Donate to New York Catastrophic Injury Fund in honor of Rebecca Koltun (2022)

At age 21, due to a tragic accident, Rebecca is paralyzed from the neck down. Please help her get the spinal cord injury care and rehab she so urgently needs. ( If you want to follow Rebecca’s journey to recovery, scroll down and click “Subscribe” For information on fundraising and other activities, join our private Facebook group, Rally for Rebecca.)
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It’s your worst nightmare: a horrific accident that, in an instant, changes your life and the lives of your family forever.

On Saturday, March 13, 2021, Rebecca Aleck Koltun, a healthy, vibrant young woman about to graduate college, was in a life-threatening ski accident in which she suffered catastrophic injuries to her neck and spinal cord. A determined team of some 20 EMTs and other medical professionals ultimately saved her life, but the devastating outcome is that Rebecca is now paralyzed from the neck down. She can see, hear and understand, but is unable to move her arms or legs. The injury to her spinal cord—C1-C2, incomplete—is similar to that suffered years ago by actor Christopher Reeve. The medical name for her condition is quadriplegia.

We all know and love Rebecca as a strong, smart, ambitious, funny and determined young woman. In addition to being an avid skier, soccer player and New York Times crossword puzzle whiz, she’s also a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, friend, classmate and teammate. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that she was planning to attend medical school after graduating from Binghamton University this May. And we have no doubt Rebecca will approach the challenges she now faces with the same passion and fortitude. She already is.

In addition to coping with overwhelming shock, Rebecca’s parents—Scott and Audrey–now face exorbitant medical bills that their health insurance does not cover. In the first year alone, the cost of Rebecca’s care will likely exceed $1 million in out-of-pocket expenses, and there will be additional costs for modifying their home and purchasing the equipment necessary to address her needs, such as a customized van, specialized exercise equipment for strengthening and preventing atrophy of her muscles and a wheelchair, as well as a home care provider to help with her daily tasks and exercise.

If you are able, please consider supporting Rebecca and her family—Scott, Audrey and Rebecca’s brother, Erik–as they cope with the heartbreak of Rebecca’s injuries and the financial challenges ahead. Your contribution will help cover the cost of daily care and therapy she needs when she transfers to an in-patient rehab facility which specializes in treating and rehabilitating people with severe spinal cord injuries. She and her family will be forever grateful.

The first year of Rebecca’s treatment will be critical. Upon discharge from the hospital, Rebecca will need to spend months in rehab, receiving care almost around the clock. Research and experience indicate that in some instances, and with the supervision of trained experts, people with spinal cord injuries may recover partial function. Those gains typically come during the first twelve months of treatment and require a highly qualified team who will work with Rebecca daily, using cutting-edge medical equipment and technology. The right strengthening or range of motion exercises could pave the way for Rebecca to one day walk or use her hands again. That’s why these first few weeks and months are the most crucial time to provide support.

That Rebecca survived this devastating accident is nothing short of a miracle. It is proof of her love for life and strong sense of purpose. It’s important to remember, she’s still Rebecca, and she’s still a fighter. Rebecca has brightened our lives for 21 years. Now let’s join together to brighten hers.

We have chosen to fundraise for the Koltuns through Help Hope Live because the organization assures fiscal accountability for funds raised. You can be sure your donation will be used to pay or reimburse medical and care-related expenses. To make a tax-deductible donation to support Rebecca’s care (by credit or debit card), simply click the Give button. If you prefer to donate by check, instructions are on the left side of the page under Mail a Check.

For more information, please contact Help Hope Live at 800.642.8399.

Thank you for your support!

August 28, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

It is hard to believe that as I write this summer is almost over. Today it is cloudy in New York but we are told the sun will be coming out later this afternoon.

Rebecca has had a busy summer. This past week she went into Manhattan and saw another show.

Many people who I speak with express admiration for our family and Rebecca. It is certainly nice to hear those compliments. The bottom line is that we are just trying to live our lives and enjoy them just as anyone else would. Rebecca wants to enjoy life. We want to enjoy our lives. Rebecca must do it within the parameters of her condition. She chooses to focus on the things she can do. We do what we can do.

Come to think of it we all have parameters whether they be physical, psychological, emotional, familial or financial. We all work within those parameters

August has been a tough month for me at times. My Dad died in August and Mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer in August. Great things have also happened in August. On August 17, 2021 Rebecca was discharged from Spaulding in Boston and transferred to Glen Cove Hospital. This was a new beginning for her and for us.

Here is a toast to new beginnings. Here is a toast to moving forward as best we can.

Thank you all for your continued support and interest.

Love, Audrey, Scott Erik and Rebecca.

August 7, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

Rebecca has done some really fun things this summer.

She went to see the band One Republic at Jones Beach and sat pretty close to the stage. They gave out earplugs.

Last Sunday we went to a Yankee game and sat field level. The Yankees were advised of Rebecca's situation and someone from their organization reached out with tickets and passes to the Legends Restaurant. Best of all we had free parking.

Last Saturday we traveled to New Jersey for the graduation party of some close family friends. The party was terrific. The traffic on the George Washington Bridge not so much.

Last night we attended a charity event by the Over the Hill Gang where Rebecca was a beneficiary. Thank you OTHG!

Early one Sunday morning a few weeks ago I received a text from an old friend who told me it was urgent that she speak with me. I called her immediately and she told me that recently she had a session with a Medium and my parents showed up and took over her the session with all sorts of messages for me. At first I felt bad for my friend because this particular Medium is very much in demand and she had to wait close to a year to see him. Then when she goes my parents monopolize her session. Afterward I was grateful and I took comfort in her experience and in the message. Mediums by the way are not cheap. They cost more than massage therapists but less than lawyers.

The summer is flying by fast. I have not written an update in a while so I am a bit rusty.

Thank you all for your continued interest and support.

Love the Koltuns.

July 11, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

About two weeks ago Rebecca was fitted for her permanent power chair. It will be manufactured by a company called Permobil. The chair she uses now is a demo model made by Quantum. Permobil and Quantum are the two main chair companies. They are like Infiniti and Lexus.

Fitting Rebecca for her custom chair was a very detailed process and required the expertise of several individuals including a manufacturer's representative and an occupational therapist. With all the insurance red tape and supply chain issues, it is anyone's guess when she will actually get her new chair. In the meantime she utilizes her Quantum as well as her manual chair. Her manual chair is quite comfortable but it does not give her the independence that the power chair allows. Anyone who is around her in her power chair knows to watch out for sudden movements. If she runs over your feet the chair will crush your toes into little pieces.

About six weeks ago I purchased curtains for our new den upstairs. Although I am 62 I have never had occasion to buy or order curtains. The curtains had to be custom made because of the size of our window. This was uncharted territory for me. Fortunately I went to a store that specialized in window coverings and the process turned out to be very easy. The curtains arrived in about three weeks and there were no supply chain issues or insurance company approval requirements.

Our summer has gone very well so far. Rebecca loves drinking iced decaf coffees and going to beaches and parks. Yesterday Rebecca along with some family and friends traveled into the City and saw a Broadway play. The theatre was very accommodating. Although I went into the City with them I opted instead to go see the Elvis movie.

Is there really such a thing as normal? I don't know because normality is subjective and individual. It is liking asking whether there is such a thing as sanity.

We are faced with choices throughout our lives. This gives us some control of our destinies. In the past 16 months I have spoken with many Rabbis more so than in in my entire life. One Rabbi in Boston who we became quite friendly with explained that we only get some choices- not the big ones.

I have to go to work tomorrow so thank you again for your continued interest and support.

Love the Koltuns.

June 18, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

This morning I woke up at 4:41 am and could not fall back to sleep.

I have this recurring dream that I am back in college and it is halfway through the semester and I have yet to attend any classes or submit my assignments. This was very unlike me. I wish my dream would tell me what I did spend my time doing.

After a while I got out of bed and decided to do an update but then Audrey told me we need potato salad for tomorrow so I headed off to Shoprite.

Every day I try to think of the things Rebecca can do. This time of year it is easy to be outside and enjoy the sun, the breeze and the greenery.

Rebecca is focused on scheduling her days. She takes as much control as she can. She keeps busy with various appointments and visitors etc. We go all sorts of places in our van. She enjoys singing and doing her art.

A friend of ours who is a quadriplegic told me one day I will wake up and realize life has normalized. I would like to say we are approaching that but truly none of this feels normal to me. Of course I tell myself we are far better off than we were one year ago when we were stuck in Boston with no visible path home.

I still think why us? No doubt I had it good. I do realize there is tragedy everywhere. But still why us?

Notwithstanding the above we have been very fortunate. The community of support that exists for Rebecca and our family is incredible. It is never ending and is like a deep deep well that we always draw from.

I have no answers. I do not know that there are answers. Only to find enjoyment in the day.

Love to all, the Koltuns

June 6, 2022

Congrats to Rebecca's cousin Kyle for completing the 2022 Carilion Clinic IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia's Blue Ridge Race on Sunday, June 5! He turned his own race into the RACE FOR REBECCA, a personal fundraiser that resulted in $1,800 for Rebecca's care. His total time was 8 hrs 13 minutes. 2-mile swim, 58-mile bike (In mountains!) 13.5 run. Each event and total, swim 42 min, bike 4 hrs, run 3 hrs, the time total was 8 hrs 13 min. Congrats Kyle, and thanks for the awesome work!

June 4, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

I think at this point I am going to curtail my weekly updates to once or twice per month.

Now that summer is here I need to make sure that we have gas for the grill. I also need to keep the outdoor cushions out of the rain.

Rebecca and Audrey are at an art show this afternoon and I sincerely hope they do not buy anything as our house is overloaded with stuff and I am a minimalist.

We are still flying high from the wonderful 5k event that took place over Memorial Day Weekend in honor of Rebecca. We look forward to future events in large part because it is good to see friends and supporters.

While our struggles are more out in the open than most, I have learned that everyone faces personal difficulties and hurdles. We are all imperfect beings in a world where life is often not fair. Keeping this in the back of our minds may help us during the day when things don't always go right.

I will always do an update when there is something to report or say.

Thank you all for your continued suport.

Love, the Koltuns

May 29, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

Yesterday was the first annual 5k Walk Run Roll for Rebecca. It was a huge success and I think it turned out to be larger than anyone envisioned. The weather turned out to be fine for the event. The forecast had been iffy all week.

The organizers of the event were planning this for over six months. None of them had ever oversaw an event of such scope and magnitude before. There were many many people who made sure it ran smoothly. The primary organizers were Andrew and Wendy Mensch and Jason and Judy Brenner. There were also many others who did so much. I apologize for not mentioning them by name here. Please understand that we are incredibly grateful for all your help.

We have been very friendly with the Mensch family for many years. The Brenner family were more neighbors and acquaintances before this with whom we had much in common. We have grown closer to them since Rebecca's accident.

The event raised alot of money. It created attention and awareness for spinal chord injury (SCI) and for those who ambulate in wheelchairs.

Maybe most importantly it brought people together for a good cause in what is an increasingly troubled world.

Members of the Stratton Mountain Ski Patrol involved in Rebecca's rescue drove down for the event. My office Chesney Nicholas and Brower also had a load of people who participated. It is hard to believe all of this was for Rebecca and our family. It was very overwhelming.

I am now going to eat some scrambled eggs for breakfast. I used to read Dear Abby and Ann Landers when I was a kid. I am not one to impose advice but if I were to give advice I would say whatever your circumstances try and enjoy the day. That is what I am going to do. It is all we have.

Thank you all for your continued interest and support.

Love, The Koltun Family.

May 20, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

As many of you know, a team of our friends and community members are organizing a Rally for Rebecca 5K walk-run-roll to raise funds for Rebecca’s HHL campaign. (The event will start at Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School, with a fun run at 8:00 a.m. for the kids and the 5K starting at 8:30 a.m. It’s on rain or shine) The date of the event is Saturday May 28, 2022.

So far more than 300 people have registered to either join the race or volunteer on race day. We continue to be amazed and humbled by the amount of support that has been provided to Rebecca and our family. We are hoping for a super large turnout so if you are thinking of coming, then please put on your best walking and/or running shoes and come out on the morning of Saturday May 28th. It should be alot of fun and it is really for a good cause.

Rebecca will also be doing the race in her power chair.

It’s not too late to show your support in any way you can — as a participant, volunteer, sponsor or just by cheering everyone on…Our whole family will be there, and we hope to see you there too.

If you're from out of the area, you can participate virtually. We appreciate the army of people who've volunteered to help on race day, but we still need more. If your feet are too tired for running or walking the 5K, but you are able to help, please sign up using the sign up genius link: www.signupgenius.com

We especially want to thank the organizing committee, sponsors and all the local shops and restaurants who donated food and raffle prizes and the POB police and fire departments, as well as the staff and administrators from the POB schools who are helping promote and providing a venue for the race. Registration and race details are here: events.elitefeats.com

Sign up to volunteer (registration on Elite Feats page is optional for volunteers): www.signupgenius.com

Thank you all so much.

Love, The Koltun Family

May 14, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

Thank you for reading this update and thank you for your support as always.

Rebecca is approaching her five month anniversary of living in the community as they say. Five months is longer than any hospital stay she had. Rebecca continues to do well. She keeps herself busy with all sorts of things. Her health continues to be steady and stable. Thank G-d. Last night we went out to a Japanese Restaurant for sushi. In a crowded restaurant Rebecca's voice can not be heard at times. Someone got her a voice amplifier. It works great.

When Rebecca was discharged we embarked on a new adventure. In many ways however it was like we were entering a dark cave with only the flashlight from our I phone to navigate. Caving has never been something that interested me. Now five months into this we are finding our way around. We have learned a great deal. We have gotten more. savvy.

When something like this happens information comes at you from many different sources. Some of it is valuable but alot of it is not applicable. At the beginning we had no idea what was what. Now we are getting a better sense. We all know the phrase live and learn. My Dad had a great phrase: Some can learn others must feel.

As many of you know Rebecca is entitled to and receives benefits from "Medicaid" the public welfare system that is supposedly designed to support individuals who are poor disabled etc. As an attorney I have dealt tangentially with Medicaid many times over the years. In working with the Medicaid system on behalf of Rebecca I am sorry to say that it is incredibly complicated, convoluted and woefully inadequate. In all this time I have never really met anyone who understands it.

In summary if we did not have private money Rebecca may not have been able to live outside of a hospital. If we did not have private money it would be almost impossible for Audrey and I to work. It is my hope and goal to one day raise enough funds so that Rebecca does not have to rely on Medicaid.

We have learned to accept help. We are grateful. I will admit I am a humbler individual. Rebecca is a very strong individual. She has what it takes. Many times when I sit down to write the update I have no idea what I am going to say. This was one of those times.

Love to all. The Koltuns.

May 7, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

I have been watching alot of old episodes of Green Acres lately. I watch them late at night. They help me sleep. The show is really kind of unrealistic.

If Oliver Wendell Douglas was such a smart and savvy businessman and lawyer then how come he didn't do his due diligence before he bought that shack in Hooterville? Also who drives a tractor in a three piece suit anyway?

Two of my favorite words are "might" and "may". Okay-- to use it in a sentence: "We might be able to do this or that one day". "Things may improve or this or that situation may get better." Of course they may or might get worse but I tend to be an optimist. Bottom line we really don't know what life is going to bring us. We plan ahead a week, a month a year but in reality we don't know if our plans will ever come to fruition. As for me I am done planning. I do not plan. I do not even dream. I observe and react. It is all still new to me. People who have been through this tell me one day it will all be normal and I will hit my groove. I am not there yet. Not even close. Everyday is a matter of survival. I deal with many outside forces.

Rebecca's weeks are filled with activity. She loves people and enjoys being out and about. She reads voraciously. She goes to Starbucks and Panera. Today she was in Stew Leonards and Trader Joes. She is certainly not shy about her disability. I see her trying to figure the best way she can live within her limitations. We had our healing service Wednesday which is something I look forward to in our "new normal". Rebecca spoke very eloquently about her meeting other people with similar disabilities on Tick Tock etc. They exchange ideas and war stories.

There is really not much to report this week. We are doing our best. Thank you for reading this update. Thank you for your support.

Love, The Koltuns.

April 30, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

I am happy to report our nursing and care situation is showing some signs of improvement. This of course is good news.

I will now talk about one of our other battles. As many of you know we pay for a great deal of Rebecca's care privately. This is because of the limited resources made available to Rebecca through insurance.

One of our biggest battles is with the insurance company that pays for Rebecca's nursing. This is not Audrey's employer but another company. Northwell which is who Audrey is employed with has been incredibly good to us from day one. They are not the villian. It is another company.

Despite the fact that Rebecca's Doctor has written multiple letters of medical necessity regarding Rebecca's need for 24 hour nursing, this insurance company for all intents and purposes ignores Rebecca's Doctor's letters and relies on the opinions of their "Doctors" who say Rebecca can get away with much much less.

Of course Rebecca is not their daughter and these insurance company Doctors are not employed to do what is medically necessary. Their job is to save the insurance company money. As many of you know I am an attorney and I am quite familiar with the machinations of insurance companies so this is not a surprise to me.

Fortunately, we can now file what is known as an "External Appeal" meaning someone outside of the insurance company will review Rebecca's situation. This of course takes time.

In the meantime, Rebecca makes the most of her days as we all should. We are enjoying the sunshine and look forward to the warmer weather which hopefully will come soon.

Thank you all again for reading this Update. I know I always say it but it bears repeating. Without the support of all of you who read this we would not be where we are today.

Love to all, The Koltuns.

April 23, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

It has been a tough past few weeks for us and I have not felt like doing an update. While I am by nature an optimist, the truth is I have felt worn down and defeated of late. I am not a religious man but when I wake up I say good morning to my parents and quietly ask for the strength to make it through the day. Fortunately the good Lord gives it to me and off I go to walk my dog.

Staffing nurses has become extraordinarily difficult and most of the time we are without any nurses to care for Rebecca. When this happens it falls on Audrey and I to provide her care. Neither Audrey and I are trained medical professionals, Moreover we both have jobs and careers. Fortunately we have a few dedicated and wonderful people who help us but it is far from enough. Caring for Rebecca is very physical and labor intensive. The good news is it can be done and once it is done she is good to go

Rebecca has been having trouble sleeping lately and when she can't sleep it makes the day that much more arduous for her. For good or for bad my mood is often tied to her meaning if she is having a good day so am I and visa versa. I really don't want it to be that way.

There are a good number of individuals who come to our house on a regular basis to visit with Rebecca. Some I knew others I have just met. Some are art therapists others are neighborhood moms. Having these individuals in our home brings a real positive energy. We are grateful for them.

Today the weather was beautiful and we were able to go down to the beach later in the day. Rebecca sped along in her power chair on the boardwalk in the sunshine. That was uplifting for all of us. She left me in the dust.

A few weeks ago we received a care package from some organization. It was filled with household items like dish detergent, sponges etc. Contained in it was also a bar of Ivory soap. Now when I was a kid I never much cared for Ivory soap. I always liked Dial. But I started using this bar of Ivory and I really took to it. They say as you get older your taste buds change but soap? I of course had my mouth washed out with soap when I was a boy and deservedly so. It was not Ivory but the decorative soap in the guest bathroom.

A friend of ours had open heart surgery this week. Please pray for him.

Thank you all again for your support and interest.

Here is to looking forward to better times.

Love The Koltuns.

April 9, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

People have been asking all week what we thought of the GTTR episode.

The answer is we loved it and we thought they did a terrific job capturing the story and the essence of our family. We are greatly appreciative of the many people who helped with the project and we realize how fortunate we are to have had such unbelievable support from the very beginning of what was a life changing event. I wish I could personally show my gratitude to everyone who helped us. It is kind of weird to watch a TV show about one's life.

When we moved out of the house for the renovation we had to throw a ton of stuff into storage quickly. This past week we had our belongings delivered back to our garage. I am now going through all of these boxes, organizing and throwing stuff out. I have a shredder. I can't tell you what a great release it is to shred old bank statements for a few hours. I felt like a new man!

In the past two days we learned of two other families with members who suffered spinal cord injuries similar to that of Rebecca. They both appear to be working their way through the same type of s---storm that we found ourselves in earlier on. Needless to say we will offer our help in any way we can.

I am an attorney by occupation and these past few weeks the courts have started to open up so I have found myself putting on a suit and tie again.

I know I say this alot but we continue to live one day at a time and deal with both the challenges and the joy that the day may bring us. Rebecca is resolute and purposeful in planning out each day. She does not like to be late and she likes things to go according to plan. It is not always easy for her and it is not always smooth for us. Nevertheless we keep going.

Love to all, The Koltuns.

April 3, 2022

For anyone who missed it, here's a link to the episode of George to the Rescue featuring the renovation of the Koltun's home. The episode is touching, respectful, and beautifully done -- and we are forever grateful to George and his crew for their efforts. It is gratifying to see Rebecca, Scott, Audrey, Erik and Ollie back home where they belong.

April 2, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

I apologize for not writing this update last night but I was too busy listening to some old Leonard Cohen CD's. Whenever I see a picture of Leonard Cohen I wonder why fedoras like my Dad used to wear have not come back in style. Everything else has.

I am purposely writing this update before the GTTR episode which airs in about an hour. I will not know how I am going to feel after watching our lives unfold on television. All the people at NBC and the entire GTTR staff were super professional and capable so I know they have done a great job. Nevertheless it will be a unique experience to say the least watching a TV show about our lives.

I bought a new I phone 11 this past week at the Apple Store. The time had come to replace my I phone 7 which was quickly losing its ability to hold a charge. The entire process was seamless and smooth. I had a great salesperson who explained to me the difference between all the phones and I was able to transfer my data without a hitch.

I know my post last week was dark. But every day is a struggle for us. We do our best to figure out a way . We coordinate and do our best to think out of the box. There was an article on us in Newsday yesterday about our lives and the GTTR show. I thought it was a really good article. We have some caregivers that are really devoted to Rebecca but we need more.

Rebecca saw that Batman movie yesterday and enjoyed it. She goes to physical therapy. She goes to stores and visits with friends and relatives. She goes outside. She feels the sun and the wind. We don't look too far ahead and we never look behind. We are able to continue moving forward in great part because of all the help we receive from others.

As many of you know we have a mealtrain. I truly look forward to it and we have received many wonderful meals from it. Thank you to all of you who have participated.

Okay it is almost time for the show and I want to eat some egg salad before it starts. If I eat during the show people will complain I am chewing too loud.

Love to all, Audrey, Scott Erik and Rebecca.

March 26, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

Thank you all again for your interest and support.

Personally, this was a tough week.. We fight this war on many fronts as you can imagine. Some of the battles are within us. Others are with forces we can not control. Some weeks we just get worn out. Some days despondency gets the better of us and it is tough to find that bright light or sense of purpose. Many days we feel we have to move mountains to carve out a somewhat normal existence and we just do not have the strength. Some days the anxiety level gets very high and I feel my heart beating through my chest.

When Rebecca was at Spaulding in the beginning moving her from bed to chair was a major undertaking. I got crazy watching it because Rebecca had a one hour therapy session and 45 minutes of it would be transferring her from bed to chair. After a while I would leave the room and go somewhere else. I would feel faint and stressed. Thinking about that now I can appreciate how far Rebecca has come since those early days.

Finding good nurses and motivated individuals to be companions for Rebecca remains a high priority for us. We are still seeking nurses to take care of our Rebecca. If you are a nurse or know of a nurse that would be interested in working with Rebecca then please contact Bayada at 516 222 0092.

Although a year has passed it is all still new to us. We try our best every day. We put our shoes and socks on, brush our teeth, walk the dog. etc Rebecca goes to therapy. She goes to parks. She visits with friends and has lunch. She plays Kattan and does crossword puzzles. Today she was at Chopt in Woodbury. Being reborn into a completely different existence takes time. Remember it is the journey that is important not the destination.

Rebecca's George to the Rescue episode will be airing on Saturday April 2nd on NBC at 930 am. in the New York/Metropolitan area. I am told it may be on later that day also on NBC. It will also be on You Tube once the initial airing is complete. It will be interesting to watch for us Koltuns.

Love to all, Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca.

March 19, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

Rebecca had a nice day and I believe a good week. Audrey's parents are visiting with us which is a pleasure. We took a road trip down to Wantagh Park today and walked/rolled along the water enjoying the sunshine. Wantagh Park is a real hidden gem We are very fortunate to have so many beautiful parks here on Long Island. Before that the gang made a trip to Marshalls and then Rebecca headed off to physical therapy.

This past week Rebecca took possession of her manual wheel chair which was fitted for her. The manual chair is a good alternate means for Rebecca to get around. As someone has to push it, the manual chair does not give Rebecca the independence and freedom that she gets with her power chair. Nevertheless it is a nice sky blue and it will come in handy at times for her.

I have been thinking about where we were a year ago. Rebecca was in the ICU at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon New Hampshire. Audrey Erik and I were staying in a Marriott Residence Inn about a mile away. I could not sleep at night so I would stay up watching the Golden Girls which was on the Hallmark Channel. During the day we would sneak into the hospital (Covid Rules) Dartmouth-Hitchcock is absolutely huge. They had an Au Bon Pain so the coffee was good. Rebecca was only allowed one visitor at a time because of Covid so we would all do shifts. The staff there was incredibly nice. They all wore LL Bean. The town of Hanover was nearby. It is the college town for Dartmouth but since the school was not open the town was pretty much deserted. Needless to say these were not fun times. We spent 18 days in New Hampshire before Rebecca was transferred to Spaulding. Nothing against New Hampshire but I seriously doubt I will ever go back there.

Last night I had a very vivid dream that I was driving around Green Acres Shopping Mall. I was with two dentists who were in the front seat and we could not find parking. I am not sure what that is about. My teeth are fine. Good night all. I am going to see if the dishwasher is fully loaded and ready to run.

Love to all, The Koltuns.

March 14, 2022

Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of Rebecca’s accident. We wanted to take a moment to thank the entire community for your amazing support. From restaurants and stores that have been so generous even as they struggle with life during COVID to groups and individuals who’ve been creative with their fundraising efforts and so generous with their time, donations, and the ongoing meal train. The giving, caring, and love seem endless.

Together, the Rally for Rebecca campaigns have raised more than $1,050,000 in less than a year...a record for our partners at Help Hope Live, who have offered outstanding support since we first met in late March of last year. Donations have come from friends, family, and strangers in more than 40 states and 10 countries...truly amazing and a testament to our love and support for Rebecca and her entire family!

The money raised in this first year since Rebecca’s accident was greatly needed and is always much appreciated. The funds have gone and continue to go a long way to help cover Rebecca’s initial expenses—like the specially adapted van, custom wheelchair and Hoyer lift, as well as hospital and nursing costs not covered by Rebecca’s insurance.

Moving forward, Rebecca will require round-the-clock care for the rest of her life, as well as physical, occupational, and respiratory therapies, medications, supplies, and maintenance of her equipment. The estimated ongoing cost for her care exceeds $250,000 to $300,000 a year.

With that figure in mind, we will be resetting our fundraising goal for the second year to $300,000 starting this week.

Your generosity has exceeded all expectations and, for Rebecca’s sake and for that of her whole family, we hope your support will continue. We will be here to promote and help coordinate fundraisers, including the upcoming Rally for Rebecca 5K Walk-Run-Roll, the Poker Tournament, and many other efforts that are coming up this year.

From the bottom of our hearts, and on behalf of the entire Koltun family, thank you for your support and friendship. Let’s keep right on rallying for Rebecca!

- Wendy and Andrew Mensch

March 13, 2022

Hello to all of you who have been following Scott's posts and supporting our family. This is Audrey writing today-one year after Rebecca's ski accident. I sit here in tears. Tears of hope, sadness, grief, appreciation, and more. A few months ago, I was asked to write an article about Rebecca's frontline workers for an online magazine, and I want to share it with you.

"How do you thank someone who has done so much for your child including saving her life, transporting her in a very fragile state, taking care of your child for months, days, hours at a time? People who first helped us are the ski patrol at Stratton Mountain. I was told there were 12 people that assisted getting Rebecca down to the medical clinic there. Then, an exceptional team of doctors worked on Rebecca to keep her alive. She lost her pulse multiple times but they did not give up. We want to thank the folks that airlifted her to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. There she received exceptional care from doctors, nurses, social workers, nurse managers, custodial staff, etc. The paramedics in the ambulance that transported Rebecca from New Hampshire to Boston where she was there for 4 1/2 months at Spaulding rehabilitation hospital were wonderful. I was allowed to ride in the ambulance and both Rebecca and I were so scared. We had no idea what our immediate future was going to look like. This is where she gained a tremendous amount of progress with regards to healing. Here she became very close to her medical team, the respiratory therapists, her occupational and physical therapists, her speech therapists, recreation therapist, her technology specialist, and some of the of patients with SCI. She was also transported multiple times by ambulance to Mass General Hospital and received exceptional care in the pediatric ICU. The nurses, doctors, and child life specialists were incredible.

In August, Rebecca was transferred to Northwell Glen Cove Hospital rehab where the care she received exceeded our expectations exponentially. Everyone treated Rebecca like their own daughter (doctors, nurses. PCAs, PT, OT, recreational therapists, security, administration, etc). We all received wonderful support and Rebecca received phenomenal care there.

Rebecca was in the hospital for nine months after her ski accident in March. Other frontline workers that helped in Rebecca‘s recovery are her friends who have continuously supported her and us and have been visiting her this entire time. This is helping her with her emotional recovery. Our friends, family, our community and beyond have been extremely supportive and have helped our family tremendously in coping with this tragedy.

After Rebecca was discharged from Glen Cove Hospital on December 20, 2021, she was able to live with us in a temporary location while our house was being renovated so she can live in it. We have been living in a Senior Community, Brandywine, in Melville. The staff and residents are all so warm and welcoming. It truly is our second home. Scott and I lived here for 4 months.

Our house was redesigned and renovated by and through the NBC TV show George to the Rescue (GTTR).

Almost immediately after Rebecca’s accident, many individuals who we knew and others we did not know contacted GTTR (George Orliphant) about our situation. Our house which is lovely is not a house that is accessible for the handicapped. This, coupled with Rebecca’s limitations, made any renovation project very difficult. We are so grateful to this remarkable team.

We have met some remarkable and caring people this past year. Anyone who has helped us, prayed for us, and supported is an essential frontline worker to our family."

We have all made exceptional strides in the past year. As you all have been reading, this is not easy but we try to do what we need to survive and push on with our new lives. We truly appreciate all of you support, prayers, love, generosity, kindness, and hope.

Thank you all again for being there for us.

Audrey

March 12, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

This Sunday will mark the one-year anniversary of Rebecca's accident.

People ask us how we feel about it. That is a complicated question. I asked Rebecca just before and she said at first she did not think it was that big of a deal except that people are mentioning it constantly so maybe it is a big deal.

As for me I truly do not know what to think. I honestly don't know what I feel. In many ways it is hard to believe a year has passed because it still is all new to me. I could start to analyze what it all means but I don't think that will do me any good. I am not going be like Hamlet and paralyze myself with my thoughts (no pun intended). Next week Rebecca will be out of the hospital for three months. That is also a significant milestone.

It has been an extraordinary year. I have met more people in this one year than possibly in my entire life. We have had moments of total despair. We have also had times where we achieved great breakthroughs. We have also had some truly bizarre moments and crossed paths with some highly unusual people. Honestly there was a period where the crazier the person was, the more I wanted to hang around with them.

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and it is all surreal to me. Then I glance at the door to my bedroom which was widened for Rebecca and I know it is real.

Many many people have helped and supported us . Without all this help we would not be where we are today. I am always nervous about thanking people by name because I am afraid I will offend someone by leaving them out. I will name a few. Without Helen, Warren and Debra Aleck, Robin Brooke and Andrew and Wendy Mensch I don't know if we would have survived this. Ron Manucci, Hannah K. You guys went so far above and beyond. I will never forget. Rabbi Bravo always there. Adam Stein you brought us home. There are many many others.

We Koltuns continue to move forward.

Love to all Audrey Scott Erik and Rebecca.

March 5, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

Thank you for your continued interest in Rebecca and our family.

Thank you also to all of you who give us support emotionally and financially. Both are incredibly important.

In the next few weeks Audrey will be returning to work. Her re-entry into the workforce is very important for her head and for our pocketbooks as we get our health insurance through her employer. We are nervous about Audrey returning to work.

Our live are dependent on other people doing their jobs so when we get a phone call that a nurse or a physical therapist cancels last minute it can be distressing.

I hear from many people that they pray for Rebecca daily. This past week we had another healing service which I always enjoy. I never get tired of hearing from someone that they are praying for us. Please pray for the little things as well as the big things.

Rebecca hates being transferred in a hoyer lift. I am able to move her without the hoyer by scooping her up in my arms and carrying her. Some of the nurses and aides can move her without the hoyer too. Whenever I transfer her and plop her down on her bed she gives me a big smile.

I recognize this update is kind of boring. So I will tell you that our dog Ollie thoroughly enjoys making number 2 in our backyard. I go out there every two days and clean up 6-8 piles. If you are good in arithmetic, then you will no doubt conclude he is not in need of a laxative. Sorry to those reading this over breakfast.

Love to all, Audrey, Scott Erik and Rebecca.

February 25, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

Our dog Ollie has adjusted quite nicely to being home. Every night after we go to sleep he sneaks out of our room and decides what couch or chair he is going park his malodorous body for the night. He used to jump off the furniture when he heard me get up. Now he hears me but couldn’t care less if I see him or not. He just sort of looks at me and says “so what”.

His appetite is also better and we know longer have to spike his food with shredded cheese.

Rebecca’s update last week was both hard to read and very real. As you can imagine there were many comments and messages about it, both public and private. I can only speak for myself and when I read all the responses I realize we are not battling this alone. You all care and many of you suffer like we do. Sadly no one suffers more than my daughter and that is hard for me to accept. A lot of people in the world face huge insurmountable difficulties from all kinds of things. We all know that.

I asked Rebecca if she wanted to do another update this week and she declined so I figured now would be a good time to talk about our home lift. I am both fascinated and scared of it. It is the Saravia Telecab 17 installed by Alphacare Stairlifts. It reminds me of something from the Starship Enterprise. It does the job!! A special thank you to all of you folks who are involved in our meal train. The food has been wonderful and plentiful! I look forward to it!

Rebecca continues to do well. This past week she went to Massapequa Preserve, Costco (to eat the samples) and Wantagh State Park amongst other places. She goes and goes.

Love to all, Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca.

February 19, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

This update is from Rebecca.

This week, a friend was telling me about the situation where is she was feeling sorry for herself because she was dealing with some medical issues. I told her I know how she felt because I feel sorry for myself all the time. She was surprised. really? She said. "You always seem so upbeat and you're always doing things." "It's all about distraction" I said. Distraction is the fools gold version of happiness. Distraction may take the form of a song on the radio or the friend that comes to visit or a good TV show or even a doctors appointment,. Each distraction is a life raft that I clutch onto. I hop from life raft to life raft getting through the day. What happens when my thoughts are too loud to overpower the song on the radio or the voices of my friends that I invited over. or I'm simply laying awake at bed at two in the morning staring at the ceiling? Wondering how everything went so irrevocably different and wrong so quickly? Well, that is when I sink to a place very dark and deep and sometimes it's very difficult to pull myself out of that space. I drown myself in thoughts of what I missing in life and all the trouble and the burdens I have caused. I'm not writing this for pity I'm just writing this because I figured you all read this blog for honesty and to know how we possibly get through each day. For me, it is often through the art of distraction.

This part of the update is from Scott:

Rebecca, I have come to realize life is about the moment. It is about the present. If I am with you in a restaurant or you are visiting with a friend the moment is good. The moment is being enjoyed. The past is history and the future is speculation. It is all about the moment. Try to make the moment good. I too find myself going into moments of great sadness. I call them the spirals and it is oftentimes hard to stop them. However they do eventually stop and the sun rises and I realize I am alive another day and there are things to do and enjoy.

February 12, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

We were able to move back into our house this past Saturday. We had a lot of help from friends who came to Brandywine in the morning and packed up their cars with our stuff. They then shlepped back to our house, unpacked and either put the stuff in our garage or lugged it up our steps through our front door. At the same time several people from Bayada (the nursing agency) showed up at our house and organized all of Rebecca's medical supplies.

Needless to say the help of all these individuals was huge for us. One week later we are still unpacking and organizing. It will take a while to get settled. For me I am rediscovering my wardrobe and wearing clothes that I forgot I had. Yes they all still fit. Returning to our house is different for all of us. For Audrey and I we are going back to our old bed and bedroom. Not so for Rebecca. For me there is a bittersweet element to returning home. Remember very few things in life are black and white. There are always tinges of gray. Our house is beautiful but it is not the same house we had before Becca's accident. It is a house that has been designed and modified to suit our new lifestyle.

To me the most amazing thing about our house is that even with all the work done to it, the vibe and integrity of the house feels the same way it did before. It is as if our house got a facelift by the greatest plastic surgeon ever. At the same time they turned our house into one that is handicap accessible. A special thank you again to the entire George to the Rescue team and JRM Construction. It is evident that all the people who worked on our house did so out of love. I know that sounds cliche but it is true. Every single aspect of our renovation showed forethought, respect for who we were and caring.

We continue to live one day at a time. I was talking to someone today and they referred to something that will happen in May and I remarked to them that for me May is light years away. I can't think beyond Tuesday right now.

I was raised by wonderful parents of a different generation. They were older when I was born. My mother and father were both very intelligent. They never went to college. They did not know about cell phones, computers or smart TVs. I often imagine or daydream of their presence around me now. I think about what they would say to all this.

Rebecca, like us, tries her best everyday. She does her therapy. She goes places. We do things. She has come a long way and so have we. Truth is we still don't know where any of us are really going.

Love to all, Audrey Scott Erik and Rebecca.

February 4, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

Rebecca felt that I did not elaborate enough on the going away party Brandywine had for us last week. They served shrimp cocktail, taquitos and other appetizers. They also had a large cake for us with vanilla icing. It said “Farewell to the Koltuns”

The party aligned with happy hour so there was wine and beer as well as soft drinks. For entertainment they also had a saxophone player named “Chilly Willy” and he played a lot of songs that Rebecca did not know but my parents (if they were there) would have recognized most of them.

Brandywine also gave us a beautiful book comprised of letters from the Residents. It was a lovely send off.

We were supposed to move home last Saturday but the weather did not cooperate so now we are hoping to move home tomorrow. I am going to go out and buy some more ice melt as our driveway will be like a skating rink.

Rebecca had a good week. She went to the movies on Tuesday and last night we went out for Hibachi with dear friends. The Hibachi chef kept flinging food at Rebecca. She enjoyed that. Our Rabbi did another healing service this past week. These services are not just for Rebecca. I find them comforting and inspiring as I am sure do the many others who participate.

As you can imagine we are still trying to figure all this out. Fortunately, we have a lot of help and support from people like you who read this update.

Thank you all for your interest. Love The Koltuns

January 29, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

There is a blizzard this morning in the Northeast. We were supposed to move back to our house today. That plan is now on hold as we "weather the storm".

Rebecca had a good week. Friends come and visit most days. The dedication and character of the friends she has is amazing. This past week she went to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory with two friends and then went shopping in a mall. She has her various therapies a few days a week as well as numerous other appointments. This past week Brandywine had a going away party for us which was lovely.

Rebecca has been living in the community (as they say) for just about six weeks. She is going out and doing things. Her stamina is getting better. Certainly, when we were in New Hampshire and Boston it was hard to imagine her advancing as far as she has. I am grateful and thankful for that and many other things.

Over the past ten months I have spoken with many individuals who suffered spinal cord injuries (SCI) and are afflicted with quadriplegia. Every SCI is different and unique and every "journey" that these individuals have traveled is different just like each of our lives has a unique path. I had a tendency at the beginning to speak to someone and say to myself afterward that will be what Rebecca will encounter. I was wrong. While it is helpful to speak with other people, Rebecca travels her own path both mentally and physically. We do the same.

People are complimentary of us as a family. It is uplifting for me to read those comments. No doubt we have endured a great deal and shown resilience. We have however received and continue to receive tremendous help and support from many people and organizations in all shapes and forms. Without this help we would have been lost. Audrey and I have jobs and careers. Both of our employers have been beyond wonderful and accommodating to us.

We continue to forge this path but we do it knowing we are not alone.

Thank you all again for your continued support and interest.

Love to all, The Koltuns.

January 22, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family: This first portion of the update is from Rebecca:

A while back, My mom brought up that she needed to buy me a winter coat. I asked her what had happened to my Patagonia jacket that I have gotten only a year or so ago. She said that on the day of my accident, the medics had to cut it open in order to treat me medically. The jacket was gone. However I would not accept that I would not have my favorite Patagonia jacket. Therefore, I decided to write Patagonia and explain to them what exactly happened to my coat. Those coats are terrific and I wanted another one. I simply asked them if they would replace the coat that I had lost. I soon heard back that they in fact would give me a new coat and they would also give me 40% off anything else I want. I was so happy about this.

This second portion is from Scott:

As many of you know we have been living at Brandywine Independent Living in Melville since late September. In about another week or so G-d willing we will move back home.

I wanted to take a moment to talk about Brandywine which took us in when we had nowhere else to go. While we were living up in Boston we knew that the only way we could return to New York is if we could find a rehab hospital that would take Rebecca and once Rebecca was discharged from that hospital that we have a handicapped accessible apartment that she could move into with us until our house was ready.

Brandywine agreed to rent us an apartment on a short term basis. They furnished the apartment and renovated the shower in one of the bathrooms so that Rebecca could roll her shower chair in. They even asked what were Rebecca's tastes as far as colors and furniture. Hence we got yellow towels and beachy type furniture.

We lived here for close to three months before Becca was finally able to move in with us. During that time staff and residents waited with great anticipation for her arrival. At times it felt like she would never get here. For months I could only imagine what it would be like for her here.

I will admit I do not know alot about developments like Brandywine which has both Independent Living and Assisted Living sections. Brandywine however is a real community. People genuinely care about each other here. They care about us. The staff and the residents are all super friendly. I will be sad to leave them.

Now I am going to get a bit morbid. Like many people we Koltuns are facing great personal struggles and difficulties. Sometimes people will say to me that their problems don't compare to mine. I don't agree. Your problems are significant to you just as mine are significant to me. The struggles and battles that we are fighting are being fought on many fronts. There is the psychological and the logistical to name two. For me the mornings are tough. On a good night I will get some sleep til about 5 am and then for some reason the anxiety kicks in. I will try to divert my thoughts. I play mind games. I think of bizarre things that may give me some peace. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Eventually I get out of bed and I walk my dog. I will ask the overnight aide or nurse if Rebecca got a good night sleep. If she did I breathe a sigh of relief. I make coffee. I take my vitamins. I unload the dishwasher and I start to feel better. There is nothing like unloading a dishwasher to get a true sense of accomplishment.

Thank you all again for all your support. We rely on it. I did not think before this that I really needed people but I do. We all need people.

Love to all the Koltuns.

--

January 13, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

As many of you know our house was redesigned and renovated by and through the NBC TV show George to the Rescue (GTTR).

Almost immediately after Rebecca’s accident many individuals who we knew and others we did not know contacted GTTR about our situation. Our house which is lovely is not a house that is accessible for the handicapped. This, coupled with Rebecca’s limitations, made any renovation project very difficult.

Our house was visited on multiple occasions by many individuals affiliated with the TV show to figure out a way our house could be reconfigured so that we could live in it with Rebecca. The GTTR producers Andrew Bank and Andrew Scerbo were determined to find a way to get this done. Fortunately, a company called JRM Construction Management agreed to take on this monumental project.

JRM began working with Montroy Anderson Demarco, an architectural/interior design firm (MDA) and after many drafts and proposals, plans were drawn up. These plans included providing Rebecca with an ADA bathroom equipped with a roll in shower. They also included a ramp so that Rebecca could easily access from the outside the downstairs level of the house where she would sleep. Most importantly the plans included an elevator type lift so that Rebecca could come upstairs to the main part of the house any time she wanted giving her full access to our entire house.

Construction began at the beginning of October and was completed by the end of December. This past Saturday January 8th was the big “Reveal” where we got to see our newly renovated beautiful home. This of course was all filmed for the TV show and we are told that our episode will be airing at the end of March. We hope to be fully moved back in to our house by the end of this month.

I want to publicly thank the following individuals and companies for their dedication their professionalism and hard work. The amount of work, effort and ingenuity that went into renovating our home is astounding. We Koltuns are forever grateful.

1. GTTR:George Oliphant, Host, Andrew Bank and Andrew Scerbo, Producers.

2.JRM Construction: Joe Romano, Benjamin Blanck, Pat Friedmann and Steve Florio;

3.Montrose Anderson and Demarco: Steven Andersen, Allie Papp and Richard DeMarco;

4.The Town of Oyster Bay;

5.Laura and Melissa Pashavan, Muralists

6.Steve Dubner Landscaping;

7.Alpha Care Supply- Lift;

8.Kohler for the generator and plumbing fixtures;

9.Carrier and the BP Group HVAC

10.Home Theatre of Long Island Audio Visual;

11.Cord Contracting Framing and Dry Wall;

12.KAMC Building Supplies;

13.Patella Woodworking

14.CFI Furniture

15.Curvino- Tile work and Kleet Lumber

January 8, 2022

Dearest Friends and Family:

Rebecca has given me the green light to do the update this week. Thank you Rebecca.

I have been thinking alot about my washing machine. When I see it I will give it a big hug. You have heard of tree huggers well I will be a washing machine hugger.

Rebecca had a good week. She has a new found freedom living in "the community" as they call it. Her friends come and visit. She travels in her van to all sorts of places. Today she made her debut at the Country Pointe Shop Rite. After that we all met up at Theodore Roosevelt Park to look at the water. Rebecca is very popular with the residents and staff here. People are super friendly and nice. We feel comfortable and safe in this environment.

This past week I met a fairly well known individual who has a TV show. He told me a story how in the past year he had met a lottery winner and a spinal cord patient. The lottery winner said that his fate had brought him to see the worst in humanity and the spinal cord patient said that his fate had allowed him to see the best in humanity. I am paraphrasing. Human nature is complex.

Speaking of complex. Audrey and I are still trying to figure out all of Rebecca's care outside of the hospital. There are lots of moving parts: one is nursing and a second is equipment and supplies. There is also the job of figuring what is covered and by who. This is not simple. I am convinced there are no exact answers. It is not two times two equals four.

It snowed in New York last night and when I woke up this morning I did not have to stress out about shoveling and whether the plows will bury me in. I still had to clean the cars however.

Rebecca has a specially adapted mini van. It is very functional for trasnporting her around. She can get in and out easily. The inside of the van however reminds me of a tin can. It is hollow. Picture what it would be like to drive around in an empty can of Le Seur Peas with heat and a radio. When Porsche develops an adaptable van please let me know.

Rebecca would like to meet Taylor Swift. From what I hear the two of them could become fast friends. If anybody out there could make this happen it would be appreciated.

Thank you all for your interest and support. We are grateful.

Love to all, The Koltun Family.

January 1, 2022

Happy New Year to everyone: This update is from Rebecca:

On Christmas day, our dear Friends that many of you know, Wendy and Andrew and their daughter Lauren came over for our traditional Chinese food meal. I asked for light sauce on my chicken but it seems they interpreted that to be extra sauce. But that's OK, as we all know, there are worse problems in the world.

During the week, I had a few doctors appointments virtually and I met my physical therapist who came to the apartment to do some therapy. She was wearing a nice winter coat that was short and seems relatively thin, which is what I am currently looking for in a winter coat. My Mom commented on how we really liked her jacket and that I was looking for something similar. Two days later, when the physical therapist returned, she casually mentioned that she ordered me the winter coat. In addition to her generosity we are very pleased with her abilities as a physical therapist and her bubbly personality.

I don't like quoting things because I find it cheesy but if there was one quote that I have truly learn to accept it is that Life is what happens when we are making plans. Prior to my accident, I had a road map of all the things I wanted to do the following year of my life. I had plans to travel, see family and friends, and possibly continue to medical school. In reality, all that we have is the present. The past and future are simply figments of our imagination. This quote prevails right now, as Covid is all around us. Many of my plans have been canceled and I am left to scramble to figure out what I'm supposed to do with my time. I tried to make most of what is right in front of me and live in the present.

Anyway, happy new year to all of you and thank you for Reading my update.

December 25, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

Rebecca has been home now for close to five days and it has been delightful to have her under the same roof as us. This past week she shopped at Uncle Giuseppes (food market) and Michaels (the craft store). She also went to Cold Spring Harbor to watch the sun set.

Tonight some friends assisted us with a handicap ramp they had. They shlepped it to our Rabbi's house and Rebecca was able to visit our Rabbi in her home taking the ramp up the steps. These trips gave us great joy and a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Rebecca has embarked on a new way of life -- one that is not in a hospital. The other day a friend commented to us that his grandmother was in the nursing home adjacent to where we are living. Rebecca who knows the grandmother said she wanted to visit her. Rebecca said nothing would give her more pleasure than to be the one doing the visiting.

Our two and half bedroom apartment has also gone from being spacious to very small. This, to be honest, is an adjustment for me. Privacy is not something that I have right now.

The world we live in is a mess with Covid, politics etc. There is however alot of good out there. I have met many fine individuals since our lives changed last March. These people have no motivation other than to do the right thing and be genuinely helpful. I know I have said this before but I believe it is worth repeating. I look back sometimes at myself before Rebecca's accident and I feel like I knew nothing about anything. I was a "fart in the breeze". as my dear Dad would say. That is not to say that I did not get hit with my share of difficulties before this but for the most part I lived in a comfortable safe predictable world. Nothing ever happened that was so far out of the ordinary .........Until this.

Now I realize that my safe comfortable predictable world was only an illusion. I am more tuned in now. I pay attention better. I don't assume tomorrow will be like today. I try not to take things for granted. I see that there are alot of people who work long hours with no glory . These people were not noticed by me. I see them now. I see lots of other things I did not see before and maybe I understand them a little better.

It is Christmas Eve. I thank you for reading this update which I recognize is somewhat disjointed. I am not sure what it says but it says what I feel. What really matters is your interest and support for Rebecca. Thank you for following what is her and our story.

Love to all, The Koltun family.

December 21, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

This is a special mid week update.

I am very happy to report that Rebecca was discharged from Glen Cove Rehab Hospital today and as I write this she is resting comfortably in bed watching reruns of Desperate Housewives with her mother.

