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TIM MCDONOUGH
TIM MCDONOUGH
SO, BEEN 2 MONTHS SINCE ANYONE HAS GRACED these pages with support of you? NOT GOOD!

You need LOVE & SUPPORT everyday UNTIl you can jump for joy(BUT PLEASE NOT FROM THE 4TH FLOOR AGAIN!!!!!!!!)

I have known you Alina, since sometime after this IRON WOMAN event happened! And you are an inspiration to us all! I am so blessed to have you as a friend!

well, I havent seen any latest updates on here of your condition! I have been informed on a daily basis BUT this site  needs that too!

So what is going on? I feel that you need to vamoose from the year 2012!!! too many lousy shit has happened to you this year! JOEY is a GOOD BONUS to an otherwise lousy year! So, just another 16 days to go to start all anew!

WISH I COULD CONTRIBUTE TO THIS SITE FOR YOU!! But I havent won powerball or mega or anything else! BUT had I won I would make sure you wouldn't have to pay rent anymore! a mortgage is so much better! I'd buy the house and you assume ownership and buy if from me!
Matt McCauley
Matt McCauley
Alina-it is quite acceptable to be focused on yourself right now. With very few exceptions, what passes for stress in people's lives is NOTHING compared to what you have been through. You almost died. A fight with a boyfriend or stress at work is nothing. You keep working on what you need to do to get back. .
Sandy Eastman
Sandy Eastman
Alina,


Don't be so hard on yourself.  You've been through so much and every day you make more and more progress.  Of course, you've been wrapped up in yourself, look at the horrible experience you've gone through......not to mention all the pain as well.  Praise God that you survived and are alive today. And one day you'll be back on your feet.  They've done a phenomenal job on that foot.  That alone is something to be thankful for.  You'll feel like conversing and taking phone calls, etc again one of these days.  It will all come in due time.  Just be patient and take one day at a time.  God loves you and so do we.


{{{hugs}}},


Sandy and Dick Eastman
Matt McCauley
Matt McCauley
Hi Alina-It is your dad's friend Matt. I know it is scary for you right now. All I can say is that you can only take it one day at a time. Things will eventually work out. They always do. Don't be afraid to use and lean on the people that care for you. You are a very brave girl. Don't worry. You will be fine.
Margi Stout
Margi Stout
I understand the fear of going forward after a tragedy. Let your special auntie share some words.

You ARE going to heal, you ARE going to get better. You must remember, it hasn't even been 6 weeks since you made the hardest decision of your life. You have been amazing, your healing is so far ahead of schedule! You handle your pain so well, I would still be gulping pain meds like crazy but you are pacing yourself, listening to your body and responding as needed.

Work.....we can carpool, you don't need to worry about driving yet. That is something we can easily figure out. If you get tired, you go lay down in the car. Or we can find a spot in the office you can stretch out. We can fix your chair so it is comfy. Trust me, we can figure that part out already.

Bills....pay $10 on each one until you can pay more. Hospitals and doctor offices do have sympathy and will let you pay a little bit each month. Hopefully there will be a time in the future that you will be able to clear them up. You can also negotiate cash. I am very good at this....use me to your fullest extent! I can write letters, you know that! Hahaha

Clothes....I would gladly take you shopping. People at work would love to pick you up a top, a pair of pants...some pretty little slippers. We can fix that together, as the village of friends that we are.

You are going to be OK....give your self time, pray and let your friends help in all the ways they can. You have so much love in your life and that is not just from me, who thinks you are the most adorable sweet kind beautiful young lady who has graced me with such incredible love.

Auntie is just a phone call away....and I have Kohls cash!

Love you little one,

 

 
steven berger
steven berger
Hi Alina,


 


you don't know me, and i know you indirectly through our cousin Linda Paskell. Also i met your parents a few years ago when i was in Denver with Linda visiting Aunt Lois, but i don't remember your being at that dinner. In any case, Linda told me your awful story, and gave me the url to your blog. I just wanted to express my sympathy and support. I had a motorcycle accident about the same time in Thailand, broke my leg and was 3 months in the hospital there, nothing as serious as what you're going through, still i can relate to how you get to see this world in a different perspective, feel gratitude and appreciation, a deeper sense of reality and awareness of our fragility, and our strength. i admire your spirit, and your great sense of humor. keep on trucking! 
Aric S.
Aric S.
Hi Alina, I took the time to join your caringbridge site because I think its wonderful your still alive, I REALLY wish I could help you with a donation(s), but unfortunately I am not in the position to do so, so I donate my time, thoughts and prayers to a very brave young woman who decided to live and did whatever she had to, too will herself to survive, so I befriended "Supergirl" and I cheer her on in her recovery.  Much Love Always, Sincerely your your Detroit brother and new friend forever..
Sandy Eastman
Sandy Eastman
Alina,


