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    My 12 niece wasn't so lucky. She broke her T4...

    My 12 niece wasn't so lucky. She broke her T4 riding her horse, something she was and still is passionate about. She is now paralyzed from her belly down but if you asked her she would tell you...
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    Injured rider is back in the saddle

    Injured rider is back in the saddle

    Less than a year after breaking her back in a horseriding accident, Katie Estrella rides again.

    By MARY ANN MILBOURN
    THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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    Thanks Cheesecake! Katie is doing so well. ...

    Thanks Cheesecake!

    Katie is doing so well. She hasn't had any return but her spirit is amazing. Her is a story she wrote for school....

    In my life I have had many major events but none like...
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    Best Rehab Hospital in CA for newly injured

    I was contacted today through a friend regarding a man who was just injured. He is currently in Lancaster, CA. I do not know the specifics yet but would like to be prepared should the family...
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    I'd too love to know! Amber, where on the...

    I'd too love to know! Amber, where on the Internet did you find a place?
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    Mandy-- Just wanted to say hi and welcome...

    Mandy--

    Just wanted to say hi and welcome you. Sorry you had to find this board. People here are very caring and knowledgeable, they will be better to anwser any questions as I do not have a...
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    http://www.transplantfund.org/Catastrophic/fundrai...

    http://www.transplantfund.org/Catastrophic/fundraising.cfm

    Is this what you saw? We just did two fundraisers and are set-up through this organization so our profits are tax deductible.

    Still...
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    Georgia- I am so sorry to hear about your...

    Georgia-

    I am so sorry to hear about your nephew. We recently went through this with my niece...I sent you an email.

    Casa Colina does not take pediatric inpatients for rehab. My niece is...
  9. That's my niece!!!! She is so precious. Thanks...

    That's my niece!!!! She is so precious. Thanks for posting that link!
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    Just showing off my special niece....

    http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_C_ckatie10.7e6766.html

    NORCO - Eleven-year-old Katie Estrella loved to dance, play soccer and, most of all, ride horses. Katie lost them...
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    Poll: I voted for my sister. Her daughter is/was at...

    I voted for my sister. Her daughter is/was at the time of her accident. She fell off of her horse barrel racing. I know my sister would give her own life just to let her daughter walk again. She...
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    I would contact the Christopher Reeves Paralysis...

    I would contact the Christopher Reeves Paralysis Foundation ASAP. The day I called they emailed me a ton of information and then followed up with printed material that included books. I was able to...
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    So sorry you found this site. I know what you...

    So sorry you found this site. I know what you are going through..my 11 year old niece Katie was injured a month ago. While I can't offer you advice I just wanted to let you know you've found a...
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    My 11 year old niece was injured on 5/13/06 and I...

    My 11 year old niece was injured on 5/13/06 and I know exactly what you are going through. It is heartwrenching and stressful but I assure you it will be okay. We all thought that we'd live with...
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    Cheesecake~ Katie's scheduled to leave on Monday...

    Cheesecake~
    Katie's scheduled to leave on Monday if everything goes according to plan. She'd probably love for the girls to write. Her main reason for not wanting to go is she'll miss her friends....
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    Heading to Kenndy Krieger

    My sweet angelic niece is headed to Kennedy Krieger! The doctor there said her injury doesn't look that bad and that he has seen worse injuries with complete recovery. Are we crazy for being so...
  17. Family at Rancho

    I have a family member at Rancho currently. While I agree about the crowd I still think that it's the best for rehab. I've researched a lot of hospitals and unless they are willing to leave So Cal...
  18. No, her spinal cord wasn't severed. Apparently...

    No, her spinal cord wasn't severed. Apparently it wasn't crushed, compressed or anything like that. They said maybe bruised? Yes, thye put rods in her back. She is recoverying well from that. ...
  19. Katie is currently at Loma Linda University...

    Katie is currently at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital in CA. They are transferring her to Rancho Los Amigos in Downey, CA. THey have a pedriatric SCI unit. They treat atleast 100 a year....
  20. Thank you Ian

    I've read your stroy and it breaks my heart. Your daughter is lucky to have a dad like you.

    You and your daughter are inspiring. She has come a long way and I'm sure it has to do with her...
  21. My niece is new to the world of SCI, please help...

    My 11 year old niece, Katie fell from her horse 2 weeks ago today. Here injury is at the T-4 level. They put rods in her back a week and a half ago. They are calling her injury a complete injury. ...
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