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YOU can help Craig patients go home—and your gift will be DOUBLED!

Jeff, Bryan, and Sharon Richardson

After months in acute care following a severe brain bleed, Bryan Richardson and his family arrived at Craig Hospital and met many others trying to emerge from a catastrophic injury. They experienced and witnessed first-hand the stress and anxiety families face as they prepare to go home, not fully knowing what life will look like. The Richardson family was motivated to help fellow patients and families overcome the countless challenges families must face when bringing their loved ones home, families like the Linkes.

For the Linke family, home is everything. The family has been ranching in Grand County, Colorado for more than 100 years.

When their 21-year-old son, Tel, sustained a traumatic brain injury in a truck accident, Gay and Monte Linke knew they wanted to bring him home to the ranch following his rehabilitation at Craig. Despite his intense care needs, they couldn’t imagine leaving him in a care facility far from his horses, dogs, and the mountains he loves. But they needed help to adapt their home to work for Tel's wheelchair. And that's where generous donors stepped in.

With financial support through Craig’s Going Home Fund, Gay and Monte were able to convert their mudroom into a main-floor bedroom for Tel. They installed a permanent overhead lift to move him from his bed to his wheelchair. The fund also helped them build a large roll-in shower so that they can bathe Tel with dignity. The family is thrilled to have Tel home, and he is improving in his home environment.

This was only possible because of the generous donors who helped Tel get home. People like YOU helped Tel return to his parents, beloved animals, and happy place.

Watch Tel's Craig story.

The donor-supported Going Home Fund, founded by the Richardson Family, has become a beacon of hope for families facing this daunting journey. This path is only paved by kind and generous people like you. For that reason, Jeff and Sharon have decided to offer another $250,000 matching gift!

This GivingTuesday, please consider making a meaningful difference in the lives of more individuals like Tel with your donation to the Going Home Fund.

Your gift—no matter the amount—will be doubled in order to bring hope and healing to Craig patients and families.