"When doctors told Matt Helm he would never walk again, they forgot to measure his heart."

THE ROAD TO VICTORY

ABOUT

HOPE FOR HELM IS A GRASSROOTS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT, MOTIVATE AND HELP PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO MATT HELM AND HIS FAMILY.

In August 2014, Matt was injured in an ocean kayaking accident while on family vacation in the Outer Banks. Matt was immediately airlifted to a nearby hospital to receive emergency surgery on his T12 vertebrae. Although the operation was a great success, the accident left Matt paralyzed from the waist down and doctors told him he would never walk again. Refusing to accept his diagnosis of spending life in a chair, Matt's journey ultimately led him to find Mike Barwis and the Barwis Methods training facility in Michigan. Motivated by his wife Lindsay, his son Hunter, and his ‘never give up’ mindset, Matt is determined to beat the odds and walk again. 

Matt Helm was born and raised in Downingtown PA and is known for being an exceptional person and a tremendous athlete. Matt’s courage inspired his family and friends to create Hope for Helm. 

 

MESSAGE

DEAR FAMILY & FRIENDS,

 

Thank you so much for your love, support, kindness, enthusiasm and generosity.  We are beyond grateful

and blessed to have you all in our lives.  You help us stand strong and move forward every single day.

WITH LOVE,

Matt, Lindsay, Hunter and Finnegan

 

GALLERY

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND DONATIONS.

 

DpnDonations are always accepted and welcomed. The Helm family will use your donation to help pay for the growing medical expenses incurred from the accident. To make an online donation, please use the button below and you will be taken to a secure site to make a donation by credit card or PayPal. Please email hopeforhelm@gmail.com if you would like to make a donation by check.

Hope for Helm is recgonized as a 509(a)(2) public charity.

All donations are tax deductible.

 
 

CONTACT

For any questions or media inquiries, please email us at hopeforhelm@gmail.com

 
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