Life has ways of testing us all, but for Hayley life tested her in ways that a young person should never have to face. The first tragedy to happen came in 2010 with the sudden passing of her beloved dad, Jim. This was a major blow to Hayley but she worked hard and graduated from East High School on June 15th, 2011.
Not long after that with a bright and exciting future in her sights, Hayley was in a car accident in Michigan, 1,000 miles away from home. Both Hayley & the driver had fallen asleep & the car went off to the side of the road, rolling over in a ditch several times. Hayley broke her neck at C6-C7 & the doctors said her diagnosis was a quadriplegic.
But that is where her story took a major turn. No surprise to anyone who knows her, Hayley took what would make many just give up and turned it into a challenge. With hard work Hayley was able to full motion in her arms and limited use of her hands. While she is still unable to walk she continued to work harder then she thought she was capable of getting stronger & improving every day.
Now Hayley has her sights on walking again. She is part of a program, Project Walk, located in New Jersey. Hayley travels to Project Walk weekly for her sessions currently costing $2,200 a month. This is NOT covered by insurance.
This will be the 9th annual Hugs for Hayley Softball tournament aour goal is to raise enough to cover at least 4 months of Hayley's treatment.
As always, everyones donations, support, & love to Hayley & her family are very much appreciated. The 8th annual tournament will take place on July 28th at Ship Road (newly renamed to Roscioli Park). Please contact Alexis Maguire for more information. Help spread the word!
Funds will be collected and managed in a restricted fund by the Life Adaptive Foundation a 501(c)3.