Just read your latest.  Sounds like you're making real progress.  I imagine that the pain is the worst part and difficult to deal with on a major scale.  Our thoughts are with you and my prayers are that the pain is less and less everyday.  Can't wait to hear you've gotten your scooter and that you're buzzing around on it.  Then I'll say "You Go, Girl!"  You're making progress every day so just be patient and "keep on keeping on."


{{{hugs}}},


Sandy and Dick Eastman
Yanette Schimmelfennig
Yanette Schimmelfennig
To me it sounds like you are coming along well.  I am glad that you are young and can heal like this..would not have happened for this old lady..would have been rest home for me if I survived.  You are handling this beautifully..really you are.  You keep going sunshine because you are going to walk again and they will figure the back thing out.  And the way you write!  Have you ever considered writing?  You could write your story as you already are and others too who may not be so talented!  Keep that in mind!  Loves to you!
Jenny Vogel
Jenny Vogel
Alina,
You don't know me.  I sent you a message right after your accident when Linda Ruth told me what happened.  She is a dear friend of mine and ever since she came home from Colorado and told me what happened, I have read every post and been praying for you.  
Each time I see a post in my inbox, I get butterflies wondering how you are doing and what the Lord is doing in your life.  
As I read about how your mom has been there for you and how much that meant to you it brought tears to your eyes.  As a mom of a 15 and 19 (almost 20) yr old, I would do anything for them.  I am sure it is as hard for  your mom to go back to work as it is to see her go.  But it is now time in the bigger scheme of life to be on your own once again and know that your mom, Cheri, your friends and God are right there with you even as you will be home alone.  
I will be praying for you that you will feel true peace all day and that you will be able to process how you are feeling even in the most difficult moments.  I can't imagine what that must be like for you.  I am sure it creeps up at the most inopportune or unexpected times. 
Don't you wish we could schedule a time to be scared or depressed or in the darkness, so we would have something or someone at the ready. 
Bless you Alina and may the Lord make His face to shine upon you.
A stranger/friend from PA.Jenny
Deb Arndt
Deb Arndt
Hi Alina,

I feel so blessed that I got to see you today.  You look fabulous.  You have a beautiful smile to go along with your beautiful soul.  I know you have heard this many times and you will hear it many more times, but you truly are an inspiration.  Hang in there - you can do this!

Thank you for being a part of all of our lives.

Love and prayers
Yanette Schimmelfennig
Yanette Schimmelfennig
Yes it will take quite a bit of work physically and emotionally to come through this but please remember you are early in all this and look how far you have come!  You are doing it!  And we are proud of you!  And I really feel for you with your feelings of loss over this.  Talking and blogging will help!  Loves
TIM MCDONOUGH
TIM MCDONOUGH
SO, BEEN 2 MONTHS SINCE ANYONE HAS GRACED these pages with support of you? NOT GOOD!

You need LOVE & SUPPORT everyday UNTIl you can jump for joy(BUT PLEASE NOT FROM THE 4TH FLOOR AGAIN!!!!!!!!)

I have known you Alina, since sometime after this IRON WOMAN event happened! And you are an inspiration to us all! I am so blessed to have you as a friend!

well, I havent seen any latest updates on here of your condition! I have been informed on a daily basis BUT this site  needs that too!

So what is going on? I feel that you need to vamoose from the year 2012!!! too many lousy shit has happened to you this year! JOEY is a GOOD BONUS to an otherwise lousy year! So, just another 16 days to go to start all anew!

WISH I COULD CONTRIBUTE TO THIS SITE FOR YOU!! But I havent won powerball or mega or anything else! BUT had I won I would make sure you wouldn't have to pay rent anymore! a mortgage is so much better! I'd buy the house and you assume ownership and buy if from me!
Matt McCauley
Matt McCauley
Alina-it is quite acceptable to be focused on yourself right now. With very few exceptions, what passes for stress in people's lives is NOTHING compared to what you have been through. You almost died. A fight with a boyfriend or stress at work is nothing. You keep working on what you need to do to get back. .
Matt McCauley
Matt McCauley
Hi Alina-It is your dad's friend Matt. I know it is scary for you right now. All I can say is that you can only take it one day at a time. Things will eventually work out. They always do. Don't be afraid to use and lean on the people that care for you. You are a very brave girl. Don't worry. You will be fine.
steven berger
steven berger
Hi Alina,


