Aimee Beaudette

Aimee Beaudette
(TBI) Traumatic Brain Injury
Boston

Wow... where do I begin? Aimee was always kind, loving and caring and would help anyone out, always with a smile. She was very active and involved, did everything from being captain of her teams as well as class treasurer of her high school where she also made National Honors. In her college years Aimee made the Deans list and passed all the tests she needed to become a teacher. In Aimee's senior year in college all hell broke loose. It started with a simple stomach ache which led to Aimee spending five months in the ICU at Bringham and Women's hospital. Months later Aimee came home like an infant in an adult's body (caused from a traumatic brain injury). Over the past ten years Aimee has been through many programs including physical therapy and occupational therapy and with her strong determination and the help of others she has made tremendous improvements. Aimee now goes to Project Walk where they work on her strength using different techniques and various specialty equipment in the hopes that she will be walking again. Any donations would be greatly appreciated and we'd like to thank you in advance for all your love and support.

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Caroline

Caroline
Transverse Myelitis
Boston

My name is Caroline. I have 3 beautiful children and 2 fur babies along with my wonderful husband. I became paralyzed on June 21st, 2016. Before getting sick my life was an active one, teaching Zumba, keeping my kids active by bike riding, hiking, and just relaxing in our yard. I was in the hospital for 7 weeks last Summer working hard to get better. The therapists kept addressing my condition as one as I "may" recover. That was and still is an unacceptable answer for me. I am determined to walk again.This is why I reached out to Project Walk Boston in hopes that they had a better program designed for me. We went for an evaluation and they exceeded my expectations. We were very impressed with their skills and they way each recovery specialist is involved with the patients.Your help would mean a great deal to me and my family. I am a fighter and in great spirits, but we need your help in this fight to walk again. Any assistance is greatly appreciated, and will go a long way to ensuring that I have the tools to achieve my recovery without worrying about how to get around and how the bills will be paid. I believe in myself and I know I will conquer this huge challenge with your help and I thank you for being part of my success. Thank you very much for your consideration.

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Brett Smith

Brett Smith
(SCI) Spinal Cord Injury
Boston

A recent UConn graduate and US Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom II, Brett has always been extremely active and adventurous; childhood explorations with his brother, Litchfield Varsity HS swim team, completing Tough Mudder 2012 & 2013, hiking Mt. Washington in February for his 30th birthday in May, and rock climbing everywhere and as frequently as possible. Brett married another Litchfield Varsity swimmer, and NF local, his best friend Stacie and they celebrated their 5th anniversary September 4th. On July 25th, 2014 Brett was injured in a swimming accident, fracturing C5, crushing C6 and requiring a replacement of C6 and fusion of C6 and C7. He is now paralyzed from the upper chest, down. For this extremely active young man, the adjustment to being confined to a wheelchair is tremendous, as are the mounting medical expenses. But you would never know it from his uplifting spirit and determination to beat the odds. His strength and resolve are apparent in every therapy session; his progress is inspirational.
In just 4 months of working twice weekly (6 hours per week) at Project Walk Boston, Brett has seen return of core strength and control, back and arm strength, balance while standing, and no longer requires any assistance to get into the family car. He has also seen leg movement and control beginning to return, and is now working towards more than return of balance and control; but on gaining his ability to walk again. He is even strong enough now to join the local Wheelchair Rugby team!


Brett is the type of person to go out of his way to help his friends and family, or a complete stranger, for that matter. With this mindset, we hope you'll consider helping Brett out in one way or another. We are asking for your assistance in continuing his therapy at Project Walk Boston; we have seen such progression not only in his physical abilities, but in his daily positive outlook. Funds donated on this page will go directly to Bretts' therapy hours at Project Walk Boston, so that we can continue to work towards his full recovery and regaining his overall health.

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