This is a story about a warrior mama named Joanne – who is fighting to learn to walk again – a beloved daughter named Christina who would do anything for her, a neighborhood that has rallied together, and this incredible community at Together Rising, which is stepping up for all of them so Joanne can step into her new life.
Christina describes her mom Joanne as tough as nails, independent, stubborn, and STRONG. Last summer, Joanne was healthy and active. Then, in December, a genetic venous malformation in her spine ruptured and left her unable to use her legs. With surgery and rehab, Joanne is recovering. Her local community came together to cover the cost of special braces to allow her the possibility of walking again.
Today, we celebrate all daughters lifting up their mothers and all communities lifting up one another. And we thank YOU for helping Joanne know she has a community even bigger than she realized. Thank you to our recurring monthly givers on TEAM LOVE for partnering with us so we can help Joanne get back on her feet!