 


you don't know me, and i know you indirectly through our cousin Linda Paskell. Also i met your parents a few years ago when i was in Denver with Linda visiting Aunt Lois, but i don't remember your being at that dinner. In any case, Linda told me your awful story, and gave me the url to your blog. I just wanted to express my sympathy and support. I had a motorcycle accident about the same time in Thailand, broke my leg and was 3 months in the hospital there, nothing as serious as what you're going through, still i can relate to how you get to see this world in a different perspective, feel gratitude and appreciation, a deeper sense of reality and awareness of our fragility, and our strength. i admire your spirit, and your great sense of humor. keep on trucking! 
Sandy Eastman
Sandy Eastman
Alina,


Just read your latest.  Sounds like you're making real progress.  I imagine that the pain is the worst part and difficult to deal with on a major scale.  Our thoughts are with you and my prayers are that the pain is less and less everyday.  Can't wait to hear you've gotten your scooter and that you're buzzing around on it.  Then I'll say "You Go, Girl!"  You're making progress every day so just be patient and "keep on keeping on."


{{{hugs}}},


Sandy and Dick Eastman
Yanette Schimmelfennig
Yanette Schimmelfennig
To me it sounds like you are coming along well.  I am glad that you are young and can heal like this..would not have happened for this old lady..would have been rest home for me if I survived.  You are handling this beautifully..really you are.  You keep going sunshine because you are going to walk again and they will figure the back thing out.  And the way you write!  Have you ever considered writing?  You could write your story as you already are and others too who may not be so talented!  Keep that in mind!  Loves to you!
Deb Arndt
Deb Arndt
Hi Alina,

I feel so blessed that I got to see you today.  You look fabulous.  You have a beautiful smile to go along with your beautiful soul.  I know you have heard this many times and you will hear it many more times, but you truly are an inspiration.  Hang in there - you can do this!

Thank you for being a part of all of our lives.

Love and prayers
Sandy Eastman
Sandy Eastman
Alina,


Don't be so hard on yourself.  You've been through so much and every day you make more and more progress.  Of course, you've been wrapped up in yourself, look at the horrible experience you've gone through......not to mention all the pain as well.  Praise God that you survived and are alive today. And one day you'll be back on your feet.  They've done a phenomenal job on that foot.  That alone is something to be thankful for.  You'll feel like conversing and taking phone calls, etc again one of these days.  It will all come in due time.  Just be patient and take one day at a time.  God loves you and so do we.


{{{hugs}}},


Sandy and Dick Eastman
Margi Stout
Margi Stout
I understand the fear of going forward after a tragedy. Let your special auntie share some words.

You ARE going to heal, you ARE going to get better. You must remember, it hasn't even been 6 weeks since you made the hardest decision of your life. You have been amazing, your healing is so far ahead of schedule! You handle your pain so well, I would still be gulping pain meds like crazy but you are pacing yourself, listening to your body and responding as needed.

Work.....we can carpool, you don't need to worry about driving yet. That is something we can easily figure out. If you get tired, you go lay down in the car. Or we can find a spot in the office you can stretch out. We can fix your chair so it is comfy. Trust me, we can figure that part out already.

Bills....pay $10 on each one until you can pay more. Hospitals and doctor offices do have sympathy and will let you pay a little bit each month. Hopefully there will be a time in the future that you will be able to clear them up. You can also negotiate cash. I am very good at this....use me to your fullest extent! I can write letters, you know that! Hahaha

Clothes....I would gladly take you shopping. People at work would love to pick you up a top, a pair of pants...some pretty little slippers. We can fix that together, as the village of friends that we are.

You are going to be OK....give your self time, pray and let your friends help in all the ways they can. You have so much love in your life and that is not just from me, who thinks you are the most adorable sweet kind beautiful young lady who has graced me with such incredible love.

Auntie is just a phone call away....and I have Kohls cash!

