Thursday, June 24, 2010

Friday's Update

I'd just like to say again how grateful I am for all of you who are sending me and my family cards. I seem to read them at the exact time I need them. They are so encouraging, thank you, thank you! The last few days Zack has been quieter. We're now 3 weeks in and the dust is settling. Please keep the prayers coming. I know they are working and remember, I am thanking the Lord for every one of you!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Working hard in Physical Therapy (photos)

Staples out! (photo)

Zack got his staples out!

Thanks YLHS! (photos)

Thank you Yorba Linda High School for all your love and support! Zack's room looks great!!

Jason with Zack representing YLHS

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Financial Donations

As you know, Zack broke his neck while body surfing. It was a catastrophic injury rendering him paralyzed from the chest down. Some of his medical needs are being covered by insurance. However, many of his needs, particularly ongoing outpatient rehabilitation, are not covered by insurance.

When he is released from Casa Colina Inpatient Rehab he will return home and enter an out-patient physical therapy program at Project Walk in Carlsbad, CA. Their method has been created from years of experience working solely with spinal cord injuries.

However, Project Walk is one of Zack's needs that is not covered by insurance. Rehabilitation at Project Walk costs $100 per hour. It is estimated that Zack's monthly cost for rehab will be $3,600. Because of this, Zack’s family has started a fundraising campaign through the Catastrophic Injury Program at NTAF. NTAF is a nonprofit organization, so all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

To contribute financially to Zack's rehabilitation needs, please click the link for "Zack's Campaign Fund (tax deductible)" under the "Financial Donations" heading in the right hand column of this blog and you will be taken to Zack’s personal webpage at NTAF. You can follow the directions at the bottom of the page and contribute either by check or by credit card.

Thank you for your generous support and prayers for Zack. They are greatly appreciated.

The Collie Family

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday, June 20th (Father's Day)

I'm not great with words but I want to send out again a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you who are continuing to lift my family up in prayer and all the support we are getting at this time. I know for sure we could not make it without you.

I want to continue to update you on Zack's progress. As I've shared, his attitude and spirits are strong, focused and positive. I also want to clearly state there has been NO NEW movement in Zack's body yet. Since the day of the accident Zack has had movement in his shoulders and forearms ONLY (no wrists, hands or fingers) or below. He still has "sensation" down to his toes so he knows if you are touching him and where, but it's described as a numb-like touch as if your foot has fallen asleep.

We are approaching the 3 week mark. I am asking for specific prayer for New Movement. I thank God in advance for what He is going to do, I know God can heal him.

Zack has a laptop now that is voice activated and has enjoyed that over the weekend. Adron (Zack's dad) has been there the last 2 nights and I got to come home for the 1st time and spend time with the other 3 siblings. That is also a prayer request that we will be able to use our time wisely as we juggle between the 2 places.

As you are praying for my family, know I am thanking God for all of you.
with love, Amber (Zack's mom)

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