Thursday, July 15, 2010


About a month ago, our own Ade and Frannie Collie from our church family, received news that their grandson, Zack, had broken his neck while body surfing. Zack is only 15 years old.

It was a catastrophic injury rendering him paralyzed from the chest down. Some of his medical needs are being covered by insurance. However, many of his needs, particularly ongoing outpatient rehabilitation, are not covered by insurance.

For now he is staying at Casa Colina Inpatient Rehab but soon he will return home and enter an out-patient physical therapy program at Project Walk in Carlsbad, CA. They have years of experience specializing in spinal cord injury rehab.

The problem is, Project Walk is not coveredy by insurance. Rehabilitation at Project Walk costs $100 per hour. It is estimated that Zack's monthly cost for rehab will be $3,600. Because of this, Zack’s family has started a fundraising campaign through the Catastrophic Injury Program at NTAF. NTAF is a nonprofit organization, so all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Our church family has contributed what we can, and we will continue to support them as much as possible, but I wanted to ask if anyone reading this blog would please consider sending a gift to help this dear family?

To contribute financially to Zack's rehabilitation needs, please visit Zack's Blog

Click the link for "Zack's Campaign Fund (tax deductible)" under the "Financial Donations" heading in the right hand column. You'll be taken to Zack’s personal webpage at NTAF. You can follow the directions at the bottom of the page and contribute either by check or by credit card.

Thank you for your generous support and prayers for Zack. They are greatly appreciated.


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