Love you little one,

 

 
Aric S.
Aric S.
Hi Alina, I took the time to join your caringbridge site because I think its wonderful your still alive, I REALLY wish I could help you with a donation(s), but unfortunately I am not in the position to do so, so I donate my time, thoughts and prayers to a very brave young woman who decided to live and did whatever she had to, too will herself to survive, so I befriended "Supergirl" and I cheer her on in her recovery.  Much Love Always, Sincerely your your Detroit brother and new friend forever..
Jenny Vogel
Jenny Vogel
Alina,
You don't know me.  I sent you a message right after your accident when Linda Ruth told me what happened.  She is a dear friend of mine and ever since she came home from Colorado and told me what happened, I have read every post and been praying for you.  
Each time I see a post in my inbox, I get butterflies wondering how you are doing and what the Lord is doing in your life.  
As I read about how your mom has been there for you and how much that meant to you it brought tears to your eyes.  As a mom of a 15 and 19 (almost 20) yr old, I would do anything for them.  I am sure it is as hard for  your mom to go back to work as it is to see her go.  But it is now time in the bigger scheme of life to be on your own once again and know that your mom, Cheri, your friends and God are right there with you even as you will be home alone.  
I will be praying for you that you will feel true peace all day and that you will be able to process how you are feeling even in the most difficult moments.  I can't imagine what that must be like for you.  I am sure it creeps up at the most inopportune or unexpected times. 
Don't you wish we could schedule a time to be scared or depressed or in the darkness, so we would have something or someone at the ready. 
Bless you Alina and may the Lord make His face to shine upon you.
A stranger/friend from PA.Jenny
Yanette Schimmelfennig
Yanette Schimmelfennig
Yes it will take quite a bit of work physically and emotionally to come through this but please remember you are early in all this and look how far you have come!  You are doing it!  And we are proud of you!  And I really feel for you with your feelings of loss over this.  Talking and blogging will help!  Loves
TIM MCDONOUGH
TIM MCDONOUGH
SO, BEEN 2 MONTHS SINCE ANYONE HAS GRACED these pages with support of you? NOT GOOD!

You need LOVE & SUPPORT everyday UNTIl you can jump for joy(BUT PLEASE NOT FROM THE 4TH FLOOR AGAIN!!!!!!!!)

I have known you Alina, since sometime after this IRON WOMAN event happened! And you are an inspiration to us all! I am so blessed to have you as a friend!

well, I havent seen any latest updates on here of your condition! I have been informed on a daily basis BUT this site  needs that too!

So what is going on? I feel that you need to vamoose from the year 2012!!! too many lousy shit has happened to you this year! JOEY is a GOOD BONUS to an otherwise lousy year! So, just another 16 days to go to start all anew!

WISH I COULD CONTRIBUTE TO THIS SITE FOR YOU!! But I havent won powerball or mega or anything else! BUT had I won I would make sure you wouldn't have to pay rent anymore! a mortgage is so much better! I'd buy the house and you assume ownership and buy if from me!
Matt McCauley
Matt McCauley
Hi Alina-It is your dad's friend Matt. I know it is scary for you right now. All I can say is that you can only take it one day at a time. Things will eventually work out. They always do. Don't be afraid to use and lean on the people that care for you. You are a very brave girl. Don't worry. You will be fine.
Aric S.
Aric S.
Hi Alina, I took the time to join your caringbridge site because I think its wonderful your still alive, I REALLY wish I could help you with a donation(s), but unfortunately I am not in the position to do so, so I donate my time, thoughts and prayers to a very brave young woman who decided to live and did whatever she had to, too will herself to survive, so I befriended "Supergirl" and I cheer her on in her recovery.  Much Love Always, Sincerely your your Detroit brother and new friend forever..
Sandy Eastman
Sandy Eastman
Alina,


Just read your latest.  Sounds like you're making real progress.  I imagine that the pain is the worst part and difficult to deal with on a major scale.  Our thoughts are with you and my prayers are that the pain is less and less everyday.  Can't wait to hear you've gotten your scooter and that you're buzzing around on it.  Then I'll say "You Go, Girl!"  You're making progress every day so just be patient and "keep on keeping on."


