This story originally published on January 20, 2016.
Cayden Hoth is a sophomore at Staley High School. On January 8, 2016 he was injured in a car wreck. As a result of the accident, he has a C5 and C6 spinal cord injury. He cannot move his legs, has limited mobility in his arms, and little ability to use his hands and fingers.
Cayden is determined to fight back from these injuries. He will be doing his first, major rehabilitation for 75 days at Craig Hospital in the Denver, CO area. Craig is a specialty hospital that is focused on rehabilitation and research for people with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.
Insurance will pay for the first 60 days of treatment. The family will be paying for the additional 15 days for a total of 75 days of rehab. The cost for those 15 days is $40,500. The Hoth family must pay 50% of that up front before they will be allowed to begin treatment. Intensive therapy is critical to Cayden’s future mobility and independence.
Family and friends say Cayden hasn’t lost his sense of humor since the accident and is anxious to get to work in rehab. Chelle Holland, a close friend of the family, has created a GoFundMe page to help the family raise the needed funds.
They currently have raised $16,545 of the $40,500 goal.
Update 6:30 PM: They have now raised $21,150.
Update 6:15 AM Saturday, 1/23/2016: KMBC 9 News ran a story on January 20. As of this morning, the GoFundMe page is $48,365, 120% of their original goal.
Update 7:09 PM Sunday, 1/24/2016: The support of the Northland and larger community has been nothing short of impressive. The GoFundMe goal has been raised to $70,000 to help with further needs the Hoths may have. Current fundraising total is $52,220.
Update 8:35 AM Monday, 2/1/2016: A total of $55,790 has been raised for the Hoth’s. You can also purchase a shirt that will help fund Cayden’s recovery. There is a social media hashtag for Cayden’s fight. We’ve embedded the stream below.
Update 11:11 AM Wednesday, 2.24.2016: For those interested in staying up to date on Cayden’s progress can follow this Facebook page: Cayden Hoth’s Fight. Total amount raised on the GoFundMe page is now at $59,150.
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