This was a very busy day. It began with a phone call around 9 am telling us that Becca was clear for discharge. Our dear friend LG went to the hospital with Audrey and helped pack. The wonderful Rabbi B then came and brought lunch for some of the staff at the hospital. I then arrived with the van. Rebecca left the hospital to a beautiful sendoff from the staff.

Rebecca's stay at Glen Cove was just "what the Doctor ordered" (pun intended). The care and love that Rebecca received there far exceeded our expectations. A special thank you to Dr Adam Stein and Dr. Susan Maltser two very fine people who advocated to bring Rebecca to Glen Cove.

When we arrived at our temporary home News 12 was waiting and after some interviews Rebecca got to the apartment. Several nurses met us and did an intake so that their care could begin for Rebecca.

Needless to say this day was a huge milestone. It is a joyful day for all of us and while we are nervous about her leaving the hospital environment we feel as prepared as we will ever be to make this huge leap. Tomorrow is a new day. Look for us in Trader Joe's or Panera.

Thank you to all of you for your continued interest in Rebecca's story. Thank you for your support whether it be emotional and/or financial. The journey continues for us Koltuns and I am happy to continue reporting to you.

Love to all, The Koltun Family.

December 18, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

I am writing this update on Saturday afternoon as I sit with Rebecca. She is offering her input but as always I maintain creative control. That means I do not necessarily have to listen to her.

Becca was scheduled to be discharged yesterday but due to a cold she was held back at the hospital. While we were dissappointed it is best that she recuperated in the hospital surrounded by the great staff here. Today she is feeling much better and we are hopeful she will be discharged early next week

This past week Rebecca met the remaining nurses who will be participating in her care. She liked them all. On Thursday she again visited what will soon be her temporary home to test out some equipment and see Ollie. In preparation for her discharge we have emptied out her hospital room. She has enough Reeses to last her to next halloween. The walls and window sills which used to covered with pictures of her and her friends are now bare.

Thank you all for your continued support and interest.

Love to all The Koltun Family.

December 11, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

I told Rebecca earlier today that I wasn't going to do an update because there was nothing new to report. Rebecca told me that was a "bad idea" and if I don't do an update people will think "something is wrong". So here I am. I made an executive decision about whether I should write the update now or unload the dishwasher.

Rebecca is doing fine and we appear to be moving closer toward discharge. Today Audrey and I were at the hospital for training as we have been for the past number of Fridays. We practice transfers and Rebecca works on getting in and out of the van in her chair. Having Rebecca leave the safety and security of the hospital is scary no doubt but we are getting as prepared for it as we can. We know the road will not always be smooth but we will buckle up our seatbelts and move forward. Sorry for the corny metaphor.

This past week our Rabbi had her monthly healing service. This is something we enjoy. The service is soothing and we get to see some of our dear friends and family online.

I learned earlier today that someone who had worked at the JCC we belong to had suddenly passed away recently. Although I did not know this person well I did see him at the JCC all the time. A reminder of how fleeting and fragile life is.

We continue to be grateful for the tremendous groundswell of support that we have been given as we find our way through this. We would have been lost without you. So many people care and love Rebecca. It is a joy for me to watch Rebecca kid around and interact with the hospital folks, her new friends and her old friends.

Thank you all again for your support and interest. Your thoughts and prayers do help.

Love to all Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca.

December 4, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

Our Rebecca continues to do well. She has been feeling good. She receives quality and attentive care at Glen Cove Hospital and has grown close with many members of the hospital staff. She remains busy with therapy and visitors.

Yesterday Audrey and I went outside with her so she could practice getting in and out of the van. The ramp for the van is about 30 inches wide which is not much wider than Becca's chair. Also Becca's vantage point in seeing the ramp is limited because it is below her. Once in the van she has to pivot the chair forward. All said getting in and out of the van and operating the chair is a skill. Becca however is quite good at it.

We are moving closer to Rebecca's discharge which at this point is contingent on getting enough home care in place. This as many of you know has been difficult due to the labor and nursing shortages. Rebecca describes her care as looking complicated on paper but in reality it is simpler and straight forward. Rebecca knows more about her care than anyone and she is an excellent teacher and communicator. While I am obviously biased, working with her will be a joy and the time will fly because she is so active and clever.

Many of you were moved by our washing machine woes (I was touched). Recently my I phone 5 updated. I do not understand or see the need for my phone to update particularly if it is working but whatever. Now that it is updated every time I leave the apartment I receive a notification that I left Audrey's i phone 11 behind. Well...yeah I also left Audrey behind.

We wish everyone a good week. We remain positive and I personally am dumbfounded by how far we have come. We were deep in the abyss but we have emerged. While our challenges are well known, everyone faces their own struggles. Sometimes there are no easy or quick answers. Solutions and means can and do eventually come.

Love to all, Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca.

December 2, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

We still need your help in recruiting a few more nurses, RN's or LPN's to assist in Rebecca's care. We are so close to getting Becca discharged. We primarily need help with overnight shifts. Please if you are an RN or LPN or know of one who would like to work with our Rebecca then please contact Jeanne Samson at Bayada at 516 222 0092.

Thank you. The Koltun family.

November 27, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

I am happy to report Rebecca had another good week. She had full days of therapy on both Thursday and Friday. After therapy on Thursday we had a low key thanksgiving dinner at the hospital. Rebecca continues to have a steady stream of visitors and we continue to work towards her discharge which we hope will be soon.

Today was a meaningful day for Audrey and I as we were able to visit with and thank in person all the hardworking ladies who orchestrated the Recipes for Rebecca cookbook. What an ingenious idea! The Recipes for Rebecca cookbook was/is being sold and distributed at the Plainview library today and tomorrow. Words can not express our appreciation for their dedication, creativity and hard work! The book is a terrific compilation of all different types of recipes. It is indexed and organized in multiple ways so one can easily find a recipe or contributor with ease. Be sure to order a copy if you have not already done so.

Thank you also to those people who sent goodies our way this Thanksgiving holiday. They were delicious and undoubtedly drove my A1C levels up.

Stay safe everyone and don't eat that last sugar cookie unless you really have to.

Love to all Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca

November 20, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

Today Rebecca went on a field trip to Brandywine our temporary home. She traveled in our modified van on the Long Island Expressway and once she arrived she was greeted by many of the staff here with balloons and a welcome sign. She toured the building and saw our apartment. Most importantly, she got to visit with our dog Ollie.

This was a huge morale booster for all of us. It allowed us to see the light at the end of what oftentimes has been a long dark tunnel. It gave us hope and reaffirmed our belief and expectation that once Rebecca is discharged she will continue to lead a fun and fulfilling life.

This year we will have Thanksgiving dinner at the hospital. Audrey's parents, sister and aunt will all travel up from Virginia. Thanksgiving weekend will be busy. Rebecca will also be visited by friends who have been out of town. It will be great.

It has been a good week for our Rebecca. She has been feeling better and her spirits are upbeat. She has really been enjoying her rec therapy as she gets more and more creative with her painting.

Eight months have passed since Rebecca's accident and our lives have been very different ever since. It dawned on me recently that I have probably learned more in these last eight months than I did in my first 60 plus years. Of course I would have preferred to remain blissfully ignorant. For example on the outside I have learned about spinal cord injury (SCI), medicine, and hospitals. I have learned how to advocate for my daughter. I have also learned when to shut up. On the inside I have learned patience and humility. I am still learning those traits.

I have learned about people. We have seen and been gratified by many of our wonderful friends who just always seem to know how to rise to the occasion. We continue to see people we did not know at all or barely knew champion Rebecca's cause. We have made new friends and grown close with people we did not know well or at all eight months earlier. There is alot of good in the world. I have seen it!

I have also become acquainted with suffering in both myself and others. On the bright side I have learned that suffering can be mitigated, endured, corralled and/or outlasted. This is where patience and perseverance come in.

Thank you for reading this blog. It is very late and I keep rewriting it as my mind is a jumble.

Happy thanksgiving.

Love, Audrey, Scott Erik and Rebecca.

November 13, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

I am writing this update from the hospital. Audrey and I just had some delicious greek food from a place down the road. It is dark outside. The leaves are falling from the trees. It is breezy. Autumn is making its presence known. This weather puts me in the mood for a horitaki salad with chicken souvlaki.

Rebecca tells me she wants to contribute to the update but she is engrossed in watching a Taylor Swift music video instead. She tells me she anticipated the release of Taylor Swift's rerecording of the album "Red" all week. I tell her that I am anticipating the release of the Peter Jackson six hour documentary on the Beatles later this month. She gives me some ideas for the update. I half listen.

Rebecca had another good week. She is feeling better and we continue to be hopeful she will be discharged soon. Our biggest hurdle as far as discharge of course is getting her nursing care in place. In the meantime Rebecca has her days full with all of her therapies. She continues to have visitors and she is making Tik Toks (they are clever). She has met many people with quadriplegia. I am pleased that she is developing a network of people to talk to who are in a similar boat.

While our lives have changed dramatically in the past eight months, I am having trouble with one minor modification. In our apartment we have a washer/dryer combo machine.This is one machine that washes and drys your clothes.It has lots of dials and buttons. While these machines are a space saver I would not recommend getting one unless you have to. They are hard to operate. While trying to activate the drying function on one occasion I inadvertently washed my clothes three times. When I finally got the dryer going it took like five hours to get our towels dry. This is sad but true. I may be old fashioned but i like a separate washer and dryer.

Once again we thank you all for your interest and support. We would be lost without you.

Love, Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca

November 10, 2021

Good evening:

I am writing once again because we need everyone's help in recruiting nurses so that our dear Rebecca can come home.

We have successfully found some nurses but we still need more. If you are an RN or an LPN or know of one who might be interested in working with Rebecca please contact Jeanne Samson at Bayada. Her number is 516 222 0092.

Although I may be somewhat biased, working with Rebecca will be a life changing and rewarding experience!

Please help spread the word! Thank you. The Koltun family.

November 6, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

I write this update with Rebecca at my side giving me her input and wording. However I still have creative control.

Overall our Rebecca had a good week.

One of the highlights of the week was this afternoon as we were able to take Rebecca on an outing to Garvies Point Park. Garvies Point is an area on the water in Glen Cove with some beautiful walking paths. We took Becca in our new van and went with two of her therapists and a nurse. It was awesome watching Rebecca going up the ramp and positioning herself in the van for transport. It was even better watching her ride her wheelchair along the pathways at the park.

Earlier in the week Rebecca dressed up for her favorite holiday, Halloween. She wanted to be the Queen of Hearts on her throne and did this by wearing a crown, red gloves and a tee shirt that she painted in OT with a "Q" and a heart. In Rebecca's words it did not come out great but it is the effort that counts.

Later that day Rebecca had a special halloween lunch outside with a few of her friends, their moms and Audrey. She of course ended the day by eating candy.

Rebecca also had some nice lunch guests on Thursday and Friday. These special people drive up to the hospital to eat with Becca even though lunch is only an hour. We also enjoyed our monthly healing service this past Wednesday which many of you who read this blog watch on Zoom.

Audrey and I continue to reside at our temporary quarters while our house undergoes renovations. We are very fortunate to have such a spacious apartment. We have met many fine people at our temporary home. We look forward to the day that we can all be back in the house together.

Love to all, Audrey, Scott Erik and Rebecca.

October 30, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

This update is from Rebecca:

This past weekend I celebrated my birthday with some dear friends and family at the hospital. The way the hospital allowed me to celebrate my birthday was a true reflection of how well they have treated me since the moment I arrived here. They decorated so nicely and got me a beautiful cake that I shared with my guests.

The week that followed was difficult as I have been experiencing some medical issues. However if there is one thing that never fails to bring me some pleasure and comfort it is going to my favorite spot in the hospital. As many of my close friends can tell you, I am someone who is always cold. I will do anything to warm up whether it be buying a heated vest from a sketchy website (yes this happened) or dragging around my electric blanket to the library or friends' houses.

Fortunately there is an area in the hospital that provides me some warmth. It is a rather unusual place. They call it the Willy Wonka tunnel because the ceiling is low and the doors are all different sizes. The hot water pipes run along the ceiling. This heats up the entire tunnel. I come to this quasi private tunnel nearly every day with my guests for hours. I truly appreciate any friend who has stood down there in the heat with me and has silently sweated through it all knowing that I was comfortable.

Many of you have asked me when I am supposed to get out of here. To be honest I really don't know and I have given up trying to predict when I will be home as I am terrible at that game. There are many steps that have to be taken concerning my home care before I can be discharged.

It is my hope that I will be home for Thanksgiving. I look forward to hanging out in groups and not being bound by hospital policies and schedules.

Thank you all for your birthday wishes and donations and thank you for your continued interest in me.

Love, Rebecca

October 29, 2021

Good morning:

We need help in finding nurses who can assist in Rebecca's care. In the next few weeks it is our hope that Rebecca will be discharged from Glen Cove. One of our biggest challenges however is finding nurses to assist in Rebecca's care.

If you are an RN or an LPN and are interested in working with Rebecca then please contact Jeanne Samson at Bayada. Her phone number is 516 222 0092. If you know of an RN or LPN that may be interested please pass this information onto them.

Thank you!!! Scott Koltun

October 22, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

As many of you know Rebecca is celebrating her birthday this week. Undoubtedly this day brings out many different and even conflicting emotions not just for Rebecca but for all of us who are close to her.

While it is a different kind of birthday this year, it is important to know that Rebecca is in fact celebrating and enjoying her special day. Mind you she is not doing it alone. She is doing it with the love, support and collaboration of her family, friends and caregivers. There have been several fundraising events that were based on Rebecca's birthday. One of those was the 50/50 raffle coordinated by our friends Andrew and Wendy M. Rebecca last night announced the winners of the raffle live on Zoom. On Thursday Audrey's mother, sister and aunt drove up from Virginia and surprised Rebecca at the hospital for her birthday.

When Rebecca had her accident the changes to our lives were sudden and dramatic. As time goes by however I try (emphasis on try) to grow accustomed to this new way of life and I try as well to employ a new way of thinking (it does not always work). This new way of thinking diminishes the importance of the "tomorrows" and the "yesterdays". It focuses on the "todays" and making each today as good a day as it can possibly be. I have learned that we can all still have good days. A good day is subjective and personal to the individual. The idea of a good day can change. My definition of a good day has certainly changed but then again it has always been changing. A good day for me at 20 was different from a good day at 60. You can figure out how.

One last thing I have taught myself. If you have a bad day that does not mean you will never have another good day.

For all of you who have helped in celebrating Rebecca's birthday we Koltuns thank you. For all of you who read these updates and express interest in us I am grateful. Our Rebecca continues to do her best to make the most of each day. She is bright, resourceful and clever. She is charming ( to others not me) and she is engaging. She will find a way.

Happy Birthday Rebecca. We love you very much.

October 20, 2021

Rebecca's birthday is on Thursday 10/21 and we have plans! Several promotions are live to support Becca...including a live Zoom tomorrow (Thursday) at 6PM (ET), where Rebecca will be announcing the winners of the 50/50 Birthday Raffle. Click below for details and a link to the Birthday Zoom. To buy tickets, see other promotions and join the Zoom at

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October 19, 2021

It's Rebecca's birthday week! Please help us celebrate! Click on the link below to read our latest fundraising update to learn how you can participate in one of several fundraisers being held this week in Rebecca's honor.

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October 16, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

This was a pretty quiet normal week for our Rebecca which in the world of SCI can be a good thing. Sometimes during the week I think what I can write and relay to all of you who look so forward to hearing about how our Rebecca is doing.

Rebecca loves going outside every day and feeling the sunshine on her face. She enjoys the company of her visitors. She certainly loves her deserts. Since Rebecca is currently paralyzed from the shoulders down she uses her neck and facial muscles a great deal more than the average person. She breathes and talks differently than us. By the end of the day her neck and facial muscles are sore and tired. That is where Audrey and I come in and we give her neck and facial massages.

As many of you know Rebecca's birthday is next week and we are gratified at all the different programs that have been created in order to raise money on her behalf. The Rally for Rebecca FB page has loads of information and opportunities to support our Rebecca. Thank you to all of you who have created and participated in these fundraising events.

Audrey and I enjoy living in our temporary home while our house is being renovated. It is very quiet and peaceful. Like Rebecca we love seeing our friends. We both relish going into our offices and working.

We wish you all a good week and thank you for your continued interest in our lives.

Love to all Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca

October 9, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

This past week was a busy one for our Rebecca. We were invited to participate in the opening of a new caregiver center at Glen Cove hospital. The opening was a huge event and was attended by close to 100 people including many local dignitaries such as Congressman Tom Suozzi and Assemblyman Chuck Lavine.

At the ceremony Rebecca Audrey and I were honored to speak as the patient representatives on behalf of the hospital. This was a rewarding experience for us as we were able to share how wonderful the hospital has treated us. When I say the hospital I mean the staff as the heart and soul of any hospital are its staff.

Several people including the Executive Director of the hospital spoke of Rebecca at the opening. They talked of how Rebecca has inspired them all. This is obviously very complimentary and flattering to her. It got me thinking because while I never asked her I don't think it is Rebecca's primary intent to be inspirational. It then dawned on me that inspiration is fueled by the perception of the individual receiving it.

Rebecca like most of us wants to enjoy and maximize each and every day. Finding enjoyment and fufillment in every day is different for all of us. As life changes and advances what we enjoy and find rewarding changes for us too. When we are faced with life changing events we must adapt and pursue different avenues of activity and pleasure.

Okay enough of this.

Halloween is Rebecca's favorite holiday. This past week the nurses suprised Rebecca and decorated her room with loads of Halloween paraphenalia.

Rebecca continues to have many visitors all of whom bring her food that I wind up eating. As many of you know there was a healing service this past week which we find comforting.

Erik came out and we all had dinner together. For me this is inspirational as it reminds me we are still a solid family of four!

Once again we thank you for all of your support and interest in us.

Our love to you all. Audrey, Scott Erik and Rebecca.

October 2, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

Rebecca continues to do well at Glen Cove.

This past week she had a minor hiccup medically but that seems to have resolved itself. No doubt that Rebecca is getting great medical care at Glen Cove but she is also truly loved there. A phlebotomist who comes in at 5 am now and then to see Rebecca while she is asleep. I do not believe this phlebotomist has ever spoken to Rebecca but this past week she knitted her a beautiful shawl. The aides and nurses who work with Becca on a daily basis are truly wonderful. I know I keep saying this but it bears repeating.

Rebecca continues to enjoy Rec therapy where she paints in all different styles. One technique she uses is blowing paint at the canvas through a straw. We have uploaded one of her pictures to her webpage here utlizing this technique.

Audrey and I are now living at an independent living facility. We are hopeful work will start on our house next week.The apartment we live in is decorated beautifully with a beachy type feel. It is painted in a baby /powder blue and has that distressed type furniture that looks so good. The food here is delicious and the oatmeal is amazing!

We continue to take one day at a time and are grateful for what we have. We have learned and are trying not to think in terms of absolutes. We try to focus on the present, on the day and on the hour. Doing this is not easy but we try. I will not lie it does not always work. We are still a family of four plus our dog who is doing quite well and is a source of comfort. No doubt we are nervous about Rebecca's eventual discharge and her transition home. That is where hope and faith come in.

Thank you all for your continued interest and support.

Love to all, Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca

September 25, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

Once again we Koltuns thank you for your interest and support. It means the world to us. I know I say this alot but important things are worth repeating.

We are very pleased that the Plainview Chamber of Commerce has chosen Rebecca's cause as their fundraising beneficiary this year. This past week I had the privilege of speaking to the Chamber and thanking them for their support. With Rebecca's discharge approaching we are beginning to get a glimpse of what her future care costs will look like. Needless to say they are astronomical and are scaring the bejesus out of me. However we are determined to provide Rebecca with a meaningful, joyous and productive life at whatever cost.

Rebecca had another good week and we are continually grateful for the outstanding care that she continues to get at Glen Cove. To quote my son Erik; "I get a really good vibe from this place". Rebecca has a thing for tye dye whether it be sweatshirts, pants or pillow cases etc. After learning of this some of the staff at Glen Cove made Becca some tye dye sweats and pants. They then declared every Friday as tye dye Friday and all wore tye dye today in her honor. I personally have no great love for tye dye but then again what do I know about style.

This past week one of Becca's favorite therapists (MJ) from Spaulding was in New York and she paid Rebecca a visit. It was great seeiing her! Audrey's mom and sister also came in for the weekend to visit and we are thrilled they are here.

Our home renovations will be starting next week so we are getting ready to move out for about three months. We will be living in an assisted living facility in Melville until our house is ready. In the coming weeks we look forward to having Rebecca join us there. First however it is essential that all her care and equipment be in order so that she can come and live with us safely. In the meantime Becca enjoys painting in Rec therapy and cooking in the kitchen with OT. Today she made vanilla pudding with nutella and crumbled chocolate chip cookies which she ran over and crushed with her wheelchair. No I did not try the pudding as I do not eat nutella. Nevertheless I was told that the consistency was a little watery and next time they will use less milk.

Love to you all, Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca

September 18, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

Fortunately things are remaining consistent. Rebecca continues to do well at Glen Cove. Audrey and I are still preparing to move out so our home can be renovated (yes our house is a mess). At the same time we are preparing for Rebecca's eventual discharge.

This past week Audrey and I went to see the specially modified van that we will be purchasing. The van that we are getting is a Chrysler Pacifica but it is specially adapted for someone like Rebecca who can only be transported in her power wheelchair. The company that did the modifications to the Pacifica is called Braun. The modifications are very extensive and involve lowering the floor of the van so Rebecca and her chair can fit inside vertically. There is a ramp that lowers from inside of the sliding doors for Rebecca's access. Seeing the van made us very excited because we will soon be able to take Rebecca to her favorite places including Trader Joes, Starbucks and Theodore Roosvelt Park in Oyster Bay to watch the sunset.

One of Rebecca's projects this week was making chocalate covered pretzels with toppings in Rec Therapy. The toppings were sprinkles and crushed oreos. In order to crush the oreos or crumble them Rebecca had one of the therapists put them in a zip loc bag and place them on the floor. Rebecca then ran over them back and forth in her power wheelchair! Yes this was Becca's idea! She then had the oreos and sprinkles put in cups. Rebecca with her mouth would then dip the pretzels in the melted chocolate, swirl them around and then dip them in the toppings cups. Becca's therapist told her that was her best day at work so far.

As many of you know this past week was the Jewish high holy day of Yom Kippur. Our Rabbi every year on this day organizes a "Mitzvah project" for the congregants. This year the project was centered around Rebecca's art work. Our Rabbi had get well cards, mobiles, stickers and posters made that all incorporated Rebecca's artwork. These cards mobiles etc. will all be sent to patients in hospitals in an effort to brighten their days. The posters will be placed on the ceilings so that the patients can see them.

Once again we Koltuns thank you all for your support and interest as we navigate our way through this new world. We have met many wonderful and inspiring people through this process. It is impossible to keep track of and thank all of you individually. I wish I could do so.

Love to all, Audrey, Scott Erik and Rebecca.

September 11, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

I am mindful of the fact that I am writing this post on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and like all of you I have my own recollections of that terrible day.

This week it will be six months since our Rebecca's accident and I marvel out how far Rebecca has come. Initially we were told:

1) that she would probably never eat again;

2) that she would probably be on a ventilator for the rest of her life;

3) that she may never talk again.

Speaking of eating this week one of Rebecca's aides who works the overnight shift and is from the island of Jamaica was talking with Rebecca about Jamaican food. The next day this aide brought in cocunut curry chicken with rice and potatoes for her. It was delicious!

The next day another of Rebecca's aides who is from Haiti followed the same trend and brought in an enormous tray of food including chicken legs,corn,black rice with beans and potato salad. Rebecca said it was one of the best pieces of chicken she ever had. Erik happened to be visiting Rebecca that day so there were no leftovers.

We are hopeful that one day this aide will give us her secret recipe.

Rebecca continues to be busy at Glen Cove with therapy and visitors. She had another good week physically. She continues to enjoy rec therapy and she painted a lovely new piece with shades of oranges and yellows. To me it represents a sunrise or sunset. She also played hedbanz with two other patients and did guided meditation.

Audrey and I are getting ready to move out so renovations can begin. We are hopeful they will start within the next two weeks. We are also beginning to "train" for Rebecca's eventual discharge from Glen Cove.

Rebecca continues to be able to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. She is a total pro at operating her wheelchair.

Once again we thank you all for your support and interest. Over the past six months I have learned to have hope and faith. I know this may send cliche or trite but it is so true. Hope and faith become even more important when it feels like you have little to nothing else. I think back to some dark days in Boston and my mother in law telling me and assuring me that everything will fall into place. I found this comforting and I have repeated this mantra to myself often.

Love to all, Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca.

September 4, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

I am happy to report that things continue to go well for us Koltuns since we have returned to Long Island.

Our dear Rebecca has full busy days at Glen Cove that consist of physical , occupational and recreational therapy. After her therapies Rebecca generally has a visitor or two along with Audrey and I. Rebecca continues to make art by utilizing a straw to paint on a canvas. She also enjoys cooking. Yesterday she made pudding by attaching a wisk to her forehead so she could mix it up.

As many of you may know Rebecca is a big fan of the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant. One of the nurses at Glen Cove got wind of this and had her husband bring Rebecca the Herb Crusted Chicken dinner along with the famous Texas Roadhouse rolls. So kind and thoughtful. Family friends visited Rebecca this week and the next day sent her the chicken meatballs from Butera's. What a special treat! Our Rabbi who Rebecca has gotten close with has been a regular visitor at Glen Cove as well.

Audrey and I will soon be moving out of our home so that renovations can begin. This weekend we will begin packing and hopefully throwing stuff out. This morning we visited the senior living facility that we will be moving into with Rebecca while our house is under construction. The place is like a cruise ship with loads of activities. We look forward to meeting the other residents. Rebecca will love riding the grounds in her power wheelchair.

This past week Erik came home for a few nights. It was the first time we were in the house together since before Rebecca's accident. Our dog Ollie was beyond ecstatic to see Erik. This was baffling to me as I am the one who takes care of Ollie and he did not display anywhere near the same level of joy or affection when he first saw me.

I continue to look for silver linings in this new life we have. Many of those silver linings can be found in the new friendships we have formed with people we would have never known but for our circumstances. Other silver linings can be found by discovering the true depths of kindness and compassion in people we did know. I continue to tell myself that out of something bad good can grow.

As I tell Rebecca we must take each day as its own separate entity and find ways to enjoy and make it worthwhile.

Thank you all once again for your interest along with your kindness, support and compassion.

Love to all, Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca

August 28, 2021

Deaest Friends and Family:

This is the second update I am writing you from the comfort of our living room. I just put a load of laundry in our washing machine. The joy of doing laundry with your own washer and dryer is something that can not be overrated. Sorry for the digression now let me get back to our Rebecca.

We continue to be very happy with all the care and attention Rebecca is getting at Glen Cove. The nurses and aides are so warm and kind. The therapy that Rebecca receives is utilizing different modalities and focusing on different parts of her body. Rebecca tells me that she is doing alot of neck excercises involving stretching and strengthening the neck muscles. Also they are employing alot of different breathing excercises and techniques for her to try out. They have a tilt table at Glen Cove and Becca was able to get up to 60 degrees this week which is terrific. SCI patients often have trouble getting vertical because of blood pressure issues. Rebecca tells me that one of the RT's is giving her rakey and crystal therapy at night. She is also getting nightly massage on her neck. As you can imagine the neck and facial muscles are used constantly.

Rebecca also continues to get Recreational Therapy almost daily where she is creating more artwork. We will try and post another one of her pictures soon.

Later in the day after her therapy Rebecca continues to have visitors most days aside from Audrey and I. This past week a gentlemen from Long Island who is quadriplegic and has been mentoring all of us came to visit and we had a delightful time together. Last night another dear friend of Becca's visited.

Yesterday Rebecca got a loaner power wheelchair that she will use til her custom chair is built. The chair was very similar to the one Becca had at Spaulding. Being able to drive her own chair is very important as it gives Rebecca independence.

Audrey and I are thrilled to be home. We are both working again but instead of being a two minute walk from our apartment we now have a half hour drive to Glen Cove so we must plan out our days accordingly. We are also thrilled to have our dog Ollie back and are grateful to the "dog nanny" for taking such good care of him.

Last Saturday night we attended a fundraiser for our Rebecca and we want to thank everyone who organized and participated. It was great to see so many people there who have been supportive of us during this long journey.

Once again I want to thank all of you who read this for your continued interest and support. While you're here, please be sure to check out the ongoing 50/50 raffle (R4Rraffle.givesmart.com) and the Recipes for Rebecca (recipesforrebecca.com) fundraisers (you can get to them using the buttons on the left side of this page).

We continue to take one day at a time. We search for and find joy in every day.

Love to all, Audrey, Scott Erik and Rebecca

August 21, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

On Tuesday August 17, 2021 Rebecca was discharged from Spaulding and was transferred down to the Northwell Glen Cove Acute Rehabilitation Center on Long Island, our home. Last night after we left Glen Cove Rebecca texted me her update:

"This past week was quite eventful for us Koltuns. My grandparents were still visiting with us in Boston over the weekend and a very good friend of mine drove up to visit me in what we knew would probably be our last days in Boston. We spent hours and hours outside on the third floor pavillion visiting with family and our fellow patients who became our close friends. Of course we may have violated a few of the visitor policies in the process but they can't catch us now.

This brings me to the next bit of news which involved the five hour ambulance ride we took down to Long Island Tuesday morning. My mom rode with me in the ambulance and my Dad stayed back and packed up the apartment and the rest of my room. Our really good friend Andrew M flew up to Boston Monday night to help my Dad pack and ride back down to New York with him. His help and emotional support were immeasurable for my Dad and we are deeply grateful to him.

Now on Monday night in what was to be my last dinner at Spaulding I ordered a Fried Chicken Sandwich. Unfortunately Uber Easts screwed up the order and the only one who got their dinner was my Dad. Needless to say when I got in the ambulance Tuesday morning I was still craving a Fried Chicken Sandwich. When I expessed this to the EMT about half way throygh the trip we took a detour to find a Chick Fil a After arriving at Chick Fil a we discovered the ambulance was too big to go through the drive through and the restaurant was not open to customers. My Mom then got in our cousin Robin's car to place the order. I failed to mention that our wonderful cousin Robin who lives near Boston and has been with us every step of the way also followed us down to New York to assist with my transition.

When we got to Glen Cove the Doctors and Nurses who would be overseeing my care were all waiting for me. They were all extremely welcoming and kind. My care at Glen Cove has been terrific so far. I have been receiving PT, OT and lots of recreational therapy which I enjoy a great deal. As many of you know I like to be kept busy! I was able to do some more art this past week and I also received musical therapy. The musical therapist knew I liked Taylor Swift and I was able to sing some of my favorite Taylor Swift songs while she played the guitar. I have met another patient around my age and have already been able to have people visit with me which brightens my day.The food here is pretty good too. I have been in touch with my friends at Spaulding and I miss them but I am slowly adjusting to my new environment"

There is Becca's update. As for Audrey and I we are back in our house for the time being. As Dorothy said there is no place like home.

Thank you all for your interest, support and kindness.

Love, Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca.

August 14, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

As many of you know this past week was not a great one for Rebecca. Last Saturday night she had to be hospitalized at Mass General Hospital (MGH) for pneumonia. She was discharged earlier today and is back at Spaulding. I am happy to say she is now doing much better.

While speaking with Rebecca after she got back to Spaulding today I told her that I was exhausted and did not feel like writing the update. She told me she would write it and lo and behold texted me a few hours later the following:

Imagine you are playing Monopoly with your family and are doing well. You expect to pass Go and collect your $200.00. Then all of a sudden...Yep you pick up a card that says"Go to Jail Do not Pass Go and Do not Collect $200.00" That is how I (Rebecca) would compare this past week for us at Spaulding.

Rebecca went on to describe herself as getting "excellent care from the wonderful doctors and nurses" in the PICU at MGH. When Audrey's parents learned of Becca's hospitalization they flew back up to Boston (for the fourth time since Becca's accident) to lend their emotional support and spend some quality time with their granddaughter, daughter and "favorite son in law" Folks remember these are Becca's words not mine.

In celebrating Rebecca's return to Spaulding she decided to order in from the Cheesecake Factory. She had the Factory Burrito and some specialized type of cheesecake that must have been 1000 calories.

This was Rebecca's third stint at MGH which has to be one of the finest hosptitals in the world. It happens to be deeply affiliated with a well known University in nearby Cambridge that is supposed to have a pretty good medical school.

If you need to be in a hospital then I would recommend MGH which is located in downtown Boston. From Charlestown (where we live) there is a free shuttle bus that runs every 15 minutes right to MGH. The only catch is the shuttles are old school buses with no shocks. I only bring this up because the roads in Boston tend to be like the surface of the moon. After riding the bus for a week you can then make an appointment and see one of the orthopedic surgeons.

Becca concluded her update by saying that she wants eveyone to know that she is feeling much better and that we are projected to leave Spaulding next week. She then said that she hopes the next update will be from Long Island.

Thank you all once again for your support and interest in our journey.

Love to all Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca.

August 7, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

Thank you all again so much for your support, prayers and kind words. They are all very meaningful and important to us.

Although we are still dealing with collateral medical issues, overall Rebecca had a very good week. Our date of discharge remains uncertain but I think we have all taken the attitude of whatever will be.... will be.

We try to view each day as its own individual entity by garnering as much pleasure and joy out of it as possible. We try and live in the now as they say. Trust me this is not always easy. There are alot of setbacks and detours with SCI. Nevertheless if we can take Rebecca outside for two to three hours on a nice day and/or schmooze and share snacks with the other people on the floor then we take it as a victory.

We spend many hours each day at Spaulding which is a microcosm unto itself, a world I never thought I would be part of. Spaulding does not only have SCI patients (6th floor), they also do rehab for Brain Injury, Stroke and Neurology (4th and 5th floors) and they also have a sizeable Burn Unit (7th floor) and Pediatric Wing (8th floor) We cross paths with these patients every day in the elevators, on the outdoor Pavillion, & in the lobby. We see them smoking a cigarette outside (no smoking in the hospital) One would think after over four months here I would get used to the visuals. I don't. It is beyond comprehension what can happen to people but equally important is seeing what they can be treated for and recover from.

This past week Rebecca was able to leave the grounds of Spaulding. She drove her power wheel chair to the local Dunkin Donuts with her OT and had a latte. After that she visited the USS Constitution Museum and got to explore Charlestown down by the water. For someone who has not been in the real world five months this was monumental. Being in the world as a quadripeligic is much different from an able bodied person. She felt every bump in the sidewalk driving her chair. Her peripheral vision is limited due to a lack of range of motion in her neck. After this outing she was exhausted. Later that evening we had our monthly healing service which we always enjoy.

Rebecca continues to paint with her OT who she loves. As many of you may know or have surmised, she uses her mouth to hold and guide the brush. She has now employed a new type of splatter paint technique using a straw and blowing paint out onto the canvas. We plan to exhibit some more of her paintings.

As for me, I have learned that I like ice coffee. For years I only drank my coffee in the mornings hot, however a good ice coffee in the afternoon with some oat milk is a real simple pleasure! This past week I also made dinner in the apartment a few nights. I found this to be very therapeutic. Shaved brussel sprouts cooked with some olive oil and salt and pepper is simple and nutritious. The trick is to cook the brussel sprouts till they are almost burnt.

Thank you all again for reading this update and putting up with my rambling.

We love you. Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca.

August 1, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

I was almost not going to write an update this week however Rebecca convinced me to do one anyway even though this was a tough week and there was not much to report. She chided me that people rely on and look forward to the updates. I told her I am fully aware of that and promised her I would get one out.

Rebecca was sidetracked for most of the week with some collateral medical issues that go along with her SCI (spinal cord injury). This of course is very disheartening for all of us especially since we are getting closer to discharge. We are hoping to put these issues in the rearview mirror so that Rebecca can continue on the road to recover as best as she can.

When I asked Rebecca what to include in the update she asked me to mention that she had lunch this past week with some of the other patients in the Lantern Room which is a community room on the SCI floor. This past week a good friend of Becca's was discharged home. We will miss him! Even though Rebecca was not feeling great she still did all of her therapies. She facetimed a Stony Brook professor who is a quadripeligic and learned a great deal from her. She also has become friendly with a young man from the New England area who suffered a serious SCI in January of this past year. Ths nice young gentleman and his mom visited us this past week in person.

Rebecca has been painting pictures in OT. We have had several of them framed. This past week she gave one of those paintings to her OT who she has grown quite close with. These pictures all have different color patterns and sequences. Each of the paintings represents a different emotion that Rebecca has experienced at Spaulding. She told me she is considering marketing her paintings and auctioning them on Ebay. This is proof her entrepenurial spirit is in tact!

Audrey and I continue to prepare for Rebecca's discharge and her transition back to the NY area. There is much to know with Becca's care and many different tasks to do. None of them terribly hard but there are just alot of them!

We continue to be grateful for all the support that we have gotten on this rough road that we travel on. Thank goodness for all the friends who visit. Thank goodness for all the friends who have helped us with all of the other issues that we have to navigate. Thank you all for your interest and concern.

Love to all Audrey Scott Erik and Rebecca

July 24, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

This past week was a relatively quiet one for us up here. Erik was up for a few days which is always helpful for us. We are beginning to prepare as best we can for Rebecca's eventual discharge from Spaulding and our return to the New York area. While we are excited about returning to New York, the prospect of leaving Spaulding where Rebecca has gotten fantastic medical care is scary. The thought of leaving many of the staff here who we have grown quite close with will be very emotional. As Rebecca has said there will be alot of hard good byes.

We will soon begin to interview potential caregivers for Rebecca. For those that have already given us names of leads for people we thank you. If anyone else out there can suggest good individuals for Rebecca's care then please let us know. You can leave us a message on this site or contact Audrey through Facebook or email. Ultimately the goal is to have Rebecca take complete charge of her medical care. Thus we want her to participate in the recruitment process as much as possible.

Although it has been well over four months since Becca's accident, it still does not seem real. Sad to say but I look forward to the day it does seem real. Will that take a year or two or more? I honestly could not tell you. A large part of the surreal nature of this experience is living away from home. My wardrobe up here is a fraction of what it is at home. I am so sick of wearing the same variations of tee shirts, sweathshirts,jeans and shorts. I have thought of burning all of my clothes from this journey with a big bonfire in my backyard when I return to New York. That would be a cathartic experience!

Becca continues to be a social butterfly on her floor. She enjoys the company of her fellow patients and socializes as much as possible. These patients are all different ages, some young and some older. They all come from different walks of life. Sadly they all share the common bond of spinal cord injury hence paralysis.

When the weather is nice we continue to get outside as much as possible. This past week saw many sunny days in the 70s with a cool breeze blowing off Boston Harbor. We enjoy sitting on the third floor pavillion breathing in the fresh air and soaking in the sun. We watch the ships float by. Many times we see rainbows on the horizon.

Thank you all for reading this blog and for continually showing interest in our story. It goes without saying that we value your support, concern and love for us.

With love, Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca

July 17, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

Yesterday I got my third and hopefully final haircut up here in Boston.

In the past week I am happy to report that plans for us all to transition back to New York appear to be falling into place. This of course gives us great relief and in the coming weeks as matters develop I look forward to providing more information concerning our return to New York.

Preparing for our future lives after we leave Spaulding has involved and required the work of some extraordinary and generous people. If there is a silver lining in any of this it would be that we have met the most inspirational, strong, courageous and giving individuals. To those individuals we are so grateful. This has been a humbling exerperience for all of us. Illness and injury are no doubt humbling for those afflicted and their families. As it was pointed out to me earlier this week we have some control in our lives but not complete control.

One consistent chararecteristic of those who are afflicted with quadripeligia (aka tetrapelgia) and their families is their generosity with time and willingness to speak with us and share what they know in the hopes of making our path a little easier. This week like others we spoke at length with several people in the same boat as us. We hope one day to pay it forward as they say.

Our Rebecca continues to get stronger. She enjoys her physical and occupational therapy. She loves the Erigo exercise machine which is a tilt table with pedals that get her legs moving through electrical stimulation. She was unable to use the Erigo earlier in her stay because of blood pressure issues but now is able to do it.

Rebecca is very social and she continues to seek out and meet the people on her floor. When the weather is nice we always go outside to this lovely pavillion/ patio area on the third floor at Spaulding overlooking Boston harbor. Yesterday we were out there with several other SCI patients discussing the pros and cons of all the different catheters in use. There is also always diiscussion of the use of their power wheelchairs. Spasms and pain medications are also popular topics.

As for Audrey and I when we are not visiting Rebecca we search for normalcy. We love doing laundry, running the dishwasher, taking the trash and recycling out, vacuuming and making the bed. Pardon my sarcasm and dry humor in these paragraphs but there is truth in all of this. By the way we may be the only people in Boston who do not own at least one dog. There are tons of Bernese Mountain dogs here. They are gorgeous animals!

It is Saturday morning and once again we are very fortunate to have visitors. Rebecca also will have visitors this weekend. This again is super important for all of us.

We thank you all again for all of your support and comments. Thank you again and keep them coming!

Love to all, Audrey, Scott Erik and Rebecca.

July 10, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

This has been an up and down week for us and our Rebecca.

Unfortunately we still do not have any certainty with where Rebecca will go once she is discharged from Spaulding. We are hopeful that in the coming week certain options will become clearer for us. These matters are out of our hands and while we advocate for Rebecca as best we can we do not know how much consideration is given to what we have to say.

As I have probably said many times I went from being someone who thought he had control of his life to being someone with much less or no control. We live in an apartment that is not ours and we live in a city that is not our home. I think in a way that we are an example that control is really something of an illusion that we placate ourselves with and in reality none of us have as much control as we think.

This past week Rebecca participated and spoke at a healing service for her that was broadcast on Zoom through the Makom group. Many of you who read this blog were on that service and got to see Rebecca's radiant smile and her beautiful voice live as she thanked people for all the support that has come her way in the past months.

Rebecca also met in person one of the individuals who saved her life this week. This gentleman is the Director of the medical clinic at Stratton and was present when Rebecca was brought down the mountain after her accident. He engaged in the multitude of lafe saving measures performed on Rebecca before she was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock medical center. He initially drove up to New Hampshire to meet with us in the week following the accident. Audrey has kept in touch with him and he was in Boston this past week so we brought him in to meet Rebecca. It was a meaninful meeting to say the least. Afterward I saw him in the lobby at the hospital and he reminded me what a miracle Rebecca is.

Rebecca's grandparents are visiting this week and having them here is super comforting. They both have nice calm demeanors and are for us a source of stability in the vortex that we liive in. Erik was also up for a few days who miss terribly. He and Rebecca spent some quality time.

Audrey and I continue to deal with the enormity of Rebecca's care and all the supplies and equipment that will be necessary for her to function on any given day. I will be straight and tell you that it is totally overwhelming to us and we have doubts on whether we will be able to do it. Many of you have complimented my writing saying I have ability etc. I thank you for that. One thing that I have no natural ability at is being a caretaker!

Once again I thank you for all your support and messages. Please keep them coming! We need you. We would be lost without you all.

Love to all, Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca.

July 3, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

We wish you all a happy and healthy July 4th weekend. Up here in Boston there is supposed to be some rain and cooler weather. The weekends here are long for us. Fortunately we continue to have good friends visiting and Rebecca will also have friends visiting as well. This all helps make the time pass.

As many of you know Rebecca has been here at Spaulding for three months and we are now looking at what will be the next steps for her once she is discharged. Eventually we plan to move home back to Plainview. Plans are underway to have our house modified so that Rebecca can live with us safely but the bottom line is our house will not be ready for her when she is discharged from Spaulding.

One option is for us to remain up here for several more months and receive outpatient therapy at Spaulding. In addition to that there is a gym or exercise facility that specializes in SCI patients about 30 minutes away that we are told is excellent and she could go there two times a week.

Remaining in Boston may be our only option. We are finding it very difficult to find any continued suitable rehabilitation that will accept Rebecca down in the New York area. We want to come home because we want to begin to reestablish our roots. Psychologically coming home, being in our own environment and being able to see friends more regularly is very important to us.

Because of Rebecca's situation we thought that a senior living facility might work for her and us, however due to licensing issues and red tape none of these places have been able to accept Rebecca. We have reached out to a local politician who inidicated he would make calls for us and are still hopeful this local politician can help us find a place to live. Needless to say this uncertainty about where we are going adds to our level of stress.

This past week Rebecca had a minor medical procedure which appeared to go well. Becca was excited for this procedure because it got her out of the hospital for the day. Additionally we were able to see some modified vans that Rebecca could be transported in. These vans are very practical. They are minivans that are customized to accomodate Rebecca's wheelchair. Rebecca would access the van through a ramp that comes down through the sliding door on the side of the van.

Once again we thank you all for your support. We ask you to keep us in your prayers and thoughts. We hope to find our way through this labyrinth. We hope to one day regain some normalcy in our lives. We hope to continue to have the strength to cope with this ordeal. Most of all we hope and pray our Becca continues to recover.

We send our love to you all. Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca.

June 26, 2021

Addendum: Last night I wrote the update from Rebecca's room rather than from the quiet of our apartment. Being in Becca's room at Spaulding is an "in the moment" experience as one is constantly engaging and intereacting with Rebecca or whoever else is in the room. This proves to be distracting and can prevent whatever deep thoughts and creativity I have from emerging. So I went to bed last night and thought of something else I wanted to add:

We have been in an unusual, difficult, extraordinary situation since Becca's accident. Many days can be very stressful,sad, joyous etc. We run the gamut of emotions here. Anyway what I try to find is some degree of normalcy everyday. I have told you about my walks but I also find normalcy in taking the garbage to the trashroom, in going to Whole foods and buying four items we may need, in going to CVS, in mailing letters and doing work for my job. These routine acts that I have done my whole life connect me/us to our past life which we hope to get back to in some form eventually.

June 26, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

I am once again writing this update from Becca's room and once again I have sought her input on what to include.

This past week saw a flurry of activity from our Rebecca. This morning she was outside fishing in Boston Harbor. Becca had no interest in the fishing instead she just wanted to be sitting outside by the water. As is the Spaulding tradition no one caught any fish. Becca's other activities included karaoke, painting, riding the functional electric stim (FES ) bike and attending the wedding of a fellow patient at Spaulding who married his long time girlfriend. This wedding was a big event at Spaulding. Audrey and I attended as well. There was also local news coverage of the wedding. Google "NBC Spaulding Wedding" and you can learn all about it.

Later that evening the bride and groom wheeled their delicious vanilla wedding cake into Becca's room and shared some of it with us.

Audrey and I are starting to take a more active role in Rebecca's care. This past week we learned how to change her trach and her diaphragmatic pacer dressing. Whether Becca will leave Spaulding with a trach is still an open question. She has not been on a ventilator in over a month. She continues to breathe through the pacer and the breaths she generates on her own. Her breathing volumes continue to improve and the RT's are all pleased with her progress. This past week they removed the ventilator from Rebecca's room. A ventilator is a huge piece of equipment and her room is now much more spacious. Getting the vent out was a very happy moment for me.

Audrey, Rebecca and I continue to be very fortunate to have a steady stream of visitors. This is a gigantic source of emotional support for all of us. We continue to take one day at a time as the future for us still remains very uncertain and scary. One thing that is certain and real is the support and love that we know is out there for us. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers. We read your comments, texts and emails. Thank you to all of you.

Love to all, Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca.

June 19, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

I started writing this update from Rebecca's room earlier as Audrey and Rebecca were watching an old season of the Bachelorette. I asked Rebecca what she wanted me to say. She said "tell them it is not all sunshine and rainbows". I replied I think they know that. So folks, while I do try to accentuate the positive I must be clear that it is not all sunshine and ranbows.

We are here in Boston a little over two and a half months. I can't say it is getting any easier and I can't say that we are used to it. I also can't say that the reason why we are here has been accepted by us mentally. People who have been down this road tell me that one day our lives will normalize again. We take them at their word and continue to have faith and hope that they are correct.

FYI the food at the hospital happens to be quite good! The chef here I am told was once an executive chef at a five star hotel. We have alot of our meals at the hospital and the people in "nutrition" are always really nice about accomodating us with last minute orders or menu changes. One of my favorites is the grilled salmon. Even with the good food we have all lost weight over the last few months including Rebecca of course. Recently Rebecca was presented with the option of ordering milk shakes by Nutrition. She got a milkshake a day delivered for about two weeks. She would drink half and guess who would drink the other half.

Becca continues to be our rock star. She was testing wheelchairs it felt like every day this past week. The wheelchair vendors all talk about how amazed they are with her progress. While we appreciate the positive kudos we realize that they are trying to sell us a wheelchair. Seriously the vendors are all nice and like everyone else we have gotten to know them as well. The good thing about testing out the wheelchairs is we get to go outside. Speaking of outside, two days ago I was given clearance to bring Rebecca outside by myself to the third floor pavillion. Getting this type of permission is no small accomplishment as I had to demonstrate that I know what to do in case of different types of emergencies. Being able to bring her outside on my own will help break up the weekends where the days are long.

This past week Becca made baked ziti in OT. She visited the "smart apartment" on the 4th floor at Spaulding, and she sang Karaoke in Speech. When she sings Karaoke she does duets with her neighbor, friend and fellow patient next door. Rebecca tells me that this fellow ( I can't reveal his name because of HIPAA) is a big fan of Poison and Def Leppard. Not surprisingly the songs of these bands are not on the Karoaoke machine. Rebecca's voice continues to get stronger. She has been off the vent for three weeks now and is breathing only through the diaphragmatic pacer and those breaths which she generates on her own. She is getting healthier and advancing but she still has a long way to go.

To all you wonderful people who read this blog and care about us I again say thank you. Please know that you are our lifeline. Many days are tough and we get comfort knowing that you are in this battle with us.

Love to all, Audrey Scott Erik and Rebecca.

June 12, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

I am happy to report this past week was overall a good one for our Rebecca. Audrey and I observe and spend time with Rebecca for many hours each day. Some might say we are in so deep that we only see the trees and not the forest. However, everyday when I first see Becca I look in her eyes as they tell me what I need to know initially. They can tell me whether she is content or sad. They can also reveal whether she is focused, tired or her mind is somewhere else. This past Thursday and Friday when I first saw her she looked better than ever. Her eyes were bright and clear. I was thrilled. Further when I walk in and she makes some sort of sarcastic comment to me about what I am wearing or how my hair looks I am ecstatic because that is our Becca.

