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My 19-year-old son Patrick was in a severe car crash on August 12, 2019, that resulted in him being paraplegic.  Driving in Stafford on a backroad he swerved to miss a deer and ended up rolling his car 4 times and was ejected from the car.  His injuries include 5 broken vertebrae, 4 broken ribs, a broken nose, and a collapsed lung.  He had to endure a 7 plus hour surgery to stabilize 5 vertebrae fractures in his spine.  He is now going through rehabilitation and will be home within the next couple of months.

You can read more here and donate at: Car Crash Leaves 19 Year Old Paraplegic

Caitlin is a 25-year-old who was diagnosed in January 2018 with Gray Zone Lymphoma. Gray Zone  Lymphoma is an aggressive, rare “hybrid” form of Non-Hodgkin’s and Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Originally, her oncologist recommended an initial 6 rounds of R-CHOP chemotherapy, no radiation. The even scarier part was that she was pregnant. She was in her first trimester at the time and faced with a decision to wait and save her baby, or start treatment immediately and terminate her pregnancy.

You can read the rest and reach the campaign here: Caitlin Machnicki-Support Caitlin’s One-to-One Fund