Hello, my name is Erica. I'm a single mother of three young ladies. I've always been the mama that worked 40-70 hrs. A week and went to college, while still making time for my babies. I'm NOT the type to depend on others or ask for help. So, when a friend suggested this, it was a huge knock to the ego. But in September of 2012, my daughter's and I were hit head-on by another family when the autistic child choked the father out while driving. As you can see, all merely wrong place, wrong time scenario. The young man was apparently trying to hug his father, and had no clue due to his autism that it would endanger anyone! Their family recovered quickly, thankfully with minor cuts and bruises. God was watching us ALL that day, my three teen daughters had minor cuts and scrapes. I was not so lucky. I was trapped in the car. I bled out about five pints of blood. They transported me to a local emergency room where they could not find a pulse in my right foot or get it to reset because when it was crushed in the engine block it pushed most of the bones out the heel of my right foot causing a six inch gash from which I was bleeding out. My spleen was also lacerated by the steering wheel when the bolts of the seat broke on impact and threw me forward into the steering column and air bag. I was life flighted to a major hospital two and a half hours away. I coded twice on the way there. Once there, they told me amputation was my only choice for my leg. I refused to allow my leg to be removed. So after fourteen surgeries and months in a rehabilitation center, I was sent home with the knowledge that I will never walk again! After spending eight months in a wheelchair with an external fixation device still on my leg, I had decided I'd had enough pity and everyone taking care of me. I got a walker and pushed myself to hold myself up until I was shaking so bad I cried. I was determined to walk no matter what for my kids and myself. It's now 2 & 1/2 years later. I just had my bad ankle fused and straightened and I am back in physical therapy. The girls and I have struggled to keep our heads above water since the wreck since I can no longer work. I am needing to put a ramp into my home for safety in and out of my home. Which is now going to be taken care of by a few friends. I had to go on disability and it's barely paying the house payment and utilities. I have been selling items I own to make ends meet for months now. I now have a grandchild on the way in six months and I'm more determined than ever to walk. If anyone's able to help even the smallest donation would be marvelous. Any donations will be used for the funding of the ramp and the funds will be put into a trust fund for my daughters, grand baby, and any future medical bills. Thank you and God bless!