I say the week was good overall because when it started out Becca had a UTI (urinary tract infection). UTI's are unfortunately common for SCI patients and they can be nasty until treated. Fortunately she got the right antibiotics and this one was in the rearview mirror pretty quickly.

This past week Erik came to visit which is always a plus and emotional boost for all of us. Becca's weekdays continue to be busy with all of her therapies. This past week she made a tye dye t shirt using a straw ( she told me to include in the update that she inadvertently swallowed some of the solution). A large component of her therapy is speech and Becca's voice is getting stronger. As part of her speech therapy Becca sang karoake duets with her next door neighbor, a 20 year old spinal cord patient.

Becca this past week was also invited to the wedding of another spinal cord patient on her floor. The wedding is scheduled in about two weeks and will take place on the third floor pavillion at Spaulding.

I am also happy to report that Becca has been off the vent for over one week now, meaning she breathes only through the diaphragmatic pacer along with the breaths which she consciously and deliberately initiates. Since Becca is talking more and more she is forced to cause and create her own breaths in order to keep talking. This of course is great because she is re-teaching her body how to breathe on its own. Although Becca still has her trach for the vent hook up, the trach is now "capped" meaning it is closed with a cap not too different from a bottle cap. This is a big step for her as she graduated from the speaking valve to the cap. This is not too minimize the effort that Becca must put in just to breathe. It can be like getting a full workout and it does make her tired.

Finally Audrey and I continue to live in Boston. We have gotten to know many people here: the security guards at the hospital, all the different therapists, the PT's, OT's, RT's and Speech language pathologists (SLP's). The nurses, case workers, case managers and doctors. It is a new world for us, an alternate universe that we still find it hard to believe we live in. I say every week how much we want to go home but we know that the care and therapy Becca gets here is superb so we stay and count our blessings for the progress she has made and will continue to make.

We Koltun's thank you for reading this update and for sending us your support. We read your messages and know that you care about Becca and us. Please keep it up!

Love to all, Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca.

June 5, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

We are coming on three months since Rebecca's accident and the day that our lives changed in dramatic form. Rebecca has been at Spaulding now for over two months and although she has made tremendous progress she still has a long way to go with all of her disciplines.

Rebecca continues to breathe primarily through her diaphragmatic pacer and she is reliant less and less on ventilator use. Breathing is something most of us don't think about because it is so automatic. However breathing is complicated business and for Rebecca's mind it almost has to be relearned and at the same time her body has to be reconditioned to breathing regular air as opposed to ventilator air (the content of the two are different). Since Rebecca is now off the vent most of the time so she does her physical and occupational therapy breathing through the pacer. This is exhausting for her yet she always tries to push through with her therapy sessions. Toward the end of the week there was talk of pulling back some in order to give her more rest and so that she can focus more on her breathing.

Friends continue to visit Rebecca, mostly on the weekends, and we are so grateful that they make the trip. Seeing these friends means the world to Rebecca. Audrey and I also continue to have people visiting us. Audrey's sister, Debra, was just here for a week and Audrey's parents were here the week before that.

This past week I went home for a few days. Being in our house of course triggered many emotions and feelings . This time I had feelings of hope that one day we will move back into a living space that will be modified for Rebecca. Exactly how that will happen and when that will happen are still unknowns to us presently but as time goes on we are hopeful that we will get a clearer picture of our path forward. We are juggling so many variables in our lives now that if we think too far ahead it will make us crazy. It is for this reason that we literally exist day to day and at the end of the each day we congratulate ourselves that we made it through. I will not lie to you -- this is a sad and difficult way to live. We hope it is temporary. We hope one day we will settle into our new normal and each day that passes we like to think we are getting closer to more stability in our lives.

We thank all of you for your continued support. We thank you for taking the time to read these updates and for showing interest in us. We thank those of you who leave messages on this website or on any other social media page where this update is posted. We thank those that called us or texted us this week to see how we are doing. All of this helps carry us through this complex and extraordinary time in our lives. .

Love to all, Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca

May 29, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

Once again we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your thoughts, your prayers, your encouraging messages, and your love. They are all emotional boosts to us as we keep moving forward in this saga.

Our Rebecca continues to make progress in Rehab here at Spaulding. This past week on Wednesday she made brownies in occupational therapy. She mixed the brownie ingredients manually (which included peanut butter cups) in a bowl with a large mixing spoon that was affixed to her head. In the world of paralysis you need to work with what you have and be innovative. Later that day she took the brownies and served them to her weekly social group. She was very proud that she added the peanut butter cups to her recipe.

Rebecca continues to ween off the ventilator only breathing through the pacer. She is logging more and more hours everyday with no ventilator support. Her respiratory therapists continue to be pleased with her progress. Earlier in the week she had a new smaller trach put in. This made use of the speaking valve easier so that she could talk with less effort while she was on the pacer. Talking is something that takes practice and must be done on the exhale in coordination with her breathing. Since Rebecca is off the vent Audrey and I can take her in her chair around her floor with nothing else attached to her.

Rebecca also learned a few weeks ago that she was accepted to medical school. We were all extremely proud of this amazing accomplishment even though she will not be attending medical school this fall.

She continues to receive physical therapy every day which consists of all sorts of stretching and strengthening exercises. She also continues to receive speech therapy which has many facets including spinal cord injury education. As caregivers Audrey and I are also being educated on how to take care of Rebecca. We learned how to suction her and pull out her secretions as Rebecca due to her injury has difficulty generating her own cough. We also learned how to use the Ambu ventilator bag in case of emergency.

This past week Rebecca was able to meet in person with two peer mentors through the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and Spaulding. These individuals suffered severe spinal cord injuries years earlier and are now leading productive and meaningful lives with careers and families. These individuals in my mind are true heros and are incredibly inspirational. They talked openly about their lives with Rebecca.

We continue to take life here day by day. Weekends are the toughest part of the week for us as there are minimal therapies and the days tend to be long. We are grateful to Rebecca's friends that come to visit her as she enjoys those visits immensely. We are grateful to the peer mentors that have met with Rebecca and talked so openly about their lives with her.

We wish everyone a good holiday weekend.

Love to all, Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca.

May 22, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

Once again we want to thank you all so much for your support and prayers. Last week after I posted Rebecca's update I realized that I forgot to say thank you. Hearing from you all during the week is so so important to Audrey and I. If you know us don't be shy about sending us a text. If you don't know us then always feel free to leave us a message on this site or wherever else this update is posted. We read them and it makes us feel better.

This past week showed some good progress for our Rebecca. On Monday the representative from the diaphragmatic pacer company was at the hospital and he was able to adjust some of the settings on the pacer. With these changes Rebecca is now able to breathe off the ventilator with just the pacer for significant periods of time. This was huge. She initially did two sessions of two hours each off the ventilator. From there the amount of time off the vent was increased incrementally daily for the remainder of the week. The goal of course it to ween her off the vent. This is an attainable goal but it is not easy.

On Friday Audrey and I were able to take Rebecca and wheel her in her chair around her floor with no ventilator attached to her. Again we wheeled her around ourselves with no vent attached. There were no tubes, no portable vent and no respiratory therapist with us as we did this. Rebecca was apprehensive about taking this step and so were we. However we all pushed forward and did it. Rehab has many objectives and one of the most important components is to teach the patient and the family how to regain autonomy and independence with what will be the new normal. This was a big step in that direction.

Spinal cord injuries are never a straight or smooth road and in the world of spinal cord injuries Rebecca suffered a particularly bad one. Nevertheless we continue to do the best we can. This past week Rebecca's Doctor told her he had never seen any one as determined as her. He told her it was okay to take a break for a day. The Doctor then told Audrey that he knew Rebecca would not do that.

Rebecca coninues with her PT, OT and Speech therapy. One new device introduced this week was a speaking valve which is a device attached to her trach when she is off the vent and breathing through the pacer. Without getting too technical the speaking valve diverts air through her breathing airway stimulating her vocal cords so Rebecca can speak when off the vent. This is not easy to do and is an acquired skill.

As for Audrey and I we take one day at a time up here. The weekends can be challenging but we have friends and relatives who visit both us and Rebecca and this helps enormously with our psyches. I will soon be ready for another haircut and I will probably go back to the same place as last time. I need to remember that they are cash only.

Love to you all. Audrey, Scott Erik and Rebecca

May 15, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

Tomorrow Rebecca will graduate college. She will be wearing her Binghamton cap and a green Binghamton tee shirt and we will watch the ceremony virtually from a conference room at Spaulding..

When her accident happened the first thought was to apply for a medical withdrawal but after a few days Audrey had the foresight to realize why can't she just graduate. Afterall, she is a 4.0 student. Given the circumstances why can't the school permit her to graduate. With the help of my cousin in Florida Audrey filed some paperwork and wrote some letters and the school accomodated us no problem and agreed to graduate Rebecca.

A good friend of Rebecca's will "walk for her" and have Rebecca on facetime when Rebecca is presented her diploma. Later that day we will have a celebratory dinner. I am writing this now in the future tense because I think I am going to be too spent emotionally tomorrow night to put pen to paper.

Rebecca finished another week of rehab and she conitnues to get stronger physically. She rode the electric stim bike, was on the tilt table, and continued to test out wheel chairs. She had her first collision entering an elevator (don't tell our insurance broker) This week she rode the wheelchairs outside in front of the hospital and around the main entrance.

This past week another device was introduced to her called the Glassouse Assistive Device. This is a hands free device worn like glasses. It is essentially a computer mouse with a bite switch. Since Rebecca now has more movement in her neck she can use this device to read books on her I pad, play Words with Friends, and do all sorts of other functions and activities on the I pad. This is a real game changer as some of the other assistive devices she tried were much more difficult and unsteady to operate. In the world of quadrapelegia it is all about giving autonomy and control to the patient. Independence is so so important. The more one can do for themselves the better off they will be.

Rebecca continues to have friends visit. Erik was also up this past week. Visitors are great for her psyche and for ours. This weekend we have dear friends here. It is now mid May and we have been here in Boston for six weeks. We miss home terribly and look forward to the day that we can return to a house that is adapted for Rebecca. We look forward to seeing our neighbors and friends. We miss our dog Ollie. We don't know when we will be returning home but we know it will be some day.

With Love to all, Audrey Scott Erik and Rebecca

May 8, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

Another week has rolled by and again I am happy to report Rebecca continues to progress nicely in rehab.

This week Rebecca was testing out the power wheelchairs. The key is to find one that is easy to operate. Rebecca had previously used the sip and puff but was not crazy about it. This past week she used one with a joy stick which she could operate with her chin and/or tongue. She could also change the mode of the chair ( tilt, forward motion, rear motion) with a triggering device that she could contact with her head. The triggering device is affixed to the headrest adjacent to her head. In addition to the means of operation Rebecca has to decide if she wants a front wheel drive or a mid wheel drive chair. Talk about sensory overload!!

Rebecca also was on the tilt table and on the electric stim bike where they attach electrodes to her legs to stimulate her muscles so she can pedal the bike. Truly an amazing device!

Most importantly Rebecca had the chance this week to meet and interact with various other SCI patients on her floor in what will be a weekly get together Due to HIPAA guidelines and the Dodd Frank Act I am unable to disclose any further information about her fellow floor mates. Nevertheless she enloyed meeting them all and looks forward to seeing them again. Later that evening she facetimed a new peer mentor, a wonderful young woman, who suffered a spinal cord injury about 10 years ago. Rebecca has always been a pragmatic individual and she asked alot of very incisive questions about leading life with a spinal cord injury. Listening to her conversation with this delightful woman brought tears to my eyes.

Rebecca also is continuing her use of the diaphragmatic pacer and building up the strength in her diaphragm as she learns to pull in her own breaths. I could write the next five updates about the pacer and not run out of information to convey. It is a true medical advancement.

One thing I have learned is that there are no hard and fast rules for dealing with spinal cord injury. Every case is different and every injury is different. I have likened it to a labyrinth where you can't always see what is ahead, you hit dead end paths and then must go back and try something else. Trial and error is key. The key is to never stop trying and employ both patience and persistence Rehab is so important but rest is equally important. Today after riding the electric stim bike Rebecca was exhausted and rest for her was critical.

As for Audrey and I we continue to adjust to life in Boston where even though it is May the weather is still freezing and the trees are hardly in bloom. We continue to dote on our Rebecca who refers to Audrey as her secretary and me as her butler. We take one day at a time. Our lives have been changed forever and the way I view things now is very different from the way I did eight weeks ago. Although I like to think I never took things for granted I am a different man now.

I thank you all again for your thoughts and prayers. The support that we have received from all of you has come in many forms. This support fuels us. It reminds us that we are not in this difficult and complex battle alone. Your texts, calls and messages keep us going.

One silver lining in this, (if there is such a thing) is that we have met and gotten to know many extraordinary people. Superhumans is a term I have coined for them in my mind. This unique group it seems will do anything to help us. That is their calling. Some were strangers before this that we now have the privilege of knowing, others we knew but we were not cognizant of the enormity of their hearts or the beauty of their souls. To that special group I also say thank you.(even though Superhumans do not want or like to be thanked).

Love to you all, Audrey, Scott, Erik and Rebecca

May 6, 2021

Dear Friends:

On behalf of the Koltun family, I want to thank each and every one of you for your prayers, kind words, generous donations and hard work in support of Rebecca’s journey to recovery. I can’t over-emphasize the gratitude the Koltun’s have expressed for all the warmth and support that they’ve received from family, friends and friends of family and friends. They are so lucky to have all of you.

We’re very pleased to report that Rebecca continues to make progress with her use of the diaphragmatic pacer along with her physical and occupational therapies, all of which are so important to her recovery from this tragic injury.

As of this writing, we’ve raised almost $710,000 for Rebecca’s care. Many people have asked where their donations are going, and some are wondering why we continue to fundraise (and increase our goals) despite the success of our outreach. I hope to clarify that for you here.

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, the estimated lifetime costs due to spinal cord injury can be as high as $4.7 million, depending on the extent of the injury (Rebecca’s injury -- high tetraplegia [C1-C2] is among the most severe).

As you can imagine, the Koltuns face many costs that -- despite being medically and practically necessary -- are not covered by insurance, Medicaid or Social Security benefits. Here are just a few examples:

•The length of Rebecca’s stay at the Spaulding Rehab Center is dictated not by her medical need, but by her health insurance coverage. The Koltuns have been told that if she were to extend her treatment there under self-pay, it would cost a staggering $10-12,000/day.

•When she returns home to Plainview and likely for the rest of her life, Rebecca will need round-the-clock caretakers to help feed, bathe, dress and transport her to her various rehab therapy appointments and other activities at an approximate cost of $50,000/year)

•Rebecca will need ongoing respiratory, physical and occupational therapies for years to come. Health insurance and Medicaid cover only a limited number of those appointments each year.

Add these expenses to the costs of renovating their home, installing a generator to support a ventilator, power wheelchair and custom hospital bed plus finding interim (accessible) housing while the renovations are being completed, and the average first-year cost for Rebecca’s care can easily exceed $1 million. The cost in subsequent years will likely approach $200,000-$250,000. (You can find a more detailed fact sheet outlining costs for specific items by clicking the aqua box to the left of this column, labelled "How Much Does a Spinal Injury Cost?" Note, however, that the numbers cited are based on 2015 dollars, the latest year for which the data are readily available).

A Special Shout Out

Before I close, I want to offer a special shout out to the many small businesses in and around Plainview, NY that have been sponsoring fundraising events and providing raffle prizes and other donations. You can find their names in the “Media” section of the Rally for Rebecca page on Facebook. If you’re not currently a member of the page, you can join using this link: www.facebook.com to stay informed about upcoming and continuing fundraising activities.

Stay tuned for more updates throughout Rebecca’s journey. And thanks again for your generosity, kindness and support.

Best,

Wendy Mensch

Koltun Family Friend

May 1, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

I am starting to write this on Friday night April 30th and I am happy to report that Rebecca finished a good week of rehabilitation at Spaulding.

She is gradually getting conditioned to use the diaphragmatic pacer more and more. As many of you know Rebecca is an athlete so her mindset of training and conditioning is going to serve her well in this new world she lives in. She is also learnng to operate a sip and puff wheelchair, a device that is not easy to master.

We take each day as it comes here and try not to get too far ahead of ourselves but at the same time we know at some point Rebecca will be discharged from Spaulding and we have to start thinking and preparing for our next steps. This is very scary to us to put it mildly.

Talking about what we will do next is like trying to drive a car blindfolded. The level of care that Rebecca will need is staggering. For sure Rebecca will require skilled nursing and personal care attendants just to get through a normal day.

For now we take joy in the steps forward, no matter how small, that she is making. She is enjoying her meals and texting her friends. Erik was up this past week to visit. Rebecca loves seeing her brother as it is very uplifting.

A number of Rebecca's friends also came to visit this past week. However, because of the Covid rules only one friend can be in her room at a time. These visits mean so much to her. They connect her to her past world and she is thrilled to be able to see her friends.

We hope and pray every moment Rebecca continues to make progress. We enjoy each and every moment that we are with her and are overjoyed when she gives us her big smile. I will not lie to you as some of the moments for us are dark. Being displaced is not easy and we miss greatly the comforts and familiarity of our house and neighborhood. We try to take long walks during the day when the weather permits. We have learned that Boston is a walkable city (it is certainly not a driveable city). From Charlestown we can walk across one bridge into downtown Boston. From another foot bridge we can walk into Cambridge. Being near the water is very soothing.

Once again I can not emphasize enough to you how much your support means to us. It is comforting to know that we are all thought of and prayed for. I have never been a religious man but I find myself trying to connect to G-d in my own way each day. I make my hopes and prayers known. The fact that you are all doing the same is very powerful to us. Please continue to think, pray support Rebecca and us. Its importance can not be underestimated.

We love you all. Audrey, Scott Erik and Rebecca.

April 25, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

It is six weeks ago today that we received the new Rebecca who transformed our lives.

This past week was an important one. On Tuesday Rebecca underwent surgery at Mass General Hospital (MGH) and had a diaphragmatic pacer successfully implanted. The diaphragmatic pacer (or pacer) electrically stimulates the diaphragm to contract ( something it was not doing after Rebecca's injury). With her diaphragm able to now contract and pull air into her lungs, Rebecca, we believe will become less dependent on the ventilator and hopefully she can wean herself off the vent entirely at some point in the future.

Like everything else this is a process and requires conditioning. It will take time to develop her diaphragm muscle which has been inactive since her accident. This pacer is relatively new to medical technology and it is not very common as most people who suffer the type of injury that Rebecca did do not survive. The use of the pacer will now become a large component of her rehab.

The quality of care that Rebecca received at MGH was absolutely amazing from the surgeon who performed the procedure to all the residents and the nurses...what a great hospital! Thank you!

Our Rebecca remains tough and determined. She is courageous and brave. She will continue to work hard in rehab. She will also get the rest that she needs which is so important to spinal cord injury patients. We know it is not an easy path and we know it is not a straight path but we continue to forge ahead.

Rebecca is enjoying being able to eat real food. She must still however supplement with a feeding tube. She also loves facetiming and texting her friends All of this however requires assistance. The COVID rules regarding visitors has been strict at Spaulding. However Rebecca was able to get special permission for some friends to visit. This has been wonderful for her and we hope these visits continue as they are a great morale booster.

Boston remains our home for the time being. It is a city that does not have straight roads or good signs. There are however loads of golden retrievers everywhere and all of them seemed to be named "Bailey". Another important development is that Audrey finally got her haircut and it looks great

Lastly it goes without saying that the emotional support and prayers that we receive from all of you is vital to us. We are aware of all the fundraisers that continue on Rebecca's behalf. We are humbled by all this generosity. We really do not know what to say except "Thank you"

Love to all, Audrey, Scott and Erik and Rebecca.

April 17, 2021

One quick addendum. Thursday I was able to get a badly needed haircut. This was very pleasing to Rebecca who told me I looked like a mad scientist. The barber charged me the "senior rate" without asking me my age. I don't know if I was happy about that. Audrey is now looking to get her hair cut so stay tuned!! Scott

April 17, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family:

I wish I could tell you that every step was one forward in the name of progress for our dear Rebecca.

Unfortunately in the world of spinal cord injuries, healing and health insurance companies it doesn't always work that way. This past week we hit a bit of a rough patch,however she is now okay.

Late Sunday night/ early Monday morning it was suspected Rebecca had an infection and as an abundance of caution a decision was made to have Rebecca tranferred over to Mass General Hospital. After a little more that 24 hours there, she was ready to be discharged. However due to a communication breakdown there was a delay in getting insurance approval for her transfer back to Spaulding. Accordingly she had to remain in Mass General unnecessarily for two more days. This was incredibly frustrating and maddening for all of us. Fortunately Audrey was able to sleep at the hospital with Rebecca and Erik and I were there every day. The care and kindness that Rebecca received at Mass General was unparalleled.

As of Thursday afternoon our dear Rebecca was back at Spaulding and on Friday she was receiving the Speech, PT and OT that she needs to maximize her recovery.

We are hopeful this type of thing does not happen again.

I can only ask all of you to keep praying for our Rebecca. As I have said before your support, whether it be financial, emotional or through prayer means everything to us and helps us get through the more difficult days. Above all we rely on Rebecca and her spirit and love of life to carry us. Thank you all so so much. Love, Audrey, Scott and Erik.

April 10, 2021

Dear Friends and Family:

Today is four weeks since Becca's accident and the day we began this new phase in our lives. Without getting too deep or philosophical I choose to look at is as the day our Rebecca was reborn.

Audrey and I continue to take it day by day here in Boston. The fact that Rebecca can eat solid food and enjoy it is a game changer. As she told me yesterday she is now gaining the power and ability to control her diet which is very important to her. She is still receiving tube feedings however.

As many of you know talking has been difficult for her with the ventilator however when the vent is adjusted in a certain way she is able to speak and is getting quite adept at it. Yesterday with the assistance of the adaptive tech person and voice conrol through her cell phone she was able to text independently. This is also huge. When she does speak it sounds like her voice.

Rebecca just completed her first full work week here at Spaulding. Everyday is busy for her between PT, OT, Speech and Respiratory. Yesterday she got to go outside for a while on a portable vent and that was great. We continue to hear from the friends that we made at Dartmouth Hitchcock and the medical clinic at Stratton who are all so interested in Rebecca and her progress. That is heartwarming to us.

I have come to realize that while this is a story about Rebecca, it is also a story about Audrey and I. After 26 days staying at Marriott Residence Inns both in New Hampshire and Boston we have moved to a nice apartment provided to us by Spaulding across the street from the hospital. While we have nothing against Marriott Residence Inns, we did get tired of eating Cheerios out of a box and powdered eggs for breakfast. I am looking forward to seeing my new points total. I can not count the number of times that I left my key card in the room locking myself out.

The visitor policy at Spaulding is pretty strict due to Covid but we were able to get permission for a dear friend of Becca's who goes to school in Boston to visit her today. We are grateful for that. This will be wonderful for Rebecca as she misses her friends.

Once again we want to thank everyone for their wonderful support whether it is sending us meals, donating to the fund, sending us messages, keeping in touch or praying for Rebecca, it keeps us going.

Love to all, Audrey, Scott and Erik.

April 7, 2021

Once again we must thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts for all the support and love you have shown us throughout this terrible ordeal. It has lifted our spirits and helped carry us through this journey. It has provided us some degree of solace in these rough days.

Today our Rebecca was cleared and was able to eat solid food for the first time since her accident. This was a big step in the direction of progress. It made us all so happy. Rebecca has been at Spaulding Rehab now for six days. She receives physical and occupational therapy every day. She also works with a speech pathologist and a respiratory therapist daily. So far we are pleased with the professionalism and dedication of all the caregivers at Spaulding.

Please continue your prayers and thoughts for our wonderful Rebecca. Love Audrey, Scott and Erik

April 1, 2021

Dearest Friends and Family: Earlier today our Rebecca was discharged from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Centre and was transported via ambulance down to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. The ride was a little over two hours and went smoothly. Audrey was able to ride in the ambulance along with Rebecca, a Respiratory Therapist and a Critical Care Nurse. Once at Spaulding they began assessing Rebecca. Once they are done with their evaluations they will formulate a plan for her. Rehab for someone like Rebecca is complex and is comprised of many different components and specialties. It can also be long and never ending. We continue to be hopeful and pray for miracles for our dear Rebecca who is doing her best to remain strong. We tell her (and ourselves) to try and take one day at a time with this. When that doesn't work we say take one hour at a time! We will continue to keep you posted on Rebecca's progress at rehab.

We want to thank everyone again soooo much for all of the financial and emotional support that you have provided to us. We are overwhelmed with the enormity of what has happened to Rebecca. We are equally overwhelmed with all the support and love that has been expressed for Rebecca Receiving your financial support and reading your comments has meant the absolute world to us. It provides us some degree of relief to know that so many people care so much. It reminds us that there is so much good in people and in the world.

Please continue to keep Rebecca in your prayers and thoughts every day. Love to you all. Scott

March 28, 2021

Thank you to everyone for all you have done so far for our dear Rebecca! Below is Audrey and my story concerning what happened. Love to you all. Scott

March 13, 2021 was like any other Saturday for me. I knew my two kids were both skiing that day at Stratton Mountain in Vermont. I swam laps that morning and spoke with my wife Audrey about whether she had any preferences for dinner. Audrey had gotten together with a friend to go for a walk and I decided to take a ride down to Jones Beach and walk on the boardwalk. Something I loved to do. It was a beautiful day weather wise. It took me about 20 minutes to drive down to the beach and just as I was parking the car my cellphone rang.

It was a strange number. When I answered the phone it was my son Erik who immediately told me that Rebecca was in an accident and was found unconscious in the woods on the mountain. He told me she was going to be airlifted to Dartmouth Hospital in New Hampshire. He knew no more. I immediately started trying to reach Audrey on her phone and at the same time I began driving home. I reached Audrey when I was just about home and she immediately began walking back to come home so that we could head up to New Hampshire. Shortly after I got home Erik called me again. He was at the medical clinic at Stratton and he put me on the phone with one of the Doctors. I was told the situation was dire; that my dear Rebecca was found without a pulse and that while they had revived her she kept losing it and they had to keep doing CPR to get her back. I was told that she was without oxygen for a period of time and this could result in her being brain damaged or brain dead. It was made clear to me that she may not survive the helicopter ride to Dartmouth and that the team of no less than 20 doctors had done everything they could to save her. I was then told Erik would be brought in to see his sister for what may be the last time.

Over the next three hours we functioned as robots. We packed some clothes and medicine we needed, grabbed some waters and snacks. We dropped off the dog at our dog sitter and began the five hour ride up to New Hampshire. How were able to do this is still a mystery to me. While I am not overly religious I believe G-d carried us and gave us the strength to function in what was the most awful day of our lives. I fully expected to receive a call that she did not make it and that our trip up there would be a short one. How my son Erik functioned and remained calm is a testament to what an amazing young man he is.

About halfway into the ride we called Erik who was in New Hampshire near the hospital. Rebecca was at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Centre which is a Level I trauma center. Having been here now for two weeks I can only call this hospital truly amazing. While it may not be geographically convenient you must trust me that this is the place you would want to go if something was very wrong medically. Erik could not go in because of Covid but was told that Rebecca had arrived critical and was now stable. We then called the ER and spoke with someone who went through a ton of medical jargon and said Rebecca although seriously seriously injured was following basic neurologic commands. We were also told that it appeared Rebecca had sustained some very severe neck fractures very high up on her neck. They were bringing her in for an emergency MRI and would make a determination if emergency surgery was necessary. Later that night we were told emergency surgery (meaning that evening) was not necessary. She would however need surgery over the next 48 hours to stabilize her spine. The doctor also confirmed how severe the fractures were and that she did not have the ability to breathe on her own and that she was on a ventilator.

We were told the next day the Hospital was lifting COVID restrictions and we could come in and visit. We booked our room at a local Marriott Courtyard and spent the night trying to sleep.

Oddly enough I was scheduled to have my second COVID vaccine shot on March 14th the day after Rebecca's accident. My appointment was at 2:20. So the following morning I drove from New Hampshire back down to NY to get my second COVID shot. After I got my shot I went home spent the night at home and packed up all the things that we had forgotten the day before when we first drove up to New Hampshire

Amongst this terrible day for all of us, there were some little miracles:

1-Stratton just happened to have a team of the best-top notch physicians on staff that day. Some of whom specialize in trauma. These Doctors refused to give up on Rebecca and did whatever it took to save her life doing whatever lifesaving measures are needed to keep her heart beating....... a miracle

2-Rebecca needed to go to a Level 1 Trauma Center. Their first choice of Trauma 1 Medical Centers is Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon New Hampshire, but there needs to be a helicopter available to air lift her there. Their second choice Trauma -1 Medical Center is Albany Medical Center. When Rebecca had her accident a helicopter from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center had just become available and flew right to Stratton to get Rebecca. ...a miracle

2-On our way up to New Hampshire, we called the ICU where Rebecca was taken and were told she was "critical but stable." ..."but stable." ...a miracle

3-Despite being without a pulse and needing CPR multiples times, Rebecca's brain MRI, neurologic exams, and cognition were all normal. ...a miracle.

We have now been here for over two weeks. We are trying to get Rebecca medically stable enough where she can be transferred to a Rehab centre in Boston.

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August 28, 2022

Thinking of the Koltun family

Joanne Lein

August 24, 2022

Rebecca,
Your strength inspires us daily! We wish you well and hope you continue to make new strides everyday.

Marlee and Joe Appert

August 19, 2022

Keep moving forward a day at a time and let your light shine brightly for all to see.

Scott Singer

August 6, 2022

I read your post and want to wish your daughter Rebecca the very best.
While watching an Elon Musk podcast, I came accross this bit of info about a \"neuralink brain chip\" - hear more about it here:

https://youtu.be/fXS_gkWAIs0?t=5562

Best wishes,

Gladwyn

Gladwyn

August 1, 2022

sending best wishes for continued recovery and strength

Amber Mirza

July 23, 2022

Always thinking and praying for Rebecca and her family!

Susan Mendelsohn

July 23, 2022

Hi Rebecca, I think of you often although I dont know you personally, and wanted to let you know of an awesome free continuing ed type online SPANISH education program called Duolingo in which I am a student part time ,I had earned one of my 2 BA Degrees in Spanish(the other in Music,both at Hofstra University) I would love to meet you in person sometime - I am so happy that you are doing so well especially in Art! I cried when I watched your Rescue video- You are so courageous and strong,
Marsha Lampert MBA MS

Marsha Lampert

June 23, 2022

In memory of Thomas Varushese, grandfather of Jonathan Korason.

Lonnie Fogel

June 21, 2022

Dear Rebecca, Scott, Audrey & Erik, Last month we had the opportunity to meet you at Rebecca's 5K Rally. Your family is even more loving and enduring in person and are so deserving of ongoing support. We know none of this has been easy and every day may be different but we are always praying for each of you. May god continue to give you the the strength you need and that people from all over continue to support the Koltun family.

With Love,

Donna Donnelly & Family

Donna Donnelly

June 8, 2022

To Rebecca, the epitome of grace and courage.

Bob Frankfort Frankfort

June 5, 2022

Rebecca, You are in my thoughts and prayers every single day. I thank God that His Grace has reigned done on you during this extraordinarily difficult time. It's oh so easy for me to say that all things happen for a reason, but if the tables were turned, I'd find it very challenging to accept my present situation. So, it can only be by God's Grace that you move forward with such strength, Grace and dignity. I was born and raised in Whitestone, NY. I will be on The Island in September. Could I possible stop by your home and say, "Hello?' I can only imagine how many family, friends and well-wishers want to drop in. Either way, my daily prayers will embrace you especially as you wake up every morning and prepare to start your day. Love&Hugs, John Merritt

John Merritt

May 30, 2022

The Wolff family is sending continued prayers and support.

Janine Wolff

May 29, 2022

So nice to hear that the 5K was a smashing success. And all the love and support you continue to receive, and deserve.

Douglas Kelban

May 29, 2022

What a beautiful family photo on FB on the day of the 5K! Love to you all - Susan

Susan Fleming

May 28, 2022

In support of Susan Teich

Rima Licht

May 28, 2022

This donation is in honor of today's Rally for Rebecca inaugural 5K Walk-Run-Roll. What a wonderful event and terrific turn-out! Congrats to the folks who worked tirelessly to make it a reality.
xoxo
The Bernstein/Shnitkin/Appert/Feigenbaum crew :)

Robin Bernstein Shnitkin

May 28, 2022

We are amazed by the courage of Rebecca and all the Coulton’s and thrilled by the leadership of Andrew and Wendy.

Nancy and Glenn Turett

May 28, 2022

We are sorry that we could not make it this morning but are with you in spirit...

Karen, Jon, Ben and Dani

Karen Jason

May 28, 2022

Sending our warmest best wishes to Becca and the Koltun family.
Love,
Amanda , Sammi, Randy & Eric Newman

Randy Newman

May 27, 2022

-in support of Rebecca Koltun's walk-run-roll campaign. GO REBECCA! -with love, -Lauren Friedland

Lauren Friedland

May 27, 2022

Rally for Rebecca

Norma Spund

May 24, 2022

Rebecca is one of a kind gem

Jaya Roy

May 24, 2022

Dear Rebecca, Scott, Audrey & Erik, We are pleased to share that we will be at Rebecca's Rally this coming Saturday. Rebecca is a smart, beautiful, driven individual who has touched the lives of people all over the country if not world. We wouldn't miss this and will be there to support someone we see as being a force in life. Thank you Rebecca for showing us to never give up, you are a true inspiration. We will see you Saturday. Love, Debra Conk & Family

Debra Conk

May 24, 2022

Dear Rebecca, Scott, Audrey & Erik, I know it's been a while since I have posted but not one day has passed that we don't continuously think and pray for Rebecca's recovery. We read your beautifully written updates and love the way your home renovation came out. We will be at your rally this Saturday with family and friends in support of one of the greatest causes, supporting the determined and resilient Rebecca! We will see you there.
Love always, Donna Donnelly & Family xoxoxo

Donna Donnelly

May 23, 2022

You are an inspiration

Robyn Diruzza

May 17, 2022

Sending love and strength. We can’t be there on the 28th but wanted to show our support.

Jan and Eric Rogers

May 16, 2022

Binghamton Golf Outing Second Part

Luke Petrsoric

May 15, 2022

Went to high school with your grandma Helen.We wish you only the best of care .

Trudy Morris

May 15, 2022

Rebecca- we continue to pray for you and your wonderful parents.

Fellow Nassau county residents.

The Mendelsohn’s

May 15, 2022

Rebecca\'s come a long ways thanks to you guys, and all the friends, relatives, and helpers who\'ve been on the journey with you. The mission goes on.
Love,
Doug and Susan

Doug Kelban

May 11, 2022

We just had our second annual Binghamton golf outing in honor of Rebecca. Our thoughts are still with you and we hope you continue towards a strong road to recovery.

Luke Petrsoric

May 10, 2022

PS - Wow! The house! So, so good. So grateful for all the good people in the world. You really bring it out in them Koltons! Thank you!!

Gayle, chaplain

May 10, 2022

Hello Koltons, Thinking of you all on this beautiful May day. Such a delight to read your thoughts and \"hear\" your voice. Glad to hear that Becca is sparkling her sparkle, and you are fighting your fight - feeling very grateful that you\'re an attorney.
Know that up here in NH we remember your strength, determination and the amazing love of your family. Please share our warmest hello with everyone.

Gayle, chaplain

May 7, 2022

You nailed this one. We all try to get better and better as a person and in dealing with life. It works till the universe gets jealous and the you-know-what hits the fan. As for Green Acres, I was too busy watching the women to get bored... That\'s the secret!!

Douglas Kelban

May 6, 2022

Father has the same situation, can you add me on your group via Facebook.
Working on bringing him home soon.

Joseph Zengotita

May 6, 2022

You are a true inspiration!

Jennifer Livingston

May 2, 2022

I\'m so glad you found good help. As far as insurance companies: there\'s a special place in hell for them. About 15-20 years ago, a high up executive at Cigna resigned and then spilled the beans: it was Cigna\'s policy to routinely deny claims, trying to discourage and exhaust the ill people and their families, causing them to give up pressing legitimate claims, or perhaps die first. What kind of mutant can do this to Ill people and their families? The bastards lost a massive class action lawsuit, ha ha. Don\'t give up.

Douglas Kelban

April 29, 2022

Opps...John Merritt 914 844-3203 [emailprotected]

John Michael Joseph Merritt

April 29, 2022

Dear Rebecca, You are my hero. I pray and think about you and your family every day. For whatever reason, the cross you presently carry has touched my heart in a very profound way. Every morning I ask my Guardian Angel to hold your hand and help you get your day started, Yes, every morning I look at a list of men, women and children that are on my prayer list. I no longer live in Westchester County, NY, but if I did I would love to stop by just to say hello and remind you just how many lives have been touched by you. The truth is, most of this Earthly experience is a complete mystery to me. Why things happen the way they do is totally beyond my human comprehension. I pray for our brothers and sisters through out the day who live in the Ukraine. Sometimes it just hurts...I have no answers. I try to live One Day At A Time and do the best that I can. I pray for the spiritual eyes to behold the God Consciousness in every man, woman and child I see throughout the day. Faith, I\'ve been told, is the bridge between us and our Higher Power. I suspect that I\'m preaching to the choir and should shut up. If you ever need to chat, even at two in the morning, please call. I live in The Villages, Florida. It\'s an over 55 community with 72,000 houses and approximately 132,000 people. I\'ve been here 6 months and find myself growing in my love for God more and more each day..One of my favorite poems is, \"Desiderata\" by Max Ehrmann, 1921, Latin for \"things desired.\" Joke: You know you\'re getting old when you tell your husband that you\'re having an affair and says, \"So, Who\'s catering it?\" :-)

John Michael Joseph Merritt

April 26, 2022

Emily Raphael's birthday gift

Maxwell Schulman

April 24, 2022

I\'m sorry to hear about the nurse leaving. I wish I had some magic to alleviate your suffering. The loss of a good nurse, with the possibility of a crisis at any time must be draining, discouraging, y brutal at times in ways I can\'t even imagine. Susan, I, and the rest of the gang are humbled and in awe of you guys. If you want company on a day you guys are going for a walk, I\'d love to join you and get my fat butt moving. Also, if one of you needs transportation again, I\'d be happy to help. It\'s good to have old fart retired friends, LOL.
Love to all,
Susan and Doug

Douglas Kelban

April 23, 2022

Wheelchair Sports Federation - PushHard!

John Hamre

April 23, 2022

I
I’m thinking of Rebecca and the family daily.
Loved seeing your beautiful home. How wonderful that is for the entire family.

Carolyn Mcmurphy

April 18, 2022

As always, sending much love and healing thoughts and prayers to the whole Koltun family. Rebecca, you are always an inspiration. This donation is from the Feel No Evil book club fundraiser. Thank you to those who participated who may be reading this.
Love,
Stephanie Kaplan and Family

Stephanie Kepke Kaplan

April 16, 2022

Happy Passover to all of the Koltuns....with love, Lauren Friedland

Lauren Friedland

April 15, 2022

BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY SWEET AND HEALTHY PASSOVER TO REBECCA AND THE KOLTUN FAMILY
-from Marsha A Lampert MBA MS

Marsha Lampert

April 15, 2022

Wishing the Koltun family and the entire Rally for Rebecca community a Happy Passover!

Shannon Shensky

April 11, 2022

All my thanks to Peter Bloch!!!! (He made it happen)

Peter Janowsky

April 7, 2022

Hi Rebecca hope your doing okay. Hope you get better soon.

Daniela Tedoldi

April 4, 2022

We were sad to miss the event, organized by Peter Janowsky, but send our support to Rebecca and her family.

Rebecca Edelstein

April 4, 2022

Rebecca,
Seeing you smile on GTTR was so amazing! We are so happy you have a new space to hangout with your friends and family ! Keep smiling xoxo love, The Kropf Family

melissa kropf

April 3, 2022

This is such a worthwhile cause.

Marilyn, Jo, MiaBeth Gorodetzer

April 3, 2022

Rebecca, my very best wishes for your continued well-being. Wenday & Andrew Mensch are des friends and their tireless campaign on your behalf has moved me (and others) greatly.

With love,
Barry Collodi

Barron Collodi

April 3, 2022

Dear Scott, Audrey, and Rebecca: Sue and I watched George to the rescue. We were overwhelmed, and both cried, but not just tears of sadness this time, but tears of gratitude towards all those who supported you through the worst times, and to GTTR and all those who work with him, for their incredible kindness and talents. We all hope this is the beginning of finding a new path forward. Much Love,
Doug and Susan.

CharlieX

April 2, 2022

Sending prayers and strength

Leslie Siegel-Flaxman

April 1, 2022

Keep up your valiant fight! You are loved and prayed for.

Lois Hass

April 1, 2022

Thank you Peter Janowsky, for sending the link to so many for this worthy cause.

Andrew Bernstein

April 1, 2022

Wishing you the very best

Susan Taran

April 1, 2022

Wishing the Family all the best and stay strong.

James Brazel

April 1, 2022

You are an amazing young lady. Stay strong and keep fighting.

Gina Guido

April 1, 2022

Best wishes always to all the Koltun's -- and a bit of special warmth on the occasion of Audrey's 57th birthday.
All best,
Nancy Mensch Turett/WholeView

Nancy Turett

March 31, 2022

Keep your youthful spirit up and ever forward, Rebecca!

Anonymous

March 30, 2022

Peter J.

Long Island Test Prep Jeff Eisenberg

March 28, 2022

So sorry you had such a tough week. I suspect that\'s true more often than you let on, but you carry on the best you can, which is pretty damn good. Rebecca is very lucky to have you guys for parents.
Love,
Doug

Doug Kelban

March 27, 2022

Good afternoon Scott and family, my daughters, Case and Jordan, went to HS with Rebecca, we learned of her accident the week that it happened. We were all crushed, the girls think the world of Rebecca.

I felt I had nothing tangible to offer, to help in any way so I have not communicated until now. I have worked in the field of disabilities my whole career in Quality Assurance, Im currently at the Viscardi center. I know of many resources that might be of interest to Rebecca, and am very good at finding what I do not yet know. I would love to be in contact and support Rebecca and your family in any way I can. You can initially reach me at [emailprotected] if you\'d like.

You are all always my our thoughts. so sincerely, Brooke Masone

Brooke Masone

March 26, 2022

Praying for Rebecca and her family!

Mary Guttieri

March 25, 2022

Sending love and good wishes!

Steve & Wendy Ahart

March 25, 2022

Thinking of Rebecca.

Manderly Cohen

March 24, 2022

Best wishes to a very brave girl and her family.

Lorraine Lubicich

March 24, 2022

Saw you on Tiktok, please keep uploading content so that you can reach many people.

Oguzhan Yildiz

March 23, 2022

On behalf of Peter J

Anonymous

March 22, 2022

Stay strong, stay funny.

Tim Taylor

March 22, 2022

You don't know me, but I found you and your story on TikTok.

Even though we will never see each other, I still wanted to give you a small donation in hopes that it will help you in some way.

Stay strong, Rebecca :)

Matteo Vivona

March 18, 2022

Sending you so much healing...

Robbie Kreinces

March 18, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and her family.

Howard Small

March 18, 2022

Instagram donations- 1 year anniversary

Lauren Fern

March 17, 2022

You’ve come so far! Keep going. Thanks for sharing your beauty, your heart & humor. Love your TikTok

Beck Grassano

March 16, 2022

For continued healing. Much love , Nancy

Nancy McGrew

March 15, 2022

Thinking of you. We continue to pray for health and healing!

Lauren Ruchelman Shaps

March 15, 2022

May The Most Gracious God, Lord of the universes ease your suffering and bring you healing, mercy, and peace. Ameen.

shahrzad mohammadi

March 15, 2022

I recently held a Facebook birthday fundraiser in honor of Rebecca's inspiring progress this past year, and in anticipation of all she has yet to accomplish. I'd originally pledged to match all donations up to the goal...but I'm very happy to report that thanks to so many generous contributions, we exceeded the goal! So I'm now matching every donation up to the total amount raised.

Two additional donations were made after I pledged my matching amount, so I matched those two donations via Facebook, and Facebook then closed my fundraiser. So I'm making the remaining matching donation here.

xoxo
Robin :)

Robin Bernstein Shnitkin

March 15, 2022

With love, The Manley Family

Linda Manley

March 14, 2022

Hi Audrey
Hopefully you remember me from our Equinox gym days and our talks in the locker room. I’ve been following Rebecca’s amazing recovery and journey and sending prayers to you and your family. You have amazing friends who keep everyone informed. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Ellen Brafman

March 14, 2022

Sending my prayers to Rebecca & her family.

Raegan Eidinger

March 14, 2022

I am always thinking of you Rebecca. Sending you lots of love!

Maria Stamatiou

March 14, 2022

The Mueller family continues to wish Rebecca and her family all the best.

Nancy Mueller

March 14, 2022

Rebecca,
Keep up the fight!
Annmarie

Annmarie Woods

March 14, 2022

Friend of Peter J

Lorraine Lods

March 14, 2022

PETER J.

Thomas Mazzini

March 14, 2022

Sending love to Rebecca, Audrey, Scott and Erik. We wish you strength as you move forward in your journey of healing. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,
The Bomzer Family
Karen, Jeff, Rich & Michelle

Karen Bomzer

March 13, 2022

Thinking of you and your family.
The Lafazan’s

Sandy Lafazan

March 12, 2022

Dear Rebecca,
Awhile back, you expressed a wish to meet Taylor Swift. You may already be aware of it, but, in case you aren\'t, there is a foundation called, The Make a Wish Foundation, which arranges these kinds of things. You need a referral from a doctor and social worker to qualify, as I understand it. If interested, contact the foundation, or contact me, and I will see if I can get a name for you to contact directly. You can get my email address or cell phone through the Help, Hope, and Live campaign list, as I have contributed. I don\'t think that your parents have my updated email address, and I don\'t want to post it publicly...

You and your family are really amazing...keep on rocking!

You are in my prayers constantly...and there are more people praying for you than you are aware...Things can change in ways unpredictably for the better too...Musicians Gloria Estefan and David Broza are examples who recovered from devastating accidents and surpassed doctors\' predictions....so stay your strong, beautiful self....

I don\'t know if you got my other messages, but I know you because I grew up next door to your father in Baldwin, and I learned of your situation this past October...I cannot recall if you knew your Grandpa Dave, but I know that you did not know Grandma Estelle...I knew her, and I see a lot of her in your face...She was so upbeat too...wonderful lady with the most bubbly, personality and warmest smile....

I\'m sending you lots of love and healing energy.

Lauren Friedland

March 11, 2022

Support from the Tenenbaum Law, P.C. Team. ❤

Karen Tenenbaum

March 10, 2022

My hair is crazy enough. Enjoy the event

Agnes Wohl

March 6, 2022

We are always thinking and praying for you all.❤️❤️

Cousin Randi

March 3, 2022

Rebecca you have touched our hearts. I hope your days will be filled with sunshine and love from all around you.

madeleine zember

March 3, 2022

continuing to support your campaign. Wishing you well!

Amber Mirza

March 1, 2022

Never lose hope. You are beautiful and will always be.

Thelma Neira

February 25, 2022

Feelings of support are being sent to you Rebecca!

Sheri Mendelson Berkowitz

February 24, 2022

Here is wishing Scott, Audrey, Erik, and above all, Rebecca, all the best in this new and challenging journey that lies ahead. Wherever we are in life, God is present, and urging us to Choose Life, in a way that is always unique to our own abilities and given our unique circumstances. Rebecca--there is a gift you are to give to the world. We're sure of that. God bless you all, and much love...

Rabbi Perry Rank

February 17, 2022

EMB Confections for a Cause and the Glassman Family are sending healing thoughts, strengths and well wishes your way!

Sarah Glassman

February 15, 2022

Thank You Michael Wortzman!

Peter Janowsky

February 14, 2022

From the carjoy team football pool!

Eric Molbegat

February 13, 2022

The Koltun fam will always be in my prayers! Erik is one of the best and I can only imagine Rebecca is the same!

Abby Lavelle

February 12, 2022

Dear Rebecca, Scott, Audrey & Erik,

Thank you for these continued updates, hearing and learning about Rebecca's progress, you're day to day, and even how Scott thinks of his parents is a testament of the realness of the Koltun family.

I am looking forward to watching the reveal of your home's improvements (please keep us posted on when exactly in March this will air, we don't want to miss it).

We are aiming to be at the 5K and will be recruiting some of our friends to join us. Not a day goes by we don't pray for Rebecca and each of you. Keep up the good work and that goes to each and every person who have helped and loved the Koltun family. Like Scott said in an earlier post "we all need people" and that couldn't be more true!

With Love,

Donna Donnelly & Family

Donna Donnelly

February 12, 2022

Very impressed with Rebecca's attitude and drive and her wonderful family. Wishing you all the best. Hope our donation helps!

karen lazan

February 3, 2022

Keep up the good fight. God bless you and your family.

Diane York

January 27, 2022

Your strength and determination is inspiring.

Sarah McKnight

January 26, 2022

Praying for Rebecca & so sorry your that you are all going through this….

Raegan Eidinger

January 23, 2022

Sending lots of love and hope your way!

Rachel Molzon

January 18, 2022

Love and hugs to Rebecca and the Koltun family.

Helayne Giller

January 14, 2022

I am very touched by your spirit - i think you have a lot of great things to look forward to in the future. Godspeed

Anonymous

January 14, 2022

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William McCluskey

January 10, 2022

Wishing you the best. You are an inspiration to me.

Anonymous

January 10, 2022

Sending love

Linda Hittleman

January 10, 2022

You are truly an inspiration to all humanity.

Mindy Schultheis

January 10, 2022

You are a huge inspiration Rebecca. Thank you for sharing your gifts and heart with everyone. Many blessings to you!

Linda Lucas

January 8, 2022

Rebecca, I read about your accident online and wanted to contribute to help with your recovery.

Eric Palmer

January 7, 2022

Praying for God to give you all the graces you need.

Anonymous

January 7, 2022

Prayers are with you. God Bless your strength.

Anonymous

January 2, 2022

A tragic accident but miraculous story!!! Praying for your recovery.

Anonymous

January 1, 2022

"To whom shall I turn thou hast the words of eternal salvation." Dear Rebecca, Please know that you are Loved by many. "Pray without ceasing."

