2023 Grantee: John Miller
In October of 2022, John Miller was in Vermont securing lumber for his woodworking projects back home in Wakefield, MA. John was taking down a large cherry tree when part of the tree came down and rolled on his body. He was brought to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for a broken femur, collapsed lung, many broken ribs, and other trauma. In surgery, some complications led to an incomplete spinal cord injury and paralysis from the shoulders down.
Since being transferred to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, John has been making progress in his daily living. JTF stepped in and approved a grant for a ceiling-mounted lift to assist with transfers. John has a great support system and is seeing improvements every day!