{{{hugs}}},


Sandy and Dick Eastman
Jenny Vogel
Jenny Vogel
Alina,
You don't know me.  I sent you a message right after your accident when Linda Ruth told me what happened.  She is a dear friend of mine and ever since she came home from Colorado and told me what happened, I have read every post and been praying for you.  
Each time I see a post in my inbox, I get butterflies wondering how you are doing and what the Lord is doing in your life.  
As I read about how your mom has been there for you and how much that meant to you it brought tears to your eyes.  As a mom of a 15 and 19 (almost 20) yr old, I would do anything for them.  I am sure it is as hard for  your mom to go back to work as it is to see her go.  But it is now time in the bigger scheme of life to be on your own once again and know that your mom, Cheri, your friends and God are right there with you even as you will be home alone.  
I will be praying for you that you will feel true peace all day and that you will be able to process how you are feeling even in the most difficult moments.  I can't imagine what that must be like for you.  I am sure it creeps up at the most inopportune or unexpected times. 
Don't you wish we could schedule a time to be scared or depressed or in the darkness, so we would have something or someone at the ready. 
Bless you Alina and may the Lord make His face to shine upon you.
A stranger/friend from PA.Jenny
Matt McCauley
Matt McCauley
Alina-it is quite acceptable to be focused on yourself right now. With very few exceptions, what passes for stress in people's lives is NOTHING compared to what you have been through. You almost died. A fight with a boyfriend or stress at work is nothing. You keep working on what you need to do to get back. .
Margi Stout
Margi Stout
I understand the fear of going forward after a tragedy. Let your special auntie share some words.

You ARE going to heal, you ARE going to get better. You must remember, it hasn't even been 6 weeks since you made the hardest decision of your life. You have been amazing, your healing is so far ahead of schedule! You handle your pain so well, I would still be gulping pain meds like crazy but you are pacing yourself, listening to your body and responding as needed.

Work.....we can carpool, you don't need to worry about driving yet. That is something we can easily figure out. If you get tired, you go lay down in the car. Or we can find a spot in the office you can stretch out. We can fix your chair so it is comfy. Trust me, we can figure that part out already.

Bills....pay $10 on each one until you can pay more. Hospitals and doctor offices do have sympathy and will let you pay a little bit each month. Hopefully there will be a time in the future that you will be able to clear them up. You can also negotiate cash. I am very good at this....use me to your fullest extent! I can write letters, you know that! Hahaha

Clothes....I would gladly take you shopping. People at work would love to pick you up a top, a pair of pants...some pretty little slippers. We can fix that together, as the village of friends that we are.

You are going to be OK....give your self time, pray and let your friends help in all the ways they can. You have so much love in your life and that is not just from me, who thinks you are the most adorable sweet kind beautiful young lady who has graced me with such incredible love.

Auntie is just a phone call away....and I have Kohls cash!

Love you little one,

 

 
Deb Arndt
Deb Arndt
Hi Alina,

I feel so blessed that I got to see you today.  You look fabulous.  You have a beautiful smile to go along with your beautiful soul.  I know you have heard this many times and you will hear it many more times, but you truly are an inspiration.  Hang in there - you can do this!

Thank you for being a part of all of our lives.

Love and prayers
Sandy Eastman
Sandy Eastman
Alina,


Don't be so hard on yourself.  You've been through so much and every day you make more and more progress.  Of course, you've been wrapped up in yourself, look at the horrible experience you've gone through......not to mention all the pain as well.  Praise God that you survived and are alive today. And one day you'll be back on your feet.  They've done a phenomenal job on that foot.  That alone is something to be thankful for.  You'll feel like conversing and taking phone calls, etc again one of these days.  It will all come in due time.  Just be patient and take one day at a time.  God loves you and so do we.


{{{hugs}}},


Sandy and Dick Eastman
steven berger
steven berger
Hi Alina,


 


you don't know me, and i know you indirectly through our cousin Linda Paskell. Also i met your parents a few years ago when i was in Denver with Linda visiting Aunt Lois, but i don't remember your being at that dinner. In any case, Linda told me your awful story, and gave me the url to your blog. I just wanted to express my sympathy and support. I had a motorcycle accident about the same time in Thailand, broke my leg and was 3 months in the hospital there, nothing as serious as what you're going through, still i can relate to how you get to see this world in a different perspective, feel gratitude and appreciation, a deeper sense of reality and awareness of our fragility, and our strength. i admire your spirit, and your great sense of humor. keep on trucking! 
Yanette Schimmelfennig
Yanette Schimmelfennig
To me it sounds like you are coming along well.  I am glad that you are young and can heal like this..would not have happened for this old lady..would have been rest home for me if I survived.  You are handling this beautifully..really you are.  You keep going sunshine because you are going to walk again and they will figure the back thing out.  And the way you write!  Have you ever considered writing?  You could write your story as you already are and others too who may not be so talented!  Keep that in mind!  Loves to you!
Yanette Schimmelfennig
Yanette Schimmelfennig
Yes it will take quite a bit of work physically and emotionally to come through this but please remember you are early in all this and look how far you have come!  You are doing it!  And we are proud of you!  And I really feel for you with your feelings of loss over this.  Talking and blogging will help!  Loves