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The Leinenbach Family Fund
Judy Leinenbach wife of Bud, and mother of Jacob age 9 and Katie age 7, spent the first 46 years of her life touching and improving the lives of others. On February 11, 2009, she suffered a neck injury that has left her paralyzed from the neck down. Now, this young mother from Richboro, Pennsylvania, who worked as a nurse, volunteered for her community, cared for the sick and loved and cherished her family, needs your help to obtain the assistance she needs as she works her way to recovery.
The Leinenbach family is surrounded by those who share their support and have joined in invaluable prayers. However, at this time Judy will need nursing care, extensive medical treatment, a modified home, a wheelchair and countless other everyday accommodations.
With the help of the D’Angelo foundation and your generous emotional and financial support, the Leinenbach family will have the resources necessary to ensure that Judy receives the care and physical support. In the next few weeks, Judy will undergo surgery and extensive rehab. We look forward to sharing her progress with you and we thank you for your support.
Update from Judy: 9-28-11
To My Dear Friends and Family,
It is with such pleasure and great excitement that I am able to report that, because of the amazing kindness and generosity of all of you, we were able to purchase a new handicap accessible van. The design of this new van allows me to sit in the passenger’s seat, which enables me to see out the window. This may seem like a small feat, but to me, being able to take in the whole view is truly a treat. Having this beautiful new vehicle has given my family and I such comfort and security for which we are eternally grateful.
I am also extremely happy to report that we were able to give our previous van to an 18 year old young man with Muscular Dystrophy and his family, so that they too, may enjoy the gift of travel that so many of us take for granted. We have been the recipients of amazing thoughtfulness and generosity that it gave us great joy, to be able, in some small way, to pay it forward.
In addition to the van, the renovations to our home, which include a first floor bedroom, have been completed. It is beautiful, we are thrilled. We also have been able to purchase work-out equipment as I continue to exercise and work to improve my strength and abilities.
There are no words that are adequate to express how deeply thankful I am to all of you who have been with me and my family throughout this trying time. Your gift of constant support, belief and love is overwhelming. I am truly, truly blessed.
With All My Love,
THANK YOU FROM JUDY
After my injury, I remember lying in bed, in the hospital essentially unable to move from my shoulders down. I was terribly frightened. I was having a hard time breathing. I realized the enormity of the situation and how devastating this was.
About that time, word of my accident spread, and my family would bring me a ton of well wishes from so many people. I was overwhelmed by the avalanche of kind words, cards, flowers and prayers. I can recall the precise moment that I experienced a total calmness. It was as if my body was wrapped in a big hug by hundreds of people. My terror subsided, my panic faded. I knew at that time it would be alright. That embrace was all of you—my beautiful friends and family letting me know that I was not alone, letting me know that you would take this journey with me.
Now here it is, more than two years later, and you all are right here with me. You’ve never left my side. I am amazed and humbled by your kindness and generosity.
Thank you. Two small words that need to convey such a gigantic sentiment. To simply say thank you is not enough—but that’s all I have. Please know that this thank you comes from deep down in my soul and it is for each and every one of you, who over two years ago embraced me and my family and never let go.
With all of my love,
Happy New Year to all friends and family! 2011 brings lots of exciting changes to the Leinenbach household. Renovations will begin on their home as soon as the weather breaks. A new bedroom for Judy and Bud will be added to the back of the house so that they will have their own space, while Judy maintains accessibility to the bathroom. This will also provide more space for her conditioning equipment. We are so grateful for all of the donations that have made these improvements possible.
Judy finds solace in her faith and grows stronger each day. Jacob and Katie continue to thrive. Jacob is currently in the fifth grade and taking honors math at St. Bede’s. Katie, now in the fourth grade, is playing basketball and taking piano lessons. Please continue to keep the Leinenbach family in all of your prayers.
We hope to see you at the benefit on April 8th! Thank you for your ongoing support.