- Mandy’s Amazon Wish List Link Fixed (just click on her Amazon logo below or copy/paste the URL)
- Help Needed for ICU Hospital Bed Repair!
- Mandy’s Story video
- Music 4 Mandy Benefit Concert in Virginia
- Mandy’s Latest Article in the Ledger – PLEASE VISIT AND SHARE OFTEN TO KEEP IT ON FRONT PAGE
- GoFundMe for Mandy
- Amazon Wish List for Mandy
- Home For the Holidays!!!
- Mandy Smiles!!!!
- Home at Last!
- Mandy’s New Room is Ready!
- Praying for a Handicap Van
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We now know for sure that we need to find a way to purchase a reliable handicap van for Mandy. We have missed too many crucial doctor appointments due to the Medicaid transport not showing up. We were trying to find a way to borrow funds to purchase a local Chrysler that had very low miles but the owner sold it before we could acquire funds. We need it to be economical and dependable since we will have to rely on it for day to day transportation as well, but certainly can’t get anything new since we were blown away to see the costs are $50,000 to $65,000…I’m not kidding! The one we missed out on was 1/4 that.
Please pray that we can come up with some kind of fundraiser to garner the funds needed!
On Sunday August 10, 2014, Mandy had multiple episodes of back and neck pain. We thought it was muscle strain from the hard week of marching band camp, carrying around her saxophone. Later that night though, Mandy also complained of burning sensations and started having numbness in her lower body. We took her to the ER at LRMC however the physicians there felt there was nothing medically wrong with her. They told us she was just having an anxiety attack and prescribed anxiety meds. After 2 failed attempts to have her stand and walk before they could discharge her (they lifted her off gurney only to have her fall to the floor), the decision was made to send her by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa during the early morning hours of Monday August 11th.
This is just a short video clip of Mandy with her friends Kianna and Maddy from LGMS, warming up before auditions at FSU Band Camp. They were just goofing off but sounded great!
Plans are still set for Mandy to be discharged home on Monday August 10th. Exactly 1 year from the day she became ill. I can’t believe a year has passed.