Anonymous

January 1, 2022

Hope this helps. From Rabbi Jonathan Hecht

Jonathan Hecht

December 31, 2021

Hi Rebecca,

It was so nice to meet you and your family/friends at the Milleridge last night. You are a beautiful young lady- inside and out! My wish for you is that you keep that same inspirational spirit alive and continue to make all the healing progress on this journey. You are never alone and will always have our support. Wishing you and your family a happy & healthy new year!

Anandi Cappelmann

December 31, 2021

You've come such a long way and I'm so proud of you. You have been a wonder and inspiration to us all. Love you Becca!

Vivian Lin

December 28, 2021

Keeping Rebecca in my prayers

Amanda Doreson

December 27, 2021

Stay Strong!

Sture Sigfred

December 25, 2021

Holiday and Gods Blessings to you all …..

Linda and Larry Greaver

December 25, 2021

May God Bless You

Timothy Sullivan

December 24, 2021

https://www.contentonyc.com/

Right after I wrote my last message, I was directed to the page of this wheelchair accessible wine bar in NYC- great concept!

Kathy Rothstein

December 24, 2021

Best wishes on your healing journey. My Grandmother received excellent care at Glen Cove hospital in the 1980\'s. I\'m so excited to learn about the caregiver support center that was opened there. It\'s truly an excellent model of care that all hospitals should implement to support patients and their families.

Kathy Rothstein

December 24, 2021

Rebecca, I saw you on News12 and I am so happy that you get to be home.

Amber M

December 24, 2021

Dear Rebecca, Scott, Audrey & Erik,

Watching Rebecca's recent video of her being discharged from Glen Cove Hospital was so uplifting to see. Rebecca is such an articulate speaker and remains to be such a positive force in our lives.

As someone who celebrates Christmas, today being Christmas Eve has always been a time to reflect on the things in life I have been so grateful for. Today I write to all of your family, friends, health care professionals and the community who have given Rebecca and her family the much needed support and love they have needed and deserved. I am so grateful to see the outpouring from people from all over, simply showing that "most people are good" in this case "real good."

May Rebecca continue to show us all how to take challenges head on and persevere. Wishing everyone Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas & a Happy & Healthy 2022.

With Love,

Donna Donnelly & Family

Donna Donnelly

December 24, 2021

Praying for Rebecca

Kerry OBrien

December 23, 2021

With best wishes, Donna Bialor and Art Popp

Arthur Popp

December 22, 2021

In honor of you, Rebecca. You'll be a doctor, or anything you want! For right now just be you, and we thank God for you.

Jacqueline Marx

December 22, 2021

Audrey, may you be given the strength to help Rebecca as she continues her difficult journey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your amazing family!

Gregg and Rena Trestman

December 22, 2021

Welcome home Rebecca! We are so happy for you to be able to be home! Your positive attitude and love for life is infectious! Keep being you & take it one day at a time! Xoxo The Kropf Family

Melissa Kropf

December 22, 2021

I heard about you from My cousins, Jackie Kligerman and Sherry Gutes.
You are an amazing woman. Stay strong !
So much love coming your way.

Rocky from California

Rochelle Karbel

December 21, 2021

God bless you Rebecca,
and your family.

In my prayers,
Pat Leistman

Pat Leistman

December 21, 2021

Welcome Home!

Leslie Sattler

December 21, 2021

Dear Rebecca, we are so happy to see you out of the hospital.
Your smile is so contagious & we are so happy to hear that you will be so much closer to your family and friends.
Please know that you will always be in our prayers.
We will always be grateful for the love and compassion your dad showed our son.
We are rooting for you Rebecca !!!
God Bless, the Carroll’s

Kevin & Dianne Carroll

December 20, 2021

Best wishes to Rebecca and her family.

Thomas Kearney

December 20, 2021

Hello Rebecca, I saw your report on the news of you getting out of the hospital. I\'m wishing you the best on this major mile stone a new journey in life. I suffered a spinal cord injury when I was 20, and thanks to the support of my family and close friends I have been living my life to the fullest under my circumstances and experience great joy and sense of accomplishment. Their support let me continue my education and enter a field that I have great passion for which has led me to financial independence, fulfillment, and peace of mind knowing that life is going to be OK. I am now 51 and still going strong!

I can see that you appear to be surrounded by those that love you, and appear very supportive and helping you get to where you need to be. Wishing you the best!

Ron Lind

December 20, 2021

Welcome home Rebecca!!

Melissa Shenkman

December 20, 2021

Welcome home!!

Stephanie Rish

December 20, 2021

My heart and thoughts are with you, Rebecca. Though at times the road will be tough, I'm here to say there is life after a spinal injury. I will try reaching out to you and your family to see how else I can be of assistance. In the meantime, best wishes for a holiday spent with family, friends, and the rest of your care team.

A fellow SCI survivor and Bearcat,
Derek Vladescu

Derek Vladescu

December 19, 2021

Good Bless you, Rebecca and your family! Fight hard we are rooting for you!!!!

Spraytansbykat Spraytansbykat

December 17, 2021

Rebecca, you are a true inspiration to all! Your spirit is amazing! You are so lucky to have such amazing parents and brother! I follow your inspirational updates and your ticktoks. You have a great sense of humor!
Keep fighting!!!

❤️Nassau county neighbors- The Mendelsohn’s

Susan Mendelsohn

December 17, 2021

God Bless you Rebecca. I will pray for your full recovery.

Anonymous

December 15, 2021

Sending my love to the Koltun family.

Brad Parpan

December 14, 2021

May God Bless you and your determination and courage, Rebecca! Thank you Dr. Yacht for Rebecca's cookbook. I will cherish your gift forever.

Gerri Sikes

December 12, 2021

Holiday wishes for continued positive progress and good spirits from the Bartling Family

Jenny Bartling

December 11, 2021

Rebecca- you are an incredible individual And your radiance shines through in all your pictures and in the reports of your accomplishments both before and after the accident. Wishing only good things ahead for you and your wonderful family.
Sherry (Millman) and Rob Purzak

Sherry Millman Purzak

December 11, 2021

DEAR REBECCA
CONTINUING TO SEND MUCH LIGHT, LOVE AND HEALING THOUGHTS YOUR WAY!

Anonymous

December 11, 2021

Praying for Rebecca. A small Holiday donation.

Nancy Defendini

December 10, 2021

Keeping you in our prayers Rebecca

The Hogan Family

December 5, 2021

Happy Chanukah to the Koltun Family! Wishing you brightness and light always--

Audra Lewton & Family

December 1, 2021

Sending continued support, love, and best wishes to amazing Rebecca!! Love, The Gilburne Family

Lisa Gilburne

December 1, 2021

Thinking of the Koltun family during the holiday season <3

Jamie Simon

December 1, 2021

Hello Rebecca ,
I’m a retired art teacher from Bayside. Keep creating and sharing your wonderful art!
You inspire us all!!
With love and support,
Michelle

Michelle Belil

November 30, 2021

Wishing Rebecca, Scott, Audrey and Erik continued strength, knowing your Plainview “family” is here for you.
Happy Chanukah!
Love, Susan and Scott Marc

Susan Marc

November 30, 2021

Sending lots of love, light, hugs and kisses to Becca, Audrey, Scott and Erik. It was fantastic spending the Thanksgiving holiday with you all.

Debra Aleck

November 30, 2021

Sending Love and Support from the Karla Gudeon Art & Design Crew

Karla Gudeon

November 30, 2021

Can't think of anything better TUE give to with love, support & eternal HOPE!

Lisa Snyder

November 30, 2021

For Rebecca on #GivingTuesday.
xoxo
Robin

Robin Bernstein Shnitkin

November 30, 2021

This donation is on behalf of POB DECA from our Rally for Rebecca fundraisers! Thinking about you always and all that you brought to our business department! Sending you lots of love <333

Catherine Tortoso POB DECA

November 30, 2021

Love to the Koltunsl from Laura Finch

laura finch

November 29, 2021

Dear Rebecca,
You remain in our hearts and you continue to inspire us with your outlook.
Happy Hanukkah!
Best,
The Brenner Family

Judith Brenner

November 26, 2021

100% proceeds from sale of Rally for Rebecca book

Jett Fieland

November 26, 2021

Rebecca - I follow you and your Dad\'s post\'s every Saturday morning. I think of you everyday. Yesterday I read in a Florida newspaper about a man who had a bad accident ten years ago who is now an artist. I immediately thought of you. His name is: Cruise Bogle. If you have the opportunity Google his name and look at his work. He paints just like you do. Keep working hard. You have a unbelievable fan club of people who pray for you everyday and cannot wait until you get home. Your beautiful in so many ways. Steve
Steve

Stephen Lennox

November 22, 2021

On behalf of the POB Guidance and Counseling Department. Sending our love to Rebecca.

Laurie Lynn-Claps

November 22, 2021

We wish you all the love and happiness. Keep fighting. Xoxoxo

Michelle Garvey

November 21, 2021

Dear Rebecca, Audrey and Scott,
I eagerly look for the weekly updates and was especially moved by Rebecca’s video post thanking her first responders. Rebecca’s poise, courage and expressions of gratitude are beautiful and humbling. I think about Rebecca and the family everyday and hope that in some small way my energy is contributing to the healing. I love you all, thank you for sharing your journey.
Hugs, Nancy

Nancy McGrew

November 21, 2021

Dear Rebecca, Scott, Audrey & Erik,

This latest post and video fills my heart with so much love, hope & perseverance, Rebecca continues to amaze everyone that knows her story! We wish your family & friends safe travels as they come to Long Island to celebrate Thanksgiving with the beautiful, courageous, determined, Rebecca. Thinking of you all and sending you tremendous love and prayers always.

With Love,

The Donnelly Family

Donna Donnelly

November 20, 2021

Scott, Thank you for your weekly updates. I k ow many of us wait for them. Please Know you, Audrey, Becca and the entire family are prayed for every day. May your Thanksgiving with family be special and blessed. Life is precious and changes in a heartbeat. Love and prayers, Linda and Larry Greaver (lake neighbors of Helen and Warren)

Linda Greaver

November 19, 2021

As a friend of the Cusanelli's and someone who is 43-year post spinal cord injury (C4-5-6), I wish Rebecca all the best and offer her my sincerest encouragement as she begins her recovery journey.

Joseph McCullough

November 16, 2021

Dear Rebecca, good luck with your recovery, hang strong

Nicole Neglia

November 16, 2021

We love you Becca and we're all rooting for you <3 You amaze us.

Anonymous

November 14, 2021

Dear Rebecca,
I read of your injury in the newsletter for our Alma Mater, Binghamton University. I am touched by your courage and strength, and the love and support of your family and friends. I know you will find your way through your journey, and I hope we will find a cure soon (as one day we will) for spinal cord injuries. Sincerely, Russel Harvey, Harpur College, \'94

Russel Harvey

November 13, 2021

Binghamton University alums sticking together. Good luck, Rebecca - never give up.

Howard Eisen

November 12, 2021

Wishing you all the best in your recovery!
- Shane and Meaghan Hurley, Binghamton University class of 2004

Shane Hurley

November 12, 2021

Sorry to hear of your situation. Best wishes.

Stephen R. Wasserman, Harpur College '74

Founder of the Wasserman Family Scholarship Fund at Binghamton University.

Stephen Wasserman

November 7, 2021

POB Nurses

Gail Hashmall

November 5, 2021

Birthday Fundraiser! You got this Rebecca!!!!

Madalyn Fernbach

November 2, 2021

POB Nurses for Rebecca

Suzanne Weissberg

November 1, 2021

POB School Nurses support Rebecca!!!

Margaret Coakley

October 31, 2021

Hello Rebecca,
Happy Birthday!! I loved your post about always being cold. I am the same!
I often use my heated seat in the car when my husband has the A/C blasting!
You don\'t know me but I have been following your posts since last spring. I live in Norfolk and am a friend of your Aunt Debra. I have kept you in my prayers. I have a son, Andrew (36) who was in a bad car accident when he was 15. He suffered a serious brain injury that has greatly impacted his life. We know all too well how fragile life is. I admire how you and your family have dealt with your tragedy with such grace and courage. God bless you!

Nancy Youngs Wilcox

October 29, 2021

Pumpkin contest!

Susan Rais

October 25, 2021

Rebecca, you are always in our hearts! xoxo The Zion Family

Jill Zion

October 25, 2021

Happy belated Birthday, Rebecca! We are wish you the best every day. You have had such a positive impact on a lot of people who know you or have followed your journey as you recover and make astounding progress each day. May God bless you and your family.

Gerard and Kerry Chesterton

Gerard Chesterton

October 25, 2021

Happy Birthday and best wishes to you and your family!

Jennifer Weiss

October 24, 2021

Happy Birthday Rebecca,

Your story is truly inspirational! It is easy to see how much you are loved by your family and friends! Keep on getting stronger and enjoy your special day!

Melanie and Eric Rosen (friends of the Bandlers)

Melanie and Eric Rosen

October 24, 2021

Happy 22 Birthday Rebecca! May God continue to create miracles in the coming year for you and your family. Birthday wishes for Hope, Faith, and Love. Mrs. Jahn

Donna Jahn

October 23, 2021

Happy Birthday Rebecca !!
Love,
Doug and Susan

Douglas Kelban and Susan Green

October 23, 2021

Rebecca your journey has been inspiring to our dear friend Janice as she is going through her own health journey . God bless you ! Marysue Susan & Barbara

Barbara Spencer

October 22, 2021

I am sorry I missed Rebecca\'s birthday but sending love and the very best wishes for a happy birthday. I have no doubt she was surrounded by love! Hoping Rebecca will continue inspiring everyone and surprising us all with her positivity and ability to accomplish goals that were thought to be impossible!... L\'chaim!

Love, cousins Judy and Ray Goldman

October 22, 2021

Happy Birthday to Rebecca!

Laura Miller

October 22, 2021

Happy birthday Rebecca! Hope your day was filled with family, friends and love. I wish you strength in the coming year and always.
With love, Mrs Marc

Susan Marc

October 22, 2021

Happy 22nd Birthday to you Rebecca. I continue to be so inspired by your strength, resilience and determination. Your beautiful smile lights up your whole face. I continue to pray for you all the time and continue to follow your dads posts to stay connected to you and your journey. Please always remember there are many people that don’t know you personally forever thinking and praying for you. I know you will continue to persevere and make amazing strides. May God’s Bless you always!
Love always, Debbie Conk & Family

Debra Conk

October 21, 2021

Happy Birthday Rebecca!

Dear Rebecca,

What a beautiful, sunny, warm day today was & so symbolic that today is your birthday as you are that beautiful, sunny, warm person. It's not surprising to read about the many people you have touched & inspired and while I am not on any social media and rely on your dad's updates, I can see from the outpouring of your family, friends and community just how special you are to everyone. May this birthday bring you continued progress, strength and resilience and know that we will never stop rallying behind the amazing inspiring Rebecca Koltun!

With Love,

Donna Donnelly & Family

Donna Donnelly

October 21, 2021

Sending healing thoughts and wishing you a very happy birthday. I think about you all the time.

Sharon Cohen

October 21, 2021

Happy birthday Becca❤️ Thinking of you all the time!!

Nicole Drebsky

October 21, 2021

Happy Birthday Rebecca!

Anonymous

October 21, 2021

Happy

Camille sloane

October 21, 2021

Happy birthday Rebecca ! I hope you have a great day! Keep smiling xo

The Kropf Family

October 21, 2021

Hi Scott & Audrey--
This donation is in honor of Rebecca's birthday.
Sending the Koltun crew much love, today & always.
***Happy birthday, Rebecca!***
xoxo
Robin Bernstein & Steve Feigenbaum

Robin Bernstein Shnitkin

October 20, 2021

The Koltun family are special people and I wish them all well. Rebecca, I know you’ll continue to make great progress!

Ronelle Hershkowitz

October 20, 2021

Happy birthday Rebecca
Enjoy your special day. I wish you joy

Marsha lampert

October 19, 2021

This donation is in loving memory of Milt Mensch. He was a loving husband, father, father in-law and grandfather to the entire Mensch family.

Alyssa Brill

October 19, 2021

Happy Birthday Rebecca. The love you feel from all of us on your special day is felt for you every day. You are remarkable. I know you will accomplish whatever you set your heart to do and we will be there to support you every step of the way. I am sending you much love from me and Erik.

Ruth Simon

October 18, 2021

You and your family continue to be in our thoughts. Keep up the good fight and work towards recovery!

Bruce & Zhanna Aber

October 18, 2021

Happy Birthday Rebecca

May this year be filled with love and smiles

Xoxo

Leslie, Lee , Jess and Evan
Jake and Enzo

Leslie Sattler

October 17, 2021

This donation is made with love to Rebecca, to honor the memory of Milt Mensch. We wish her all the best as she continues to get stronger each day!
Ellen and Joel Popelsky

Ellen Popelsky

October 14, 2021

Dear Rebecca,
Wishing you so much luck and tons of love.
Warmest Regards,
Debbie in the guidance office of POBJFK

debra alhante

October 14, 2021

That was quite an honor for you guys to be asked to speak on behalf of the hospital. It\'s a great way to give back to all the amazing people there who\'ve helped and supported you all. I\'m sure, given how well you write, that you helped them greatly. It\'s also great that you are able to grasp and enjoy some family normality. Hopefully, much more to come not just as a family, but for you and Audrey, who endured, and continue to endure, what no parents should ever have to endure, and you and Audrey have done it amazingly. That\'s it for now. Love to all, and it was great to see you at Shiva.

Doug Kelban and Susan Green

October 13, 2021

Pumpkin contest submission donation!

Jessica Raia

October 13, 2021

Rebecca keep inspiring all of us. Much love to you and your family.

Susan Green

October 12, 2021

100% proceeds from sale of "Rally for Sally" books. I hoe this is just the first of many more donations.

Raina Fieland

October 11, 2021

Becca’s Bootcamp proceeds! Xoxox

Maggie Cusanelli

October 8, 2021

The Walking on Sunshine Project is happy to give 36% of its total donation funds to help with Rebecca’s recovery!

Walking on Sunshine Project

October 8, 2021

I just learned of this, and I am sending lots of love, prayers, healing energy, and then some to Becca and the Koltun family.

Lauren Friedland
the Baldwin bond of friendship

Lauren Friedland

October 7, 2021

To Rebecca Koltun

gary dvoskin

October 7, 2021

Rebecca your artwork is so inspiring and amazing. Your story is miraculous and touches every chord in my heart and spirit.
Marsha

Marsha Lampert

October 5, 2021

Good Morning, Becca,
I hope you are doing well and getting used to Glen Cove. It sounds like you are doing really well there - I am so happy to see. This morning I needed a \"Becca fix\" - your dad\'s messages and updates always help to put things in perspective when things in the world, or POBJFK, seem out of sort. It\'s so great to read you will be coming home soon - how exciting! I love your artwork, Becca - you really should consider an auction or sale down the road. You are so talented! Keep getting stronger, friend. Love from all your friends at POBJFK. xoxo

James Murray

October 2, 2021

Sounds like you found a wonderful facility for he
Love to all,
Doug and Susan

Douglas Kelban and Susan Green

October 1, 2021

In memory of my dear friend Meg's father, and sent with all good wishes to the Koltuns, especially of course Rebecca.

Emily Schulman and family

Emily Raphael

October 1, 2021

Beccas Bootcamp donations!!

Emily Leibowitz

September 29, 2021

Given by carjoy leasing on behalf of Matthew Lenner, Jamie Rudes, Jeff Stein and Seth Feinman

Eric Molbegat

September 29, 2021

Wishing Rebecca and family so much love, light and strength. You are an inspiration to so many. I'm so happy that you are home now, and I hope that the renovations go smoothly, and you can truly be in your own home soon. You're all always in my thoughts and prayers.
Stephanie Kepke Kaplan and Family

Stephanie Kepke Kaplan

September 25, 2021

From Eric Molbegat and the Car Joy Team on behalf of Seth Feinman!

Eric Molbegat

September 23, 2021

Rebecca, sending you love and support

Jennifer Rubin Frisch

September 22, 2021

Dear Audrey & Scott,
You’re in my daily thoughts & prayers. Sendings you all my love.

Dear Rebecca,
Your weekly updates have been so inspiring to me. Keep pushing forward! (ps: I’m a fellow Texas Roadhouse lover too!… maybe 1 day we can do a safe/socially distant lunch) :) xoxo

Melissa Chin

September 22, 2021

Sending you love and hope,
The Bursteins

The Bursteins

September 21, 2021

Rebecca: May God Bless You and give you and your family strength to continue your fight for a brighter future! with love and prayers

Diane York

September 21, 2021

On behalf of Matthew Brager from the team at CarJoy!

Eric Molbegat

September 19, 2021

Rebecca’s spirit and persistence should inspire us all. We greatly admire her and pull for her. How she solved the problem of crushing the cookies was ingenious and just a small demonstration of her determination! Good on you, Rebecca!

Good luck with your home transformation. I know that is really hard work.
Mike and I have you in our thoughts and prayers.

Elaine and Mike Kantor

September 18, 2021

Blessings to you all... And hope.

Barbara Litt

September 18, 2021

My mom has MS and uses a motorized wheelchair. When her minivan was customized for her chair she was so happy. It gave her freedom. Hoping Rebecca feels that as well.

Nina Goldrich

September 18, 2021

Hello Rebecca,
You don’t know me. I am Judy Burkhoff. My son, Jeff, works with your Dad. He told me about your accident.
As I read your story and all that you went and are going through, I can understand what a special person you are. Your determination, bravery, willpower, and perseverance is beyond inspirational. You are a beautiful young lady.
Continue to have trust in yourself and never give up in reaching your goals.
You’ll see, miracles do happen.
Best wishes and prayers to you and your family.
Judy Burkhoff

Judith Burkhoff

September 18, 2021

Dear Scott, Audrey, Erik & Rebecca,

Thank you for continuing to post Rebecca's updates as it is so encouraging to see her progress and to hear of the support from so many including your family, friends, community, doctors, therapies and the wonderful caretakers who help in Rebecca's recovery. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't continue to pray for the best care and progress for Rebecca. Rebecca's drive and mindset is truly exceptional and will continue to advance her through all of this. I want to take a moment to tell Scott, Audrey and Erik that your family's love, strength, and devotion is very indicative of Rebecca's progress and the milestones that lie ahead for her. Keep up your strength and good luck with the much needed home renovations to help accommodate Rebecca's return home.

With Love,

Donna Donnelly and family

Donna Donnelly

September 17, 2021

Rebecca you will walk soon!!

Anonymous

September 17, 2021

We are praying for you and your recovery!!!!

Kelly Belluomo

September 17, 2021

From Eric Molbegat @ Car Joy USA on behalf of Harris Zakarian

Eeic Molbegat

September 17, 2021

On behalf of Larry Frydman c/o Eric Molbegat @ Car Joy USA

Eric Molbegat

September 14, 2021

To beautiful and amazing Rebecca,
Wishing every day of the New Year brings you a source of happiness and a step closer towards the promise of the wonderful life that you and your fabulous family deserve. Shana tova!

Glenna Rubin

September 12, 2021

Prayers for Faith and Hope to give you strength and courage as you’re family navigates this journey.. God Bless, Mrs. Jahn

Donna Jahn

September 12, 2021

Continue to be a warrior

Robin Kaufman

September 12, 2021

So good to have you back home, and to see in your perspective of time, Rebecca\'s remarkable spirit and progress.
Love to all,
Doug and Susan

Douglas Kelban and Susan Green

September 12, 2021

Rebecca, Claire & I are sending our best thoughts your way hoping your recovery goes well.
Marvin Friedberg

Claire & Marvin Friedberg

September 12, 2021

Dear Koltun family,
You All are an inspiration for me! Scott your posts are so poignant to read! I think of you often Audrey, Rebecca is fortunate to have such amazing parents!!
Rebecca is doing great things and will continue to do so! Erik is such a supportive brother. Please know that there are many people all over the country pulling for you all.
love, Sally Burnam

Sally Burnam

September 11, 2021

Keep improving!

Gayle Klein-Peck

September 10, 2021

Sending love and prayers of support for Rebecca and her family. Know you have a huge team rallying around you! XOXO

Barbars Thiem

September 10, 2021

Thinking of you all

Sharon Goldberg

September 10, 2021

I am Lori Melnitsky's aunt. My heart went out to the Koltun family when Lori told me of Becca's traumatic injury. L'shana tova and my hopes and wishes that Becca will improve significantly over time. So glad that your family is back together, able to love and comfort each other through stressful times.

Rosalind Katz

September 10, 2021

Sending hope and prayers. We’re Amy Max’s parents.

Ellen and Bruce Winston

September 9, 2021

Praying for Rebecca’s recovery….

Raegan Eidinger

September 9, 2021

We are friends of Warren and Helen. It is so important to provide good home health care for Rebecca. You are on the right track. Please take good care of yourselves.

Eileen Merten

September 9, 2021

Prayers always for your recovery

Emily Balog

September 7, 2021

Best of luck, Rebecca. You seem so talented and brave! Keep smiling. Linda Kay

Linda Kay

September 7, 2021

Miracles are possible with hope, determination and great neurosurgeons.

Lorraine Cohn

September 7, 2021

Hi Rebecca!
I\'m glad to hear you are closer to home and doing well. I\'m really glad to read all these updates and I hope your dad is as funny in person as he is in the updates. I think about you often and wish you well.

Amber Smacher (Geography Class)

September 6, 2021

Keep fighting, Rebecca. I don't know you, but your story has inspired me more than words can say. Thank you for sharing it with the world. Wishing you continued growth in the new year. L'Shana Tova. :)

Denise Javaherforoush

September 5, 2021

Glad you\'re all back in town. Hope to see you soon. I love Rebecca\'s fighting spirit and finding new ways to do stuff, like the forehead whisk. The only thing I use my forehead for is to slap it in disbelief when I\'ve done something incredibly stupid. Amazing I\'m not already concussed

Douglas Kelban

September 5, 2021

There will be a cure in your lifetime - i am sure of it. Godspeed.

Paula Halloran

September 2, 2021

Dear Rebecca, Audrey, Scott and Erik - you all cross my mind quite often. I am grateful to hear you are thriving as we knew you would when you went to Spaulding. It must be an immense relief to be one step closer to your hometown. Keep up the great work. I will continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Vicki Gould, RRT

Vicki Gould

September 1, 2021

I’m so thankful to have met you in Rec Therapy! I’m looking forward to seeing you progress. We’ll do it together!

Alban Kastrataj

September 1, 2021

This donation is made in celebration of the Koltun family returning home to Long Island. From close friends and distant strangers we are all sending love and support.

Margaret Cusanelli

August 29, 2021

Great to have you home. Sounds like Rebecca\'s really working hard on her rehab: a real fighter...it sounds like a full time job!
Hope to see you all again soon.
Love, Doug and Susan

Douglas Kelban and Susan Green

August 26, 2021

In honor of Rebecca Koltun

Sharon & Jack Lennett

August 24, 2021

Thinking of Rebecca and her family with compassion and sending out love and deep thoughts of hope.

Susan McCarthy

August 24, 2021

In honor of Rebecca and in memory of Carl Hirsch

Jodi Koelsch

August 23, 2021

Supporting Rebecca in memory of Carl Hirsch.

Bonnie Miller

August 23, 2021

Wishing Rebecca a complete recovery!

Aviva and Stephen Goldberg

August 23, 2021

Sorry: meant to type\"I\'m so happy to hear\" . I hate typing on these infernal phones.

Douglas Kelban

August 23, 2021

I\'m having to hear your care is working out so well. We look forward to your updates. They are well written. Perhaps they may someday become part of the basis for a book about your experience, coping, the highs and lows, and what helps and what doesn\'t. It would be of So much help to many people, and maybe give meaning to your difficult journey
Love,
Doug

Douglas Kelban

August 22, 2021

Welcome home Koltun Family!!!

With love and best wishes,

Lisa, Jay, Harris, and Daniel Gilburne

Lisa Gilburne

August 22, 2021

I Know about you from Newsday. I read your updates and am inspired by your courage

Anonymous

August 22, 2021

Churro Eye concert at main event for Rally for Rebecca

Jessica Scheibel

August 22, 2021

Dearest Rebecca & family, Your latest updated had me in tears as we are so happy to hear you are back home on Long Island! The love of your family, close friends and community is extremely precious & invaluable and I am so grateful to read of your ongoing support by so many. We continue to pray every day for continuous innovations and science to assist in your recovery. Welcome Home Rebecca...you are the best example of strength, determination, attitude and energy, we can all learn something from you!

Donna Donnelly

August 21, 2021

Mike and I are so happy to learn that you have made this big step! Of course you will miss the many friends you made, but you will make friends wherever you go. People are drawn to you. We are praying that your adjustment is as smooth as possible and that your steady progress continues. With your determination and the support of your dedicated family you will make that so! It is wonderful that your parents are home. Sending love.
Elaine and Mike Kantor

Emily Kantor

August 21, 2021

wonderful news that you are all back and Rebecca is adjusting so well to the new Rehab
my thoughts and prayers are with you all every minute of everyday with love

helene korel

August 21, 2021

In memory of a wonderful man, Carl Hirsch from his friends and family.

Lauren Goldsmith

August 20, 2021

may you find comfort knowing your are in our thoughts and prayers.

cynthia sila

August 20, 2021

In memory of Carl Hirsch

Marilyn & Artie Auster

August 20, 2021

In memory of Carl Hirsch

Joshua Raphael

August 18, 2021

In memory of my grandfather, Carl Hirsch. A family man who would have wanted to support Rebecca as much as he could.

Adam Hirsch

August 18, 2021

In memory of Carl Hirsch

Judy Klein & Family

August 18, 2021

Sending love and support for Rebecca.

William Artz

August 18, 2021

Sending love to Becca and all the Koltun family as you navigate this next transition! The Cusanelli Family Xoxox

Joan Waters

August 18, 2021

In memory of Dr. Carl Hirsch.
Bassin's, Fogel's, Greenberg's, Heller's, Lipman's, Majewski's, Nessim's, Shapiro's and Starr's

Audrey Nessim

August 18, 2021

We have been following your story and are so impressed with your perseverance and strength. Sending strength, love, and well wishes as you make the transition back home.

Felicia Fleitman

August 17, 2021

We have never met, but I saw a post by Wendy Mensch. My heart goes out to you and your whole family.
Sending huge healing hugs,
Linda Rosenfeld

Linda Rosenfeld

August 17, 2021

You all are so amazing!

Anonymous

August 17, 2021

So happy to know that you are on your way home to NY, Rebecca. You and your family are an inspiration to all of us. We love you, and wish you the greatest possible success in this next step on your road to recovery. We are here for you always.

Wendy & Andrew Mensch

August 17, 2021

In memory of Dr. Carl Hirsch

Jonathan Jordan

August 17, 2021

Best wishes to the Gross and Hirsch family and a full recovery for Rebecca.

Joshua Korn

August 16, 2021

In memory of Carl Hirsch

Danielle Eiger

August 16, 2021

In memory of Carl Hirsch and a beautiful way to help Rebecca Koltun and her family

Alysa and Glenn Rosen

Alysa and Glenn Rosen

August 16, 2021

This donation is in memory of Carl Hirsch.

Love,
Cory, Lindsay and Seth

Cory, Seth and Lindsay Puchall and Samowitz

August 15, 2021

We are a community and as a community we help and support each other. I am inspired by our community’s outpouring of love and support and especially inspired by Rebecca.

Anonymous

August 15, 2021

In memory of Carl Hirsch and in honor of Rebecca Koltun.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Debbie & Ed Hecht

Debra Hecht

August 15, 2021

Excellent update. Rebecca in charge! Sorry to hear about the latest challenge. I’m happy for you all that things are better, and you all will be moving on soon. Best wishes and love,
Doug

Douglas Kelban

August 15, 2021

Wish you all the best. God bless.

Ansh Patel

August 13, 2021

Sending

Debbie Rosenblatt

August 12, 2021

Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take one day at a time and celebrate the mini-milestones.

Anonymous

August 9, 2021

Dash Katz's parents sending love to you and your family

Leslie Larson

August 7, 2021

I'm impressed by your persistence. Always going to support your cause!

Amber Mirza

August 7, 2021

We are happy to read that Rebecca was able to get out in the world. She is such a fierce fighter! We can only imagine how strenuous this adventure was and we hope each outing will get a little easier. Rebecca, we think of you so frequently and we are cheering you on! You are amazing. Love to you and all the family.

Elaine and Mike Kantor

August 7, 2021

Hi. Glad to hear Rebecca\'s side issues are getting better, and that you were all able to get out of Spaulding... it\'s got to be psychologically taxing there.
Love to all,
Doug

Douglas Kelban

August 6, 2021

I have heard amazing things about you from your brother, Rebecca. You are a warrior Queen and I hope to meet you one day. Sending you so much strength!!! And I'm also sending you and your entire iconic family all of my love <3 xoxo

Dash Katz

August 4, 2021

I am a friend of Harriet and Gerald Bloom and have been keeping you in constant prayer. I can see that you are a very special person to many people and never give up.
You may have heard of Joni Eareckson Tada who had a very similar injury at your age (she is in her 60s now). She has been very spiritually encouraging to all who have gone down her path and has a website, joniandfriends.org. If you look her up I hope she will be an encouragement to you as well.
G-D bless you.

Alessio Salsano

August 3, 2021

Rebecca
Keep inspiring us to strive in life-regardless of the circumstances!

Your family ❤️ loves you very much!

Suzi Gordon,Evan,Elana,Mikayla and Aden Rappaport

Suzanne Gordon

August 2, 2021

Thinking of you Rebecca. I know your grandparents Warren and Helen quite well through Lake Gaston. Hang in there. I hear you are one amazing woman

Nancy Vetreno

August 2, 2021

What a special painting!!! Thank you so much for posting it …. Prayers for the week.

Linda and Larry Greaver

August 1, 2021

I want to start out by thanking Rebecca for this weeks update. What an amazing girl to think of the rest of us even after a rough week. I have enjoyed getting to know Rebecca through these updates. I love her personality and her determination. As so many others have said these updates keep us connected to her journey. I believe with all my heart better days are ahead. Please know we think and pray each day. There are so many people rallying behind Rebeccas recovery. Thank you Scott for taking the time to share the good and the bad. We know it’s an undertaking but you continue to share and we truly appreciate it. May God Bless Rebecca and your entire family. We look forward to the celebratory days ahead for Rebecca. Love always, Debbie Conk & Family

Debbie Conk

August 1, 2021

Dear Scott, Audrey, Erik & Rebecca,

Thank you Rebecca for encouraging your dad to keep us updated in spite of not having a good week. To hear how Rebecca is connecting with others in similar situations is a testament on how determined she is to keep moving forward. It’s also heartwarming to hear that others with SCI’s are offering their support, knowledge and being a resource to her…truly instrumental in Rebecca’s recovery. We continue to pray, support and share Rebecca’s story and look forward to learning when your family is back at home together. Keep us posted on those paintings too…I’d love to order one.

With love,

Donna Donnelly & Family

Donna Donnelly

August 1, 2021

Scott, thank you for your updates during the “good, bad and challenging “ days and weeks. Rebecca is correct, there are probably many of us who wait on Fridays for your update so we can know how things are going and how to specifically direct our prayers. Please know that you are all in our prayers as you navigate this up and down road, uncertain and challenging days and especially as you all prepare for the next step that takes you closer to home. If you get a chance and Rebecca is ok with it, it would be great to see a picture of one of her paintings. How special for that OT to receive one. As a PT, I can tell you that when we receive special gifts or notes like this, they mean so much to us and inspire and motivate us more than you can imagine …. Daily prayers …

Linda and Larry Greaver

July 30, 2021

Stay Strong 4ever

Ricky Yang

July 29, 2021

I remember the Kolton family quite well. I can only wish you a very speedy recovery…with tons of love, Ronelle Hershkowitz

Ronelle Hershkowitz

July 27, 2021

Hi Audrey, Scott, Rebecca & Erik,
I am so happy that things seem to be falling into place with your move back home.
The video of Rebecca on the Erigo machine is truly amazing. So glad that she has the opportunity to utilize. I hope this will make her stronger and stronger. Her beautiful smile throughout the video inspires us all. If there is any way in which I can help your transition back home a bit easier, please let me know.
I am at your service!!
Looking forward to hearing more about your transition back home and to seeing you all as well.
All of us here in Plainview continue to pray for Rebecca and to be hopeful as she moves forward.
Big hugs and lots of hugs to all of you!!

Love The Gulottas
Barbara, Steve, Mike and Daniel

Barbara Gulotta

July 25, 2021

We look forward to your return, and anything we can do to help.
Love, Doug and Susan

CharlieX

July 22, 2021

I don’t know you, Rebecca. I found your campaign on the bio of Rishi Sohi’s (a coworker of mine at Johnson & Johnson) Instagram. But I am in awe of you. Get better and go to medical school. You are a warrior. Much love to you and your family. You will be on my mind for a long time. <3

Caitlin Finch

July 22, 2021

I don’t know you all but Rebecca seems like a ray of light on this earth. I wish her and your family much happiness and joy and send my deepest condolences for the immense challenges you’ve had to face.

Spencer Smith

July 20, 2021

Proceeds from sale of spinal cord injury pins at Floral Park Bellerose School has been made on Rebecca\'s behalf.
Everyone wishes Rebecca continued progress and good health throughout this journey.

Barbara Gulotta

July 19, 2021

To The Koltun Family
Sending love and prayers.
The Boecker Family

Jonell & Bill Boecker

July 18, 2021

Jeff and Amy Brooke are in Jerusalem and have said a prayer for Rebecca at the Western Wall (indeed throughout Jerusalem and constantly). Refuah shleima b\'korov.

The Brookes

Jeff Brooke

July 18, 2021

Dear Scott, Audrey, Erik & Rebecca,

I am always so grateful when I read your updates that speak to the visitors and ongoing support of your family, friends and community showing that people understand the extremity of Rebecca’s situation and what it requires of the immediate family. I am a big believer in that people need people and we are here to help each other. I was sorry to have missed Rebecca’s zoom broadcast as I wasn’t aware of it but I was glad to view your recent video of Rebecca on the erigo machine and can’t say enough how incredibly beautiful she is both inside and out. We will never stop praying, supporting and rallying behind each of you and look forward to hearing of better days upon your return to New York when your family can settle back into a new normal.

With Love,

Donna Donnelly & family

Donna Donnelly

July 17, 2021

Scott thank you as always for giving us these updates. I truly check the site first thing every Saturday. I want to share with others I looked into my company match program. I was so happy to see this organization is one my company does match. My future donations will go directly through my organizations link. They are also matching my previous donations. It’s worth asking if your employer partners with Helphopelive. I was very surprised being in the past there were ones they didn’t partner with. Just good for others to know. We continue to think and pray everyday for your beautiful, string, determined Rebecca and your family. We are so proud of her and know she will continue to make strides. There is not a day that goes by that we don’t think and pray for all of you. We look forward to your return to NY. Love always: Debbie Conk & Family

Debbie Conk

July 15, 2021

No matter where you are in this journey, we're right beside you, always.
xoxo
Robin

Robin Bernstein Shnitkin

July 15, 2021

You’ve probably heard about the Israeli company that has created amazing products. The MyoCycle FES bike can be used by quadriplegics. Here is a link to check it out further:
https://myolyn.com/for-home/overview/.
Speak with them about getting one for your home after rehab.
Lauren Peltier, PT, DPT
Business Development Manager, Northeast
P: 413-896-3758
https://rewalk.com/

Rebecca is in all our hearts and minds

Gigi Aharoni

July 15, 2021

My mother, Edith Jason, asked that in honor of her 86th birthday, that donations be made to Rebecca. We are sending continued love and light.

Jason/Pollard Family

Karen Jason

July 11, 2021

Hi Rebecca,
We just finished reading your Dad\'s blog on your progress . We continually pray for you and hope you will be able to return home.
We think about you constantly. I am so sorry I missed the last program that you wee on. Somehow I had the dates confused. I hope you are enjoying your grandparents visit. They love you very much and would do anything they could for you. We love you
very much also even if you do not hear from me frequently. I have several friends who are supporting your Help, Hope Live foundation. Lots of Love Aunt Gladys & Bert

Gladys Aaron

July 10, 2021

I TOTALLY disagree that you don\'t have natural ability to be a caretaker. I think Rebecca is so lucky to have you guys for parents, and the degree of her improvement speaks to that, as well as her ability to hold onto that fighting spirit and efforts. The service was wonderful. Rebecca looked beautiful and spoke WELL. Many people will be there for you when you think you can\'t do it anymore. We love all of you.

Doug Kelban and Susan Green

July 10, 2021

May god bless you and your family !

Theresa Pfeiffer

July 10, 2021

May god watch over your beautiful family ! I pray for you every day !

Theresa Pfeiffer

July 9, 2021

This donation is from Village Schools monthly Comminity Outreach.

Allyson Giles

July 9, 2021

Keep fighting Rebecca!! Sending love and positive thoughts your way! You’re so beautiful and that will never change.

Gayle Kresevic

July 9, 2021

Dear Koltun Family,
We continue to support you in any way we can.
Stay strong.
You all continue to inspire so many.
Best,
The Brenner Family

Judith Brenner

July 8, 2021

Your strength and determination are remarkable Rebecca. Praying for your continued healing.

Susan Fleming

July 6, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca

Audrey Rudolph

July 5, 2021

Though we have never met, my husband and I think about you every day. You are in our prayers, and we want to keep contributing to the most amazing, courageous family. We are community!

Evy Rothman

July 5, 2021

Happy 4th of July! Proud of your progress towards recovery.

Amber Mirza

July 5, 2021

Dear Scott, Audrey, Erik & Rebecca,

Your latest update shares so much about what you are enduring through these difficult times. I am sure preparing your home with the necessary accommodations will take time and be costly. I pray that you continue to receive the support for Rebecca and each of you and that you continue on the brave path that you have been faced with.

With love,

Donna Donnelly & family

Donna Donnelly

July 4, 2021

We have come to learn that we have several mutual friends who speak so highly of Rebecca and your family. Our thoughts are with you.
The Cicio Family

Susan Cicio

July 4, 2021

Your family is always in our thoughts. I heard about your story through a mutual Great Neck friend. May I ask which local rehab you would want Rebecca to go to? Maybe we can help.

Gigi Aharoni

July 3, 2021

We too look forward to when we can get together as we used to. May it come sooner than expected.
Love to all.

Douglas Kelban

July 3, 2021

Sending light and love everyday

Aviva Katz

June 30, 2021

To the Koltun family
My thoughts and my prayers are with you
Jon Ullmann

Jonathan Ullmann

June 28, 2021

Thinking of you all the time and keeping you in my prayers Becca. You're one of the strongest people I've ever met and I love reading your dad's updates - you are one impressive human. Stay strong girl!

Maddie Darstein

June 27, 2021

Thank you Scott for sharing these intimidate and personal thoughts with us… sending love, faith, and peace from the Jahn family. Our congregation at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Middle Island, NY is praying for Rebecca

Mrs. Jahn, POBJFK Class of 2019

June 26, 2021

Apropos about the small things helping us cope: a Chinese fable….
A man is walking in the jungle when he hears a roar and sees a lion closing in on him. He runs in a panic until he comes to a cliff. He’s thinking he can jump and evade the lion when he looks down and sees another lion waiting for him. With no other alternative, he jumps. Halfway down, he sees a rose bush: a way to save himself. He grabs and holds onto the rose bush. He is about to think of his good fortune and escape, when he notices the rose’s roots slowly pulling free of the cliff.
The wise Chinese master asks his student “what did the man do?”
The answer: he smelled the rose.

Douglas Kelban

June 26, 2021

Wow, a lot is going on. We’re glad Rebecca has been able to partake in activities, and is still improving in her breathing. Your updates are very meaningful and well said, and maybe writing will become a new career! You are so right about how the daily , mundane , and chores and rituals of life provide a sustaining structure in the worst of times, and you and Audrey are doing a marvelous job.
Love to all.

Douglas Kelban and Susan Green.

June 26, 2021

We know each day is filled with struggle as well as advances. We think of Rebecca and you every day. Rebecca and both of you are working so hard and the significant progress with the breathing demonstrates that. It seems like a great community there but we hope you will all be able to return home before too long.
Love
Mike and Elaine Kantor

Mike and Elaine Kantor

June 26, 2021

Marie T Madden

June 26, 2021

Dear Scott, Audrey, Rebecca & Erik, Once again I share that while you may not know my and I, we feel connected to each of you. We pray that everyday Rebecca continues to have improvements and progress that will bring her to major milestones in her recovery. As others have said your updates are truly appreciated as we are all so vested in Rebecca's recovery and want to hear about her days, progress and how each of you are. We care deeply over Rebecca's story as she has touched so many people's lives...whether a fellow Long Islander or someone far away, we will never stop rallying behind her.

With Love,

Donna Donnelly & Family

Donna Donnelly

June 25, 2021

Everyday and every night I’m reading your beautiful unfolding miracle story. It’s an amazing and touching one. Rebecca is extraordinary and inspiring and you and your family are exemplary in loving her so much.

It especially resonates with me
The situation with a “ forced relocation “ that can seem endless

Back 4/1/2016 I flew to NY for what I thought was a few weeks at very most. I could not have been any more wrong. The diagnosis and treatment plan made it impossible to return to Fla. It’s been over 5 yrs away from my family with no end in sight. See my book about my situation. Three Pastors and a Rabbi : Heavenly Experimental Dental Prosthetics for a Dyslexic Dwarf
Sold on amazon and eBay.
Please share this with Rebecca.
I understand all too well the emotional aspects of sudden
Indefinite forced relocation out of state for treatments. If I can be of any help to Rebecca or any of you please let me know

Marsha Lampert MBA MS

June 23, 2021

Hi Scott,

I grew up in Plainview and graduated from JFK High SchooI. It\'s a great place to grow up, so I can understand how much you miss your home and community. I wanted you to know that there are people out there who are thinking of you, Audrey, Rebecca and Erik every day! Rebecca\'s story has touched all of our hearts. You and Audrey have risen to this challenge as parents by being there for her in every way. Scott, your updates on Rebecca\'s progress mean a lot. Thank you for writing them! Stay strong and positive. You set a powerful example for all of us.

Ann Vigo

June 22, 2021

This donation is on behalf of the POBMS Leo Club. Wishing Rebecca a safe recovery!

Nicole Santangelo

June 22, 2021

Just a stranger who saw your story on Camp Kenwal’s Facebook page. Had to donate so you know there are many out there who you don’t even know who are pulling for you! God bless!

Scott Schmidt

June 21, 2021

I am a friend of Martin Cohen and he told me about Help Hope Live in your honor.
Stay focused and strong.

Sincerely,
Colleen Connors-Casenta

COLLEEN CONNORS-CASENTA

June 20, 2021

Thank you so VERY much Scott for the continued updates. I patiently wait every week for the next one. I have messaged you in the past (I am a complete stranger) but now I consider the Koltun family my new friends. After reading Rebeccas input on “not being all sunshine and rainbows” it stood with me all week. I pray to god for more sunshine and rainbows and I hang on to very strong faith that more is coming Rebeccas way. I wish you a Happy Father’s Day with your beautiful family. Please know you all are continuously thought about and prayed for many times each and every day. You may feel far from home and very home sick but please know LI is waiting your return. I am confident I can speak for everyone- we too cannot wait for that day to come. All our love and prayers being sent to you today and always:
Love Debbie Conk and Family

Debbie Conk

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June 20, 2021

Hi Scott -

Happy Father\'s Day to you. Thank you for your updates. You all are on my mind and in my heart daily. I, too, like your friend Stephen, can picture Rebecca writing a book, her story, like \"Herstory.\" My love to you, Audrey, Rebecca and Erik

Susan Fleming

June 20, 2021

Scott -
I last wrote to you on June 5th. You are a gifted writer. All night \"last night, I kept saying to myself \" Its not always Sunshine and Rainbows\". Rebecca has touched so many lives in different ways that she will never know. I know by now that she is brilliant and super strong. I dream of Rebecca becoming an author, writing her story and many other stories that come to her Brilliant mind. First book \" It\'s not always Sunshine and Rainbows\"

Stephen Lennox

Stephen Lennox

June 20, 2021

Sending positive thoughts to you and your family. We are all thinking and rooting for you!

Debra Eliot

June 19, 2021

Thank you for the weekly updates. We are following them each week. We are all thinking of Rebecca and your whole family.
Love to all,
Leonard and Francine ....Elise\'s friend:)

The Rivera Family

June 19, 2021

Glad to hear about the good things, but are also happy to be a shoulder to lean on and a listening ear for what is so hard we can only imagine it.
Love to all
Doug and Susan

Douglas Kelban

June 19, 2021

As always thank you for your weekly updates. Rebecca’s process with being off the vent, being able to communicate with her and venture outside with her are huge steps. You all remain in our thoughts and prayers as you all navigate this uncertain and new journey.

The Greavers (lake friends of Helen and Warren)

June 18, 2021

I think of you guys every day. I read all of your posts. So very proud of Rebecca’s progress and positive attitude. My thoughts are with all of you.

David Shnitkin

June 17, 2021

You have come so far! Great job!

Anonymous

June 17, 2021

A Collection of funds from the table donation (only) at the Catch the wave fundraiser! Funds raised from bracelets, Lawn Signs, and additional donations.

Lauren Fern

June 16, 2021

Dear Koltun’s,

I am an old friend of Scott’s and when I learned about Rebecca’s accident my heart broke. Scott and Audrey, you raised a beautiful family. It is clear how special a person Rebecca is by the outpouring of love and support she has received from friends, the community and from supporters (new friends) that are rooting for her. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Stu Spinner

Stuart Spinner

June 16, 2021

Very happy to hear of Rebecca’s
Progress.
Stay strong, you all are just amazing during this very difficult time in your life.
Think about you each & every day & can’t wait to read your plogs.

Love to you all,
Maida & Malcolm

Maida & Malcolm

June 15, 2021

Thinking of you every day.

Anonymous

June 15, 2021

I'm rooting for you, Rebecca!

Lisa Schiffman

June 14, 2021

I am so glad to hear of further progress and some aspects of normal life for Rebecca: You can all use some lifting of spirits does she have to still use the vent at night? Her sarcasm is a good thing...that she has the \"piss and vinegar\" , with you and Audrey\'s ever-present help and support, that she will need to take the fight further.
Love to all,
Doug and Susan

Douglas Kelban and Susan Green

June 14, 2021

As always your updates are very much appreciated as I continue to share Rebecca's story with anyone I can. There isn't a day that goes by that we aren't praying for major improvements and miracles for Rebecca. While you may not know us, we hold each of you (Scott, Audrey, Rebecca & Erik) in our hearts and prayers each and everyday. We will never stop praying and supporting you.

