Alicia was a tough-performing mom, that is what 5 youngsters will do for you! She and her spouse had been expecting their sixth child when Alicia contracted pink eye. The virus went ridiculous within her overall body and attacked Alicia’s spinal wire.
On March 12, 2009, swelling all around her spinal twine from the virus paralyzed Alicia!
As a end result, Alicia turned a quadriplegic, paralyzed at C5-7. That intended she no longer had use of her legs, or entire use of her arm and fingers. Alicia continued to use her advertising and marketing and graphic style and design history although working section-time and raising her small children. She labored for various spinal wire organizations as a public relations communicator and public coverage advocate, and for her church as an administrative assistant. When her partner still left her with five young children to increase, she started her have interior and graphic layout company. She also turned the marketing and social media manager for her brother’s enterprise. Her brother is the owner of Neal’s Heating and Air Conditioning in Lafayette, Ga. Alicia discovered about the Joseph Groh foundation through the grant web page of the United Spinal Affiliation web page. Joe is the blog site writer and newsletter contributor for the North Texas chapter of the United Spinal Affiliation. Alicia was basically looking for a concrete pad so that she would be ready to get in and out of her automobile extra securely. She only had a tiny cement pad at the stop of her ramp, and she experienced to line her vehicle up correctly which was quite difficult. It was also harmful, if there was a hole when she transferred into and out of the motor vehicle.
Even however her request came when the basis was unable to keep fundraisers for the reason that of the pandemic, your generous donations designed Alicia’s grant possible!
Following every little thing was finished, Alicia wrote, “Thank you so considerably!! It has previously been so fantastic and safe and sound. I had not observed any individual that would enable with my ask for, but now I can get out when it rains and not get trapped in the (Georgia) mud!