For the Benefit of Tresa Honaker
$8,388 raised
77 contributors
5 Years running
On January 11th of 2012 while rehearsing with my aerial dance group, I fell from one of my beloved aerial silks severely injuring my back. After 10 days in the Sutter Roseville Neurotrauma ICU, and 4 weeks rehab at California Pacific Medical ...

On January 11th of 2012 while rehearsing with my aerial dance group, I fell from one of my beloved aerial silks severely injuring my back. After 10 days in the Sutter Roseville Neurotrauma ICU, and 4 weeks rehab at California Pacific Medical Center I am now living at home with my partner Joe Simms in a small apartment in Grass Valley CA made accessable by local donations.

I dislocated my 9th thoracic vertebrae, shearing my spinal cord, and suffered 3 broken ribs. They did surgery to re-align my spine and repair the partially shattered vertebrae. The surgery went well, I fortunately had an excellent surgeon. Currently I have no feeling from the waist down. My rehabilitation is being focused on me refusing to live my life in a wheelchair. I want to walk!

The outpouring of well wishes has been tremendous and uplifting! I am trying very hard to deal with the situation moment by moment remaining positive about the future. The pain, which can be tremendous, is the greater challenge for me right now.

My life has been forever altered. The future adaptation costs will be significant and I will be unable to work during the rehabilitation process. There are so many people asking about how they can help through gifts and fundraising. A donation account has been established in my home town of Grass Valley in order to help offset medical and rehabilitation expenses. You can give to this account through Paypal/Fundrazr or if you prefer to deal directly with the bank it is at Chase "Tresa Honaker Special Needs Trust". Please make checks out to Craig Thomas FBO of Tresa Honaker. Monetary gifts in any amount are dearly appreciated as I am doing specialized SCI PT in San Jose twice monthly. The cost is just under $3000 each month and these trips are coming to a close as funds are very very low. I am looking at setting up some equipment here at home to continue my PT. My first purchase was a NuStep T4. I have had to finace it at 9.9% and hope to pay it off quickly.
Thank you all for the local benefits that have helped me tremendously both emotionally and financially!

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