Love always,

Donna Donnelly & Family

Donna Donnelly

June 9, 2021

To the Koltun family,

Wishing all of you continued strength, love, and healing. You're all an inspiration.

Love, from another Long Island family

Shari Isikow

June 8, 2021

Hi again,

I\'ve been writing and rewriting this trying to find the words that you guys have been so gracious to share with all of us. I have felt awfully connected to this tragedy because of my own little sister, Katherine\'s experience. My family and I also set up a donation page but I didn\'t have the bandwidth at the time to provide any updates or put into words what we felt. Seeing these updates have finally given me the strength to share more of our story and I hope this helps Rebecca and your family in any capacity.

I mentioned here before that she sustained a traumatic injury as a sophomore in college at Cornell University in the fall of 2018. At the time she was a healthy and bright student with no preexisting health conditions. She was found unconscious in the house she shared with her sorority. She was admitted to the local hospital where doctors were unable to stop the uncontrollable seizures she was experiencing at the time and had to be transferred to Rochester Strong where she was medically induced into a coma for three weeks to protect her brain.

The first weeks were so difficult and it was incredibly painful for my mom to watch. She took a family leave from work and spent every night at the hospital unwilling to leave Katherine\'s side. I was still finishing up the fall semester at Binghamton and my dad couldn\'t take time off work to provide for our family.

When she woke up from her coma she lost the last two years of memory and thought she was still a freshman in college! She couldn\'t even recognize the friends she had made through her sorority. She was placed on a ventilator for the duration of her coma. She spent the following month in the ICU learning how to breathe and perform basic functions to regain her strength and coordination. She was eventually transferred back to NYU where she was an in-patient at the rusk pediatrics rehab center (she was not too happy to be placed with the kids, she was the oldest one there!)

The news of the incident felt so deeply unfair. Katherine cared so deeply about anyone and everyone and it felt like the universe sucker punched her and derailed our entire lives. I can\'t speak for Katherine but I think what hurt the most was the life she had previously imagined for herself. She is going back to school this fall after two years on medical leave and I am so proud of her. This time has included numerous hospital relapses, medication adjustments, psychoneuro clearances, and hundreds of hours of speech/physical/occupational therapy. Katherine has been left with epilepsy that is managed with medication for the most part.

This experience has given me a profound appreciation of time, life, love and family. Wishing Rebecca the best.

P. S. My personal email is [emailprotected] if you would like to keep in touch! Please reach out if any of you are feeling discouraged as I also know how terribly lonely it gets!

Whitney Tam

June 7, 2021

My family and I are sending much love and our prayers to Rebecca and all of you! We hope Rebecca continues to improve. Her strength is amazing and she is an inspiration. Thank you to anyone reading this who has purchased a bracelet. I really appreciate being able to support Rebecca, Audrey, Scott and Erik. Sending hugs.

Stephanie Kepke Kaplan

June 7, 2021

hi. we have been following your inspiring story. my daughter is friends with Amanda Scheman and we are a local family, praying for your beautiful Rebecca. you are in our hearts and prayers.

Jennifer Gross

June 6, 2021

Dear Koltun’s,
I also look forward to and appreciate your updates. Rebecca’s progress is amazing, and such a testament to your whole family. She gets the strength, courage and determination from the way she was raised. When I had the pleasure of teaching Rebecca in my classroom her enthusiasm, laughter and desire to make every lesson fun provided me with motivation! Apparently, I bear a resemblance to Audrey and she would invite friends into class to verify that I looked like her Mom! It was fun to see the joy in her face when she talked about Audrey. I don’t think we could pass as sisters.. but I was honored to be considered her doppelgänger. Although I have to admit I didn’t know what that meant until Rebecca dubbed me with the title

Donna Jahn

June 5, 2021

We do not really know one another, but I have been following Rebecca’s courageous journey. My parents are friends with Helen and Warren. I am
friends with your cousins Ellen and Michelle. We appreciate your updates on Rebecca’s condition and how you all are navigating life at this time. I am amazed at Rebecca’s determination through all of this. The advancement in technology is mind boggling. I hope this technology helps pave the way for the best possible outcomes for Rebecca’s future. The love and support from your hometown is so inspiring. Rebecca is very fortunate to have such a loving and devoted family as well. My thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Ann Marcus

June 5, 2021

To the Koltun family
My thoughts and my prayers are with you
Jon Ullmann

Jonathan Ullmann

June 5, 2021

I’m sending my love and prayers to you all. Miracles happen everyday. Love, Diana (J.U friend).

Diana Jaramillo

June 5, 2021

Rebecca keep hanging tough. You are a very special young lady. You will win this battle. The world needs you.❤️❤️❤️

Jack Keller

June 5, 2021

Thank you so much for the updates, like Stephen said below we too look forward to them and appreciate them. Please know that we continue to pray for all of you everyday. You are truly an amazing family. You have an army of strangers praying for you and thinking of you every day. Sending love from Long Island and Binghamton \'21.
The Killian Family

Sue Killian

June 5, 2021

Dear Rebecca,
Sending lots of love and prayers to you and your family. Stay strong, as you always have been:)
Love,
Stacey

Stacey Piegari

June 5, 2021

Scott - I just want YOU to know that I appreciate your weekly updates.
I never met your family however I now feel as if I had. I have been a skier almost my entire life of 66 years, the last 35 at Stratton. When I heard about Rebecca my heart broke. For the past two months I think about you everyday. I have five grown children now and cannot fathom your pain. I pray for Rebecca EVERYDAY and someday would like to meet her when you return to Plainview. (I live in Westchester). I do not do facebook so I have to wait for your weekly updates. I could not sleep last night because I had a feeling that you would update us all on Saturday. You and Audrey raised a beautiful and STRONG daughter. Rebecca, I cannot wait to meet you someday. Your are truly an unbelievable person.

Stephen

June 5, 2021

From so many people who are rooting for you and supporting you, we love you!

Anonymous

June 4, 2021

Seems like you're getting stronger every week!

Anonymous

June 1, 2021

A friend of the Kopilak family.

Roberta and Arnie Popper

June 1, 2021

A strong woman who continues to grow stronger.

Anonymous

June 1, 2021

Rebecca, you have come so far so fast and I can tell from your determination and drive that you will continue to get better. Life isn’t always what we expect it to be, but God only gives the toughest battles to his strongest soldiers. In this short time, you’ve already shown just how tough you are ! Keep fighting your fight everyday. I hope that things that were once so hard to do will continue to become easier. I hope the surroundings of your family and friends continues to keep your spirits high and push you through each day. One day at a time ! You are in our families thoughts and prayers everyday.

Melissa Kropf

June 1, 2021

Please know your beautiful Rebecca and entire family will remain in our thoughts and prayers. We read about Rebecca’s accident in a local paper and I have been checking in on her progress ever since. Rebecca sounds like an incredibly strong young woman and is certainly benefitting from the support and love from you all! Sending our thoughts and prayers

Jennifer Pickering

May 31, 2021

Thinking and praying for Rebecca and her family. Wishing Rebecca success everyday and good health for the future. God Bless you all.

Rose Hussey

May 31, 2021

Dear Rebecca and Family,
Thank you for the weekly updates that keep us connected to you. It truly means so much to us. Rebecca, you are an inspiration to us all! Your determination and tenacity to get better is remarkable. We are amazed at the different things that you are learning to do such as making brownies. They must have tasted delicious! We are also thrilled that you are gaining more more autonomy each day...little by little. Being able to move around the floor at Spaulding without a ventilator and meet with your peers is fantastic. Please know that you are surrounded with love and support by your family in Boston and by your friends here in Plainview. We wish continued progress each day as you continue this journey to get better.
We are sending our love and hugs. You are an amazing young woman and you should be so proud!
Love, The Gulottas

Barbara Gulotta

May 30, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca and her progress.

Phyllis Zuckerman

May 30, 2021

Dear Rebecca, Bert and I keep in touch with Grandma about your progress. You are an amazing young woman and we are very excited about all the things you are learning to do. We send our love and prayers to you. Although we do not send you messages, often we pray for you constantly. Love you and Mom and Dad.
Aunt Gladys

Gladys Aaron

May 30, 2021

Your updates keeps me feeling so connected to all of you and I love getting to know the beautiful determined incredible Rebecca. I understand your weekends can be long and challenging but please know how much you are all thought about and prayed for. I’ve never met any of you/your family but you are all deep in my heart. As I follow Rebeccas journey I feel so close to you. Not a day will ever go by that I am not in deep thought and prayers for the Koltun family. Rebecca is such an amazing girl and I will continue to pray for her recovery. Never ever give up on that! God has a plan for her. She is too special and too determined. Thinking and praying for everyone always!

Debbie Conk and family

May 29, 2021

These donations were collected from Rally for Rebecca bracelet sales at Northeastern University. We are rooting for you here in Boston, Rebecca!

Lauren Mensch

May 29, 2021

A collection of funds for the Rally for Rebecca Fundraiser at Lifetime Fitness in Syosset! We love you all! <3

Lori Susi
Katherine Susi
Donna Brennan
Elena Panvini
KeriLehon
LisaMarolachakis
Dara Lifschutz
Sammi Sternbach
Joanne Ditchik
Helen Kielczewski
Cher Meli
Anya Weinberg
Haley Chin
Frances Chin
Lisa Iovine
Tanya Sortino
Glenda Sussman
Marc Savino
Andrea Bisso
Michelle Sweeney
ShannonMa
Nancy Ma
Michelle Casey
Linda Mummiani
Mary Efstratiou
Jill Oppenheimer
Renee Rose
Michelle Von Brook
Diana Galiatsatos
Maria Decicco
Rande Hirsch
Chandhini Ramaiah
Jamie Mitchnick
Sofia Yang
KatiusciaAltidor
DaniPerlowitz
Naomi Levine
Victoria Godino
Beth Geddes
Jordana Lewis
Tejas Nair
Kaylor Dimes
Pamela Johnson
Jennifer Ohare
Yves Maco
Maria Pappas
Brian Thompson
Melina Hetman
The Stark Family

Tara Stark

May 29, 2021

Congratulations on your acceptance to medical school! Even though you don’t get to go yet, I am sure you are learning so much about your injury and also about the medical field. Rooting for your success!

Amber Mirza

May 29, 2021

I can't say enough how these updates help those of us who don't know Rebecca or your beautiful family keep us feeling connected. Like you mention how you see others as "true heroes and inspirational" you should know that is how we see you, Rebecca, Audrey & Erik. Your strength and determination and your families love for each other is an incredible testament to the strong bond you share as a family. We continue to pray for Rebecca and the continuous advances in technology, medicine and the exceptional people in each of your lives.

With Love,

Donna Donnelly & Family

Donna Donnelly

May 29, 2021

Rebecca is just amazing. So glad to hear of her continued progress. I wonder if medical school would let her do the academic work remotely. With the passage of time, perhaps she could be a teacher, mentor, and inspiration to medical students even if not engaged in direct practice.

Douglas Kelban

May 28, 2021

Rebecca - while attending school in Plainview (especially High School) I always considered you as the gold standard among all your peers. There was never a question that you would accomplish great things. I still firmly believe that you are destined for greatness. I know your hard work will pay dividends in the future. Keep up your tenacious work ethic.

Michael Bernstein

May 27, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and her family.

Howard Small

May 26, 2021

Sending Rebecca wishes for strength and healing; our very best to all of you ☀️.

Amy Kaplan

May 26, 2021

Scott, thank you for the updates on sweet Rebecca. All of you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I know Rebecca will continue to amaze us with her strides in therapy and reaching her goals.

[emailprotected]

May 25, 2021

Wishing all the best
The Lombarts

richard lombart

May 25, 2021

In honor of Rebecca's graduation (a bit belated) and Mother's Day (more than a bit belated). Sending our love and support--

Audra Lewton & Family

May 25, 2021

I read Rebecca’s story in Newsday. Wishing her and all of those close to her strength, fortitude and the absolute best going forward.

Gerard Chesterton

May 24, 2021

Dear Audrey, Scott, Rebecca and Erik,
I want to thank Scott for the updates each week. It gives us the opportunity to know how Rebecca id doing and how you are all managing each week. You are all in our thoughts and prayers each and every day.
Rebecca, you are our hero...very determined, positive, and a real inspiration to us all!
We are thrilled that you are slowly getting weened off of the ventilator and will have the opportunity to move around without that gear and, more importantly, breathe on your own! All of the assistive devices that you have been introduced seem truly amazing as well. I think it is wonderful that you are now able to read and go on your IPAD. Each and every thing is progress and a step in the right direction.
Also, so glad that Spaulding is letting your friends visit. l know some friends of yours that would like to visit when they return from Tennessee. Here is hoping for a good week ahead for you! Sending positive healing vibes for good health and strength, and a huge hug to you and your family.

xoxo The Gulotta Family xoxoxo

Barbara Gulotta

May 24, 2021

Dear Audrey, Scott and Rebecca,
I just want you to know I think of you all the time...and included Rebecca in my mishaberach prayer this weekend at our granddaughter, Lainey\'s bat mitzvah. Robin ( my sister) and your Mom keep me up to date on Rebecca\'s progress,, and I hope you get the messages I send along with them every time we talk. And I always read Scott\'s messages. They fill in the gaps of what is going on..especially for all of us who really care, but are far away! I truly believe with her positive attitude, and wonderful personality, she will be the one to break the barriers. Each little step is a step closer to reaching her goal. I send my love, and prayers to you all...letting you know you are thought of! Mazel tov on Rebecca\'s graduation. Her smile is absolutely radiating and contagious. Stay strong and know there are a lot of us Rebecca supporters rooting for you! Hope you all can feel the love!

JUDY GOLDMAN

May 23, 2021

Dear Rebecca and family
so very proud of you with your graduation
you are in my thoughts and prayers every minute of every day with love
You are such a strong young woman just like your mother and grandmother
always thinking of you and your family dear

helene korel

May 23, 2021

Dear Rebecca and Family
Reading your updates on the progress you have made is something Mike and I always do. Rebecca, you are fierce. We admire you and we are pulling for you. You just keep right on moving ahead, no matter how very difficult. Audrey, Eric and Scott: You make an amazing support team. We are thinking of you all and sending prayers as well.
With Love,
Myron and Elaine

Emily Kantor

May 23, 2021

Praying for the best, God bless!

Anonymous

May 23, 2021

Rebecca\'s determination is unbelievable! She is a young woman with grace and fortitude beyond her years. Audrey and Scott have a lot to be proud of!

ann vigo

May 22, 2021

A collection of funds raised from over 10 people from Instagram in honor of Becca’s graduation. Congrats!

Lauren Fern

May 22, 2021

A collection of funds from the RALLY FOR REBECCA BRACELET Donation

Lauren Fern

May 22, 2021

While we no longer live in Plainview, we will always be a part of the Makom community and are keeping Rebecca and family in our thoughts and prayers!

Sharon Schwartz

May 19, 2021

Congratulations on your graduation Rebecca! You were an awesome group member in GEO356A. I\'m almost tempted to visit the Southwest now, almost. Enjoy your celebration, its well deserved. You earned it.

Amber Smacher

May 19, 2021

Prayers to Becca and her family!!!

Lynn Bekerman

May 18, 2021

From Judy Jacobs-Parkway Elementary School with love and prayers

Parkway Elementary School

May 18, 2021

Donations collected for Becca's graduation! Congratulations!! You and your family are in our hearts every single day. We love you!
Olivia Anderson
Rebecca Newman
Brianna Bellino
Gabrielle Daley
Ashley Brazel
Samantha Sarfaty
Rachel Pearl
Nicolette Gardini
Alexa Osner
Armando Gonzalez
Michelle Wang
Catherine O'Brien
Christina Rutter
Allison Zweig
Lauren Cohen
Melanie Cassino
Cesar Acosta
Kathryn Harley
Jen Sullivan
Brianna Prego
Samantha Zuckerman
Jessica Lopez
Jason Brenner
Kaylor Dimes
Lauren Healy
Olivia Sottile
Francesca Andranovich
Sami Eisenberg
Maria Pappas
Alex Randisi
Julia Galterio
Sari Bochner
Melanie Haid
Nikki Mastoridies
Samantha Swallwood
Breanne Handwerker
Stephanie Pollino
Kevin Brennan
Stephanie Stern
Maria Mobley
Khiya Connolly-Sisk

Tara Stark

May 17, 2021

You are a remarkable and inspirational young woman. Congratulations on your graduation! Keeping you in our prayers.
The Urban Family

Christine Urban

May 17, 2021

Congrats to you Rebecca!! So proud of your amazing accomplishments! Sending you all tremendous hugs, lots of love and continued strength! We love you all! XOXO

Melissa Rose Mednick

May 17, 2021

Happy Graduation! You have demonstrated much strength and tenacity. I am excited to continue reading the updates about your progress and am impressed by what you have accomplished so far with the standing tilt, bike, etc. Keep up the good work!

Amber Mirza

May 17, 2021

Made in honor of Rebecca’s Summa Cum Laude graduation accomplishment

Susan & Jack Weingarten

May 16, 2021

Big congrats, Rebecca, on your college graduation! So very proud of your accomplishments, your strength & your amazing spirit. Wishing you boundless success on the road ahead.
(And from a fellow alum, welcome to the Binghamton alumni family!)
Much love xoxoxo,
Robin (Binghamton Class of '80), Steve, Marlee, Joe, Daniel

Robin E Bernstein

May 16, 2021

Dear Rebecca and family: congratulations to the amazing Rebecca, and her equally amazing parents, on graduation from college. If there\'s a way we can watch the ceremony, please let us know. Love to all,
Doug and Susan

Douglas Kelban and Susan Green

May 16, 2021

Rebecca, we are so proud of you. Congratulations on your graduation today. Susan and Doug

Susan Green

May 16, 2021

Congratulations on your graduation!!! Wishing you the best always!! :) <3

Jessica Raia

May 16, 2021

Congratulations Rebecca on your SUNY Binghamton Graduation! A tremendous milestone on your road to recovery. Always in my heart, I pray for you, your family and friends. With your determination and their love and support you will continue to heal and thrive. God Bless you all.
Mrs. Jahn

Donna Jahn

May 16, 2021

Dear Rebecca and Family -
We know that this was not the graduation you had planned, but we hope you will find joy and meaning behind this milestone. We have never met, but our son goes to Binghamton and Rebecca's story has reached our home. We think about you all the time and are hoping that only good things come to you during your recovery. We wish you all the strength you need to get through this, day by day, and we hope that you feel all the love and care surrounding you. Congratulations on your graduation Rebecca.
The Levin Family

Michele Levin

May 16, 2021

Be strong, Rebecca, we are praying for you.

Carolyn Norton

May 16, 2021

Rebecca, Audrey, Scott and Erik:

We're so proud to call your our friends and "family we chose." And today, we re especially proud of Rebecca's spirit, fortitude and college graduation. Mazel tov, love and hugs to all of you.

-- The Mensch Family

Wendy and Andrew Mensch

May 16, 2021

Congratulations to Rebecca on her very well deserved graduation. The last few weeks I’ve been able to learn so much about her. I am so proud of all the hard work she gives each week in rehab. There’s not a day that goes by that I do not think and pray for Rebecca. You are all in our hearts.

Debbie Conk & Family

May 16, 2021

Congratulations to Rebecca on her graduation and her tremendous hard work all around. Rebecca is always in our thoughts and prayers and may each day bring her progress, milestones and miracles. We will never stop praying and supporting her.

Love Donna Donnelly & Family

Donna Donnelly

May 16, 2021

RALLY FOR REBECCA BRACELET DONATIONS

Lauren Fern

May 15, 2021

So proud of Rebecca on her graduation!!

Mary Hearring

May 15, 2021

We are truly happy to read that Rebecca is progressing and that she has new aids to make her more independent! Mike and I have you, Rebecca and your family in our prayers each day. Our hopes are with yours that you and she will be able to be at home soon.
Sending our Love and Support.

Elaine Kantor and Mike Kantor

May 13, 2021

I think about Rebecca and your family everyday. It brings me joy to see your family\'s regular updates and her progress. My sister sustained a traumatic brain injury a few years ago. She has been a patient at Rochester Strong and NYU Langone. I actually met Erik at school during that time and he showed such warmth and kindness that I will never forget.

I also know what a world of a difference being at a top hospital/rehab center makes. My cousin is a doctor at MGH. When I asked, she assured me the care team there and at Spaulding are the absolute best in the country. I am hopeful and positive about Rebecca’s future for that reason. She is so lucky to have a devoted team, family and friends at her side. I will continue sharing this page and Rebecca’s story. Sending healing energy and love your way.

Whitney Tam

May 13, 2021

Sending thoughts and prayers for healing as well as continued positivity, strength and determination.

Rory and Debbie Cohen

Rory Cohen

May 12, 2021

Wishing Rebecca good health

Terri Heller

May 12, 2021

Praying for Rebecca!

Lauren Orsini

May 11, 2021

My prayers and thoughts to Rebecca and her family.

Chuck Katz

May 11, 2021

Our prayers are with Rebecca and her family. May they continue with all the love and support to win the fight and bring Rebecca home.

The Baker Family
Rachel, Dylan, Darlene & Gina

Darlene Baker

May 11, 2021

Thank you for your updates (I am certain you are very consumed and busy). I love hearing about Rebeccas progress and check the site often. I continue to donate to Rebecca and pray for her throughout each day. You are all in my thoughts and prayers (she is all I can think about). God Bless this family!

Debbie Conk

May 10, 2021

On behalf of Jared Wulfow and Gartner, thoughts and prayers to Rebecca and her family.

Chet Kwiatkowski

May 10, 2021

With love from adam ungar

Joanna Savino

May 10, 2021

I am Danny Gulotta's cousin. Rebecca and your family are in my prayers.

ROSEMARY SERRA

May 9, 2021

Hoping and praying daily, thinking about you Rebecca and your loving family
Diana Ruchelman

Diana Ruchelman

May 9, 2021

Never give up hope!

Dan & Michele Viola

May 9, 2021

May God see your sweetness, strength and courage and grant you a miracle.

Cookie Miles

May 8, 2021

Dear Scott, Audrey, Erik and of course Rebecca,
We are thinking about you every day...especially on this Mother's Day weekend. The messages you have shared with us are inspiring...thank you for including us on your journey. Rebecca's perseverance is remarkable and I believe it comes from having such an incredible family and circle supporting her.
My Mother's Day gift is also a donation for Rebecca....sending hugs.
With love,
The Brenner Family

Judith Brenner

May 8, 2021

Hi. I continue to be amazed by the medical advances, and by you and your family. I am very happy to be able to call all of you my friends, and look forward to when we can visit Rebecca. With love,

Douglas Kelban

May 8, 2021

This donation is what I asked of my children and husband for Mother's Day. I pray each day for the best possible outcome for your family. Happy Mother's Day to all!

Anonymous

May 8, 2021

Your updates are always so appreciated. The technology of today is certainly amazing. We continue to lift you all, including the amazing team of professionals at Spaulding up in prayers.

Linda and Larry Greaver (lake neighbors of Helen and Warren)

May 8, 2021

You’re in my prayers every day, Rebecca.

James Murray

May 7, 2021

Thinking and praying for you and your family. Stay strong!!!!

Ella Zalewski

May 6, 2021

Will continue to send my thoughts, prayers and positive energy to Rebecca and the whole Koltun family

Erin FitzGerald

May 6, 2021

Sending all of my positive energy and hope to Rebecca’s recovery

Cat O’Brien

May 5, 2021

So happy things are progressing in a forward direction. I literally think about Rebecca every day. As I have all of you constantly in my thoughts.

David Shnitkin

May 4, 2021

you got this, Becca!

Amber Mirza

May 4, 2021

Rebecca, I hope you feel a little better every day.

Hye Seung Ryoo

May 4, 2021

From one Binghamton family to another.

Jennifer Lynch

May 4, 2021

Rebecca, we met a few times in orgo discussion. I was in awe of how effortlessly you helped me with the questions. It was an absolute pleasure to have a conversation with you, someone so smart, kind, and fun all at once. We talked about how we both have a brother 2 years older than us, and it warmed my heart when you told me of your close relationship with yours. And I remember how meeting you inspired me to think “okay it is actually possible to do well in this class.” Thank you.

I am so sorry for what you are now going through. I am thinking of you and your family. Wishing you infinite luck, blessings, and strength. Praying for your wellbeing and recovery. ❤️

Julia Livoti

May 3, 2021

Hoping to help Make A Difference for others ..... SJF is a foundation that was started 8 1/2 years ago when our daughter had a tragic accident and passed away.... this was Sydne’s dream to help others.... please visit our website at Sydnejacoby.com to see all we have done to Make A Difference for Others.... god bless your daughter

Nadine Jacoby

May 3, 2021

Larry and I send our deepest wish for a great recovery. Just remember where there is Life there is HOPE! We have known Helen and Warren Aleck for many years. For sure, apples don't fall far from the tree! They have always shown great strength and generosity. You will too.
We send our very best wishes to you all,
Brenda and Larry Klar

Brenda and Larry Klar

May 3, 2021

From your phamily. We love you!! <3

Danielle Del Ciello

May 3, 2021

Keep fighting Becca! We're so proud of you each and every single day! Sending love from all your friends in Bing ❤️❤️

Aryas Safaie

May 3, 2021

Prayers for a complete recovery.

Anonymous

May 2, 2021

Sending our love to Rebecca and her family.
Joyce and Jay Kossman

Jay and Joyce Kossman

May 2, 2021

Ricky Yang

May 1, 2021

Sending prayers and positive vibes your way

Amy Ferko

May 1, 2021

You don't know us, we are Part of the Plainview Community.
We send our well wishes.

Jill & Seth Kaplowitz

May 1, 2021

Not a day goes by where we don't stop to pray exclusively for Rebecca's recovery. I mentioned in an earlier post that we had been at Stratton the same day and while that is a connection to Rebecca's story it is not the only reason why we feel connected to her story. We are a family from Long Island with children of similar ages, we see the love and support of your beautiful family and will never stop praying and rallying behind Rebecca and each of you.

With Love,

Donna Donnelly & Family

Donna Donnelly

May 1, 2021

You are all in our hearts and throughout the day I think and pray for each of you. Your updates mean everything to all of us. (We don’t know one another/ but Rebeccas story is all I can think and talk to God about). When you all return home you will have LI rallying behind you. Enormous love and prayers being sent to all of you.

Debbie Conk

May 1, 2021

Keeping you all in my prayers

Harriette Gold

May 1, 2021

\"CharlieX \"is really Doug Kelban. Sorry about that.

Douglas Kelban

May 1, 2021

So glad to hear of her further progress. Whatever support you will need once home, we\'ll be there for you

CharlieX

May 1, 2021

We think of you and your family each and every day.

Sandy and Marty Mendelsohn

May 1, 2021

Sending love with another Heart for Rebecca. Thank you for your support, Linda Rosenthal.

Diana Anton

April 30, 2021

Best wishes to the Koltuns from a member of the extended KPMG family.

Adam Brawley

April 30, 2021

Dear Scott, Audrey and Erik,

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. From this point forward, there will always be a place for the four of you in my heart. I hope that my donation of $1,000 will contribute significantly to Rebecca's care. I would give even more if I were able to. I don't know Rebecca or you. I only know of your family from what I've read in the news about the accident. But when I read about the tragedy, it broke my heart. I knew that I had to help. It could have been anybody. It could have been me. It could have been someone that I love. And if, God forbid, something horrible like that had happened to me or to someone that I love, I would want others to help me, if they could, even if they didn't know me personally. So I am happy to help your family as much and as best as I can. Please know that I am praying for your family and all four of you will always be in my heart.

With Love,
Benjamin Korman

Benjamin Korman

April 30, 2021

Sending you my love Rebecca, and keeping you and your family in my prayers ❤️

Michele Fischetti

April 30, 2021

Keeping you in our thoughts each day - keep fighting!

Marlee Shnitkin

April 30, 2021

Rebecca,

You are one of the kindest and most selfless people I have ever met and I am beyond grateful to have a light like you in my life. Everyone is sending you well wishes. Love to you and your family now and always.

Sigma Delta Tau at Binghamton University

Tarin Sussman

April 29, 2021

Gd bless and stay strong❤️

Mildred Wurman

April 29, 2021

We are keeping you in our prayers.
Lori and Michael Glasser

Lori Glasser

April 29, 2021

Sending you love and healing prayers!

Maria Stamatiou

April 29, 2021

As an organization we sold affirmation bracelets on your behalf featuring one of Rebeccas phrases never give up. We hope you continue to live by this because you are so strong and we are all praying for you. Best wishes and a speedy recovery. The brothers of Alpha Phi Omega at Oneonta

Alpha Phi Omega Oneonta

April 28, 2021

Dear Rebecca,
May your recovery be full and complete with G-D's guidance; and all our prayers!
With love,
Charlotte Seigerman

Charlotte Seigerman

April 28, 2021

Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Your strength and positivity are inspirational!

Nadine Maritato

April 27, 2021

Hi- I did not know Rebecca but I was also a graduate of Binghamton, from Levittown, and have skiied Stratton many times so I really felt this story in my gut. Even though I do not know her I think and pray for her recovery frequently. Sending you all the good vibes I can from a fellow Bearcat from Long Island!

Jennifer Peterson

April 27, 2021

Here is the second half of the money raised from the Beads4Proceeds bracelets. Hoping that these bracelets will continue to give you "strength" and let you know how many people are here to support you and your family during this time!

Lisa Bernstein

April 26, 2021

Thank you for your updates. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending tons of positivity your way.
Love Amy

Amy Lichtenstein

April 26, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ilene Frischer

April 26, 2021

We love you Becca!

Erin Aufrichtig

April 26, 2021

Sending prayers of hope and love from Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Judy Willner

April 25, 2021

Thank you for keeping us updated! Love seeing that beautiful smile of hers and all of your smiles too! Praying every day for Rebecca\'s continued healing! Her strength and courage are truly inspiring! Sending you ALL tons of love, hugs and positive energy! XOXO

Melissa Rose Mednick

April 25, 2021

We, along with countless others, look forward to your updates on your courageous Rebecca. The news regarding the diaphragmatic pacer is exciting. We hope and believe it will be a successful tool in her progress. Prayers continue here. Love to Rebecca and the whole family.
Mike and Elaine Kantor

Elaine Kantor and Mike Kantor

April 25, 2021

Your positivity and perseverance is inspiring beyond belief. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Nina Raia

April 25, 2021

As always thank you for updates on Rebecca and how you are all doing. As a therapist I know the road ahead is full of bumps and curves but what amazing technology advances that Rebecca is having access to ... and the top notch facilities. Our prayers continue for her, all of the family and the medical/therapy teams surrounding Rebecca!

Linda and Larry (lake friends of Helen and Warren)

April 25, 2021

So happy for you all that progress continues.. our love to all.

Douglas Kelban and Susan Green

April 25, 2021

Dear Audrey,
You are all in my prayers. Please let me know what else I can do to help.
Love,
Peggy Cline Damuth

Margaret Damuth

April 24, 2021

May god grant you a speedy recovery! Prayers!

warren spinner

April 23, 2021

We are thinking of Rebecca and your family during this difficult time. Our love and prayers go out to you.

Anonymous

April 23, 2021

I think of Rebecca and the Koltun family every day. I am reminded of the unforgettable Christopher Reeve who left us such a great legacy with his Foundation.

Ann Vigo~Dienes

April 23, 2021

Wishing you love and praying for you sweet beautiful Rebecca

Lori Page

April 23, 2021

Sending love and healing thoughts to Rebecca and the Koltun family during this difficult time.

Donations from the “Raffles for Rebecca” Fundraiser from Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority at Binghamton University.

Hailey Zion

April 23, 2021

Keep believing in yourself Rebecca!

Anonymous

April 22, 2021

Wishing you all the best!

Jacqueline Reckseit

April 22, 2021

Praying for Rebecca Koltun's continued recovery.

Toby and Howie Kaye

April 22, 2021

My 11 year old daughter Molly made and sold beaded mask chains and wanted to donate her money to Rebecca. She hopes Rebecca gets well and wanted to do something to help her family.

Molly Goldblatt

April 22, 2021

Our family is praying for your daughter's full recovery.

Heidi Bota

April 22, 2021

Wishing you all the best Rebecca. Praying for a successful surgery. Much love ❤️❤️❤️

Anonymous

April 22, 2021

Get well soon Rebecca ❤️

Frankie Figueroa

April 22, 2021

Wishing you the very best for a strong recovery, Rebecca. I can see your resilience and persistence in your face and eyes.

Leslie Fishman

April 21, 2021

Prayers for your family as you navigate the unimaginable.

Faith Corey Fuhrman

April 21, 2021

Wishing you and your family love and courage! Stay strong.

Pegeen Channell

April 21, 2021

Jeff and Amy Brooke a rooting for you and have added "Rivka Bas Chaya" to the refuah shleima (speedy recovery) list at B'nai Israel Congregation, Norfolk, VA.

Jeffrey Brooke

April 21, 2021

Sending love, support and strength from your Hadassah sister up the street in Boston!

Leslie Gonzalez

April 21, 2021

Praying for Rebecca to make a full recovery soon. Your Hadassah sister.

Sue Lewin

April 21, 2021

Rebeca wishes of hope and prayers for a miraculous recovery

Esther Finkelstein

April 21, 2021

love and prayers from Rochelle Leibowitz (Emily Leibowitz’s Savta)

Rochelle Leibowitz

April 21, 2021

This donation is on behalf of the brothers at Phi Sigma Kappa at Lehigh University. Best wishes and all prayers to Rebeca and her family.

Areeb Khan

April 20, 2021

Rebecca,
I am constantly thinking about you and have so much hope for your recovery. I remember you as strong, courageous, talented, and having a resilient attitude. You have become a part of everyone in Plainview’s life , and everyone is supporting you. We will continue to donate, fundraise, and spread the word about your story, and I do not see a stop in sight!

Amber Mirza

April 20, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you all especially Rebecca for her recovery.

Horace (Stretch) Weiss

April 20, 2021

Wishing Rebecca and family, the very best care available.

Steve `Taubman

April 20, 2021

A Collection of Funds from the RALLY FOR REBECCA Bracelet donation.

Lauren Fern

April 19, 2021

Praying for you Rebecca! You and your family are in my thoughts. Lots of love and healing ❤️

Allie Kulak

April 19, 2021

Rebecca you are surrounded with love

joanne schiefer

April 19, 2021

Thinking of you Rebecca!! Hoping for a healthy recovery, stay strong.

Laura Marrandino

April 19, 2021

I think of you often, Rebecca. I love how you are smiling in those latest photos with your parents. Your true beauty shines through!

Ann Vigo~Dienes

April 19, 2021

We have never met but i am Praying for you & your family Rebecca!!
Stay strong <3

Xoxoxo

Frenny Mehta

April 19, 2021

A Collection of Funds from the RALLY FOR REBECCA Bracelet donation.

Lauren Fern

April 19, 2021

I don\'t know you Rebecca, but I am a good friend of your grandparents, Helen and Warren. Your story has touched the hearts of so many in the Hampton Roads area. We are praying for you. I understand that you are a very strong person and a fighter. Keep up that fight!

Pam Gladstone

April 18, 2021

Proudly donating from the Sacred Space at Hot Pilates Secret Vinyasa Yoga class. May you always remember these three beautiful truths: you can always believe in something good, find peace, and know that you are never breathing alone. With all of our love:
Jolee Benezra
Shelly Benezra
Katie Iovino
Temima Shames
Sam Zuckerman
Mel Clarke
Olivia Sottile
Rosaria Rielly
Maddie Merinuck
Oliva Crowley
Suzie Ryan
Debra Zorn
Katie O'Neil
Stephanie Guzowski
Kathleen Albanese
Carrie Klipera
Siena Casella
Stephanie Grill
Patty Scibelli
Naomi Franko
Danielle Palma
Catherine Clesi
Ilene Kaplan
Maria Decicco
Adam Ostroff
Joanna Sugar
Danielle Feldman
Sara Getzoff
Jenna Gazzo
Amanda Gazzo
Sarah Montes
Jena Stark
Susan Rubin
Priya Dasani
Lori Saporito
Ashley Brazel
Kristi Cory
Amber Mirza
Matt Bahar
Heidi Herritt
Lauren Fern
Shari Kunoff
Natalie Fenwick
Kimie Chmura
Kelsey Fritsch
Jen Pantell
Carolyn Miller
Alise Yang
Chrissi Forde
Arielle Geller
Sam Harris
Dale Stark
Cory Stark
Tara Stark

Tara Stark

April 18, 2021

Sending so much love and prayers to sweet Becca
Love,
Binghamton University Dance Team

Sophia Pressman

April 18, 2021

Praying for a full recovery

Alexander Morsink

April 18, 2021

Our prayers are with you during this difficult journey. The Hettinger Family

Gloria Hettinger

April 18, 2021

Please, always know you have the love and support of family, friends and strangers alike- who wish you a full recovery.

We continue to storm heaven with prayers,
The Serani-Esposito Family

Paula Serani Esposito,LCSW-R

April 18, 2021

Rebecca,
We just want to let you, and your family, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers every day.
Harriet & Gerry Bloom

Harriet & Gerry Bloom

April 18, 2021

We wish you well, Rebecca!

From friends if GG and Fred Kopilak

karin shields

April 18, 2021

I don’t know your family personally, but I saw Rebecca’s story on the social media of mutual friends. My heart goes out to Rebecca and your whole family. I hope this little bit helps to get her the best care.

Tobi Klein

April 18, 2021

Sending heartfelt prayers

allison nass

April 18, 2021

Healing thoughts and prayers to this beautiful young girl and her family.

Amy Kaminer

April 17, 2021

From Brooke Erkus- A collection of Funds from the RALLY FOR REBECCA Bracelet donations.

Lauren Fern

April 17, 2021

Becca we think about u everyday and hopefully u get to see progress. Love from Cheryl Shames Temima’s mom

Cheryl Shames

April 17, 2021

Sending prayers for hope during this difficult time. We’re rooting for you! All our love and strength now and forever more. Leah, Gabrielle and Joshua Martin

Leah Martin

April 17, 2021

Rebecca you are a beautiful soul and a fighter! We are sending lots of love and prayers your way!
XO

Randi

April 17, 2021

You are amazing and we are all thinking about you! You are such a fighter!
- SUNY Brockport Student Dance Organization

SUNY Brockport Student Dance Organization

April 17, 2021

Sending love and prayers to all of you and hope that this last week doesn’t happen again. Xoxoxo

Kathy and Jerry Kantor

April 17, 2021

Stay strong!!!

Anonymous

April 17, 2021

Rebecca, Audrey, Scott, Erik - i am in touch with you guys through my daily prayers and I hold you all in my heart. Sending lots of love - -Gerry

gerry brooks

April 17, 2021

i really do hope this helps and that she can get everything she needs to recover send love and prayers<3

hanan affifi

April 17, 2021

Sending loving and healing energy everyday.

Nancy McGrew

April 17, 2021

Thank you for these very important updates on Rebecca. We won’t stop praying for her and sharing her story. May the love, support, prayers, family, love for life, community and non stop momentum bring progress and milestones to your beautiful daughter.

With Love,
Donna Donnelly & Family

Donna Donnelly

April 17, 2021

Sending prayers for Rebecca and her family. We have you all in our thoughts and prayers everyday.

Kimberly Campbell

April 17, 2021

Thank you for your continued updates on your beautiful Rebecca. I personally check this site daily looking for more information. This is my 3rd post to you letting you know how much I think and pray for Rebecca and all of you. I continue to share her story and ask for support and prayers. I wake up in the night to pray again and again (please know you are not alone). I believe in Rebeccas recovery. May God’s Bless her and all of you. Thank you for continuing to share her progress.

Debbie Conk

April 17, 2021

You are in our prayers.

Anonymous

April 17, 2021

Dear Koltun Family-
It is so wonderful to see photos of Rebecca sitting in the sun and smiling! Sorry to learn of the unanticipated hospital stay, but we are happy she is back at Spaulding, receiving amazing treatments. We met your friend Jessica, and I\'d guess about 90% of Plainview, at the fundraiser outside of Family Bagel. The love and support being channeled your way is so strong, so I know you can feel it up there in Boston. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers and hearts, 24/7! Keep posting your updates...we need them too! Love, the Marnells

S M

April 17, 2021

Thinking of you so often. The love of your family and Rebecca’s spirit can move mountains. Sending positive thoughts.
- Fellow Binghamton Family

Anonymous

April 17, 2021

I have been thinking about Rebecca & your family every single day since the accident and am praying hard for her daily progress! She looks amazing in the pics and is an inspiration to all. It\'s great to read the updates too and I\'m so glad her hospital was short even though frustrating. I will continue believing in the power of prayer!!!
With affection & love, Stephanie Greenhouse/Buckberg

Stephanie Buckberg (Greenhouse)

April 17, 2021

We wish you a most most most speedy recovery! Our thoughts are with you and your family. Obviously, you are a beautiful and intelligent girl and it would be so wonderful for you to be able to accomplish your plans in life. I know you have to be patient, but we know your ill try your very best and put this behind you.
Hugs and Hugs and More Hugs

Sylvia Essman

April 16, 2021

Collected from various donors! Love and miss you Becca!

John Pennisi

April 16, 2021

Blessings to the family!

Anonymous

April 16, 2021

Sending prayers for your recovery.

Cynthia Rosa

April 16, 2021

Best wishes from Northwell Health

Northwell Health

April 16, 2021

Every day Mike and I think of Rebecca and all of you. We pray for her recovery to be as far-reaching as possible. We admire her strength and we send her and her family our love and our support. You are in our hearts.
Myron(Mike) and Elaine Kantor

Elaine Kantor and Mike Kantor

April 16, 2021

From the customers of CheaperChic - we love you and support you! Wishing Rebecca all of the best, and sending so much love! Virtual hugs to the entire Koltun family!!

Stacey Aaron

April 16, 2021

We are so sorry for the tragic accident Rebecca has suffered. We pray that she will make a steady and good recovery to a happy life.

Bernie & Helene Grablowsky

April 16, 2021

Wishing Rebecca a complete recovery and a "refua shlema"...from Eric (Binghamton senior) and his family.

Eric Zucker

April 16, 2021

Sending Prayers and positive energy to help you through this❤️

S. Edmundson

April 15, 2021

Rebecca,
You have such a beautiful smile. I will be thinking of you often and hope the best for your future.
Robert

ROBERT SENDLEIN

April 15, 2021

Rebecca and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Maureen Fradkin

April 15, 2021

Just read your latest updates. Thank you so much for sharing . We think about you guys all the time. Sending you love and hugs from NJ, cousins Lisa and Jeff

Lisa Klein

April 15, 2021

Friend of the Scheibel Family. My prayers for Rebecca and family.

Jeanine Levine

April 15, 2021

On 4/12 Becca’s many friends at BU gathered at Toms and raised over $4000! So much love for Becca, I’m proud to have been a part of it.

Lawrence Shea

April 15, 2021

Sending love for a full recovery The Gleeson Family

John Gleeson

April 15, 2021

As a friend of Susan Green and lifelong skier mybheart goes out to you.

Sharyn Taylor

April 15, 2021

Thinking of you.

Anonymous

April 15, 2021

I read Becca's tragic story in the newspaper. My thoughts and prayers are with Becca and her family. Keep fighting and continue to be strong Becca!

Patricia and Richard Lazaro

April 15, 2021

Continued prayers for Rebecca and her family

Suzanne Theocharidis

April 15, 2021

Sending you light love to your family

Robin Pollak

April 15, 2021

Be strong and have faith in uncertainty! You are so loved! God will take care of you he has not forgotten about you!

Anonymous

April 15, 2021

Our positive thoughts are with you.

Salvatore DeSantis

April 15, 2021

Praying for continued healing and miracles.

Amy McNamara

April 14, 2021

Friends of the Teich family, we wish Becca well

Sandy Shapin

April 14, 2021

Following Becca\'s journey from Melbourne, Australia, through my contacts at HHL, this is a tough time for you all, I have a hashtag that I use #darknessglimmerlight the 3 periods of this injury...I run a support group Warrior Momz on facebook, we are a small but very experienced supportive community - most of us are parents supporting a loved one with the injury or they are injured themselves..My son was injured 21 years ago in a snowboarding accident C5/ T1...
SCI is an extremely tough cruel injury but gaining recovery and independence is possible ~ #IMpossible
Your advocacy and support for your precious daughter will be crucial for her ongoing recovery! Sadly it\'s a community no one ever had a goal to join, but you will find amazing support, love, understanding and experience...

Kay Ledson

April 14, 2021

Sending our thoughts and prayers. Love, Dana & Robert Fink

dana fink

April 14, 2021

Praying for beautiful Rebecca and her family!

Mariana Rountry

April 14, 2021

My thoughts, prayers and love to the Kolton and Aleck families

helene korel

April 14, 2021

Rebecca, you are obviously a wonderful person with a wonderful family. Plainview loves you.

Richard Elgart

April 14, 2021

get well soon .. so sad to hear this incident. God bless you. wishing u to overcome the difficulties facing right now.jesus bless u tc

dhanoob kunju

April 14, 2021

Wishing Rebecca, Erik, Audrey, Scott and entire family, prayers, strength, and courage during this difficult period. May the care and love we have for you carry you and speed you.

Richard Stern

April 14, 2021

From us & my parents. Praying for Rebecca and your entire family.

Tobi & Steven Innerfield

April 14, 2021

We’re routing for your successful recovery! Sending you strength, support and love. We will keep you in our prayers.

Kristen James

April 13, 2021

Sending prayers for your healing and recovery.

Anonymous

April 13, 2021

Dear Rebecca, I learned about you through a friend who skies At Stratton. You are very brave and I am sure all your friends and family are so proud of how you are handling your unfortunate accident. I will prayer for you in addition to helping your fund.

Patty Allen

April 13, 2021

Best wishes for your recovery, Rebecca

Steven Cyphers

April 13, 2021

Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Dori and Jerry Brenner

April 13, 2021

Randy and I hope for a miracle for Rebecca.

janet delciello

April 13, 2021

From Brooke Erkus- A portion of the funds from the the RALLY FOR REBECCA BRACELETS

Lauren Fern

April 13, 2021

You are all in my thoughts and payers! Stay strong.

Beth Gottlieb

April 13, 2021

Prayers are with you!

David Roche

April 13, 2021

I can't imagine how difficult this must be for the entire family. I believe there is a reason and a plan behind your survival. I wish you strength endurance and vision. Your challenges may become your triumph even if that seems impossible now. Though we never met I just wish I could do more. Forever in my thoughts. Shine bright work hard don't lose your light.

Stefanie Kiernan

April 13, 2021

Maryanne Anderson

April 13, 2021

Thinking only the best thoughts for Rebecca. Extra hugs to Audrey. Best, Karen Samuels

Karen Samuels

April 13, 2021

We hope and pray for your recovery

Hana Trubowitz

April 13, 2021

My prayers are with you Rebecca

Rosanne O'Loughlin

April 13, 2021

Sending caring thoughts and prayers to all of you every step of the way.

Pamela Anderson

April 12, 2021

We will say a prayer for your recovery.

The Jankowitz Family

Anonymous

April 12, 2021

Stay Strong Rebecca! We are all pulling for you!

Carol Salony

April 12, 2021

Hoping medicine , science and technology provide strength and independence for Rebecca Koltun’s future .

Wendy Treidel

April 12, 2021

Sending you only love and the best wishes <3 we miss you and love you so much Becca

Kayla Lieb

April 12, 2021

I’m sharing on behalf of Suny Oneonta. I hope this helps,

Grace McCann

April 12, 2021

Rally for Rebecca Raffle Donation

Jessica Scheibel

April 12, 2021

Dear Audrey & Scott,
I am so so sorry to hear about Rebecca’s accident. I know this has affected all of you greatly. I am thankful that little miracles have happened along the way to keep your Rebecca alive, & I pray that miracles continue to happen for her. So glad to hear she is eating solid food now. Please know your entire family is in my thoughts & prayers. Much love,
Wendy Alperin Rubin

Wendy Rubin

April 12, 2021

Will continue praying for you and your family.

Anonymous

April 12, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca and family.

Shari Kornberg

April 12, 2021

My heart goes out to the family sending you prayers.

Anonymous

April 12, 2021

We will continue to keep Rebecca in our prayers and pray that God will continue to guide her on her road to recovery. - The LaRusso Family

Phyllis LaRusso

April 12, 2021

Thinking of you, Rebecca, and your family. Continued prayers for your recovery.

Susan Marc

April 12, 2021

Our heartfelt prayers go out to you and your family. God bless you with strength and peace always. ❤️

Janet Wiseltier

April 12, 2021

Sending all our love, hope, strength and encouraging prayers for Rebecca, Audrey, Scott, and Erik.

Greg, Linda and Rachel Cross

April 12, 2021

We are all pulling for you Rebecca and are hopeful for a meaningful recovery.

Jeff Herzog

April 12, 2021

Sending Rebecca—and the entire Koltun family—strength, love and healing wishes. Xoxo, Sheri & Jeremy ArbitalJacoby

Sheri and Jeremy ArbitalJacoby

April 12, 2021

Stay strong Rebecca!

Jamie Doppelt

April 11, 2021

Thinking of you Becca <3 You are so strong

Anonymous

April 11, 2021

Sending much hope and strength for Rebecca.

Jill Wasserman

April 11, 2021

Healing thoughts!

Amy Trust

April 11, 2021

I volunteered with Rebecca in Costa Rica in 2019. She is a determined, outgoing, smart, and caring young woman. It amazed me how selfless and motivated she was at such a young age. Truly inspiring. Praying for your healing!

Mandi Diederich

April 11, 2021

Sending positive vibes and prayers to Rebecca and her family.

Chryso Peter DAngelo

April 11, 2021

Miracles do happen. Stay focused stay strong!

Elie Ribacoff

April 11, 2021

Sending my best wishes from LI

Marion Rose

April 11, 2021

Audrey -- sending you and your family so much love. xox Wendy Siegel

Wendy Siegel

April 11, 2021

Dear Audrey Scott and Erik
Audrey, we met on Becca\'s and my son John\'s first day of orientation at BIng. I was so happy John met his first friend in Becca. We want you to know we pray all the time for Becca and pray for her recovery. It sounds like all our prayers are being answered. SO happy to hear Becca is progressing. God bless her and you all during this difficult time.
Diane and Mike Cusker

Diane Cusker

April 11, 2021

Light flourishes in the darkness.

