UPDATE 1.22.21: James' story was picked up by People.com (Joelle Goldstein). You can read it here: A New Hope 4 James in People
UPDATE 01.20.21: James' story was featured on CBS4 Denver (KCNC - Kathy Walsh). Check out the interview here: A New Hope for James on CBS 4
UPDATE 12.24.2020: We have an Instagram page with stories and more frequent updates. Find us here at ANewHope4James.
UPDATE 12.18.2020: James is now MOVING BOTH THUMBS and the POINTER FINGER ON HIS RIGHT HAND! We are encouraged by his progress. He is fighting so hard every day to get better.
James' Story: On Sunday, September 20, 2020, James Campbell suffered a rare and severe spinal stroke. Only 21 years old, this stroke nearly killed him, and he was left paralyzed from the chest down. James spent three weeks in the ICU at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora CO before being transferred to Craig Hospital on October 8, 2020. Craig Hospital is a state-of-the-art spinal and brain trauma research hospital in the Denver Metro Area.
James has a rare posterior spinal cord infarct, even more uncommon because of his age. His doctors at Craig Hospital have seen only a small number of patients with this type of spinal stroke. Although his long-term prognosis is uncertain, James is working hard every day and is determined to fully recover. James is scheduled to be released to Craig Hospital’s out-patient care program in early January. He is still in a wheelchair, and his family needs to make modifications to their home and purchase adaptive equipment to help James be successful. He will need physical therapy, medications, and more doctor visits as he continues his recovery.
We have set a goal of $100,000 to help James and his family focus on his treatment and recuperation.
The Campbell family is thankful to the community for their prayers, cards and letters, and for showing James so much love and support during this time.
*This fundraiser was created by James Campbell's extended family.
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