive Dance|
|Lily ~ Cheer Leading♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥|
As you can imagine this has taken it's toll on Lily. The young girl who was so bubbly, full of self esteem and out going is now depressed. She is in constant pain, can't think past her injuries and feels her dreams of going on to College to become a Doctor are now unattainable. Her Mom is one of her biggest cheer leaders, and has fought to get her seen at the Mayo Clinic. The great news there is that Mayo has decided to take on Lily's case and do a very complicated nerve graft surgery in hopes that Lily will be able to walk again.
This much needed surgery brings hope to Lily and her family, but will also bring many uncovered expenses. Gas, lodging, lost wages, food while traveling, etc.
Lets all band together and do what we can to support Nicole in her fight to get Lily the care she needs, and Lily in her fight to walk again and regain hope that her dreams can and will come true!
No amount is too small. It all adds up, and every penny helps. If you can't help monetarily, please share Lily's story either via her GOFUNDME page, or this blog post. I know this family will appreciate every and anything you can do for them.
****If you are one of my readers, you donate at least $5 to Lily's cause please come back and leave me a comment to let me know.
In two weeks I will add the names to a giveaway for a pair of my fingerless gloves in your choice of black, white, or grey.
(see pic below )****
|Fingerless Gloves by Powers Of Love|
Thank you all so much!
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