Sam Weber

April 11, 2021

❤️

Sofia Estevez

April 11, 2021

Sending you strength and love from one Swiftie to another <3

Avery Weiss

April 11, 2021

The Garil Family is praying for Rebecca.

Dale Garil

April 11, 2021

From Brooke Erkus-portion of funds from RALLY FOR REBECCA Bracelets

Lauren Fern

April 11, 2021

Keep going on your road to recovery.

Jessica Rubin

April 11, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
The Bruwer Family

Lisa Bruwer

April 11, 2021

Even if you don’t know a person, that should never stop you from giving.

Aaron Banks

April 11, 2021

You’ll always have my thoughts. You’ll always have my prayers. I know you’ll have everything and everyone you need every step of the way because you would do the same for them. Get well soon Becca❤️

Adam Ungar

April 11, 2021

I am keeping your beautiful Rebecca in my
loving prayers for healing and strength.
Love,
Ramona V. Machson

Ramona Machson

April 11, 2021

I do not know Rebecca personally, but I have been thinking of her ever since I first heard of her accident. There are no right words, but as somebody her age, I am extremely inspired by her strength. Seeing pictures of her smiling with visitors shows her immense positivity and determination, two qualities that are such a rarity. Sending lots of good thoughts and well wishes to Rebecca and her family. I will continue to hope for more miracles.

Brianna Prego

April 11, 2021

Audrey, Scott and Erik,

We went to the family bagel fundraiser today. It was so truly inspiring to see the community rally and turn out for your dear Rebecca. Michelle and I think of your dear Rebecca every day. Our hearts go out to you. Love Michelle and David

Michelle and David Shnitkin

April 11, 2021

Donation made with love and healing energy!

Melissa Mednick

April 10, 2021

From Brooke Erkus- portion of collected funds from the RALLY FOR REBECCA bracelets.

Lauren Fern

April 10, 2021

Dear Koltun Family: This is my second post to let you know since the day I heard about Rebeccas accident I have been praying for her day and night. Please know how many people care and cherish your updates on Rebecca. You don’t know me but please find comfort in knowing how many people I continue to share Rebecca’s page with for continued support and forever prayers. I believe in miracles and I have faith in Rebeccas recovery. I will always think and pray for her and all of you. Sending you enormous love and support.

Debbie Conk

April 10, 2021

With all the love, support and determination, we know you will exceed all expectations Rebecca.Stay strong. Sending much love and prayers to you and your family.
From your cousins once { or twice} removed! But still close in heart.
Love
Judy and Ray Goldman

Ray and Judy Goldman

April 10, 2021

Keeping Rebecca and the Koltun Family in my thoughts and prayers everyday

Nicole Nasti

April 10, 2021

We ❤️ U becca

Joanna Savino

April 10, 2021

Our thoughts are with all of you .

Susan and Ralph Straus

April 10, 2021

I'm heartbroken about this whole situation. But I know how strong you are and know you will have a positive road toward recovery. My family and I are thinking and praying for you everyday!

Nick Roca

April 10, 2021

Our almost 8 year old grandson Chase raised this amount by doing a magic show to raise money for his and his sister Jordy’s wonderful babysitter Becca. It is with great pride that we have chosen to match his donation.

Denise and Allen Wolfbiss

April 10, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca from a Bing Mom.

Dana Sullivan

April 10, 2021

on behalf of Jess Daniel <3

sara getzoff

April 10, 2021

Our prayers are continually with Rebecca and her family. Robbie and Albert

Robbie|Albert Selkin

April 10, 2021

Sending love and prayers to Rebecca, Erik, Audrey and Scott.

Laura Finch

April 10, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca

Wendy Punzo

April 10, 2021

My daughter is in her 3rd year at Binghamton University and told us about beautiful Rebecca. Our continued prayers and healing thoughts sent to Rebecca

Denise Algerio

April 10, 2021

Our prayers and thoughts are with Rebecca and family.

Rinda Toben

April 10, 2021

Rebecca you are a strong young lady and you can do this. Never give up. God will give you strength

Billie Gordon

April 10, 2021

Our prayers & thoughts are with you Scott and your family.....
Rich & Fran Lewis

Fran Lewis

April 10, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Liz Rosenberg

April 10, 2021

Praying for you and your family

Nicholas Fiumara

April 10, 2021

Dear Audrey, Scott, Eric and Rebbeca,
I am terribilly saddened to learn of the accident that has occurred. I will be praying for you every day and night. I belong to Steven McDonalds prayer group and your will to live reminds me of his huge spirit to spread a message of hope despite many obstacles.

Patrick Rodgers

April 10, 2021

Praying for you Rebecca!

Dominick Tassone

April 10, 2021

Prayers for a speedy and full recovery

Constance Bachner

April 10, 2021

Sending love and support from the Hensley Online Trivia Group (aka friends of Sarah, Andrew, and Wendy Mensch)!

Alyssa Hensley

April 10, 2021

Sending prayers and lots of healing vibes to Rebecca and family on her road to recovery - from a Binghamton family.

Regina Cregin

April 10, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca and her family!

Joseph and Mary Olive

April 9, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to a speedy recovery! We're all supporting you in your recovery! All the Best to you and your loving family!

Edna Cuttler

April 9, 2021

Dear Audrey, Scott, and Erik,

My thoughts and prayers have been with Rebecca and all of you since I heard what happened. Please stay strong. Sending love and support.

Sharon Hyman

April 9, 2021

From Brooke Erkus- the rest of the 4/9 donation from the RALLY FOR BECCA Bracelets!

Lauren Fern

April 9, 2021

Our hearts go out to all and the family and pray for good results!

Amy Uffner

April 9, 2021

Prayers.

Sophia Kaczmarski

April 9, 2021

I do not know this family personally, but I heard of this tragic story from client...there are no words to express the sorrow. May God bless you and give you his blessing, his favor during this extremely difficulty time. Tom & Diane Hoffman

Thomas Hoffman

April 9, 2021

We pray for your family every day!

Anonymous

April 9, 2021

Stay strong, God bless

Anthony Cruz

April 9, 2021

Sending Prayers
From
The Nargentino Family

BRIDGET NARGENTINO

April 9, 2021

Hope. You recover fast

Steve Ferraro

April 9, 2021

WWewe

Rabbi Arthur & Miriam Ruberg

April 9, 2021

From Brooke Erkus- collection of funds from the RALLY FOR REBECCA bracelets

Lauren Fern

April 9, 2021

Donations from Rally for Rebecca Raffle and Rally for Rebecca Lawn Signs

Jessica Scheibel

April 9, 2021

Sending prayers and love

Sharon Goldberg

April 9, 2021

A collection of funds from the
RALLY FOR REBECCA Bracelets (part 2)

Lauren Fern

April 9, 2021

Scott, Audrey, Erik,

I was so devastated when my parents told me about your beautiful daughters accident. She will remain in my prayers, as will you all. Sending strength, love, and hope to you all.

Much love,
Jody, Mark, Nick, Mitch and Lindsay Becker

Jody Becker

April 9, 2021

Sending healing thoughts and vibes.

The Kaplan Family
Plainview

Glenn Kaplan

April 9, 2021

with prayers and love

carla hoene

April 9, 2021

Sending lots of strength and support to you Rebecca.

The Ritter Family

Scott Ritter

April 9, 2021

Stay strong down this challenging road. Sending healing vibes from NYC.

Patty Yuen

April 9, 2021

We are honored to support our neighbor Rebecca and her family. With our love, thoughts, and prayers. Matt & Scott

Greenblatt & Agulnick PC Law Offices

April 9, 2021

Sending healing prayers to Rebecca and her family.

Jodi, Steve, Justin & Lauryn Kashkin

April 9, 2021

You are in our thoughts and prayers Becca! Stay strong!
- The SUNY Brockport Dance Team

Olivia Anderson

April 9, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca and her beautiful, strong family. May each new day bring tiny miracles and so much hope.

Karen Benway

April 9, 2021

I am Andy Lavigne good friend. So sorry to hear about this tragic incident. Hope that one day will one day soon be able to overcome this terrible accident. Mark S Gardner / Dallas. TX

Mark Gardner

April 9, 2021

Rebecca is in our thought and prayers. The Peck Friedman family

Linda Peck

April 9, 2021

Thinking of you during this very difficult time. Prayers for a fast recovery.

Dana Moskowitz

April 9, 2021

Praying for your recovery! You got this!

Patrick Eidinger

April 9, 2021

Wishing for a speedy and full recovery for Rebecca

Sondra Krinsky

April 8, 2021

Praying for Rebecca.

Meridith Savage

April 8, 2021

Prayers and strong healing thoughts for Rebecca and her family. Good news her rehab has begun at such a great place.

Melanie and Katie

Melanie Mikkelsen

April 8, 2021

Keeping your family in our prayers.

irina gershkovich

April 8, 2021

From more friends and family who are sending so much love, prayer, and support your way. You amaze everyone everyday and I know you're going to continue to do so. We all love you and are rooting for you <3

- various donors

Marisa Noon

April 8, 2021

You do not know us, but we are Zeke\'s grandparents.
Our hearts and prayers go out to you every day. We are so pleased that Rebecca is making progress and eating solid foods.
Fred & GG Kopilak

[emailprotected]

April 8, 2021

I just saw the msg asking for prayer for Rebecca. I am deeply saddened to hear what she and her family have been through, and have to go through. will keep Rebecca and family in my prayers daily and pass on to other prayer warriors to do the same.

Anonymous

April 8, 2021

Rebecca,
you and your family have been in my family\'s thoughts and prayers ever since we heard the horrible news. We are hoping for rehab to go as well as it possibly can. Stay strong!!!

Jessica Raia

April 8, 2021

As I started to say...we heard about Rebecca’s accident through a friend of a friend and our hearts have been truly broken...we are devout Christians who aim to live our lives trusting that God’s plan is better than our own, however we have been questioning God, over and over, why did this happen?!?! Though we have NO answer to that question, we are praying for a healing miracle for Rebecca! And we are praying for Rebecca, her family and her friends to feel God’s peace, comfort, love and hope during this unfathomable time. May you all be filled with an abundance of faith and strength to carry you through each moment...each day!

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” 1 Corinthians 16

Kristine Jacobson

April 8, 2021

Extra Raffle Donation

Jessica Scheibel

April 8, 2021

Hoping and praying for Rebecca’s recovery and for to get stronger and to be able to get better.

Raegan Eidinger

April 8, 2021

Sorry my message was cut off...

Kristine Jacobson

April 8, 2021

Miracles happen everyday. Stay positive. We will keep sending prayers and good vibes.
☮️

Anonymous

April 8, 2021

We heard about Rebecca’s accident through a friend of a friend and our hearts have been truly broken

Kristine Jacobson

April 8, 2021

Look at your accomplishments in a minute by minute increments.
You have already accomplished a milestone. Don’t lose hope and be strong. Our extended families and friends from all over the world are making prayers for you.
Aryas’s family

Masood Safaie

April 8, 2021

Print Sale Proceeds

Graydon Swartz

April 8, 2021

All of us here at Mattlin are sending lots of positive thoughts.

martin mccabe

April 8, 2021

Wishing the Koltun family strength at this most difficult time. Love to all

Carol Vorperian

April 8, 2021

From your friends at 116 Murray St. and other friends and family, we love you Becca and are wishing you a speedy recovery! Thank you for bringing light into our lives every day and miss you more than ever <3

Aryas Safaie

April 8, 2021

Scott and Audrey,

Rebecca and your family are in our thoughts. Hoping each day is better than the day before...
Please pass on a special \"hello\" to Rebecca from Eric... He and all of us are praying for a recovery.
Great news to hear that she\'s eating solid food.

Craig, Michele, Jake and Eric

Craig L. Weiser

April 8, 2021

Hi Rebecca,

Lots of prayers & best wishes for continued healing!

Warm regards,
Christina Alexopoulos (Binghamton U Club Soccer 2019)

Christina Alexopoulos

April 8, 2021

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with Becca and all her friends and family at this time. I know there is no challenge too big that she can't overcome, and I look forward to seeing her back in action real soon. Stay strong and know we all love you so much.

John DiModica

April 8, 2021

I am a fellow Plainview resident. My thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and the entire Koltun family. Your positive outlook will help you all through these very tough times. May G-d look over all of you. From Jill, Howie and Louie Parnes

Jill Parnes

April 8, 2021

So very sorry to hear this news- Sending healing energy-

Leslie Harvey

April 8, 2021

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Sending love and strengthen.

Melissa Kropf

April 8, 2021

Keeping positive thoughts for your recovery.
- The Unterlack Family

Evan Unterlack

April 8, 2021

Prayers are with Rebecca for her healing & strength. With God all things are possible,

Valerie Caulfield

April 8, 2021

Praying for a speedy recovery 3767

Tina Luce

April 8, 2021

My prayers are with you all.

Leslie Koffler

April 8, 2021

Dear Scott, Audrey & Erik,

Not a day goes by where we aren't praying hard for Rebecca's recovery. As I mentioned in an earlier post that we had been at Stratton the same day and Rebecca's story is so close to our hearts. Each of you are constantly in our thoughts and prayers and we will continue sharing Rebecca's story in search of additional support and prayers.

Love, Donna Donnelly & family

Donna Donnelly

April 8, 2021

May the long time sunshine Pom you all love surround you and the pure light within you guide your way home

Eric Fisher

April 8, 2021

My prayers are with Rebecca.

Linda Loeb

April 8, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers for Rebecca and her family!

Mitchell and Cindy Boxer

April 8, 2021

Sensing prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun family

Mary Stafford

April 7, 2021

Thinking of you and your wonderful family. Praying for your complete recovery. Refuah Shlemah.

Dina Hochbaum

April 7, 2021

Rebecca you and your family are on our hearts. We are praying for you everyday, for you all to have strength, courage and healing. Sending our love to you.
Kevin Linda Morgan Marisa and Michael ❤️

The Noons

April 7, 2021

Praying for you and your family.

suzanne smith

April 7, 2021

Dear Rebecca. I hope you get well soon and I hope you can come home to Plainview soon too. Plainview will celebrate your homecoming. ❤️

Lisa kupferberg

April 7, 2021

We are keeping Rebecca in our thoughts and prayers and we are sending strength, love and comforting hugs to you all.
♥️♥️♥️

Love,
Glenn,Kori,Skylar,Sage and Hayden Schneider

Glenn Schneider

April 7, 2021

Thinking of you.

Vicky Kuperman

April 7, 2021

Solid foods!!!!! YESSSSSS!!!! This is great news!! Praying for your progress, Rebecca. Love to the Koltuns...you are in our thoughts 24/7.

The Marnell Family

April 7, 2021

Dear Audrey, Scott, Rebecca and Erik,
Thank you so much for your updates during this difficult journey for all of you. We are so happy to hear that Rebecca is now able to eat solid food. Rebecca, you are in our thoughts always. We are sending hope, love, and strength to you and your family.
With love, Barbara, Steve, Daniel and Michael Gulotta

Barbara Gulotta

April 7, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Rebecca. My positive thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Robin Friedman

April 7, 2021

Thank you for sharing such wonderful news! One step at a time towards recovery for Rebecca.

Leslie Popoff

April 7, 2021

Thinking of Rebecca and her family !

Amy Plutzer

April 7, 2021

My niece experienced something similar at a similar age. She has a blog you may find helpful and is open to talking with others, if you wish to contact her.

clanhuntington.com

May you and your family be comforted and strengthened.

Laurie

April 7, 2021

Praying for your full recovery. God bless!

William DeVito

April 7, 2021

Love, hope and prayers for your strength in recovery.

Christine McCarthy

April 7, 2021

Many prayers for Hope, her family and friends. Continue to fight and stay strong!

Greg Arroyo

April 7, 2021

May you experience moracles!

Marlene Ulman

April 7, 2021

Praying everyday for Rebecca and her family

Sydney Chaikin

April 7, 2021

My wife and I are both originally from Plainview and we are a world wide skiing family! Our prayers and thoughts go out to you all especially to Rebecca.

Ann Louise O\'Neill and Edward John Maher

Edward John Maher

April 7, 2021

Desr Family
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all .
Susan & Anthony Kropf

Susan & Anthony Kropf

April 7, 2021

God bless the Koltun family.

Daniel Panessa

April 7, 2021

My heart goes out to the Koltun family. Wishing Rebecca a speedy recovery.

Lisa Appelbaum

April 7, 2021

Praying for you and your family and wishing you strength and support.

Thomas Baby

April 7, 2021

Sending more thoughts and prayers...
You are in our hearts now and always.
With love,
The Brenner Family

Judith Brenner

April 7, 2021

Praying, The Dunn Family

ellen dunn

April 7, 2021

sending prayers

Brianna Federico

April 7, 2021

More Magical Mechak !

Hollie Mechak

April 7, 2021

Prayers for a miracle for your incredible daughter

Samantha Gaskin

April 7, 2021

Sending prayers for a miraculous recovery.

Gail Geller

April 7, 2021

I’m keeping Rebecca and the entire family in my prayers!

Denise Evelti

April 7, 2021

Best wishes for speedy and complete recovery.

Jane Teta

April 7, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Ellen Levine

April 7, 2021

I heard about this through social media as I went to college with Erik. It is devastating to hear and I am heartbroken. I’ve been checking this page regularly for updates, thank you so much for sharing your journey with us. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it. Sending my strength, energy and love your way.

Whitney Tam

April 7, 2021

Our thoughts are prayers go out to Rebecca and the Kolton Family.

The Zimmerman’s

April 7, 2021

As a mother my heart is aching for you and your family. Know that many are sending their prayers and love to all of you. Keep strong Rebecca.

Shahrzad Mohammadi

April 7, 2021

Donation from Brandon Bullock, Sarah Castor, and family. Our hearts go out to Rebecca and family. We will keep her in our thoughts and pray for all the best outcomes.

Brandon Bullock

April 7, 2021

In honor of Amy Musniks for all she does for others.

Thank you,
The Heller’s

Michael Heller

April 6, 2021

Rally for Rebecca Bracelet Fundraiser
Part 1
Brooke Erkus

Craig Erkus

April 6, 2021

Prayers

Anonymous

April 6, 2021

We have been thinking of Rebecca since we heard the news. My entire family, who watch our girls play soccer together, are praying for her and your family. Please feel free to call on us, as we don’t live far from Plainview, if you need something done while you are in Boston.
With love,
Lisa, Rob, Julia and Robert

Lisa Stewart

April 6, 2021

We are praying for you today and always xo

Lisa Becker

April 6, 2021

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers ❤️ - the Gallagher family

Joanna Savino

April 6, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you

Barbara Wagner

April 6, 2021

May God bless and keep you strong.
Praying for you and your family

Lynn Mahoney

April 6, 2021

Prayers to the Koltun family. May God watch over the family during this difficult time and may he send angels from Heaven to bring healing to Rebecca.

Anonymous

April 6, 2021

“Hearts for Rebecca” raised these funds to spread love and support to Rebecca and family. Thank you, Arlene Levenstein and Ana Castro for your purchase of hearts.

Diana Anton

April 6, 2021

Sending my heartfelt prayers for Rebecca’s recovery. To her loving family and friends stay strong.

Irene Bier

April 6, 2021

My heart and prayers go out to Rebecca Koltun and her family! Wishing them the strength to get through this difficult time. Sending healing thoughts and prayers.
Ellen Lieber

Ellen Lieber

April 6, 2021

Praying for her and sending strength to the entire family.

Chris Kronish

April 6, 2021

I heard about this on the news and being a Long Island native this hit close to home. I am a social worker at New York Presbyterian and if you ever need anything please feel free to reach out to me and I will provide you with my email address. Sending well wishes to her and will be mailing a check out to your family tomorrow. Stay strong

Melissa Kanterman

April 6, 2021

Sending love and hope.

Sheryl Fuhrmann

April 6, 2021

God bless you. We are praying and you are loved.

Paula Halloran

April 6, 2021

PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE

Anonymous

April 6, 2021

God’s Blessings

Anthony Cotroneo

April 6, 2021

Sending prayers to Rebecca and her family. From the Fasano Family

Laurie Fasano

April 6, 2021

Stay strong sweet girl. Your in everyone's prayers for a full recovery. God bless you always.

ann ross sparacio

April 6, 2021

In my thoughts & prayers

Bonnie Stackhouse

April 6, 2021

Praying for you, dear Rebecca.
Love to you, Audrey, Scott, and Erik,
Joni (Fink) and Rami

Joni and Rami Burstein

April 6, 2021

Our sincere and most heartfelt thoughts go out to all of you during this difficult time. We send our prayers that you begin to see signs of recovery in the near future. Sara Jo and Joel Rubin

Sara Jo Rubin

April 6, 2021

God Bless you and keep up the fight! Best wishes in your recovery.

Kristen Boehm

April 6, 2021

I happened to be sitting with a friend at the back the Club when we saw the helicopter land. We then noticed the heightened activity around the staging area and the ambulance pulling into the spot normally taken by an ATV to bring people in the sled to the clinic. We watched ski patrol bring someone, who we now know was Rebecca, down in the sled. I've never seen ski patrol move with such speed, purpose, and determination. I saw someone giving her CPR as the sled went by and someone else giving her oxygen. It was an incredible sight and kudos to the entire ski patrol team and the staff at the clinic. We watched as they loaded her straight into the ambulance and a few minutes later, the chopper lift off. I have been wondering what ever happened to the young girl and prayed that she had made it . So glad to learn she's pulled through and our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and her family on her continued recovery and improvement.

Anonymous

April 6, 2021

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Anonymous

April 6, 2021

The Benjamins hope you have a speedy recovery. you are in our thoughts and prayers.

sandra benjamin

April 6, 2021

Sending prayers

Anonymous

April 6, 2021

Thinking of you all, Audrey, and davening for your daughter's speedy recovery.
If you have not shared your daughter's Hebrew name as well as yours to your online info, please do. Want to make sure she's in our prayers in as many places as possible.

Joey Miller

April 6, 2021

Sending love and prayers to Rebecca and your entire family. ❤️

Jodi & Bob Eisen

April 6, 2021

Thinking about you and wishing you the best.

Hannah and Fred Brenowitz

Meridith Zwirn

April 6, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Koltun family.

JJ Burns & Company

April 6, 2021

I think of you and your beautiful daughter often and pray for healing and for strength. Sending love.

Lois Hass

April 6, 2021

On Behalf of my friend Fiona Grant!

Sara Getzoff

April 6, 2021

רפואה שלמה

Danielle Tyler

April 6, 2021

This heartbreaking tragedy leaves us all at a loss for words. My heart goes out to Becca and to the family. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Mike Cooke

April 6, 2021

We had the pleasure of meeting beautiful Rebecca at the Seri residence a few years ago. She has been in our constant prayers since we heard the news. Praying for continued healing, resilience and strength! Hugs

Aviva Sharbin

April 6, 2021

Sending prayers and hope to Rebecca and her family.

Alanna Schwartz

April 6, 2021

Hey Rebecca and Family, Josh Gindi and I are sending this to you from Woodbury. This is such an emotional story, close to home. Stay strong, and hope you getter better soon!

Jack Grunberg

April 6, 2021

Audrey and Scott , So sorry to hear of this devastating news .... Praying for Rebecca’s recovery .

Lori Berman

April 6, 2021

Sending love and support to Rebecca and her family. Wishing you continued strength, courage, and hopefulness in the days, weeks, and months ahead --

Audra Lewton & Family

April 6, 2021

Sending my love and prayers to Rebecca and the entire Koltun family

Brandon McNulty

April 6, 2021

May God bless Rebecca and her loving friends and family.

Stephen McDade

April 6, 2021

To your beautiful Rebecca. I\'m best friend with Ellen Kagan since JHS. Rebecca is in my thoughts and prayers every single day, as well as your family, and even your sweet doggy who must feel confused. I was talking to my boyfriend Jon regarding your situation. Jon is a quadraplegic and is doing great. We spend a lot of times on the boardwalk in Long Beach, where he lives. He uses his \"power chair\" when we go for our long walks. Jon is available to speak to anyone in your family if you have any questions. He will help you out any way he can. (516)255-7137. He does live in a Nursing Home, up the block from Starbucks in Long Beach. Everything there is taken care for him. He\'s like a king there. He\'s 63 now, his accident happened 30 years ago, but he doesn\'t let anything get in his way. Think positively, as I shall for you........

Miriam Safier

April 6, 2021

Keeping Rebecca in my prayers

Lauren Firoz

April 6, 2021

PROCEEDS FROM CHASE MECHAK AKA "MAGICAL MECHAK" MAGIC SHOW. REBECCA IS IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS EVERYDAY.

Hollie Mechak

April 5, 2021

Will keep Rebecca & you all in my prayers.

Patricia Davis

April 5, 2021

Your beautiful daughter is in my thoughts and prayers

Sharon Hoffman

April 5, 2021

I Pray in the Mighty Name of Jesus, that Gods will be done for Rebecca, I pray for a mighty miracle of super natural healing through Gods Grace to realign Rebeccas C1-C2, to heal her spinal cord and restore her ability to breathe, feel and move her body from the neck down again. I pray for strength, blessings and miracles to come forth to the Koltun family. I have faith that she will continue to spread light love and inspiration to the lives of countless other. God Bless

Logan Schmitt

April 5, 2021

Praying that you have a miraculous and complete recovery!

Anonymous

April 5, 2021

We hope for miracles and healing to come to you in time.

Jennifer Arbitman

April 5, 2021

Sending prayers for Rebecca and her family. From a friend of Debra Aleck.

Nancy Wilcox

April 5, 2021

Praying

ElenaMaria Panvini

April 5, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca and her family-Francine and Leonard Rivera

Francine Rivera

April 5, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and the Koltun family.

Cindy Knight

April 5, 2021

Unfathomable tragedy... We are all praying.

John Ziambras

April 5, 2021

We are all praying for Rebecca and her family during this time and will continue to raise awareness, support and donations in her honor. - Marisa Schulof (@mjhealthandhome)

Marisa Schulof

April 5, 2021

Sending strength, prayers and healing during this difficult time. Randy Wyman

Randy Wyman

April 5, 2021

Keeping you and your family in our prayers Becca! - Bryan Levine & Friends

Bryan Levine

April 5, 2021

Dearest Becca,
You are in our daily thoughts. We know how strong and courageous you are. Hugs, Tammy, Freddy, Zeke, Bazzy and Jesse Kopilak

Tammy Powell-Kopilak

April 5, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Patrick Echausse

Precision Test Prep Inc Echausse

April 5, 2021

Sending prayers for healing to you and your family

Linda Renna

April 5, 2021

Best wishes for your complete recovery

Lehni Lebert

April 5, 2021

I am a friend of Sue Teich. What she has told me about this family is remarkable. I am sending best wishes to Rebecca and the whole Koltun family.

Joyce Edel

April 5, 2021

Thoughts & Prayers to you all.

Jessica Bauer

April 5, 2021

Sending Prayers for healing & strength to your parents , family and friends.
The Cameron Family
Plainview

Margaret Cameron

April 5, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and her family as they fight this challenge together.

Susan Jacobson Coburn

Susan Coburn

April 5, 2021

Stay strong.

Howard Greenberg

April 5, 2021

Rebecca and her family are in my thoughts in prayers. I am a C4/5 quadriplegic from a diving accident in 1997 when I was 18 years old. If I can be of any assistance, you can email me at [emailprotected]

Tim Dunne

Tim Dunne

April 5, 2021

Sending love to your whole family.

Jill Werbel Rider (from Norfolk)

Jill Werbel Rider

April 5, 2021

Thinking of you Erik, and your family during this time. Lots of love to you. Sending love and hope from Israel. רפואה שלמה

Love, Ofira

Ofira Dahan

April 4, 2021

Praying for you Rebecca!!

Leah Schneider

April 4, 2021

Seding love and support to the most absolute loving and caring human being. love, Brandon Vasquez

Brandon Vasquez

April 4, 2021

Sending prayers for your beautiful daughter. Ronni and Jason Sobel (Amanda Newman’s aunt and uncle)

Ronni Sobel

April 4, 2021

We are sending you love and prayers

Sharon & Jeff Kobrinsky

Jeff Kobrinsky

April 4, 2021

Sending love and hope for Rebecca and her family

Alan and Linda Aron

Linda ARON

April 4, 2021

Be Strong!

Sharon Pardo

April 4, 2021

Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers your way.

Nancy Keane

April 4, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Erik Koltun on his college essay years ago. When I read the article in today's Newsday, I was heartbroken for the entire Koltun family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all -- especially Rebecca -- on her journey towards recovery.
Peggy Kurtz

Peggy Kurtz

April 4, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, such a wonderful family.
Love,
The Kinstlers

Sheri Kinstler

April 4, 2021

Wishing you a healthy recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Gabrielle and Stuart Shogan

April 4, 2021

Stay Strong!

Stacy Hitsky

April 4, 2021

Wishing for a speedy recovery and sending warm thoughts to Rebecca and her family during this difficult time.

-The Keelan Family

Stacey Keelan

April 4, 2021

Holding your family in my heart.

Nina Goldrich

April 4, 2021

Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers...

Jody & David Laibstain

April 4, 2021

My heart is with all of you at this challenging time. By the grace of modern medicine and prayer, wishing for Rebecca a full recovery. Much strength to you all.

shari graber

April 4, 2021

Wishing Rebecca Koltun a complete recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Hailey Zion’s Aunt Marilyn S

Marilyn Silverstein

April 4, 2021

Just read about Rebecca's terrible accident in Newsday. On this holiest day of Easter, I will offer prayers for the best possible outcome for Rebecca as well as for her her parents and brother. Where there is life, there is hope. Keep fighting Rebecca and Godspeed !!!

Dennis Donohue

April 4, 2021

My prayers and thoughts go out to Rebecca and the entire Koltun family.

Rhonda Diller

April 4, 2021

Dear Koltun Family,
I am a C4/5 quadriplegic from a football injury in 1970. If I can be any help or answer any question please feel free to contact me at [emailprotected]

Ken Kunken

April 4, 2021

We are all praying for you Rebecca .

Arianthe Vangelatos

April 4, 2021

Rebecca, I do not know you but I read your story in Newsday. I can't imagine what you are feeling. Please stay positive, and hopeful. I hope the love from your family and the support around you makes you stronger each day.

Michael Biordi

April 4, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca,

Sincerely,
Eddie, Lisa , Carly, Elliot, and Robyn Salzberg

Edward Salzberg

April 4, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and her family.

Heather Habibi

April 4, 2021

So sorry to hear about Rebecca’s injury. As you know my brother also had a high level cervical spine fracture over 25 years ago and is a quadriplegic. Stay strong, stay positive. Stay hopeful

Pam Blais

April 4, 2021

Prayers of healing to Rebecca and support to all her family

Lois Miller

April 4, 2021

We wish you much strength getting through this difficult times! ❤️

Love,
The Pickus Family

Robert Pickus

April 4, 2021

Our most fervent hopes and warmest wishes to you all for a strong recovery for Rebecca. You are in our prayers.

Cassie and Larry Goldblatt

Lawrence Goldblatt

April 4, 2021

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for More Miracles to happen..b’H❗️

Darryl Lefcoe

April 4, 2021

Sending strength and prayers to Becca and the Koltun family.

- Julie Gold (part of the CPLV family)

Julie Gold

April 4, 2021

God Bless your recovery. The Kelch family will keep you in their prayers .

Alexander Kelch

April 4, 2021

Prayers and thoughts are with Rebecca and the Koltun family.

Mary Billings

April 4, 2021

You have a long life ahead of you beautiful! Keep your head up and know its so worth fighting for!

Samantha Duerst

April 4, 2021

Sending so much love and support to the whole Koltun family. Wishing Rebecca a speedy recovery! xoxo Jade Skye Jewelry

Allison Fass

April 4, 2021

Prayers and special wishes for Rebecca and her road to recovery. God bless you ,your family and caretakers.

Katherine Leogrande

April 4, 2021

We hope the strength from this incredible community will help your family stay strong during this difficult time.

-Beads4Proceeds

Lisa Bernstein

April 4, 2021

The Board and Staff at the Mid Island YJCC offer our support to the entire family. We are here for you!

Mid Island YJCC

April 4, 2021

Stay strong and we are always thinking of you.

Carolynn Pillitteei

April 4, 2021

Sending prayers for your recovery

Dorothy Schultz

April 4, 2021

Keep up the fighting spirit!!

Ellen Brafman

April 4, 2021

God Bless you and love

Joanne Doyle

April 4, 2021

The strength of the parents is in these kids. A beautiful family with a challenging road before them. A new normal every day requires a village, and the village is present.
May we hold each other up in times like these. With each other, we can get through anything.
Praying for a full recovery.

Sharon Schultz

April 4, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your family come our stronger, and may Rebecca know that all of Plainview is cheering for her. Much love, The Landes Family

Jaime Lynn Landes

April 4, 2021

Fight!

Michael Brown

April 4, 2021

Miracles happen every day!,
Praying for Rebecca ❤️

Eileen Harbater

April 4, 2021

Prayers for strength for Rebecca

Andrea Baker

April 4, 2021

Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off. The right pitch will come, and when it does, be prepared to hit a homerun!

We are rooting for you Rebecca!!!

⚾️❤️ Plainview Hawks 12u Cooperstown Baseball Team ⚾️❤️

Plainview Hawks 12u Cooperstown Baseball Team

April 4, 2021

My prayers are with you. My daughter graduated from Binghampton U

Anonymous

April 4, 2021

Wish Rebecca all the best in her recovery. Praying for her.

This is Jessica Rappaport’s grandmother

Sandra Wolk

April 4, 2021

Sending love and healing prayers for Rebrcca.

Linda and Stanley Samuels

April 4, 2021

Rebecca is a classmate of mine from last semester. I’m praying for you and sending your strength during the physical recovery process.

Anonymous

April 4, 2021

You are in our prayers Rebecca may God bless you and your family and give you strength. With love from Olivia Anderson and family

Ann Marie Anderson

April 4, 2021

Thinking of you all. Keep fighting!

Barbara Tetenbaum

April 3, 2021

Dear Rebecca, You are in all of our warmest thoughts as you recover. Best wishes, Eric, Debbie, Josh, Jessica and Justin Sekler

Eric Sekler

April 3, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mara Cruz

April 3, 2021

We wish you all the strength and blessings you will need to get through this difficult time!

Ann Weissman

April 3, 2021

Kate DeAngelo

April 3, 2021

God bless

Janice Caro

April 3, 2021

My wife Carol and I have granddaughters that we adore, assuredly as you do Rebecca. They are both extraordinary athletes as I know Rebecca to be. We can empathize but hopefully will never realize the extraordinary difficulty of your situation. However, prayers are being multiplied manifold as the news of Rebecca’s accident is updated, Please keep us posted on the progress Rebecca is making. Carol & Richard Harris

Carol Harris

April 3, 2021

Ga

Lisa Bernstein

April 3, 2021

Wishing you a full recovery !

Carol Rosenblum

April 3, 2021

Love you becca !❤️ - adam ungar

Joanna Savino

April 3, 2021

We are always thinking of you all in our prayers. Sharon and Ed Becker

Edward Becker

April 3, 2021

Our family was saddened by Rebecca's misfortune but happy to contribute to her recovery, which we have great faith in. As a fellow Plainview resident, we pray for her and her family and wish them only the very best.

Felicia & Ellis Schneberg

April 3, 2021

Praying for the fullest recovery that is possible. So devastating. Praying for Rebecca and her whole family. I wish our health care system cared more about our people & their well-being.

Anonymous

April 3, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous

April 3, 2021

Sending warm thoughts to the family during this difficult time

Sandy Berman

April 3, 2021

Sending our hope and support during your time of recovery.
Your neighbors The Kleins

Ellen Klein

April 3, 2021

Sending prayers

Heidi Wolpow

April 3, 2021

We are not religious either but are praying hard for the best outcome for Rebecca & your family!

Amy & Brian Newman

April 3, 2021

I said a prayer for you today
And know God must have heard.
I felt the answer in my heart
Although he spoke no word!

I didn\'t ask for wealth or fame
(I knew you wouldn\'t mind).
I asked him to send treasures
Of a far more lasting kind!

I asked that he be near you
At the start of each new day;
To grant you health and blessings
And friends to share your way!

I asked for happiness for you
In all things great and small.
But it was for his loving care
I prayed the most of all!

Maher Family

April 3, 2021

Rally For Rebecca Fundraiser
Day 1 Raffle Venmo Balance---

Jessica Scheibel

April 3, 2021

Sending love and hope for your recovery.

Lisa Feldman

April 3, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Koltun family

Steven Permut

April 3, 2021

Keeping Rebecca in our thoughts and prayers. Love, the Leo Family

Ronni Leo

April 3, 2021

Praying for Rebecca & her family

Anne Mulholland

April 3, 2021

Praying for you daily

Anonymous

April 3, 2021

Our prayers are with you Jim & Abby Goldblatt

James Goldblatt

April 3, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of this tragedy in your family. I hope this helps.
Jodie and Joseph

Spectacular Eyewear Eyeglass House

April 3, 2021

Sending our thoughts and prayers from a fellow Binghamton family.
The Falkowitz Family

Amy Falkowitz

April 3, 2021

God bless you!

Yong Jin

April 3, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and your whole family.

Randye Karmin

April 3, 2021

Sending all the love, support, and hope to Rebecca and the Koltun family.
Love,
The Fells

Sydney Fells

April 3, 2021

Our family sends our love and support to Rebecca and the Koltun family.

The Toleps

April 3, 2021

Thank you for representing Binghamton University Athletics as a dance team member. God bless you and your loved ones.

Bette Bearcat Gaube

April 3, 2021

Keeping this young girl and her family in my prayers. Stay strong!!

Lizette BROWN

April 3, 2021

Debbie Crudele

April 3, 2021

Praying for Rebecca in this difficult time. We are praying for a miracle. Stay strong!

Anonymous

April 3, 2021

Sending positive thoughts and prayers for many more miracles for Rebecca. Xoxo

Audrey Rudolph

April 3, 2021

Dear Aleck and Koltum Family,
You’re I in all our thoughts and prayers!!! Miracles happen every day. Love, Ronni Matcus

Ronni Marcus

April 3, 2021

Prayers for more miracles. God bless Rebecca and your family.

Laurie Miller

April 3, 2021

We have been thinking of and praying for Rebecca and your family since our son Brian (Binghamton) told us about her accident. Praying hard for another miracle. Stay strong and know there is a lot of love and support for all of you.
The Killian Family

Robert Killian

April 2, 2021

Saying prayers for your beautiful daughter

The Belous Family

Victoria Belous

April 2, 2021

Audrey - my thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Sending you all my love & support. Xo M.Chin

Melissa Chin

April 2, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and her family.

Anonymous

April 2, 2021

We can't imagine how tough his is for all of you. We hope for more miracles.

Anonymous

April 2, 2021

Praying for healing for Rebecca

Marilyn Stolove

April 2, 2021

We are praying for a miracle for Rebecca and for your whole family.

Marilyn Stolove

April 2, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Beth Feldman

April 2, 2021

Josephine Carillo

April 2, 2021

I am June Levine's sister and feel so devastated by what has happened to your beautiful daughter. Sending healing thoughts and hope for progress your way.

Dr. Marcy Mostel

Marcy Mostel

April 2, 2021

i don't know your family, and i don't even know the woman in my town that posted the link and story about Rebecca, but it doesn't matter. I cried the story and i wish I could remove this pain from your life, but I feel some peace that Rebecca is still with us. I will keep your family in my prayers. I am so sorry.

Karl Braunsdorf

April 2, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and your family.

Laura Taub

April 2, 2021

This donation is for Rebecca Koltun. I will keep praying for Rebecca and the family. I was made aware of this from my daughter who attends Binghamton.

Lynn Re

April 2, 2021

Sending love and prayers

Jayne Italiano

April 2, 2021

Sending prayers and positive thoughts to Rebecca and the Koltun family

Laurie Yacht

April 2, 2021

Praying for you and your family❤️

James O’Reilly

April 2, 2021

My heart is with you

Carol Mastromonica

April 2, 2021

sending love and prayers to the Koltun family! <3

Anonymous

April 2, 2021

Sending prayers and hugs .

Robert & Joanne Lipskin

April 2, 2021

Sending prayers and strength. Thank you Chase Mechak for showing me the way.

Liz Leiter

April 2, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca

Anonymous

April 2, 2021

❤️❤️❤️ from Sarah Henriksen

Joanna Savino

April 2, 2021

Every families worst nightmare...the support and friendships your family has reached further into the community to give support. Grateful Jill told us so we could add you, Rebecca to our thoughts and prayers. We heard of your strength...if anyone can make a difference it’s you.

Jessica Rone

April 2, 2021

Thinking and praying for this family. Our hearts are with them❤️

Kerri Azoulay

April 2, 2021

Thinking of all and praying for Rebecca

Sharon Lasher

April 2, 2021

My father, Harvey Rudnick, and I are so saddened by this and hope to help in some small way through this contribution.

Karen Rudnick

April 2, 2021

Wishing Rebecca a refuah shleima, and strength and hope to her caregivers.

Jennifer Rueben

April 2, 2021

I just want to let you know what you definitely already know, but Rebecca truly is an amazing young women. I met her in my freshman year and she was so kind and exceptionally brilliant! My boyfriend went to high school with her as well and, whenever we saw her, we were always enthralled with talking about how great she is! I am so grateful to have met someone so nice to me! I am praying for her constantly and wish her the best recovery possible!!

Angelina Bonacasa

April 2, 2021

Praying for you

Michelle Digianni

April 2, 2021

We are so sorry this happen. We are thinking about your beautiful daughter and your family.
The Kushner Family
Plainview, NY

Glenn & Brett Kushner

April 2, 2021

My family and I are heartbroken for Rebecca and your entire family. We are all praying for a miracle and advances in science to help Rebecca to the fullest. Our daughter knows Rebecca from high school and Binghamton. She is devastated. Again, we are praying for your family.

Love, The Greenberg Family

Wayne Greenberg

April 2, 2021

Sending our hopes and prayers for a miracle for your beautiful girl. We will keep Rebecca in our thoughts and prayers.
With Love and Support,
The Greenberg Family

Yonit Greenberg

April 2, 2021

Wishing you a speedy recovery, keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

The Cohen Family

Stacy Cohen

April 2, 2021

Our prayers for you all.

Rita Wein

April 2, 2021

If there is anything my family and I can do we would love to help in any way. God Bless this family. Rebecca our hearts and our prayers with you.

Brennan Family

April 2, 2021

Praying for you!

Lisa Gordon

April 2, 2021

On behalf of my friend Alex Rich

Sara Fetzoff

April 2, 2021

Wishing you a full recovery and journey that is filled with angels who help you along the way.
Heidi & Scott Greenbaum

Heidi Greenbaum

April 2, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and her family!

Maria Bandel

April 2, 2021

Wishing Rebecca and her family well. Recently having stepped into snow sports myself, this makes me very sad seeing someone go through this. Praying for her recovery.

Anonymous

April 2, 2021

Alex Fried (graduated with Rebecca) and his family were heartbroken to learn of Rebecca’s accident. We hope that her rehab provides some relief and are thinking of her.

Bev Fried

April 1, 2021

Sending so much love and continued prayers for beautiful Becca. Sending prayers of hope and strength for your family.

The Pressman Family
Donna, Douglas, Daniel and Sophia

Donna Kelly

April 1, 2021

Sending positive thoughts and prayers for Rebecca’s recovery.

Karen & Jeffrey Goldberg

Karen Goldberg

April 1, 2021

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Janna Bickoff and family

Janna Bickoff

April 1, 2021

Sending strength, love, and prayers to Rebecca and your family

The Shapiro Family

Anonymous

April 1, 2021

Sending hope and prayers for healing!!!

Helene and Gary Marks (friends of Bonnie and Mitch Jacobs)

Helene and Gary MARKS

April 1, 2021

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Janice Caso

April 1, 2021

From an Islanders fan here for you!

Kevin Ryan

April 1, 2021

Be Brave Rebecca!
Be Brave Family!
Rebecca, you are alive and there will be much you can do in this world to help yourself and others, no matter your limitations.
We, as physicians, will always consider you one of our own, even though you cannot attend medical school at this time.

Scott - there is no such thing as "overly religious". We are G-d's creations and there is always light that follows the deepest darkness. Every event, however sad and unfortunate, is an opportunity for growth for all involved. G-d will be right there by your side to help, just let him.

If there is anything I can do to help, email me.
Wishing all the best to you all, and a full recovery to Rebecca.

Anonymous

April 1, 2021

Sending you and your family love and support! Stay strong Becca!!
Binghamton Women's Club Soccer Team

Amanda Brugger

April 1, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers of hope are with you.

The Waltzer family

evelyn waltzer

April 1, 2021

Sending prayers for your family during this difficult time. As a person who works with children with disabilities, there is a lot of hope that comes from just focusing on getting to the next step in this journey.

Anonymous

April 1, 2021

Love coming your way wrapped in prayers

Anonymous

April 1, 2021

Please help support this young woman if you can.

Stacie Locascio

April 1, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca

Peter Mauro

April 1, 2021

I'm a friend of a friend; I have twin daughters who are the same age as Rebecca. Her story has really touched me. She sounds like a very strong, resilient person. I just wanted to send a small donation along with my prayers for her full recovery. (Prayers for your family, too.)

Anonymous

April 1, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys everyday ❤️

Courtney Hinkley

April 1, 2021

Sending love and prayers for healing and many more miracles !

Sharon Brown

April 1, 2021

On behalf of my cousin Corey

Sara Getzoff

April 1, 2021

We send our wishes for recovery & resilience to Rebecca and the Koltun Family. From the Iosefson Family

Brenda Iosefson

April 1, 2021

Best of luck in recovery from Telluride Colorado !

Teddy Errico

April 1, 2021

Praying for Rebecca’s recovery and strength for her family!

Ilene Brooks

April 1, 2021

In my thoughts and prayers

Eric Nachman

April 1, 2021

Sending prayers for a full recovery!

Alicia Loso

April 1, 2021

Sending strength, prayers, and continued miracles your way.

Susan O’Donnell

April 1, 2021

Dear Audrey and Scott, Erik and Rebecca, Love you and we are praying for you!

Anita & David Goldblatt

April 1, 2021

Prayers and much hope for Rebecca

Marilyn Greenberg

April 1, 2021

Get well soon, ‏רפואה שלמה

Matthew Benak

April 1, 2021

Sending prayers to you and your family!!

Eleanor Wieder

April 1, 2021

Our thoughts are with you.

Lyndsey Garbi

April 1, 2021

Rebecca, sending you support & love. Holly (Gelfand) Kurtz & Fam

Holly Kurtz

April 1, 2021

Sending hopes and prayers to Rebecca and her family.

Anonymous

April 1, 2021

This is truly a heartbreaking story. Let's help this family.

Bonnie Smith

April 1, 2021

Sending prayers to Rebecca and her family.

Anonymous

April 1, 2021

Sending your family love and prayers. May many more miracles come as you enter into rehabilitation. You are in our thoughts❤️
-Benezra Family

Jolee Benezra

April 1, 2021

Wishing the family our sincere condolences on this very unfortunate tragedy..
Hoping this helps alleviate some of the medical expenses that were incurred during this very difficult time period.
The Gutterson Family Trust us

Anonymous

April 1, 2021

Thinking of you and your family during this time. Stay strong, Schwartzberg Family

Danielle Schwartzberg

April 1, 2021

Sending you and your family strength and healing prayers.

Anastasia Schepers

April 1, 2021

To Rebecca,
May you be fortified by the love and prayers, goodwill and respect being sent your way. May the Almighty Healer send healing and remedy. Praying with all our hearts.
Martin and Miriam Fisher

Martin and Miriam Fisher

April 1, 2021

With all of our love and prayers-Rebecca you got this!

Anonymous

April 1, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Carol Eidler

April 1, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Karey Stein

April 1, 2021

Sending love and strength to Rebecca and the whole Koltun family.

Laura Immergluck

April 1, 2021

with warm wishes we send our healing prayers. Alice & Victor Fornari

Victor Fornari

April 1, 2021

Raying for God’s intervention over this beautiful young woman. May the Lord provide comfort n peace to all her loved ones❤️ I’m putting her on our prayer list !

Cheryl Delena

April 1, 2021

Praying for Rebecca’s complete healing and full recovery!

Gabrielle Spann

April 1, 2021

In honor of Rebecca Alec Koltun. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Rubin Cooper

April 1, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mark Nicholson

April 1, 2021

Prayers and strength to you all.

David Tegay

April 1, 2021

Don't give up! However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. (Stephen Hawking)

Ingo Zielhoff

April 1, 2021

Refuah shlema. Much love from Emily, Steve, Max, and Miriam Schulman

Emily Raphael

April 1, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Dr. Barone

Stephen Barone

April 1, 2021

Praying for your family and your beautiful daughter.

Ann Le

April 1, 2021

Prayers for you and the entire family

Debra Hunter

April 1, 2021

As people have continued to send so much love, a special shout out goes to Hannah Lyons for showing so much generosity toward you and your family <3 We love you so much Becca, stay strong!!

Juliana Viola

April 1, 2021

Thoughts and prayers for the Koltun family.

Mario D'Elia

April 1, 2021

Sending prayers to the entire Koltun family. Rebecca has been in my thoughts constantly- wishing her a speedy recovery. Stay strong.

Lauren Crupnick

April 1, 2021

My family and I are so sorry to hear the news of Rebecca's devastating accident. We can't begin to understand what the Koltun family must be going through. As a colleague of Erik at KPMG, I join you in wishing and praying for Rebecca's recovery.

MIGUEL SAGARNA

April 1, 2021

We love you Audrey !!!!!

Lois Feldman

April 1, 2021

We do not know you or Rebecca, we are friends of The Kopilak family. Wishing you and Rebecca miracles everyday. Prayers for you all.
The Rau’s

Gail Rau

April 1, 2021

Wishing Rebecca a complete & speedy recovery!

Michele Lowy

April 1, 2021

Sending love and prayers of healing to your family and to Rebecca.

Ariel and Mitchell Kase

April 1, 2021

Praying for a complete recovery for this young woman

Kirsten Rappleyea

April 1, 2021

We will be praying for Rebecca and her family.

