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    Well Wishes For MacKenzie

    Some of you have heard the story of MacKenzie Clare, a 10 year old beautiful young lady from Virginia who has sustained chest down paralysis in a recent car accident with her family. I am in contact with her mom at the rehab center in Baltimore, as well as her social worker. I plan on visiting MacKenzie there next week sometime. Please post well wishes for MacKenzie here, so that I can print the thread and show her how she can see it online as it grows. Now is the time to instill every hope and show her CareCure at its best. Some have already gotten in touch with her mom, for that I am grateful...Mary

    Dear MacKenzie,

    I was also paralyzed in a car accident. I know this is a very difficult, scary time. It does get easier, just take things one day at a time. Fight hard!!

    Big Hug.


    "Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean." C. Reeve
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      Hi MacKenzie,

      I was injured in a car accident when I was 8 years old (and I was also a Girl Scout!). I'm now 35 years old and I have a daughter who is almost 8. I googled your name and found an article about you. In it, it said that you were looking forward to getting home to see your kitties. I remember how I couldn't wait to get home to see my cat and dog!

      Right now, I have 4 cats, 2 dogs, and my daughter has a hamster. It's a lot of animals, but my daughter and I both love all of them so much.

      When my daughter starts school again in the fall, I'll be taking my dog Trudy to the Children's Hospital for visits with the patients. Animals are, in my opionion, wonderful therapy.

      I'll be sending you a card soon. When I was injured, the internet wasn't around. My grandma put an ad in the paper requesting cards and get well wishes to be sent to me at the hospital. It was always fun to receive a stack of cards from people who didn't even know me!

      I hope you get to go home soon!
      Take care,

      Alive for 35 years
      T4/5 complete for 26 years
      Mom for 7 years


        Hey, Miss MacKenzie!

        My best friend is paralyzed too. He's decided for the most part to smile no matter what...and to trust God.

        My name is Teena and his name is Russ.

        I am not paralyzed, but I have a birth defect of my hip, and arthritis and a limp.

        I hope you have a great day...and you can surprise Miss Mary with a big smile from me to HER...[img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

        And here's an extra hug for YOU in case you need it...{{{{{MacKenzie}}}}}[img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

        Take care, and God bless you and your family,

        Teena Barker



          You're are one strong young lady! I hope that things are going as well as the can be for you!

          I was also hurt in a car accident, only I was 17 when it happened, just over two years ago. I missed my dog too! Since I got home, I got a new doggie, a chihuahua. I am sure your kitties miss you just as much as you miss them.

          I hope you stay bright and smiley all through your recovery!

          If there is light
          it will find

          --Charles Bukowski



            My 13 year old daughter, who is also a girl scout, was paralyzed in a car accident almost 5 years ago. I know Heather sure missed her cat when she was in the hospital. She also loved to pick on the nurses though.

            Things seem really tough right now but they do get better. Heather still rides horse, drives a 4-wheeler and does pretty much just about anything else. She just does it on wheels now. We also have lots of animals now, cats, dogs, rabbits, chickens and horses that she loves to be with.

            Take care and know that we are all praying for you and your family.

            Keep smiling!!

            Laura & Heather

            Mom to Heather, age 13 [img]/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif[/img], T-12, almost 5 years post.
            Mom to Heather, age 16, T-12, 8 years post & Michael, age 19.


              Mackenzie ... very beautiful name by the way [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] ... this is a very tough time for you and your family but we are here to help you through it!! Looks like you've got lots of good people around you .... if you have any questions or just need someone to listen .. come see us at CareCure when you're ready .. its a great place for support and info ... and tell your Mom to come too! Miss Mary will be a super friend to have in your corner so you're already ahead of the game .... stay strong young lady ... prayers for you all !!

              Obieone [img]/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img]
              ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi

              " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
              Jane Siberry


                hi Mackenzie,

                i was hurt in a car too. 19 yrs ago. i now have two cats, a dog and a 12 yr old son! and about to get a new puppy.

                it is not fun at all to be in the hospital. but it is a lotta fun to go home! it really makes you appreciate home.

                i'm thinking of you and i know nurse mary can make you laugh!



                  To Mackenzie I wish you a speedy recovery. Fight hard. And with marys help you will have a very special person helping you. my 2 kids send you a big hug.anty
                  For every minute you're angry you lose a second of happiness


                    Hi MacKenzie,

                    Keep a smile on that beautiful face, and know that we're always here for you. Anytime you need anything, just say the word and we'll make it happen.

                    Best wishes and all the luck in the world,

                    I have met the dragon. . .



                      Stay strong girl! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take one day at a time and know that the entire community is behind you in you progress. Fight with courage and dont let anything get ya down. We will lift you up with well wishes and thoughts for you and your family. Take care and know that you are thought of . Medic


                        Hi there,

                        please, stay strong, keep the faith up and keep smiling. It seems like everything goes easier when you smile (even if you don't feel like it sometimes). Take a good care of yourself, and when a friend of ours was missing her kitty badly, her friend used to sneek her in the courtyard for a little bit, so she can enjoy his company [img]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]

                        Come and join us here, we will be here to listen and give you a helping hand. Have your mommy come too!!! This is a great community of people with Spinal Cord Injury, their families and friends.

                        Sending hugs and prayers your way===========>





                          Little Mackenzie,

                          I know your really a "big girl"...I am sorry to hear you had a car accident and hurt your back. I hope you are not in a lot of pain, so tell the nurse whenever you are and they will help you with that.

                          I missed my Snow, he's a 16lb ragdoll kitty and my best friend. My son was able to bring him to the hospital to see me because I was in there for so long and I sure missed him a lot.

                          You just get better, you hear, make a lot of friends in the hospital and ask for ice cream alot, I know I did...Yummy!!

                          You and all your family are in my prayers, especially your Daddy too..




                            Hear anything new about Kenzie?
                            If there is light
                            it will find

                            --Charles Bukowski