The Rolley Family, IN
2012 Immediate Need Recipient
Randy and Christy Rolley have four children (12, twins age 10 and 8) and live in the Evansville, Indiana area . A little over a year ago, Christy took her children and nieces/nephews sledding at a popular hill on one of Evansville’s golf courses. She was sledding on an inner tube holding her niece when she felt they were going out of control. She threw her niece off right before she struck a tree and shattered her spine. The injury left her paralyzed from the waist down.
The community rallied behind the Rolley’s during that horrible time, and equipped their house with the necessities for wheelchair accessibility.
In the year following, Randy lost his job and had been actively interviewing while taking care of Christy and his mother who was diagnosed with cancer. A month later, just when they thought they were getting back to a somewhat a normal life, Christy was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a double mastectomy, and because they had to cut so deeply to remove the cancer, she no longer had the ability to use her arms to operate her wheelchair and needed an electric wheelchair. Funds from the Immediate need fund went towards covering bill to help get the Rolley family back on their feet.