Amy Corso

April 1, 2021

Praying for a speedy, healthy recovery.

Anonymous

April 1, 2021

On behalf of the Kopilaks

Leigh Quilliams

April 1, 2021

Sending love.

Elana Lebolt

April 1, 2021

In addition to my monetary offer, I offer prayers for strength, and love, to this family during this difficult period of adjustment.

MaryAnn Clara

April 1, 2021

Best wishes to all. Prayers and hope being sent your way.

Deborah Brown-Volkman

April 1, 2021

Let the miracles continue

Love from Rebecca's friend, Jessica's cousins in Ireland.

Catherine Daly

April 1, 2021

Many Blessings to you sweet girl and may Jesus wrap you in his arms and restored you at 100%.

Anonymous

April 1, 2021

Becca and family, sending you all so much strength, positive energy, hope, and love during this difficult time. I used to play soccer with Becca at Binghamton and she was always so kind and cheerful to be around. After reading the post about all of miracles that already happened I am confident so many more are on their way. Wishing Becca all the best at her recovery in Rehab.

Anonymous

April 1, 2021

Dear Koltun Family, your dear daughter Rebecca could be any of children. May knowing that strangers care and pray and are rooting for her recovery be of some small comfort.

Gigi Aharoni

April 1, 2021

Our prayers

Madelyne & Allan Sperber

April 1, 2021

Sending you more love Becca. You are so so strong❤️

Nicole Emma

April 1, 2021

To Rebecca and her family, our hearts go out to you and hope you stay strong through this extremely difficult time. I was so saddened by Rebecca’s skiing accident and couldn’t stop crying when I read this article, btw Im not a crier. My daughter Nikki, was on the Binghamton University intramural soccer team with Rebecca, so I wanted to do my small part to wish you well and hope for a small miracle in your recovery. The Sather’s

Kimberly Sather

April 1, 2021

Thoughts and prayers for healing and continued strength for Rebecca and her family!

The Carr Family ❤️

Matthew Carr

April 1, 2021

Sending love, prayers, and healing thoughts to Rebecca and the Koltun Family.

Love,
Leah Shokrian and Family

Leah Shokrian

April 1, 2021

We are praying for Rebecca's improvement and healing. May you all have the strength to deal with this devastating injury

Anna Szerencsy

April 1, 2021

Healing thoughts and prayers for Rebecca and her family.

The Paulo Family

Patricia Paulo

April 1, 2021

Robyn Feld

April 1, 2021

❤️❤️❤️

Anonymous

March 31, 2021

God watch over her

Gina Fiorenze

March 31, 2021

You are in our thoughts. Hoping she will have success with the surgery❤️

Raquel Weinstein

March 31, 2021

Sending healing prayers!!!!

Gina McCormack

March 31, 2021

Keep praying! As i will also pray for your daughters full recovery, and for God to give you and your family strength to get through this difficult time.

kaitlyn westhoff

March 31, 2021

Sending prayers for strength and healing❤️

Erin Coveny

March 31, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca and family.

Margaret Anderson

March 31, 2021

Sending our positive thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
all our love,
Mitchell, Cindy, Hayden and Miles Chodes

Cindy Chodes

March 31, 2021

Endless hope and love to Rebecca and the Koltun family. Tomorrow is another day - believe in miracles.

mike O'SULLIVAN

March 31, 2021

Scott and family...praying for you all...there are still miracles to be had. May God bless you all and give you strength and faith.

Eileen B.

Eileen Brennan

March 31, 2021

Praying for a full recovery❤️

Elianna Oken

March 31, 2021

Sending much love, thoughts and prayers to Rebecca and her entire family. God bless.

The Sgrizzi family

Frank Sgrizzi

March 31, 2021

Sending all my love to you and the family.

Grant Tyler

March 31, 2021

Sending healing prayers to Rebecca and her family. What a special, beautiful young lady. Our community is right behind you. ❤️

Dana Botwinick

March 31, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and the family

Anonymous

March 31, 2021

Thinking of all of you at this very difficult time and sending love and prayers for Rebecca\'s recovery. She is in my thoughts every day.

Love Barbara

Barbara Kirschner

March 31, 2021

PRAYERS FOR REBECCA - DIANE AND JERRY ROSEN

Gerald Rosen

March 31, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and her family during this difficult time

Anonymous

March 31, 2021

Sending you all hope and strength during this time. From what I hear, Rebecca is a special young lady.

Amy Goldsheid-Martin

March 31, 2021

Sending all of my love and prayers to you and your family

Emily Silver

March 31, 2021

Solidarity and care from the Department of Romance Languages.

Anonymous

March 31, 2021

Sending healing vibes and lots of good health wishes and keeping Rebecca in our thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer Hatz

March 31, 2021

Praying for her recovery and for your family ❤️

Anonymous

March 31, 2021

Stay hopeful!

Judy Gilbert, (Linda Goldbaum\'s Mom)

March 31, 2021

Wishing the best for full and speedy recovery to Rebecca. Much strength to the family during this difficult time.

Anonymous

March 31, 2021

Sending healing thoughts & prayers your way. One day at a time....

Debbie & Steve Goldmeier

March 31, 2021

The Savarino Family has you and your family in their thoughts and prayers.

Linda Savarino

March 31, 2021

Shalom Day Care Center is sending prayers to Rebecca and her whole family.

Miki Agman

March 31, 2021

Stay strong Becca praying for you and your family ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Anonymous

March 31, 2021

In honor of Matt Salkin's 22nd Birthday. Love and prayers to Rebecca and her family.

Jennifer Lynch

March 31, 2021

Sending positive thoughts your way. Stay strong!

Rebecca Shnitkin

March 31, 2021

Sending you positive thoughts! Hope for a speedy recovery!

Sally Salkin

March 31, 2021

The KPMG family supports Rebecca, the Koltrun family and the incredible medical professionals providing care and hope.

Anonymous

March 31, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Brian A'Hearn
Timothy Dunn
Joseph Pusateri

Brain A'Hearn

March 31, 2021

Thinking of the entire family and sending our prayers. Kirk & Amy

Amy Levy

March 31, 2021

This donation was raised from my “Hearts for Rebecca” campaign selling handmade heart charms to help and spread the love to dear Rebecca and family. Thank you,
Maryanne Durmer
Laura Normandin
Bari Sittenreich
Gail Limmer
Richard Hansen
Loretta Antosofsky
Randi Zeiden-Weber
Hannah Spicijaric
...for your purchases to benefit this cause

Diana Anton

March 31, 2021

Our best wishes for Rebecca and her family.

Cindy Denbaum

March 31, 2021

Rebecca and Family,
Sending our prayers and best wishes and hoping for the best- stay strong
Claire and Marvin Friedberg

Marvin Friedberg

March 31, 2021

Miracles.

Diana Gianturco

March 31, 2021

Sending healing prayers!!

Heather Grabelsky

March 31, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Lois Gatto(Matthew Barry\'s -Binghamton friend \'s Grandma)

March 31, 2021

My heart and prayers go out to Rebecca and her family and friends. <3

Lisa Mango

March 31, 2021

I’m keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Hilary Gomes

March 31, 2021

Prayers to you and your family.

David Montes

March 31, 2021

Your family is in my thoughts & prayers every second. Praying for Rebecca’s recovery

Genna Forman

March 31, 2021

My thoughts and supportive wishes are with you Erik, your sister Rebecca and the wider Koltun family.

Anuj Bahal

March 31, 2021

You family has been on my mind since I heard the terrible news from my daughter Sydney. Having watched Rebecca grow up on the soccer fields and seeing her determination, focus and drive, I know that she will exceed all her doctors expectations. If anyone can, Rebecca can! Please know that the Rebecca and the entire Kolton family is in our prayers and in our hearts.

David Frenkel
Frenkel Lambert Weiss Weisman & Gordon, LLP

David Frenkel

March 31, 2021

Sending prayers and strength. The Plattman Family

Robin Plattman

March 31, 2021

Love and prayers from the Gilman family to yours. Xo

Sylvia Gilman

March 31, 2021

Heard about Rebecca's story through some friends. Praying for her recovery <3

Alexa Levin

March 31, 2021

Sending love and hope for a full recovery!
- The Moritz Family

Amy Moritz

March 31, 2021

Sending lots of love and prayers to Rebecca and the entire Koltun family. Stay strong - more miracles are going to keep coming your way!

Nicole Goldbaum

March 31, 2021

Sending healing vibes and prayers to Rebecca and her family. (We are a Camp Poyntelle family that heard about your story)

Elissa Sharin

March 31, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Stay strong! Love, Rande Hirsch and Family

Rande Hirsch

March 31, 2021

Sending our love and prayers for Rebecca and her family. Rebecca babysat for my kids when they were little. We are all routing for her.

Dorene Greenberg

March 31, 2021

All of my love to Rebecca and family. You are in my daily prayers.

Barbie Cervoni

March 31, 2021

Feel better ❤️

Hayley Sofer

March 31, 2021

Thinking of your family

Erica and Jason Dorf

March 31, 2021

Any help and prayers would be appreciated

Ruth Sloane

March 31, 2021

keeping Rebecca in our thoughts and prayers <3

carol boccia

March 31, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to the Koltun family

Tara Lanzisera & Family

March 31, 2021

Our Power of 8 Intention group intended for Rebecca\'s well-being tonight and will set our intention again for her on April 6, 2021 b/w 7:30 and 8:30.

Dina L.

March 31, 2021

Sending you much love & strength!!! Please reach out if we can be of any help with anything in the Boston area

Randi-Beth, Neil, Issy, Brooke, and Sarah Beranbaum

March 31, 2021

Rebecca and the Koltun family are in our thoughts, we are wishing you a full and speedy recovery! -Messinger Family

Melanie Messinger

March 31, 2021

Audrey and Scott,
We all at Miss Debbie's came together in prayer when we received this news about our sweet Rebecca. Her life is precious, her spirit was always one of joy, she is a testament of miracles.... G-d still has for us if we can believe. We will continue to hold you all in prayer and be a steward to you all in whatever we can do during this time. We truly adore you as family and friend,Miss Debbie Miss Steffie ,Miss Roseanne, and all of the Miss Debbies teachers that were a part of her years here.

Debbies Creative Childcare Bedell

March 31, 2021

Wishing Rebecca a fast and full recovery

Matt Borkowsky

March 31, 2021

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ❤️

Tori DiCicco

March 31, 2021

On behalf of my friends Eliana and Charlene <3

Sara Fetzoff

March 31, 2021

Our heart goes out to you all. Please try to stay strong.

Harvey Langenauer

March 30, 2021

Sending positive thoughts of healing and strength!!
The Davis Family

Cathy Davis

March 30, 2021

My thoughts and best wishes are with you during this hard time<3

Jonathan Gaughan

March 30, 2021

Sending prayers for Rebecca and family.

Christine Fabrizi

March 30, 2021

We are praying hard for Rebecca’s recovery. We won’t stop praying and will pass along to family and friends for more prayers and support. We had been at Stratton the same day and heard someone was injured but had no idea it was this close to home. We won’t stop praying for her.

Donna Donnelly

March 30, 2021

Sending prayers for Rebecca's recovery.

Sarah Ladwig

March 30, 2021

We had a similar experience at Dartmouth, you’re in the best hands♥️ We are praying for Rebecca and your family.

Paige Messana

March 30, 2021

We are praying for Rebecca and the entire Aleck and Koltun families.

Sandy and Marty Mendelsohn

Sandr Mendelsohn

March 30, 2021

Wishing Rebecca a full and speedy recovery !!

Sharon Rahmani

March 30, 2021

Rebecca and her family are in our prayers. We are praying very hard for her and asking everyone we know to pray and pass this on.
Sincerely- The Conk Family

Debbie Conk

March 30, 2021

From various donators, sending our love and support!

Matthew Barry

March 30, 2021

Rebecca and her family are in my daily prayers. Praying for a miracle ❤️

Linda Vigo

March 30, 2021

My brother goes to Binghamton and is in her graduating class. He shares this story with me and wanted to donate. Not as much as I wish I could but I hope what I was able to come up with helps a little. Good thoughts to her and the family during this difficult time.

Kiersten Higgins

March 30, 2021

You are in our hearts with positive thoughts and prayers. May Rebecca get stronger every day.

Lieberman Family

March 30, 2021

Wishing the whole Aleck Koltun Family courage, strength, and the best possible outcomes for Rebecca. Warmest hugs, Susan Alper and Steve Harwood

Susan Alper

March 30, 2021

Sc

Susan Sandler

March 30, 2021

♥️♥️♥️

Jamie Anchin

March 30, 2021

Dear Scott, Audrey and Erik,
I am sending you my sincerest thoughts, prayers and support at this most difficult time.
I wish for only more "wonderful miracles" for your beautiful, talented and brilliant Rebecca. Stay safe, healthy and strong for Rebecca -- she is a fighter and you will all get through this together!
Jane Eisenpresser

Jane Eisenpresser

March 30, 2021

We are keeping Rebecca and the Koltun Family in our hearts and prayers. Please stay strong.

With love,
Cindy and Steven Eizikowitz

Cindy Eizikowitz

March 30, 2021

Prayers for a strong and speedy recovery <3 - The Ulrich Family

Dina Ulrich

March 30, 2021

Prayers for your recovery

Anonymous

March 30, 2021

My condolences go out to the family and I really hope Rebecca makes the speediest recovery possible.

Haley Nemeth

March 30, 2021

Our prayers go out to Rebecca and the Koltun Family. Praying for your strength and the strength of those around you to see you through! You can do it!

Anonymous

March 30, 2021

We’ve never met, but I heard about Rebecca through a friend of a friend. Sending love and prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun family, you have strangers all over rooting for you!

Alyssa Frey

March 30, 2021

Full recovery from heaven may God bless you and protect you always May God send you רפואה שלמה משמיים

Sam Cohen

March 30, 2021

Our prayers are with you!
The Iraggi Family

Mona Iraggi

March 30, 2021

Sending all my love and prayers. You will get through this - stay fighting!!!!!

Anonymous

March 30, 2021

We don’t know each other but you played on my high school soccer team with my sister. Stay strong.

Anonymous

March 30, 2021

You’ve got this Becca, we all love you so much ❤️❤️❤️

Ashley Keane

March 30, 2021

We’ve never met, but I live in your area and I am really rooting for Rebecca and the Koltun family. I’ve been thinking of you all every day.

Anonymous

March 30, 2021

God bless you and your family. Please don’t lose hope. You are prayed for, loved, and supported by so many.

Sara Intonato

March 30, 2021

To the Koltun family,
I read your story and am so heartbroken for your family and your beautiful daughter. Please know you are in my family’s thoughts and prayers.

Rita Cappi

March 30, 2021

God bless!

michael jenks

March 30, 2021

Your thoughts and prayers are with your family.

The Shumer Family

Geri Shumer

March 30, 2021

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers

Joseph Madsen

March 30, 2021

All of our thoughts and prayers are with you Rebecca and with your entire family. Sending you strength and keeping you in our hearts - The Zelenka Family (Virginia Beach, VA)

AMY ZELENKA

March 30, 2021

From various donators, love you Becca!

John Pennisi

March 30, 2021

Our thoughts are with Rebecca and your entire family.

Roland Skemer

March 30, 2021

Sending our prayers and love to Rebecca and her family - ❤️ The Bernstein Family

Debbie Bernstein

March 30, 2021

A donation made from Ari’s outdoor workout park class. Becca, you are with me in everything, today I was there for us <3

Anonymous

March 30, 2021

Sending our prayers and support

Howard Greenberg

March 30, 2021

Stay strong!

Danielle Lieberman

March 30, 2021

This donation comes from over 40 of my friends and family who have been touched by your story. You are truly one of a kind human being and continue to amaze everyone who knows you, everyone you meet, and everyone who has read your story. You are a fighter and are going to continue doing incredible things in this world. We love you, we support you, and we're with you every step of the way.

- From various donors who are sending you so much love <3

Marisa Noon

March 30, 2021

We are praying for all the Koltuns and for more miracles.
Love, Michelle and Peter

Michelle Russo-Verdirame

March 30, 2021

This is a heartbreaking story. St Theresa please make a miracle for Rebecca.
I am so very very sorry

Dee Dee grandma

March 30, 2021

Sending prayers, love, and positivity to the whole family!

Alexa Leib

March 30, 2021

I was fortunate to have Rebecca in class. Even in a large class, taught completely online she made a distinct and outstanding impression on me. I wish her the best recovery possible.

John Swierk

March 30, 2021

My heart goes out to Rebecca’s family as they struggle with dealing with such a dire situation.
May God give strength to all, especially Rebecca.

Adrienne Gatto

March 30, 2021

Hang in there Rebecca I know it’s tough rn but you can get through this, never quit

Nick Portugal

March 30, 2021

All of our thoughts and Prayer's are with you Rebecca.

Mark & Molly

Mark Gauley

March 30, 2021

Life is a miracle...May God bless Rebecca and your family.

Audrey Abend

March 30, 2021

My son Michael is a student at Binghamton University and told me the news of your accident. We are sending our love and prayers for ongoing healing and restoration of your ability to breathe on your own. You have endured so much and are stronger than you know. We look with hope to the future where you continue to defy the odds and overcome your injuries. With the combined forces of your medical team, hard work and the power of miracles you will continue the journey towards recovery.

With Love,
The Trevisani Family

Paula Trevisani

March 30, 2021

Praying for you ...The Ditcheks

michele ditchek

March 30, 2021

Praying for your daughter!!

Jacqueline Martin

March 30, 2021

Good luck Rebecca!

Gerald Castaldo

March 30, 2021

Lots of love from the friends and family of Hunter Brink

Hunter Brink

March 30, 2021

Keep fighting!
Joel

Joel Jacobson

March 30, 2021

Sending love and support.

Tobi Wechsler

March 30, 2021

Keeping you in our thoughts everyday!! stay strong Becca. this donation is from Steve Moore

Joanna Savino

March 30, 2021

Wishing you all strength and love.

Karen Gross

March 30, 2021

Laura and I wish you the best recovery possible.

patti silver

March 30, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with Becca and her family

-Scott Okun

Scott Okun

March 30, 2021

We are sharing your pain & fear, and also the knowledge that miracles do happen. We pray that open miracles continue to happen for Rebecca, and that your family receives a “ yes” ! With love, Ron & Elaine

Ron & Elaine Collins

March 30, 2021

Audrey, Scott and Erik,
Our hearts and love and prayers go out to you and Rebecca. Though we have not met her, we have heard wonderful stories about her enthusiasm for life and know that you are the reason she is strong, smart and beautiful (inside and out). We are thinking of you each and every day and hope for more miracles. With love.
Sandra (Weinstein) and John Mahlmeister

sandra and john mahlmeister

March 30, 2021

Sending strength and well wishes to Rebecca and the Koltun family.

Jennifer Trinin

Jennifer Trinin

March 30, 2021

Sending all the prayers and well wishes your way!

Jesse Bedell

March 30, 2021

May Rebecca be herself again, May she be happy and strong, may she be helped and loved. All my thoughts, wishes, support and love. Go girl, life is ahead

Anonymous

March 30, 2021

God bless you, fight on.

Lucas Andriano

March 30, 2021

Thinking of you all...
- Your friends at 16 Donna

Ilana and Carey

March 30, 2021

Our thoughts abs prayers are with you!

The Malter Family

Robyn Malter

March 30, 2021

All my love and best wishes, allan weinberg

Allan Weinberg

March 30, 2021

My heart goes out to you and your family. May God bless you and bring you light in these trying times.

Alex Knight

March 30, 2021

Wishing you strength and recovery!

Anonymous

March 30, 2021

You will get through this!

Anonymous

March 30, 2021

Wishing you strength. Get well soon.

- The Graham Family

Dillon Graham

March 30, 2021

Sending love, prayers and positive thoughts!!

Mindy Grand

Mindy Grand

March 30, 2021

Sending prayers to Rebecca

Scott Halperin

March 30, 2021

Sending you the most love and support from AEPhi Binghamton. We wish you the best of luck in your recovery.

AEPHI Binghamton

March 30, 2021

Dear Warren and Helen Aleck
Wishing you only good news in the future for your granddaughter.
Love Kori

Korina Nadel

March 30, 2021

Rebecca,
We are send prayers for your recovery. You are loved by all your family.
Aunt Gladys & Bert

Gladys & Bert Aaron

March 30, 2021

Your family is in my thoughts and prays.
Never give up hope miracles do happen

Anonymous

March 30, 2021

Prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun Family. You are in our thoughts!

Mark Silberman

March 30, 2021

Keep up the fight and resilience Rebecca! Thinking of you and your family

Daniel Goldbaum

March 30, 2021

We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

The Greenspan Family

Jerri Greenspan

March 30, 2021

Praying for you Rebecca

Patti Balducci-Espiritu

March 30, 2021

Becca, it is incredible to see how many lives you've touched already. We continue to send all of our love and healing thoughts to you and your family. - Various donors

Juliana Viola

March 30, 2021

Sending love and prayers!

Rubani Narang

March 30, 2021

May God Bless you, and strengthen you in your recovery.

Anonymous

March 30, 2021

Wishing you a full and speedy recovery.

Jacklyn and Zoe Sabbagh @jacklynsays

March 30, 2021

You are so brave and so strong! All our best wishes and loves to you!

Anonymous

March 30, 2021

I don’t know Rebecca but I work at Binghamton University and heard her story. Sending love and healing.

Alison

Alison Twang

March 30, 2021

wishing you love and strength!

Wendy Croce

March 30, 2021

Sending lots of love and support to Rebecca and the rest of the Koltun family.

Kim Ragnauth

March 30, 2021

Thinking and praying for you and your family.

theresa gaglia

March 29, 2021

Sending love!

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

Sending so much love to the best person I know from my family and I. Thinking and praying for you every day. Love forever & always.

Philip Beebe

March 29, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lawrence Agnello

March 29, 2021

Our daughter, Jessica’s Wyttenbach, who teaches at Stratford Road reached out to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We hope that all the love and support of friends and family lift you up and give you strength in this difficult time.
Susan and Barry Seiden

Susan Seiden

March 29, 2021

My prayer is for a miracle of complete healing for Rebecca. May the Lord hold her in His loving arms during healing❤

Karen Jebens

March 29, 2021

Sending love and prayers to the Koltun Family ❤️

Debbie Sutin

March 29, 2021

Sending love and support to Rebecca and her family! Praying for a speedy recovery.

Sofia Levinson

March 29, 2021

Sending prayers to Rebecca and her family.

Diane and Jeffrey Leeds

March 29, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Sending much love

Sauer Family - Alex, Liz, Adam & Elijah

Alexandra sauer

March 29, 2021

To the Koltun Family: We are sending love, strength, and prayers. We are all here for you. This is the first half of the group donations, you should be receiving a check for the amount of donations the Hirani Family is matching.
Honorable Mentions (Donations $100 or more)
Jessica Hom
Lauren Fern
Sierra Schools
Brooke Simon
Anna Noreman
Tara Mandel (On behalf of DPHIE Bing)
Carolyn Johnston
Hailey Rosenbaum
Emily Leibowitz

Requested Mentions:
Colette Evangelista
Lauren Mraz
Akshay Nagrani
Sari Leibowitz
Cassi Leibowitz
Rhea Gupta
Jackie Thomas
Michael Portugal
Chris Evangelow
Hailey Garfinkel
Ethan Kaplan

Alyssa Hirani

March 29, 2021

Praying for more miracles. I am confident they will come your way! With love, healing and encouragement , the Spier Family

Kelly Spier

March 29, 2021

Prayers from the Show family in Pittsburgh, PA

Erika Show

March 29, 2021

Sending love and wishing for a smooth road to recovery. ❤️

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

Wishing you strength.

Roch Turco

March 29, 2021

Madison Levine

March 29, 2021

Sending positive healing thoughts your way.

LYNDA FELDMAN

March 29, 2021

I know it’s not much; but I hope this helps! Keep up the good fight; Rebecca!!

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

Thinking of you all and sending you strength. Wishing Rebecca a safe journey through her rehab. Stay strong!!

Barbara Zaidman

March 29, 2021

Sending love and support to Rebecca and her family & hoping for a speedy recovery!
- The Shah Family

Mili Shah

March 29, 2021

Prayers for recovery

Terrie Magro

March 29, 2021

My daughter in law Perri Gass and softball buddy Peter Janowsky both shared this story.
Wishing Rebecca a full recovery!!

Jeff Gass

March 29, 2021

Total stranger to the situation but sending endless love and will keep you all in my prayers. Crossing my fingers for an amazing recovery story

Zach G

March 29, 2021

Audrey & Scott
I am thinking of you all.
Sending love,
Sylvia

Sylvia Rosenthal

March 29, 2021

We continue daily to say prayers of strength and healing for each and everyone of you. Our love and best wishes to all.
Glenda & Lew

Glenda & Lewis Greenhouse

March 29, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you Rebecca.

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

Sending lots of strength and spirit <3

-A fellow Bearcat

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

We have to support our fellow skiers. I hope for continued miracles, and a smooth recovery.

Robert Zimmerman

March 29, 2021

All my thoughts and prayers to you!

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

Healing thoughts from our family

Eli LeonGreene

March 29, 2021

Keep Fighting...
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.

The Hirsch Family,
Eileen, Mark, Matt and Bryan

Eileen Hirsch

March 29, 2021

Rooting for you Rebecca. Sending my best wishes your way.

Alvaro Roque

March 29, 2021

Will keep you all in my prayers...

Maureen Gallagher

March 29, 2021

Sending lots of love to the Koltun family and beautiful Rebecca on her journey to recovery!

Adara Mifsud

March 29, 2021

Keep fighting constantly!
You’re going to improve day by day

The Freilich’s

Aaron Freilich

March 29, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and the whole family ! The K Family

gary klausner

March 29, 2021

Studied with you once fam. Praying for a safe recovery and that God is with you.

Flynn Anderson

March 29, 2021

Keep up your fight! Sending Support, love and prayers to Rebecca and her family
In our thoughts and prayers,
Michael Thiem and family

Michael and Barbara Thiem

March 29, 2021

Best wishes and a speedy recovery from the Olsen and Haslinger families. Be strong!

Lynn Haslinger

March 29, 2021

We are sending our love and prayers to you all. We know Rebecca will get through this, she is very strong.
Love,
The Schusheim Family

Larry Schusheim

March 29, 2021

Your Phi Delta Epsilon family is rooting for you and hoping for a speedy recovery! You got this.

Anand Lalaji

March 29, 2021

Sending prayers, strength, and love to Rebecca and her family!

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

Sending well wishes and a speedy recovery

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

At this trying time during the holidays, may your family and friends bring you strength. Above all may HaShem cradle Rebbeca in his arms. Baruh HaShem Refuah Shelma

Hesh Meyer

March 29, 2021

Sending strength, love & hope to Rebecca and family.
From a caring stranger.

Linda Mummiani

March 29, 2021

You are in our thoughts and prayers, Rebecca!!!

JoAnne Bonke

March 29, 2021

I hope this helps! Get well soon

Trent Spence

March 29, 2021

Wishing Rebecca a speedy recovery, and sending love to the Koltun family during this time ❤️ Jenna Bard

Jenna Bard

March 29, 2021

I don’t know this family but would like them to know they are in my prayers. I’m sure your daughter will receive the best care possible.

Lori Mannino

March 29, 2021

With lots of love and support from Jojo and Aunt Antoinette

Joanna Savino

March 29, 2021

Plainview supports our own! Please continue fighting Rebecca.

Joel Cohen

March 29, 2021

Our Hearts Go Out To The Koltun's...We Wish Rebecca The Best. The Rinder Family

Hal Rinder

March 29, 2021

I don't know this family personally but I'm so glad I could help in anyway I could. I can't imagine the pain this family is going through- I will keep them in my thoughts.

Marissa Troici

March 29, 2021

Prayers for Becca and her family.

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

Be strong!

I-Chin Lin

March 29, 2021

Praying for your family.

Susanne Wilson

March 29, 2021

I desperately hope everything works out for you. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

From the Thyberg family ❤️

Noah Mendelson

March 29, 2021

Sending love and support❤️

Michelle Collica

March 29, 2021

Dear Rebecca, Sending love and prayers to you and & your family. Melissa, Ben and Poppy Gaynor

Melissa Levine Gaynor

March 29, 2021

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family

Victoria Sallows

March 29, 2021

We love you and support you every step of this journey!

Colleen Germain

March 29, 2021

Sending love & Prayers.
-GYMGUYZ

Josh York

March 29, 2021

Thought, prayers & love to the Koltun Family from the The Healy’s
Lauren, Connor,
Rose & Sean

The Healy’s

March 29, 2021

Our hearts and prayers are with you during this difficult journey.
Your POBJFK Soccer Family (GVS) and the Erkus Family are sending you lots of love and support!
Becca, we love you!

Brooke Erkus

March 29, 2021

Stay strong, Rebecca! Sending healing vibes from NJ.

Michele Sinoway

March 29, 2021

Love and strength ❤️

Ryan Shaevitz

March 29, 2021

Sending love and prayers

Briana Castillo

March 29, 2021

On behalf of Lily Horowitch <3

Sara Getzoff

March 29, 2021

Donations from many who have been touched by your story. We love you Becca!!

Morgan Noon

March 29, 2021

Praying for you and your family!

Elizabeth Kaner

March 29, 2021

Thoughts and prayers

Lexie Jordan

March 29, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Chuck Merritt

March 29, 2021

Sending prayers of strength and recovery for Rebecca and the Koltun family..
The Bedell Family

Melanie Bedell

March 29, 2021

Sending prayers and love to Rebecca and her family.
Sending special hug to her loving grandparents Warren and Helen.
Love
Shelly and Michael

Michelle Paolercio

March 29, 2021

you will prevail!!!!

Francesca Auriti

March 29, 2021

Sending all my love and positive energy your way ❤️

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

Sending prayers to your daughter Rebecca.

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

Prayers and well wishes from the Dorudhkin family

Ron Dorushkin

March 29, 2021

G-d bless Rebecca and your whole family.

Colleen Mack-Savino

March 29, 2021

All our love to the entire Koltun family.
The Nacsons

Chari Nacson

March 29, 2021

My daughter, Anna, a student at Binghamton University, shared your story with me and asked if our family can make a donation. I said of course. Then, I read your story and cried. I am religious and will continue to pray to God for more miracles for your beautiful daughter.
The Piazza Family

Brenda Piazza

March 29, 2021

Our prayers thoughts are with you all.

Stacy & Rob Rosen

stacy Rosen

March 29, 2021

Heard of Rebecca’s story through a friend....thinking of your beautiful daughter and your family during this impossible time.

Andrea Stein

March 29, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca & the Koltun Family.

The De Siver Family

Brenda De Siver

March 29, 2021

Please know that we are praying for you all and particularly for Rebecca\'s recovery.

Kevin Rappold

March 29, 2021

Keeping you in our thoughts and daily prayers.
The Raver Family

Marie Raver

March 29, 2021

God Bless Rebecca and her family during this difficult time.

Your Binghamton family
Danny and John Mancusi and family

Catherine Mancusi

March 29, 2021

Rebecca and the entire family are in my prayers! Stay strong

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Karen Alford

March 29, 2021

Sending my prayers and support for your beautiful daughter.

Marissa Licata

March 29, 2021

Strong Prayers for Rebecca and her beautiful family ♥

Lisa Colella

March 29, 2021

sending love from the ostrach family

madison ostrach

March 29, 2021

In my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

My heart is with you all❤️ Praying for all good things for Rebecca

Denise DeVito

March 29, 2021

Our prayers are with you

Stephen Miller

March 29, 2021

Thinking of you all and sending prayers.

Jill Zeilander

March 29, 2021

Thinking of you and sending our prays. The Gilbert Family.

Joshua Gilbert

March 29, 2021

I will pray for my beautiful student Rebecca each and every day. Her smile is contagious, her zest for life will get her through this tragic ordeal. She is a one in a million person who makes the world a better place. Please give her lots of hugs from me.

Jen Temkin

March 29, 2021

Sending love and prayers your way, Becca. You are an outstanding young woman who has touched the lives of so many, and we know that you will continue to do so. Refuah Shlema <3

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

Keeping your family in my prayers!!

Stephanie Ragusa

March 29, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Rebecca and family for strength and healing.

The Sorkin family

Lauren Sorkin

March 29, 2021

Wishing you a a full recovery and lots of hugs to you and your family!

Heather Fleischman

March 29, 2021

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sending lots of hugs.
Much love,
Jennifer Temkin

Jen Temkin

March 29, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and the entire Koltun family.

Joe, Tracey & Alexa Savino

Tracey Savino

March 29, 2021

Praying for more miracles and strength!
With love,
A fellow skier

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

As a fellow binghamton student, I am praying for the best recovery possible <3.

Emma Hannigan

March 29, 2021

My heart breaks for you and your family. I will keep praying for your beautiful daughter.

Ashley Olivieri

March 29, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lori Melnitsky

March 29, 2021

Northwell RD sending strength, support, and prayers.

stefanie grzancic

March 29, 2021

Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending lots of love and hugs xoxo

Love,
The Ganz Family

Robin Ganz

March 29, 2021

We are sending prayers sand healing thoughts to Rebecca.
Fondly,
The Mickle family

Lisa Mickle

March 29, 2021

Ohef Sholom Temple and the entire Tidewater Jewish Community are praying for your Refuah Shleimah. May you continue to know the small miracles that sustain you and your family. With love, Rabbi Roz

Rabbi Roz Mandelberg

March 29, 2021

Sorry for your daughters accident. Strength, support and family love will get you through this time. I love to ski with my family and I support you #Plainviewstrong

Laura Perlmutter

March 29, 2021

My thoughts and prayers go out to Rebecca and your family.

Audrey Young

March 29, 2021

Very Sad story, wish her and entire family all the best and Happiest Passover.

Ben Mahgerefteh Norfolk, VA

March 29, 2021

Sending prayers for Rebecca

Kimberly Mark

March 29, 2021

Sending prayers and miracles!

Lindsey Vibe

March 29, 2021

A zillion prayers for Rebecca-

Lauren Broudy

March 29, 2021

May God Bless you a sound recovery in Jesus’ name Amen.

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

Eat. Sleep. Tie-Dye.

March 29, 2021

Praying for Rebecca

Jackie Primack

March 29, 2021

Keep strong, we are rooting for you!

Pato Smith

March 29, 2021

May God be with you during this extremely difficult time. We are praying for you.

Elizabeth Starr

March 29, 2021

hi - sending love and hope to rebecca and her family !! best wishes for a safe and speedy recovery.

Alison Cheung

March 29, 2021

Thinking of the Koltun family xoxo

Katie Sparer

March 29, 2021

Sending good energy and prayers for recovery.

Stephanie Wechsler

March 29, 2021

Sending so much love to Rebecca and the Koltun family.

Lindsay Korman

March 29, 2021

Hope to hear more good news from Rebecca!

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

Praying for you Rebecca

Sue Terrone

March 29, 2021

We’re all rooting for you Rebecca❤️

Binghamton Swimming and Diving

March 29, 2021

Praying for you!

Caryn Smith

March 29, 2021

Praying for you & your family

Debra Silverman

March 29, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

Sending thoughts and prayers to Rebecca.

Ashley Epstein and Family

Ashley Epstein

March 29, 2021

Our hearts go out for you and your family, wish Rebecca a speed recovery!

Jianwu Zhang

March 29, 2021

Praying for healing and strength for your family.

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

Fellow SCI family. Stay strong and hopeful, being incomplete is HUGE! Look into Craig hospital in CO for rehab. They’re well known for vented SCI and have a phenomenal program. We went to Shepherd in GA, also excellent, highly recommend but I heard Craig is better for higher level injuries. We too are from NY. Long journey, stay hopeful and lean on your community. My husband now walks (C6 incomplete). Our thoughts are with you all. Feel free to reach out, everything is overwhelming.

Krista Volpe

March 29, 2021

Thoughtful prayers are being sent your way with the hopes that she will have a speedy recovery.

Christina Dady

March 29, 2021

Sending prayers, love, and strength to your family and especially Rebecca.

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

We pray for your courage and strength.
Michele and Barry Goodman

Michele Goodman

March 29, 2021

Sending support and strength

Carly Alsofrom

March 29, 2021

Dear Audrey and Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
With love,
Peg, Jim, Carolyn, Christopher and Peg's parents, Jean and Gene

Margaret Pellizzari

March 29, 2021

Matthew 7:7
All glory to Jesus Christ!

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

Praying for a full recovery.

Sandra Brant

March 29, 2021

Thinking of all of you and praying for Rebecca ❤️❤️❤️

Jessica O'Sullivan

March 29, 2021

Sending love and prayers to Rebecca and your family from Wendy and Steve Ahart

Wendy and Steve Ahart

March 29, 2021

Sending love and prayers to your family

Gladys Jimenez

March 29, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca

Andrea Idy

March 29, 2021

We are so sorry to hear this sad news, we have and will continue to pray for a full recovery. We are giving what we can at this time. Sandra & Butch Brant

Sandra Brant

March 29, 2021

Sending love and healing for Rebecca. Xoxox miracles for you

Andrea Idy

March 29, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rebecca and her family.

Tami Katz

March 29, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go to your entire family. We are so very sorry.

Jodi Poggioreale

March 29, 2021

Keeping Rebecca in my prayers .

Joan Basile

March 29, 2021

Sending healing thoughts and prayers.

Andrew & Emily Love

March 29, 2021

Wishing the best to the family. From a friend of Dale Stark

Monique Gottlieb-McSorley

March 29, 2021

Sending heartfelt wishes and healing prayers to the Koltun family.
With love,
Helen and Meir Levy, parents of Judith Brenner

Judith Brenner

March 29, 2021

Holding Rebecca and your whole family in my heart...Refuah Shlema.

Shira Futterman

March 29, 2021

Everyday, miracles happen. Praying in my way for recovery.

Carla Tchack

March 29, 2021

Sending prayers and strength to your family!

Ronnie Hecht

March 29, 2021

May your Archangels guide you through this very trying time ..... We will continue to light candles and pray to God for a Miracle for Rebecca’s Recovery

Lisa Casagrande

March 29, 2021

Praying for you!

Janet Ferguson

March 29, 2021

Praying for the Koltun family. ❤️❤️

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

Rebecca is in our thoughts and prayers

The Baron Family

March 29, 2021

Keep fighting Rebecca..
You are so loved!
Please know that you have a village of family,friends and well wishers sending you prayers, strength,and healing energy. We are with you every day in spirit. Much love, Robin

Robin Brooke Meldon

March 29, 2021

My prayers go out to Rebecca and her family

Anonymous

March 29, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and your family!

Denise Scaglione

March 29, 2021

Our prayers are with you.
Cheryl and Larry Israeloff

Cheryl Berger Israeloff

March 29, 2021

With our thoughts and prayers.

Rhonda, Michael,Matt and Jordan Heller

Michael heller

March 28, 2021

Sending prayers and positive thoughts to Rebecca and her family

-Nick Savino

Nicholas Savino

March 28, 2021

SUNY Upstate COM 2024 + Family and Friends of Allison

Allison Regan

March 28, 2021

Hi Rebecca, I am Danae, from Chile, I am a SCI person since 2018.
All my prayers are for you and your family.

Danae Chandía

March 28, 2021

The Binghamton MINDS research team is making this donation with Rebecca Koltun in our hearts.

Binghamton MINDS Research Team

March 28, 2021

Sending love to Rebecca and the Koltun Family during this difficult time.

Anonymous

March 28, 2021

Audrey,

Your daughter is in our prayers and thoughts.

The Talio Family
(Pat Talio)

Patricia Talio

March 28, 2021

Sending love and prayers

Susan Rubin

March 28, 2021

Prayers for you and your family. May you beat the odds.

Chelsea Cheng

March 28, 2021

Praying for Rebecca

Diane Buffolino

March 28, 2021

Sending prayers to All

Karen Shea

March 28, 2021

You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Colantuono Family

julie colantuono

March 28, 2021

Donating on behalf of myself and some friends that were moved by Rebecca's story: Derek Feehrer, Sophia Gervasio, and Colby Schweibenz. Sending love <3

Sarah Boecker

March 28, 2021

Sending prayers from The Cipolla Family

Karen & Joe Cipolla

March 28, 2021

My sincerest prayers for the Koltun family. Wishing you all well.

Jodi Goldstein

March 28, 2021

Love, strength and prayers going out to the Koltun family, xoxo
Karen Kessler & Family

Karen Kessler

March 28, 2021

I do not know Rebecca personally - but I could not help but think of her during this difficult time. Wishing the entire family strength and hope. One day at a time.

Susan Candiotti

March 28, 2021

Hearts and prayers from our family to yours.

Anonymous

March 28, 2021

Stay Strong!

Nicolette Capalbo

March 28, 2021

A Binghamton family holding her in our thoughts and prayers.

Christina Dubner

March 28, 2021

praying for Rebecca and her family❤️

Anonymous

March 28, 2021

Sending love and prayers to this beautiful young girl and her family

Tracy Frierman

March 28, 2021

Prayers for a miracle recovery
From fellow Plainview residents.
The Levy Family

Simone Levy

March 28, 2021

You’re in our thoughts, prayers and hearts. Stay strong, we’re all on your side!

The Hersh Family

Michele Hersh

March 28, 2021

These funds were raised from "Dance for Rebecca", a 305 Fitness cardio dance class dedicated to Rebecca. We wanted to use dance to show gratitude for our bodies and be mindful of how important they are. We're sending all of our love and positive thoughts to Rebecca and her family right now and we hope that this small contribution can help in some way!

With Love,

Paige Winn
Emma Gold
Sammi Seidita
Alex Baker
Jessica Raia
Suzy Gungor
Olivia Cappetta
Rachel Steiner
Taylor Winn
Danielle Shapiro
Nicole Albanese

Paige Winn

March 28, 2021

Sending positive thoughts.

Ivy Heller

March 28, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Rebecca and family for strength and healing.

Capri Family

March 28, 2021

We are heartbroken to hear about Rebecca. Sending positive thoughts, prayers and good wishes as Rebecca recovers. Love to the entire family.

Sharon and Larry Cohen

Sharon and Larry Cohen

March 28, 2021

Thoughts and prayers for a positive outcome!

Miriam Miller

March 28, 2021

These funds were raised from "Dance for Rebecca", a 305 Fitness cardio dance class dedicated to Rebecca. We wanted to use dance to show gratitude for our bodies and be mindful of how important they are. We're sending all of our love and positive thoughts to Rebecca and her family right now and we hope that this small contribution can help in some way!

With Love,

Paige Winn
Emma Gold
Sammi Seidita
Alex Baker
Jessica Raia
Suzy Gungor
Olivia Cappetta
Rachel Steiner
Taylor Winn
Danielle Shapiro
Nicole Albanese

Paige Winn

March 28, 2021

Sending our thoughts & prayers to the Koltun Family.

Rainer Family

March 28, 2021

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Anonymous

March 28, 2021

Sending love and prayers from Las Vegas

Brian Friedman

March 28, 2021

Sending light, love and support for Rebecca, Audrey and the entire Koltun family You are in my prayers,
Susan Cohen (from Equinox)

Susan Cohen

March 28, 2021

We are heartbroken to hear of Rebecca’s accident. We are thinking of you all.

The Normandins

Laura Normandin

March 28, 2021

Sending prayers of strength and hope to Rebecca and the Koltun family.

Adam Adler

March 28, 2021

Sending our thoughts and prayers from Plainview.

Anonymous

March 28, 2021

Praying for Rebecca’s recovery.

Ellen Mottel

March 28, 2021

Hope to see you up again!

Karlquist Family

March 28, 2021

Our prayers are with you and your family!

Melissa Perelmutter

March 28, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and her entire family. From one Plainview family to another.

Anonymous

March 28, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca and her family.

Anonymous

March 28, 2021

Sending strength and support

Julia Barillas

March 28, 2021

We send positive thoughts, prayers and good wishes to Rebecca and her family.
We wish you much strength in your recovery.

With best wishes,
Rebecca and Dara Gleeson and Family

Rebecca & Dara Gleeson

March 28, 2021

Sending love and prayers. Stay strong.
The Vieira Family

Patricia Vieira

March 28, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Koltun Family.

Debra Kimmel

March 28, 2021

Sending our prayers and support for Rebecca and the Koltun family.

John Micari

March 28, 2021

Stay strong and keep the faith! You got this Rebecca!

Jennifer Rotker

March 28, 2021

Sending love and strength your way!

Kristy Zimmerman

March 28, 2021

God bless Rebecca and family!

Luis Urrutia

March 28, 2021

Sending prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun family.

Laura Yacuk

March 28, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Melissa Lawrence

March 28, 2021

Sending positive thoughts to you and your family❤️❤️❤️

Gabrielle Wilson

March 28, 2021

Keep Fighting Rebecca!!!!

Anonymous

March 28, 2021

We met at Shaloma Hadassah. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

Laurie Introp

March 28, 2021

Stay strong! With your heart and your mind you can do anything.

Anonymous

March 28, 2021

Sending love and hugs of support to you and your family! ❤️

Tammy Bloom

March 28, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers with you and your family

Norma Ana Alan Jaffe

Alan Jaffe

March 28, 2021

The Bochner family is sending their love and support and during this extremely hard time. We will continue thinking of you and your fighting spirit.

Sari Bochner

March 28, 2021

Our thoughts are with you
The Taubenfeld Family

Cheryl Taubenfeld

March 28, 2021

Thoughts are with this beautiful young lady and her family. ❤️

Anne Gallagher Jones

March 28, 2021

Becca, you are one of the kindest souls I know. I am sending love to you and your family.

madison ostrach

March 28, 2021

To support Rebecca and theKoltun family. Love and hope. The Tothburd family

Karen Rothburd

March 28, 2021

Maria Boultadakis

March 28, 2021

Sending prayers

Laura Ferrucci

March 28, 2021

So much love for Becca, Audrey, Scott, and Erik <3 This is a collected donation from: Mary Donoghue, Sam Coffey, Nikki Sather, Caroline Kachonowski, Daniella Ciniglio, Emma Todisco, Alexia Moustakas, Nora Cusanelli, Alice De Marchi, Isabelle Hanchett, Andrea Russo, Madeline McCormick, Saroja Rao, Frank DiNatale, Holly Swimm, Anthony Germano, Maggie Singman, Sarah Chew, Christina Langan, Natalie Kister, Krista Diresta, Maxine Mechtovich, Patricia Doht

Margaret Cusanelli

March 28, 2021

Wishing Rebecca a speedy recovery!

Debbie Schatz

March 28, 2021

Our prayers for a speedy recovery
Jocelyne and Mike Notkin

Jocelyne Notkin

March 28, 2021

We are praying for Rebecca’s recovery and for strength for you all. Lise and Allen

Lise Mayer

March 28, 2021

Sending love and prayers to the Koltun family

Sharon John

March 28, 2021

Sending love and strength to Becca and her family. Thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers.

Love,
Rachel, Jose, Caitlin, Victoria, Annmarie, Olivia, Kelsey, Evan, Russell, Killian, Hannah, Devin

Rachel Molzon

March 28, 2021

Sending prayers and hugs to you!!

Randi Sprung

March 28, 2021

Without words. Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery during this challenging time.

Michael Motelson

March 28, 2021

Our prayers go out to Rebecca and her family.

Anonymous

March 28, 2021

Dear Kolton Family,

Amy's Sunday Yoga crew is sending Rebecca, Audrey, Scott and Erik strength, fortitude, and healing energy. Our practice this morning was dedicated to your family and we will continue to be sending you love and strength. Rebecca~ You are so strong. My heart is with you.

"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness." ~Desmond Tutu

With love, Amy, Jen E., Melissa, Michelle, Gail, Ilana, Dana, Jenny W., Jackie, Rebecca, Audra, & Amanda.

Amy Max

March 28, 2021

Sending all of my love and prayers to Becca and her family.

Anonymous

March 28, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Sincerely, Sandy and Sheldon Dobres (grandparents of Sarah Hamburg)

Sandra Dobres

March 28, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Sincerely, The Hamburg Family

Shari Hamburg

March 28, 2021

To Becca and the Koltuns, we love you so much! Becca you are the strongest person ever. Sending all of our love and support to you❤️❤️. From Jojo and Nonna

Joanna Savino

March 28, 2021

Sending healing prayers!

Gayle Hoeffner

March 28, 2021

Prayers and love for Rebecca, her medical team and the entire Aleck and Koltun family for healing and God’s plan.
Linda and Larry Greaver

Linda Greaver

March 28, 2021

We love you so much Becca! This is from Travis Ardin, Grace Farco, Adam Ungar, Samantha Kao, Lauren Burns, Kiley Sovern, Dylan McCarty, Jojo Cheng, Jamie Yonker, Xavier Colwin, Tara Gallagher, Raeann Dong and Carlos Medina.

Joanna Savino

March 28, 2021

Sending my absolute best to Rebecca and the Koltun family

Kyle Stern

March 28, 2021

Sending you Lots of positive vibes and prayers!!

Sandy Workman

March 28, 2021

Keeping your family in our prayers.
With love, The Greco Family

Donna Greco

March 28, 2021

Prayers to Rebecca and her family.

Lisa Iovine

March 28, 2021

Sending so much love and positive energy towards you Becca.

Chase Tomasino

Chase Tomasino

March 28, 2021

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Alisa Glasel

March 28, 2021

We are praying for Rebecca and her family.

Kimberly Berson

March 28, 2021

Sending prayers, love, and strength to Rebecca and her family.

Tamara Koss & Michael, Stephen and Alexandra Bender

March 28, 2021

My heart goes out to this beautiful girl and her family.

Janie Steinberger

March 28, 2021

Sending love and prayers

Clark Gelfand

March 28, 2021

Thinking of you all! Sending lots of love and prayers your way! Love, Stacey and Noah Liiv, Karen, Rick and Lauren Aaron

Stacey Aaron

March 28, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and your family.

Ellen, Norm, Josh, Rachel Trichon

Norman Trichon

March 28, 2021

Stay Strong Rebecca and family

Lori and Lee Ditkowsky

March 28, 2021

As a mother it breaks my heart to hear of such a tragedy. Sending love and hope to Rebecca and her family.

Elizabeth Hyde

March 28, 2021

Sending so much strength and love.

Allason Trakhten

March 28, 2021

To the Koltun Family,
Our love and prayers go out to all of you.
From,
Edie and Marvin Teich

Edythe Teich

March 28, 2021

From one lifetime member to another... praying for you and your family

Anonymous

March 28, 2021

Sending good, positive thoughts

Kim Shindler

March 28, 2021

My prayers are with you and your family.

