In January 2009 Stephanie was 14 weeks pregnant with her second child. She had an 11 month old son, a husband, and the life she really wanted. She was enjoying a family meal out when she began to experience horrible pains in her arms. She was raced to the emergency room and within hours she was paralyzed from the neck down. Diagnosed with Guillian Barre Syndrome, Stephanie spent the next the next 5 months in the hospital, where she delivered her son Talon 7 weeks early.
The last few years have been filled with hard work and therapy, but Stephanie now has limited use of her arms and hands and is able to get around in a wheelchair. In 2011 it was confirmed that Stephanie had Transverse Myelitis. This means that recovery can take much longer than expected. Instead of giving up, Stephanie has a renewed determination. Now a single mom, she says she is done putting her life on hold while she waits to recover. She is ready to live now.
|Stephanie with her two beautiful boys|
Starting this year, the month of May is being recognized as National Mobility Awareness Month. As a result, the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is giving away a minimum of 3 custom wheelchair accessible vehicles to someone who really needs it. Stephanie has entered this contest and is currently in 17th place. Let's help her get to first place and make a better life for this amazing woman and her family.
You can vote HERE once a day. If you use the codes 777, 935, 837, 889, 843, 860, 829, 810, 788, 805, 829, 834, 852, or 866 your one vote turns into 5. This takes less than a minute and you could help change her life.
I know Stephanie personally and she is one of the most extraordinary women in the world. You can follow her journey at Recovering as a Mother.
Thanks for your help and let's make this happen!!