Back in June, my friend's sister went to the emergency room. Helene had a cyst on her spinal cord and needed emergency surgery. She's been in and out of the hospital and rehab facilities... Currently she's in Georgia for rehab, but unfortunately she's not going to improve. Helene is 22 years old and a quadriplegic.
Her family is holding a fundraiser to help offset her medical expenses, as well as the cost of transporting her back to Buffalo from Georgia and remodeling their home so it is handicap accessible.
Here's the link, please donate if you can! These are wonderful people who truly deserve all the help in the world!
(And this isn't completely unrelated to horses--I know the family because Helene's sister rode at my barn (the other barn, not Riv's barn).