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This fundraiser ended on 11/29/12

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The Ria J Fincham Medical Assistance Fund was set up to help her with the limitless medical bills that are piling up.

Ever since Ria was born I knew she was a special girl, and I don't just say that because she is my daughter. So when she contracted a rare disorder, Transverse Myelitis, it didn't surprise me that she was 1 in 5 million to end up with this disorder because Ria truly is a 1 in 5 million kind of person. She is always helping others and this is the first time she has needed others to help her. Watching her try to walk again was the most painful thing for our family to see. It was like she was a baby struggling to walk again. The most simple daily functions were just suddenly taken from her, and I think that was what hurt us to see the most because she is so independent. However, she kept her spirits high the whole time she was hospitalized. She constantly made jokes with her visitors or nurses, but a few times her mother could hear her sobbing in the shower :(. She has always felt like she had to be the strong one when her mother and I split and watching her through this ordeal she is stronger than I would have been (she is my hero). She went from being paralyzed from the waist down on 7/1/2012 to walking out of the hospital in a walker on 7/15/2012. However, the journey has just begun for us. She has to do a ton of different therapies and may require she do plasmapheresis again. Not to mention the overwhelming amount of meds and durable medical supplies she has to use until she recovers. I just want her to be able to be the vibrant, independent, and goofy young woman she has always been. So even if you read this and can't or don't donate please say a prayer for her or send some kind words her way. Even the small things add up and prayer is powerful. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart and I appreciate you taking the time to read this. If you would like to donate in person you can go into any Wells Fargo bank and donate to The Ria J Fincham Medical Assistance Fund.
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