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We have set up an account with gofundme.com to assist with Michael's recovery. He was uninsured at the time of his accident and was the sole breadwinner of his household with 3 small children. We are still waiting approval from Medicaid and SSDI.

http://www.gofundme.com/hor418
  • Posted Tue 06 Jan 2015 01:59 PM EST
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My 20 year old son posted this on Facebook. Though I will never let him see it, this breaks my heart. "Sleepless nights dreaming of an accident over and over again... when I wake up I can't move" I have been the person he has always run to, to fix everything. I can't fix this for him. BUT I will do everything in my power to help him fix this for himself.
  • Posted Mon 29 Dec 2014 07:23 PM EST
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hi Tara37,

Dr. Dan Gottlieb here. I'm so sorry to hear what's happening with your son and his mother. You might want to mention to him that I had the exact same experience as he is having. As a matter fact, one day when I was in acute care, I refused to open my eyes one morning. And then my teacher and mentor came to the hospital and hollered at me to open my eyes! I opened them immediately!

It's as though the brain and the body are not communicating well. The body knows it's paralyzed but the mind hasn't quite caught up yet. That's why the confusion and anger when he first wakes up.

When I was a year into my accident, sure I wanted everything fixed. But in hindsight what I wanted most is for people to love me, to try to understand what I was experiencing. To feel my fear and confusion, to cry with me and mourn with me.

And my guess is that you could use that also.
  • Posted Wed 07 Jan 2015 03:46 PM EST
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