Dear Family & Friends,
We cannot express how much it has meant to have the community of family, friends and loved ones and their constant prayers, hopes, thoughts and concerns for Barclay, and the entire family. Being comfortable and in the good hands of doctors and hospitals, is the utmost importance and if anyone can pull through this, it's Barclay!
As many are, we've been doing a lot of research... SCI (spinal cord injury) recovery, rehab facilities (nationwide), statistics, ongoing research, grants, trials, cost of living, etc. With or without insurance, there's a lifetime of financial obligations associated with such an injury. Here is a quick link to some financial stats, Christopher Reeves Foundation.
Many of you have expressed the want to help and there is no amount of words that could ever repay this outpouring of community spirit. Decisions must be made quickly, and therefore we would like to begin fundraising today. There has been an account setup at Key Bank. All donations can be mailed directly to the bank. Please make checks out to: 'Barclay Talbot - Spine' and mail to Key Bank, 410 Towne Drive, Fayetteville, NY 13066.
The entire process will be transparent. Every penny will be accounted for, reported and available to all those who wish to see it. If there are ever any extra funds available they will go towards SCI research.
As a backup, for those who feel more comfortable we have created this personalized YouCaring website, www.youcaring.com/barclaywhere you can make donations to help out Barc.
If you would like to wire a donation to the bank please contact Barclay's dad at [email protected]and he will give you the info needed.
With help and support from family, friends and the community, Barclay will have the best care possible and the best chance to walk again.
I saw Barclay early this morning and told him that having a positive attitude is very important. Barclay told me 'It won't do me any good by being negative.' For those that know Barclay that was a lot of words to get out of him !!!!
Barclay, Sheila and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.