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The family and friends of Jeff Shafe are uniting to raise money to help with his recovery and the family's needs. Please show your support!

Many of you will have heard that Jeff Shafe sustained a severe spinal cord injury as a result of a motorbike accident on December 30th 2011. Thanks to emergency treatment at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and spinal surgery at Oakland Kaiser, Jeff survived the accident but was left almost completely paralyzed. After nine days in critical care in Oakland, Jeff was transferred to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Center. While undergoing rigorous physical and occupational therapy in the Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Center, Jeff realized that the choice of how this story would end was up to him: he could accept a life of disability or commit himself 100% to working for the fullest possible recovery. Jeff chose to commit himself to working for the fullest recovery and what could have been a story of sadness and tragedy has become a story of hope and triumph. After a month of grueling work at the rehab facility, Jeff returned home on February 20th. His recovery has been remarkable – he has regained use of his left hand and foot and his vision of a strong recovery has been confirmed as possible by his medical team. However, Jeff and his family – Claire, Dylan and Kendall – are now dealing with the enormous financial challenges created by the accident. The Shafes face massive, ongoing expenses for example, outstanding medical bills; prescription co-pays; medical supplies; physical and occupational therapy; and meeting Jeff’s mobility and transportation needs. Jeff and Claire’s friends have formed an action committee to raise money to meet these long-term needs but the Shafes need your help NOW. Please don’t delay - donate today and please share Jeff’s story with your friends and encourage them to donate – even a few dollars can make a big difference. Thank you for your support. It means so much to Jeff and his family.

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