As you guys know, we don’t post many non-Eva related things here, but this is really important and I’d like to ask for your help. Some of you may already be familiar with Jaylen who started Jaylen’s Challenge to try and help stop bullying in schools. If you aren’t familiar with Jaylen’s mission, I highly recommend checking out his website and learning more about him and his mission. I promise you that you will be glad you did.
Now for the reason I am writing today…In addition to Jaylen’s mission to end bullying, he is currently doing a very sweet thing by trying to help out his friend Carissa Bodner who was recently in a horrific accident. Carissa was participating in a group bike ride when a drunk driver, speeding at more than 60+ miles per hour, ran into her and a group of other cyclists. She was the first one hit and was thrown from her bike and ended up unconscious in a water-filled ditch. She sustained a multitude of injuries including, but not limited to, brain damage, blood on her brain, swelling of her brain, damage to her spleen and her right eye, her jaw was broken jaw in 4 places and has been wired shut, broken arm, broken leg, fractures in her pelvis and tailbone, torn ligaments in her right knee, road rash across her back and the list goes on and on. She was in a coma for a while and has also suffered from pneumonia and seizures due to the injuries she sustained in the accident.
Donations would be great, but I know times are tough and not everyone has the means to help financially and that’s perfectly fine. If you can help by spreading the word and the link to Jaylen’s Carissa page (link below) through your blogs, Twitters and Facebooks though, that would be really great because it will allow for more people to hear about Carissa’s struggles and hopefully bring in more help for her. You can also help by simply saying a prayer for her or sending her a sweet message on Facebook to brighten her day. I’m sure she would really appreciate all the kind thoughts and good vibes that you guys can help send her way.
Jaylen Cares 4 Carissa (there is a donation button in the sidebar)
Jaylen’s video about Carissa
Hugs for Carissa Facebook
Carissa Bodner Foundation