Broken back doesn't mean a broken spirit

Hello, dear friends.

It's been a while since I really posted something. I've been busy with work and something that is keeping most of my attention these weeks (no, it's not the neverending thesis)

I want to share with you a very personal story, it is about a friend of mine called Rita Lucía.

Rita Lucía turned 21 years old last month. About a couple of months before that, she had an accident and broke her spine.

After long hours of horrible pain, doctors decided for surgery, totally convinced that this pretty girl with cat's eyes wouldn't walk again. In fact, that's what they said to the family.

But she decided to prove them wrong. She was moving... and she wasn't supposed to!! She began with physical therapy and improved more and more. Today she can make a few steps with some help and keeps getting better. But, as over here the medication and therapy is not cheap at all, the family is thinking about many ways to help.

I decided to create a blog. It is called "Los amigos de Rita Lucía" (Friends of Rita Lucía), and the idea is to 'collect' ideas to help her and the family so she won't stop with her therapy and walks again really soon (her doctors still can't believe it!!). The blog is in Spanish, but it's open for anyone to leave support messages and ideas.

Thanks to some friends we managed to open bank accounts for her, a group of great women from Spain and Mexico decided to make some handcrafts and send them over here to sell for Christmas, another group of people is trying to get medicines and vitamins she needs, and so on.

IDEAS are VERY welcome, I know there's a lot of creative people out there, and I need your help!!

Rita is a great girl, and she wishes to continue helping others after she gets better, as so many people is helping her (even sending their get-well-soon thoughts) and that is something I admire of her.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know what I've been doing these past weeks, and ask for your advice and ideas. THANK YOU.


Sekhar said...

Oh! sad to see Rita in this situation :(
But there's nothing like a human spirit. Try & Try but never Cry.
May God bless her in her complete recovery.

And nice on your side to create a blog for her. Keep up the Good work.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Wow, what a story. Good luck with your recovery Rita, we're all rooting for you.

Mary said...

Mel, you are so kind. I will keep her in my prayers for a full recovery! She looks very determined... What beautiful eyes.

RuthieJ said...

Thanks for posting this story about your friend Rita. I have knitted a beautiful shawl that I will put up for auction in October on my blog and the funds I raise from the auction will be sent to you for Rita's recovery fund.
Rita is very fortunate to have you for a friend.

Mel said...

THANK YOU all for your words and support.

Ruthie, your idea is AWESOME.