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This fundraiser ended on 09/04/12

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This fundraiser is to help Shannon purchase a much needed replacement for her handicap van.

A swimming accident on June 4, 1995 left Shannon, then 24 years old, paralyzed from the neck down with a C5 spinal cord injury.

Shannon is now 41 and up until recently was using the same 17 year old van that initial rounds of fundraising helped purchase all those years ago.

There is a misconception that insurance is the answer to all of one's worries when faced with a catastrophic injury. The reality is that Shannon receives a bare minimum of financial support from the state and federal government, which is inadequate for even covering the expenses associated with the 24 hour care she requires, much less for funding improvements to housing or long over due vehicle replacement.

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