Helping Helene at Home
$30,068 raised
60% of $50k goal
336 contributors
7 Years running

Helene Lumia went into the emergency room on June 22, 2013 and received the news that all families pray not to hear. She was told she had a cyst on her spinal cord where it connects to her brain stem. She would need to have emergency surgery to remove it.

Helene fought hard through many surgeries and procedures; however, her spinal cord was severely damaged. She was transferred to Atlanta, Georgia for intensive physical therapy, hopeful that she would be able to recover. Unfortunately, the damage done by the cyst was irreversible and Helene is now living her life as a quadriplegic.

Helene is a loving daughter, sister and friend. She has an infectious laugh and a beautiful smile that has touched so many people’s lives. Her unyielding strength and spirit is an inspiration to all her family and friends.

Helene’s family is working hard to do everything they can to return her home from Atlanta so that she can live comfortably in the familiarity of her family’s home. The cost for Helene to travel is enormous, as is the cost to remodel her home so that her family can provide her with all the necessary care she will need.

They need your help!!

Family, friends and loved ones will be holding a benefit, as the family is encountering mounting medical and household bills. We are asking for you to help us make this benefit a success. A Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffles, door prizes and more will be featured at the benefit.

You can help support this WNY family's benefit in several ways: by donating gift certificates, gift cards, gift baskets, single items or a tax deductible* donation in any amount. All donations - big or small - are greatly appreciated, as we would be truly honored for your support

Any contribution will be greatly appreciated by the Lumia Family.


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