Iris M. Torres

March 28, 2021

Thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong in mind and spirit. Love your friends at the Physical Therapy Experience

The Physical Therapy Experience

March 28, 2021

Sending love and light to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love The Zions

Zion Family

March 28, 2021

Our prayers are with you.

From,
Judy, Gennifer, Rob and Rob

Judy Steinberg

March 28, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

The Greene Family

Adam Greene

March 28, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Marian Dobish

March 28, 2021

Prayers to the family..

Sandra Shea

March 28, 2021

Is there a way to get a message directly to the family? We live in their neighborhood (my son was a friend of Rebecca\'s in high school), and there is a specific type of help we may be able to offer.

Judy Ornstein Peskoff

March 28, 2021

Our prayers go out to the Koltun family.

Elisa Gordon

March 28, 2021

Sending healing wishes of strength and support.

Alison and Scott Kupersmith

March 28, 2021

Sending prayers and love.
-a caring neighbor

Anonymous

March 28, 2021

Hoping for the best recovery possible

Catherine Reilly

March 28, 2021

Thoughts and prayers for this difficult time

Jenny Bartling

March 28, 2021

Be strong!

Leslie Wac

March 28, 2021

Sending prayers and strength.

Lynn and Kerry Berman

Lynn Berman

March 28, 2021

Scott and Audrey, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Gail Kushner

March 28, 2021

I met you in Costa Rica and was so inspired by your love of life and travel. Sending my best wishes x

Bethan Evans

March 28, 2021

Sending love and lots of healing to Rebecca, her family, and friends. Praying for a full recovery!! ❤️

- The Sumakis Family

Alex Sumakis

March 28, 2021

Never stop believing in yourself. The Gleiber Family.

Joshua Gleiber

March 28, 2021

Our prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous

March 28, 2021

We will keep Rebecca and your family in our prayers

Paige Bravin

March 28, 2021

Meghan Werth

March 28, 2021

Thinking of Rebecca and her entire family. Praying for a miracle!

Jonathan Lester

March 28, 2021

Prayers for this beautiful young lady

Bonni Silber

March 28, 2021

Praying for your family Audrey during these difficult times.

Joanne Lein

March 28, 2021

Keeping Becca and your family in our thoughts and prayers!!

Anonymous

March 28, 2021

Sending love, support and prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun family.

~The Pollack family

Jacki Pollack

March 28, 2021

Rebecca, Scott, Audrey and Erik - our daughter told us your story and it really hit home. Our daughter will be graduating from Binghamton University in May and we will all be thinking of you as Rebecca was supposed to be graduating alongside her friends too.

God Bless.

The Moore Family

Robert Moore

March 28, 2021

Sending the family positive thoughts and prayers for a full and speedy recovery.

Shari Tiriolo

March 28, 2021

Love God and love thy neighbor.

Andrew Stenbeck

March 28, 2021

Sending healing energy, positive thoughts and lots of prayers.

Eileen Curran

March 28, 2021

Becca- we believe with everything in us that the best days are still ahead. You are changing the world. We have always been so proud of you, but especially now your smile, strength and caring spirit has been nothing short of inspiring.

You are family. We love you so much and are with you everyday.

-Cory, Dale, Jena and Tara Stark

Tara Stark

March 28, 2021

Our prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous

March 28, 2021

Sending love to you and your family!❤️

Abby Melillo

March 28, 2021

Praying for you and your family ❤️

Jocelyn Cottington

March 28, 2021

Sending love to you and your family ❤️

Maia Boni

March 28, 2021

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Praying for you to have strength to heal.

Teri Polis
Mattlin Middle School Librarian

Teri Polis

March 28, 2021

Sending lots of prayers

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Praying for a healthy recovery

Thomas Thompson

March 27, 2021

Thoughts and Prayers

Michael Criswell

March 27, 2021

❤️

Alejandro Pena

March 27, 2021

Sending masses of love, faith and hope your way beautiful girl. Praying to god that you get everything that you need to get better❤️Xxx

Keely x

March 27, 2021

Sending prayers and positive energy

Lisa, David, Ryan and Jillian Smith

March 27, 2021

Our love, support and prayers are with Rebecca and the Koltun family ❤️

Olivia and Kristi
The Chan Family

Kristi Chan

March 27, 2021

I wish you a successful recovery, Rebecca. My heart goes out to you, your family, and your friends.

Simon Hirschhorn

March 27, 2021

Rebecca is in my prayers!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Henry Corwin

March 27, 2021

My thoughts are with the family at this time!

Danielle S

March 27, 2021

Sending love and prayers

Nina Baumstein

March 27, 2021

Sending love and prayers.

nina melzer

March 27, 2021

It broke my heart to read about this horrible tragedy to such a beautiful vibrant young woman. Praying for her recovery ❤️

Michele Rothery

March 27, 2021

Sending ❤️

Arlene Jarvis

March 27, 2021

Thoughts and prayers

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Marylee Norton

March 27, 2021

Sending love and prayers

Melina Hetman

March 27, 2021

A small donation from a friend of Vivian’s Aunt Arlene.

Margot Cluette

March 27, 2021

Gelena Kaminsky

March 27, 2021

Sending our hope & prayers for a miracle.

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Sending prayers for a full recovery. Stay strong!

Karen Gallop

March 27, 2021

Sending many prayers for Rebecca and her family ❤️

Denise Amoriello-Hartzell

March 27, 2021

My prayers for you....Stay strong!

tanmeet josen

March 27, 2021

Sending prayers. Stay strong!

Pep Stein

March 27, 2021

Sending love, prayers and hope

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Sending our prayers and strength to all of you.

The Taub Family

March 27, 2021

Sending prayers to Rebecca and her family
The Becker Family

Hope Becker

March 27, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca’s recovery.

Andrea Cohen

March 27, 2021

Sending strength and prayers for recovery.

The Rosenberg Family

Deborah Rosenberg

March 27, 2021

Love and Strength

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Praying for you and your family!

Sylvia Sulimanov

March 27, 2021

Wishing all the best to Rebecca and her family ❤️❤️

Erin Curran

March 27, 2021

Praying for you becca
I know how strong you are, you will overcome this.

Sending love and strength to Koltun family !!!

Furkan Isik

March 27, 2021

Hoping for Rebecca's recovery.

Steve Feigenbaum

Steve Feigenbaum

March 27, 2021

Sending you prayers.
Rachael Weiss

Lilby Weiss

March 27, 2021

Making this contribution in honor of Rebecca Koltun who is being held so dear in our hearts and prayers.

Mary Hearring

March 27, 2021

Sending prayers for your beautiful daughter

Janet Mermel

March 27, 2021

Thinking of you in your road to recovery (Aunt of John Pennisi).

Noreen Lam

Noreen Lam

March 27, 2021

Sending prayers for the family

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Praying powerful prayers for a miracle to be performed in Rebecca and for her family to have lasting strength in supporting her recovery process. With love, from the Binghamton University community.

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Rebecca
We are all praying for your recovery, God bless you!
Tibor

Tibor Foki

March 27, 2021

Rebecca and Family. This seems so unfair but God only gives us what we can handle. You will persevere. It\'s not always going to be easy, I struggle with my own battles, but you will make it through this and be an inspiration to all. Cry when you have to cry, no shame in that, and then keep fighting. Thoughts and prayers to all of you. God bless. A check is on the way.

Sue

March 27, 2021

I cried reading this and seeing a wonderful young lady smiling and happy. I will be praying to Jesus for her recovery, Jesus has done many miracles in my life, that still surprises me. I know He can help Rebecca, prayer works wonders, Jesus is love and compassion. I wish I could write how many miracles I have seen Jesus do in my life. Please Rebecca don\'t give up , please look to Jesus, He will get you through this. I will be praying for a miracle, and I am going to try and send money to help. I am on disability and it can be hard to make ends meet. I will do my best to send money.
Please hear me , Don\'t give up, You can make it, you are young, determined and you have Jesus on your side.

Patricia

March 27, 2021

Sending you all of the love and healing thoughts we possibly can. You are not alone in this fight- every one of us is rooting for you!

-Various donors

Juliana Viola

March 27, 2021

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rico Tribuzzi

March 27, 2021

Roxanna Fuertes

March 27, 2021

You are in my prayers ❤️

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and wishing her parents and family strength. We are friend of Sara and the Getzoffs. And friends of yours. Sending so much love.

Lisa Segelman

March 27, 2021

God bless Rebecca.

Stanley Wakshlag

March 27, 2021

The koltun family is in our thoughts.

Rick Rutman

March 27, 2021

Sending prayers..with love

Karen Oconnor

March 27, 2021

Sending love and prayers.
The Stephens Family

Marie Stephens

March 27, 2021

Sending love and prayers

Ruthie Pincus

March 27, 2021

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Stacy Oster

March 27, 2021

Sending love strength and prayers

Raquel Ribacoff

March 27, 2021

Sending best wishes and prayers

The Levitt Family

Ina Levitt

March 27, 2021

prayers to Rebecca and her family

staci kolins

March 27, 2021

Prayers and Hope and Faith for the entire Koltun Family.

arlene braverman

March 27, 2021

Hope you feel better soon Rebecca, sending all our prayers ❤️

Devishi Mathur

March 27, 2021

Rebecca & family: such a terrible tragedy. Hoping for the best possible recovery. Love, the Kornfeld family (friends of the Getzoff’s)

Margo Kornfeld

March 27, 2021

To Becca and the Koltuns we love you so so much! This is from Morgan Amick, Brendan Wold, Jessica Raia, Kevin Brennan, Satleen Kaur, Andrew Farco, Alexandra Paoli, Jonathan Greenspan, Heather Rutkiewicz, Adam Ungar, Matt Lambdin, Peyton Evertsen, Riley Hammar, Brielle Mollegard, Caitlin Trancho, Kelly Batache and Matt Bahar ❤️❤️❤️

Joanna Savino

March 27, 2021

My thoughts are with the entire Koltun family.

Robyn Sklar

March 27, 2021

Becca,
Keeping you in our thoughts & prayers always.
With love,
Amanda Emmerich & family

Amanda Emmerich

March 27, 2021

Loving God, I pray that you will comfort Rebecca in her suffering, lend skill to the hands of her medical professionals, and bless the means used for her cure. Give her such confidence in the power of your grace, that even when Rebecca is afraid, she may put her whole trust in you; through our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

My parents live next door and we’re thinking and praying with you all as you navigate the road ahead. Love the Savitz family

Tamara Savitz

March 27, 2021

Saying so many prayers for Rebecca as she and her family handle this challenge. There is always a glimmer of hope, may it only continue to grow!

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

My thoughts and prayers and good health vibes are with Rebecca on her journey back to a healthy life.

Susan Katzenoff

March 27, 2021

Best wishes and prayers, you can do it :) - random fellow long islander

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Rebecca,

We are thinking of you and sending you all our wishes to grow stronger every day,

Casey, Jordan and Brooke Masone

Casey and Jordan Masone

March 27, 2021

<3 a bing alum

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Sending prayers for Rebecca!

Stephanie Weinberg

March 27, 2021

With love from Dani Pollard’s Aunt Andi

Andi Jason

March 27, 2021

Thinking of you and your family.

The Getzler Family

March 27, 2021

Sending healing prayers and lots of strength and love to Rebecca and her family at this very difficult time and know that others care.

Mindy Spergel

March 27, 2021

I suffered a serious spinal cord injury back in 2007, so I can emphasize with what this young lady is dealing with. Sending prayers for her and her family as they face all the challenges ahead.

Kelly Smith

March 27, 2021

Wishing Rebecca health and strength during this difficult time

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Our prayers and thoughts are with you for a miraculous recovery- love, a family of Binghamton University from Melville NY

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Keeping you and your family in our thoughts

Jeff schonsky

March 27, 2021

More donations + love ❤️

Aysha Malawaraarachchi

March 27, 2021

I know it’s not much but it’s as much as I can really afford to give right now. She will be on my mind, hoping for her to get better. Blessed be

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Praying she gets the care she needs and God bless your family ❤️❤️

Regan and Tony Tutt

March 27, 2021

Sending our love and support to you always

Alexa Grieco & Family

Alexa Grieco

March 27, 2021

Praying for you recovery. Dominators Forever ⚽️❤️
All the best,
Caroline Rosales & Family

Caroline Rosales

March 27, 2021

❤️

Jake Schkolnick

March 27, 2021

We hope Becca makes a speedy recovery and is feeling better soon.

Elaine and family Mutnick

March 27, 2021

You are love, you are loved

Surabhi Iyengar

March 27, 2021

I will be praying

Nathalie Escobar

March 27, 2021

My best thoughts and prayers for strength at this difficult time.

With optimism and love, Michele Rosenthal

Michele Rosenthal

March 27, 2021

Keeping you and your family in my prayers!❤️❤️ Stay strong beautiful!!

Michelle Lavietes

March 27, 2021

Thinking of Rebecca and her family. Sending positive healing thoughts and prayers from one POB Family to another.
- The Minimans

Tracy Miniman

March 27, 2021

From a friend in Costa Rica, Summer 2019 ❤️ Sending you all the love light and happiness in the universe

Elise Eriksson

March 27, 2021

Dearest Audrey and family,
Rebecca and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our love for continued strength during this most difficult time and for a full recovery for Rebecca.

Carole Biggin

March 27, 2021

Keeping you in my prayers.
Love, Rachel Pabisch

Rachel Pabisch

March 27, 2021

Becca is genuinely one of the best people I've ever met. Sending hopeful thoughts and prayers to her and her family at this time. If anyone can get through this, it's Becca.

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

So sorry the struggle your family is going through right now!

Elizabeth Berman

March 27, 2021

Sending support to you and your family ❤️

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Keeping you in my prayers

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Sending prayers to the entire family and will continue to share this link.

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Sending love and healing

Julia Davis

March 27, 2021

Sending prayers

Jill Stanski

March 27, 2021

Thoughts and prayers are with you

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Andrea Levine

March 27, 2021

You, and your entire family, will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Andrew Paskal

March 27, 2021

We are praying for your complete recovery. Be strong!

Vivian and Burke Margulies

Vivian and Burke Margulies

March 27, 2021

Sending prayers for a speedy recovery.

Kerry Zorn

March 27, 2021

Dear Rebecca,
Love and prayers for you and your family.
Never stop fighting. Believe in yourself. Power of strength

The Caruso Family

March 27, 2021

Praying for you.

Jessica Reed

March 27, 2021

Sending wishes for physical and emotional recovery- from one Binghamton parent to another.

Naomi Adler

March 27, 2021

Sending prayers.

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Science and technology are racing forward to help you, Rebecca. Keep your spirits up!
Warmest thoughts from a fellow Long Islander.

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

❤️

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Sending light and strength to your family in this harrowing time. Praying for a recovery. We are all with you. The Silver Family

Ronni Silver

March 27, 2021

You are in our thoughts & prayers .
The Handel Family

Debra Handel

March 27, 2021

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Sending healing prayers to Rebecca and her family...from the mom of a Binghamton grad

Ellen Marcus

March 27, 2021

Positive thoughts coming to Rebecca and her family. My daughter, Grace, was in DECA with her at POB-JFK HS.

Leslie McCarthy

March 27, 2021

We are praying for Rebecca and her whole family! My daughter Sarah goes to bing with her and only has wonderful things to say about her.

Kim Zuckerman

March 27, 2021

Many prayers for Rebecca and family that God carries them through this.

Maureen Cooke

March 27, 2021

Sending healing prayers

Jill Auerbach

March 27, 2021

Sending well wishes and hopes of a speedy recovery

Allison Rifkin

March 27, 2021

Thoughts and prayers!!!

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Get well soon. Our prayers are with you.

Liat Hanan

March 27, 2021

Having worked with Becca over the summer at UrSwim, I realized quickly what a fun loving and caring person she is. This breaks my heart and we are all praying for her to make a full recovery! Stay strong Becca!
~ Jessie S.

Lisa Sakhai

March 27, 2021

Sending prayers

Shari Delouya

March 27, 2021

Wishing you the best Rebecca and family. Thinking of you and sending love.

Diane Malkin

March 27, 2021

We wish to extend our deepest support to Rebecca for a full and glorious recovery

Maddy & Warren Kiersh

March 27, 2021

Praying for God to give you and your family healing, comfort, and peace!

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Sending prayers to The Koltun Family from Julie & Brian Kessler

Julie Kessler

March 27, 2021

Praying for you

Stephanie Higgins

March 27, 2021

Thinking of you with support and hope!

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Best wishes. Stay strong during these difficult times .

Karen Kramer-Klein

March 27, 2021

Sending thoughts of healing and hope as you navigate the challenges ahead.. From a Bing Family ❤️

Deb Newman

March 27, 2021

Praying

Suzan DeTingo

March 27, 2021

Sending lots of prayers and love to you and your family, Rebecca.

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Sending our thoughts to you

Sam Spellman

March 27, 2021

Stay Strong
Love from Another Graduates Mom from Binghamton

Lisa Mossberg

March 27, 2021

Praying for a full and speedy recovery! Stay strong ❤️

Love, Jess Schaffer & James Serpico

Jess Schaffer

March 27, 2021

We are glad we are able help.

BARRY LEVINE

March 27, 2021

Sending lots of prayers your family's way!

Jenna Petrungaro

March 27, 2021

Prayers for this beautiful young woman.

Barbara Wright

March 27, 2021

sending positive thoughts to this beautiful girl ♡

Lavinia

March 27, 2021

Prayers for Rebeccca and her family!

Lynn Brazel

March 27, 2021

Sending positive thoughts to your beautiful daughter...
Laurie Samuels xo

Laurie Samuels

March 27, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you

Amy Hariton

March 27, 2021

Prayers to the Koltun family

Austin Cordero

March 27, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and her family.

Ellen Carella

March 27, 2021

Thoughts are with you and your family during this challenging time. Best of luck for a speedy recovery and getting your health back. Praying for you.

Gabriella Albert

March 27, 2021

Please donate and share this fundraiser with your family and friends! Thank you!

Armin Khan

March 27, 2021

sending prayers to Rebecca and the family. She’s such a great girl, she didn’t deserve this

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Sending you so much love and strength ❤️

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

One of my friends on twitter told me about what happened to Rebecca and I feel so sad about what happened to her. I'm sure she is a great girl with a heart of goal and I really hope she can recover from her injuries. I'm the same age as her and i want her to have a great rest of her life. I'm donating 10 dollars and i really wish I had more money to pay. Rebecca and her family and friends are in my prayers and i wish her nothing but the best

Delanie Twitter

March 27, 2021

My daughter told me about Rebecca - we wish we could do more. Our entire family is rooting for her and hoping for the miracle she deserves.

Chris Cardillo

March 27, 2021

Sending love and light to All

Oralee Shelton

March 27, 2021

Sending positive thoughts and prayers for Rebecca’s recovery.

Julie Rosenberg

March 27, 2021

Praying for you

Noah Broxmeyer

March 27, 2021

Keeping Rebecca and her family in our Prayers.

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Sending strength

Molly Morrissey

March 27, 2021

Praying
“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭46:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Jesus loves you ♥️

Sal Sanchez

March 27, 2021

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
God is great

Dominic Bonura

March 27, 2021

The Wiederman Family is praying for Rebecca and her family!!

Susan Wiederman

March 27, 2021

Praying for rebecca

Jody Steifman

March 27, 2021

Sending prayers for strength and recovery

Janna Ostroff

March 27, 2021

For the good of all and with harm to none, I am wishing you the best in recovery.

Karla Mejia

March 27, 2021

Dear Audrey, Scott and Erik
We have your beautiful Rebecca in our hearts and prayers. We are thinking of you all everyday and we want your to know that we are here for you and we will get through this together.
We love you ,
Ellen and Larry

Ellen and Larry Kagan

March 27, 2021

Sending prayers to you and your family

Luisa Belfiore

March 27, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca on her recovery

Michael Cerro

March 27, 2021

Thoughts and prayers with you and your family as you battle this injury.

Chris Moir

March 27, 2021

My heart goes out to your entire family. Healing prayers

Meredith Bernstein

March 27, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and her family. Praying for a miracle.

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Keep fighting, Rebecca!! You got this <3

Daniel Shnitkin

March 27, 2021

My heart and prayers go out to my schoolmate from BHS, Scott Kulton and his family.

MArjori Schecter

March 27, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to Becca and family

Adelle Ricci

March 27, 2021

You are loved and have much to offer the world when you put your thought into making the world a better place. Always strive to be a little better today than yesterday.

Chris Muscolo

March 27, 2021

God Bless you and your family in this difficult time. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Maria Elaina DiFalco

March 27, 2021

Sending love to you & your family as you begin your recovery❤️

Vivian Wilson

March 27, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Toba Weinstein and Joel Siev

Toba Weinstein

March 27, 2021

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Sending SO much love! Rebecca, you are so strong! We are here if you need anything big or small, don't hesitate to call!

The Seidita Family

Samantha Seidita & Family

March 27, 2021

Best of luck

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Rebecca and Family,
You are in my prayers. Sending you strength.
Maria Carnesi

Maria Carnesi

March 27, 2021

I can’t even imagine what its like to go through something like this, I hope for a speedy recovery and rehabilitation!

Jennifer Bernert

March 27, 2021

Sending healing prayers and strength to you all.

Khatchatourian Family

March 27, 2021

Rebecca and her family are in our thoughts and prayers

Sandra Layne

March 27, 2021

Our hearts are with you

Michelle Criss

March 27, 2021

Praying for healing and strength.

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Stay strong!!!!

Stephen Babich

March 27, 2021

Praying for your family.

Pete & Beth Crump

March 27, 2021

Prayers......

Robin Radler

March 27, 2021

Sending love & prayers from the staff at pobjfkhs sunshine

Vivian Wilson

March 27, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Rebecca, and your family and friends. Godspeed...

Barbara Litt

March 27, 2021

Praying doe you

Lauriel Morales

March 27, 2021

Praying for Rebecca’s recovery

The Jacobs Family

Mitchell Jacobs

March 27, 2021

Our thoughts & prayers with you!!!
You & your family stay strong

Brigitte Rackover

March 27, 2021

The Marino family is praying for you .
Keep fighting !

Iris Marino and Family

March 27, 2021

Me and Rebecca go way back. I have nothing but positive memories of her. She deserves all the help in the world right now.

Griffin McCarthy

March 27, 2021

Dear Becca girl,

I know you can make through this. Sending so much love from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. <3

Wenyu Xiong

March 27, 2021

sending you lots of love and wishing you the best recovery❤️

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Wishing Rebecca a full recovery ! Praying for her good health.
Ava & Steven Lichtenstein

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Sending lots of love and healing prayers to Rebecca & The Koltun family. We love you forever!
The Fern Family

Lisa Fern

March 27, 2021

Keep Fighting! ❤️❤️❤️

Brandon Desvernine

March 27, 2021

Sending love and prayers !

Jody Shapiro

March 27, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca.

Rosalia Doyle

March 27, 2021

Sending prayers to Rebecca for a full recovery.

Eric and Jennifer Cohen

March 27, 2021

You are in mine and Emily’s thoughts.

Reed Blee

March 27, 2021

Heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Rebecca❤️

Midhun Thomas

March 27, 2021

Binghamton mom

Leslie Treanor

March 27, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and her Family.

Thomas Hoefling

March 27, 2021

Sending you love and prayers

Sherry Ma

Sherry Ma

March 27, 2021

Sending love to Rebecca and her family ♥️

Julia Goodkin

March 27, 2021

May God Bless you and your family with strength, courage, hope and love.
Mrs. Jahn

Donna Jahn

March 27, 2021

Sending you prayers and healing wishes!

The Warshaw Family

Rachel Warshaw

March 27, 2021

Praying for you and your family

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

May you be blessed with inner strength love and support.

Bill Schlesinger

March 27, 2021

My thoughts are with you, from a fellow CPLV alum

Anonymous

March 27, 2021

Prayers from the Vicente family❤️

Linda Vicente-Vissichelli

March 27, 2021

Sending you prayers.

KITTY KLEIN

March 27, 2021

Sending prayers ❤️

Dylan Gusler

March 27, 2021

sending healing prayers and much love to Rebecca

jill gerla

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers for healing

Kristin Braico

March 26, 2021

As parents of teenagers at POBJFK, we wanted to send well wishes your way. We are routing for your family and your daughters recovery.
Melissa and Alec Kessler

Melissa Kessler

March 26, 2021

Wishing Rebecca positive strength, energy, & resilience on her road to recovery. ❤️

Suzanne Hecht

March 26, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and family

Carey and Wendy halpern

Wendy Halpern

March 26, 2021

Sending Prayers-The Hakim Family

Melissa Hakim

March 26, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and her family!

Alisa and Steven Gold

March 26, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear about your sister. I’ve never met you, but as a professor at Binghamton, supporting students and the Binghamton community means more than just those you know in the classroom. I will share your sister’s story and the link to the fund with others. I hope my donation and those of others help.

Scott Bentley

March 26, 2021

Praying for you all

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

You seem like the most beautiful human being. I hope you have a strong road to recovery, we are all here to support you

Jessie Merten

March 26, 2021

Sending you prayers and healing wishes!
The Horowitz family

Tracy Horowitz

March 26, 2021

Praying everyday

Jeremy Gusman

March 26, 2021

My friend from Binghamton informed me about this, I pray for a recovery and I'm in full support for her.

Colby Perrigo

March 26, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Rebecca our prayers are with you and your family during this time. God bless you

Diane and Michael Cusker

March 26, 2021

May God Bless You.

Erin Smith

March 26, 2021

❤️❤️

Jeremiah Bual

March 26, 2021

Prayers to your family for Rebecca’s recovery.

Mogul Family

March 26, 2021

Our prayers for a successful recovery for this beautiful smart and wonderful girl...

SAM Cohen

March 26, 2021

Rebecca is a very special young lady, we need to get her life back on track so she can enjoy life to its full extent.

Ronald Brooke

March 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and we hope for a full recovery.

Jerry and Judy Stein (Spencer Rubin’s Grandparents)

Jerry Stein

March 26, 2021

Our hearts and prayers go put to you.

Helen and Larry Rubin

March 26, 2021

Rebecca will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

marisa picciurro

March 26, 2021

Sending love and prayers for a refuah shelemah!

Deb and Peter Segaloff

March 26, 2021

Sending love and light to the family. We wish Rebecca strength and you are in our prayers. Kim & Matt Berkowitz

Kim & Matt Berkowitz

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers and love

Aleeyah Wellington

March 26, 2021

I hope with all my heart that Rebecca makes a total recovery she seems to be a strong individual she has her whole life ahead of her.

michael costa

March 26, 2021

We are thinking of you and sending love, from one Binghamton family to another.

Charlotte Weiser

March 26, 2021

Sending Lots of prayers

Sara Remhild

March 26, 2021

You got this Rebecca! One day at a time...We're rooting for you!

Ilan Lipetz

March 26, 2021

Healing prayers

Frankie Michels

March 26, 2021

You are in our prayers

Gina Raver

March 26, 2021

Sending love! :)

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

I remember playing basketball with Rebecca in 8th grade. From then on and through high school, I've always known her as lively and energetic. Keeping her in my prayers and wishing all the best for her recovery.

Corinne Testa

March 26, 2021

The Drebsky Family has you all in our prayers.

The Drebsky Family Drebsky

March 26, 2021

Strength, hope & love from The McKean Family

Michelle McKean

March 26, 2021

Keeping you and your family in my prayers

Joe Reich

March 26, 2021

Sending my thoughts and prayers!

Lindsay Goldman

March 26, 2021

We will keep Rebecca in our thoughts and prayers!

Cheryl, Scott, Lindsay, Rochelle and Maxine Gilder

Cheryl Gilder

March 26, 2021

Praying for you and your family. ❤️❤️

Rubi Varughese

March 26, 2021

My heart breaks for this beautiful young woman and her family. I hope that knowing the whole town is praying for you can provide some comfort during this time.

Lauren Gelman

March 26, 2021

We are supporting and loving you with your recovery!

The Hollander Family

Jesse Hollander

March 26, 2021

❤️

Nancy McCarty

March 26, 2021

Wishing a Speedy Recovery! Sending love and prayers :)

Learta Prishtina

March 26, 2021

Love you Rebecca!❤️ Praying for you!

Will Lynch

March 26, 2021

The Hacker family sends their deepest prayers and well wishes for Rebecca and her family.

Emily Hacker

March 26, 2021

Becca you’re in my thoughts and prayers ❤️

James McCarty

March 26, 2021

Scott, we are here for you in any way we can. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Stay strong... Maybe there will be a cure/fix/miracle??

Capt. David J. Mahler

March 26, 2021

Wishing Becca all the best in her recovery❤️

Amisha Patel

March 26, 2021

Hi Rebecca. I am sorry to hear this happened to you. Please get well.

Daniela Tedoldi

March 26, 2021

Sending my thoughts and prayers

Julia Kosches

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers of strength and for a speedy recovery.

Rachel Weisbrot

March 26, 2021

Sending best wishes to Rebecca and the Koltun family,
The Saxman Family

Laura Saxman

March 26, 2021

We hope the best for you and your family!

Qian Wang

March 26, 2021

Praying for you as you begin your road to recovery.

Helene and jeff Quirk

March 26, 2021

The fight isn’t over. You got this❤️

Jake Cavanagh

March 26, 2021

Sending our love and healing prayers to Rebecca and the entire family. Lots of love and support from your family in Va beach!

Lauren Barkan

March 26, 2021

Praying Rebecca has a speedy recovery❤️

Morgan Davey

March 26, 2021

Thinking about you and your family. Praying for a speedy recovery.

Susan Morris

March 26, 2021

The Evangelow wish for a great recovery.

Maggie & Chris Evangelow

March 26, 2021

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!

Christopher Stone

March 26, 2021

God bless you and the family. I pray for a rapid recovery!

Marcus Wooling

March 26, 2021

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary-Jo DelGuercio

March 26, 2021

God bless the Koltun Family

Phyllis Montuori

March 26, 2021

Lord, I ask you to surround Rebecca with your holy light. That God will touch her with his healing hand and give strength, faith and peace to get through. You are the healing Lord. I pray your hand be the work in the life of Rebecca and her family. God heals, Doctors treat, believe in his healing and power of prayer.

I’m sending my Angels to protect her.

Chady Johnston

March 26, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca and her family.

Samantha and Mark Diamond

March 26, 2021

I may not know you but i know this, when you survive something like this its for a reason. That reason might not be clear to you yet, but don’t wait around for it, seek it. Just know that there are people in your life right now who are happy you are still here regardless of what state you’re in. Thats true love and its a rare thing to experience. Im sorry i couldn’t donate more
-Some guy from Vivian’s high school

Silas Slater

March 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Rebecca. Hoping for a speedy recovery.
Kaylie Amoriello & Family

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers.

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending our prayers, from 1 POB family to another.

Sharon Levine

March 26, 2021

To a speedy recovery!

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending love and support.
Xoxo,
Randi (Levine) Brook

Randi Brook

March 26, 2021

Prayers for you & your family.............

Lillian Tramantano

March 26, 2021

Sending Rebecca and family heartfelt prayers of health, strength and determination!

Love, Sieradski Family

Juliana Sieradski

March 26, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
All my love

Arleen Halper

March 26, 2021

❤️

Liam Gallagher

March 26, 2021

❤️

Taylor Wild

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers for recovery. Stay strong. You’ve got a lot of support.

Sharon Kapusta

March 26, 2021

Sending love, light, and healing. Miracles happen everyday; you will heal.

David Caspi

March 26, 2021

❤️

Evan Catlett

March 26, 2021

Terribly unfair and tragic, one never knows how good they have it until it’s gone. Standing with and praying for you all, stay strong, stay brave, search for light even in the darkest moments.

Sarah Goldfarb

March 26, 2021

Thinking of you and your family. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Jess Miller

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers of healing and strength!

Sharon Schwartz

March 26, 2021

Best wishes for a successful recovery.

Skyler Kessler

March 26, 2021

Prayers and love to Becca

Nicole Z

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers and positive thoughts.

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. We know Rebecca has a long road ahead of her but just know we are here for you ALWAYS. That’s what families are for. Audrey, Scott, Eric, Rebecca and the Alek family, we love you very much.

Elise and Mark Schenkel

March 26, 2021

Prayers for the family

Christine Vitti

March 26, 2021

Wishing you strength and courage in the upcoming days.

Jessica Grant

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers. From a Binghamton family.

Lisa Carmichael

March 26, 2021

Marisa she will be in my prayers.

Rosemary Nucatola

March 26, 2021

Hoping she can return to enjoying life as soon as possible

Michael Petillo

March 26, 2021

Sending Prayers Love and Strength

Dawn Solomon

March 26, 2021

Wishing you a speedy recovery and sending strength and love to the Koltun family ❤️

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Kick that surgeries ass butt

Zach Yang

March 26, 2021

I hope things get better!!!

Kimberly Chabza

March 26, 2021

In honor of Rebecca. I
Praying she gets the desperately needed treatment she needs and deserves

Julie Myers

March 26, 2021

Prayers and thoughts are with Rebecca and your family

The Herman family

Janet Herman

March 26, 2021

Sending strength and love to Rebecca from Matthew Frank and family

Danielle Hoder

March 26, 2021

God Bless!

Nick Mercardante

March 26, 2021

Do not give up.

Peter Quinn

March 26, 2021

Sending so much love to your family during this trying time. Stay strong Rebecca, everyone is rooting for you ❤️

Love,

Marissa & Dave Lucia

Marissa Lucia

March 26, 2021

Wishing Rebecca maximal recovery and strength to her family during this time, - - PhiDE alum

Elizabeth Nicholas

March 26, 2021

God please give Rebecca and her family and friends comfort at this time. From Rob and Donna Grasso

Robert and Donna Grasso

March 26, 2021

Thinking of Audrey and the family at this difficult time. Sending barrels of hope, courage and love.

Gwynn Berney

March 26, 2021

With prayers and hopes for Rebecca's strength.

Christopher Boccia

March 26, 2021

I cannot imagine what this family is going through. My thoughts are with them, especially Rebecca.

Susan Golden

March 26, 2021

Our thoughts are with you as you face this challenge. May you find strength in knowing that others are wishing you well.

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending you and your family positive energy!

Coco Xie

March 26, 2021

Sending love and prayers that your sister has a full recovery

Lisa Stathis

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers to you and your family . Keep fighting beautiful

Arianthe Vangelatos

March 26, 2021

Dearest Audrey and Family,

My strongest prayers are in support of beautiful Rebecca. May she overcome the challenge of recovery with her immense level of strength, determination and resilience.

Love,
Linda Stefanou

Linda Stefanou

March 26, 2021

Prayers and love your way

Maria Pappas

March 26, 2021

Sending thoughts and prayers to Rebecca and the entire family at this time.

Emma Fishbein

March 26, 2021

Sending you love and strength, and keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
With love, The Scheman Family

Wendi Scheman

March 26, 2021

I am praying for you.

Maria McCumiskey

March 26, 2021

We are praying for Rebecca and her family as they cope with and recover from this tragic accident.

With love,
The Hassan Family

Kim Hassan

March 26, 2021

Prayers from a Binghamton family.

Jean Cassidy

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers and positive energy to you and your family!

Kristina Gallo

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers for you and your family from the Gleicher family.

Jessica Gleicher

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers and strength.

Jaclyn Debartolo

March 26, 2021

Love and prayers from another Binghamton University family.

Ann Libera

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers to Rebecca and her family from our Binghamton Bearcat family.

Lisa Hollander

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers from The Lynch Family

Stacey Lynch

March 26, 2021

Sending love and support to the Koltun family.

Kiyana Namdar

March 26, 2021

For Rebecca...sending prayers and hope....

Maureen Gallagher

March 26, 2021

As a mother I am praying for you and your family. I don’t know you but you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May every day you get stronger and stronger.

Sage Augello

March 26, 2021

Prayers are with Rebecca and her family.

Phyllis Fried

March 26, 2021

❤️❤️

Dan Karp

March 26, 2021

Sending infinite amounts of love, prayers, and support to you and your loved ones.

Bonnie Hafling

March 26, 2021

From Ben -
I hope you’re feeling ok and you will get through this.

Aysha Malawaraarachchi

March 26, 2021

Let’s pray for Rebecca every day

James and Cheryll Tuthill

March 26, 2021

We hold your family in our hearts

Shira Grill-Newman

March 26, 2021

Praying for your family and friends ❤️

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending good thoughts, love and prayers to Rebecca and the wonderful Koltun family.. —-Neighbors j&s

Jaci and Steven Osdoby

March 26, 2021

Wishing Rececca a complete refua sh’lema!

Elissa Macher

March 26, 2021

My prayers go out to Rebecca and her family. You will get through this. You are so loved and cherished by your community.

Ciara Murch

March 26, 2021

Sending love and prayers to this family in their time of need ❤️

Nicolette Gardini

March 26, 2021

Sending you strength and healing thoughts.

Vicki and Randy Diamond

March 26, 2021

Dear Scott, Audrey, and Erik,
I am thinking of all of you during this difficult time, most especially Rebecca. I am praying that in time there will be progress and will continue to send positive energy your way. I am so so very sorry for this unfortunate situation but I know from Andrew what an incredible and strong young lady Rebecca is so I will continue to hold out hope that things will get better. Warmest regards Liz

Liz Kirschner

March 26, 2021

Sending thoughts and prayers. Linda and Michelle Levitch

Linda Levitch

March 26, 2021

Our hearts & tears are with you. Many prayers for strength & healing for Rebecca.

AB Grassano

March 26, 2021

I am so sorry, Rebecca. I am thinking of you and wish you well! <3

Victoria Devine

March 26, 2021

Sending strength and prayers to this beautiful girl and her family from a former Poyntelle camper.

Jennifer Kaufman

March 26, 2021

Good luck

Arno C

March 26, 2021

Sending you my thoughts and optimistic for a quick, full recovery!!

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Praying for you <3

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending strength!

Kate Genzer

March 26, 2021

Sending thoughts and prayers to Rebecca and her family - Z Family

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and her family.

Hannah Flynn

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers your way

Daniela Dempsey

March 26, 2021

Dearest Scott Audrey Erik and Rebecca,
Sending you strength love hope prayers and blessings today and always. You and your beautiful family are forever in our hearts.
Love, Rhonda Elliot Ben & Melinda

Elliot & Rhonda Silverberg

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers

STACY BRICKEL

March 26, 2021

Praying for a complete recovery!

Sharon Stochel

March 26, 2021

Sending love to Becca and the entire Koltun family. Thinking of you and praying for a quick recovery every day!!

Ilana Bandler

March 26, 2021

Praying for her recovery.

Ronni Pearce

March 26, 2021

May the Archangels guide you through this trying time , we will continue to light candles daily for your recovery

Nick Rao and Lisa Casagrande

March 26, 2021

a fellow Rebecca here, it’s not much but i’m praying for the best care and i hope each new day brings you closer to a full and speedy recovery. sending my well wishes to your friends and family. you got this Rebecca, show your resilience!!!

Rebecca Humm

March 26, 2021

Being a fellow student at Binghamton, and friends with many SOM students, I just want to send my deepest prayers and condolences. During times like these we may feel lost, confused, scared, but no matter what as long as we keep love and support near and dear and constant, you will overcome this. My thoughts and prayers go out to Rebecca and her family.

Ryan Holder

March 26, 2021

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. We are all pulling for you!

Adam Hatala

March 26, 2021

Sending love to you and your family.

Jillian Dewbury

March 26, 2021

Although, I don’t know you. This type of accident and injury is close to me and one of my worst nightmares. Please keep your hopes high. I believe in you Rebecca.

Leonard Marlow

March 26, 2021

I don’t know her personally but I would just like to donate and wish the best of luck being in nursing I know miracles do happen she’s got this

Julia Lamberson

March 26, 2021

Wishing you a speedy recovery!
The Gordons

Michael Gordon

March 26, 2021

With much love from parents of the Binghamton University community.

Allison Jacques

March 26, 2021

Stay strong the Koltun Family. Our prayers are with you and Rebecca.

Jeannie Tung

March 26, 2021

Our prayers are with you Rebecca for a speedy recovery! Sud Family

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Please help and keep praying and raise awareness !!! It really works !

Marielena Tavarez

March 26, 2021

sending thoughts and prayers

Alvin M

March 26, 2021

May God Bless you during this challenging time. Prayers are wished for a full recovery. Keep the faith. D Natale

Peter Natale

March 26, 2021

Sending strength, positivity and prayers to her and her family.

Dana Mancari

March 26, 2021

Praying for your recovery

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Rebecca was my sisters roommate last year in college and I am so sorry to hear about her accident. Sending so many prayers and hugs.

Jarren Fahey

March 26, 2021

Wishing you and your family strength in this tough time

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

May God Bless you and your family! I'll keep you in my prayers.

Diane York

March 26, 2021

Sending you strength and love.

Victoria Weg

March 26, 2021

Wishing you strength and support during this challenging time.

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Gina Guido

March 26, 2021

Praying for Rebecca.

Laetitia Lang

March 26, 2021

Wishing the best and sending love and positive energy, you are so strong and will get through this, we all believe in you!

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Prayers for this beautiful young lady.

Suzanne Thelian

March 26, 2021

Frank Saya

March 26, 2021

Sending many prayers your way!

Daniel Dimock

March 26, 2021

So sorry to hear about this news. We are thinking about you and praying.

Elan Wurtzel

March 26, 2021

My daughter had many classes last year with Rebecca. We are sending love and prayers to Rebecca and her family. May you have strength and the love of family, friends and even strangers to carry you during this difficult journey.

Karine Ferro

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers and strength to you and your family. - Mel Calikusu

Melis Calikusu

March 26, 2021

Sending so much love to you and your family Becca!

John Pennisi

March 26, 2021

Sending you so much love and always thinking about you <3

Alexa Baum

March 26, 2021

Sending love and prayers for a full recovery

Judith Israel

March 26, 2021

Erik and family - so so terribly sorry to hear this. You are in my thoughts and prayers and we are all rallying behind you and Rebecca!

Abby Lavelle

March 26, 2021

Dear Rebecca:
Best of luck. Get well soon. Stay strong and positive. Our prayers and throughs is with you and your family.
Yvonne Yeung, (POB's family)

Yvonne Yeung

March 26, 2021

Our thoughts and heartfelt prayers for your recovery. Fight hard!

The Sheinwald's

March 26, 2021

We had a family member suffer a similar injury. We will be thinking of you.

Adam Menkes

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers and strength to Rebecca and her family.

Tricia Loria

March 26, 2021

Rebecca is such a beautiful girl. I will pray for her everyday for a speedy recovery.

LORI COURTESIS

March 26, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and the entire Koltun family.

David Herrmann

March 26, 2021

Sending your family prayers and hope.

Shari Rosenblatt

March 26, 2021

May the One who blessed our ancestors —
Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
Matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah —
bless and heal the one who is ill:
Rebecca Aleck Koltun
May the Holy Blessed One
overflow with compassion upon her,
to restore her, to heal her,
to strengthen her, to enliven her.
The One will send her, speedily,
a complete healing —
healing of the soul and healing of the body —
along with all the ill, among the people of Israel and all humankind,
soon, speedily, without delay, and let us all say: Amen!

Ilana Sussman

March 26, 2021

Here to support you and sending healing prayers, love and strength to you and your family. ♥️ Jill Pfeiffer and family

Jill Pfeiffer

March 26, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and the entire Koltun Family.

Dave Herrmann

March 26, 2021

Praying for you and your family. Get well

Maurice Moodie

March 26, 2021

Sending love and hugs!!

Sophia Zarate

March 26, 2021

My daughter was a college friend a year ahead, we are sending our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
The Reisner Family

Annamaria Reisner

March 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and Family.

Alyssa Feller

March 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Get well soon ❤️

Vincy Mathew

March 26, 2021

Our heart and wishes are with Rebecca and other unfortunate individuals.

Barbara Bleimann

March 26, 2021

I pray that the medical care needed will be amply provided for.
joniandfriends.org is a site that could provide information and help. Joni was paralyzed in an accident when she was 17 years old. Her site provides immense resources through hardships. As her site says, sharing hope through hardship.

Martha Oblitas

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers, love, and strength to Rebbeca and your family. Want to help in any way we can.

The Berger family—Beth, Rich, Ali and Jamie

Beth Berger

March 26, 2021

Sending love and hope!

Nicole Nardone

March 26, 2021

Rebecca, Scott, Audrey & Erik, sending you love and healing thoughts.

Jodi Sider

March 26, 2021

Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Wishing you all the best in your recovery!

Olena Trojanowski

March 26, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Brooke Harrington

March 26, 2021

We are all thinking of you, praying for you, supporting you, and loving you every step of this journey!! Your strength and resilience is unmatched. We love you!

- Madison Einhorn, Emily Gerbavsits, & Colleen Germain

Colleen Germain

March 26, 2021

Praying for your family and for a complete recovery to full mobility.

Alyssa Glazer

March 26, 2021

Thoughts and prayers for your family

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca and her family.

Margaret Kuzma

March 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Yardeni Family

lisa yardeni

March 26, 2021

Sending thoughts and prayers to Rebecca and her family.

Celeste Pereira

March 26, 2021

Dear Rebecca - We are praying for your recovery - we love you. Gerry, Gail, Willow, and Avery

Gerald Brooks

March 26, 2021

Warren and Helen are long time friends of my mom, Mary. I’m so sorry to hear of Rebecca’s accident.

Meredith Kelly

March 26, 2021

Praying for you and your entire family

Gayle Rotto

March 26, 2021

Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Amelia Melnick

March 26, 2021

Sending lots of love and support to Becca and her family.

Nicole Gluckman

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers to your family <3

Loren Spera

March 26, 2021

May Gods Peace give you strength. Praying you will overcome. Love, Christianne Johnston.❤️

Christianne Johnston

March 26, 2021

Prayers for your family

Nadine Schiffer

March 26, 2021

Hoping Rebecca gets the help and support she needs to recover.

Melanie Bucholtz

March 26, 2021

Our thoughts are with the Koltun family.

-The Gabalski Family

Arielle Gabalski

March 26, 2021

❤️

Lisa King

March 26, 2021

Sending love and prayers ❤️

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers to Rebecca and family
The Kirschner family

Jodi Kirschner

March 26, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and the entire Koltun Family - Tom Ferry, Karen Stoia and Heidi Bell

Tom Ferry

March 26, 2021

Sending our love and healing prayers!

David / Joni Spielberg

March 26, 2021

Sending Rebecca, Erik and their family strength and love.

Sara Egosi

March 26, 2021

All of our prayers for a full recovery. We wish you all strength to get through this.

Lydia Wieselthier

March 26, 2021

Praying for your recovery❤️

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers for healing to all who are suffering

Karen Bressner

March 26, 2021

Sending best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Lisa Stein

March 26, 2021

Sending strength and love during this difficult time. ❤️

Ruth Damon

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers and hugs and love to the entire family!

Donna and Ira Hyman

March 26, 2021

Thinking of you and your family.

Evelyn & Bob Genshaft

Evelyn Genshaft

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers to Rebecca for God to lay his healing hands on her. And prayers for the medical team who will be with her during her recovery.

Nancy Rogers

March 26, 2021

❤️

Madeline Frankel

March 26, 2021

Our prayers are with the Koltun family.

Dara Iryami

March 26, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and her family ❤️

Jen Mechanic

March 26, 2021

Sharing support for the entire family, from a fellow Binghamton graduate.

LoriAnn Newman

March 26, 2021

I don't know Rebecca but I am praying for her and her family to have a speedy recovery.

Aida Cakalli

March 26, 2021

Hi Kolton Family - I came across your story through a friend of a friend; my father Peter had the same injury as Rebecca. I hope you can all continue to find happiness in the challenges. Be well.

Griffin Weiler

March 26, 2021

Sending Positive Thoughts and Prayers to Rebecca and Family

Beth Zwerin

March 26, 2021

From the Epler Family

Ellen Epler

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers

Frank Galgano

March 26, 2021

Sending you strength, thoughts and prayers

Bernadette Bunsis

March 26, 2021

Praying for strength for all and a miracle

Melissa Kivo

March 26, 2021

Sending you strength and support from the POBSC community.

POBSC GU10 Blazers

March 26, 2021

Mm

Janice Paone

March 26, 2021

Hope for a speedy recovery

Mark and Andrea Richman

March 26, 2021

I don’t know Rebecca or the family but my fiancé suffered a spinal cord injury in 2019 so this hits home for us. The road ahead is tough and we are praying for you and your family’s strength. If there’s anything we can do to help please reach out.

Joanna Puzakulics

March 26, 2021

Thinking of Rebecca and her family , sending positive thoughts and prayers

Shelley Schaffer

March 26, 2021

Sending you strength, love and big prayers!

Nikki Levy

March 26, 2021

Sending constant prayers to Rebecca and her family. Keep fighting beautiful girl <3

Olivia Vigiletti

March 26, 2021

Thinking of your family at this time and sending prayers your way.

Joelle Roberts

March 26, 2021

I learned of this from one of your neighbors. Sending healing and love from North Carolina.

Susan McCarson

March 26, 2021

Praying for this family.

Kathy Lamantia

March 26, 2021

Praying for a miracle. Stay strong,!

Jo Arcuri

March 26, 2021

Best wishes to the Koltun family

Helaine Gutterman

March 26, 2021

Sending lots of love to you Rebecca, Erik, and whole Koltun family! Here for you every step :)

Kelsey Horowitz

March 26, 2021

sending prayers and positive thoughts.

Megan DaSilva

March 26, 2021

Sending so much love and healing to Rebecca and her whole family. I had her as a camper in sports camp when she was a little girl

Robyn Borko

March 26, 2021

Sendin prayers to the Koltun Family.

Hannah Dworkin

March 26, 2021

Sending our thoughts and prayers.

Debra Stone-Tonelli

March 26, 2021

Hoping for a Miracle!

Sue Butner

March 26, 2021

I don't know Rebecca but I am praying for her to have a miraculous recovery and am confident that she will. Stay strong and never give up. You got this!

Eric Slater

March 26, 2021

Sending my thoughts and prayers!

Robert Ades

March 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Patti, Ilan, Emily & Shaun Kapla

Kapla Family

March 26, 2021

Sending love and prayers The Traub Family

Karen Traub

March 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Rebecca.

Chris Morris

March 26, 2021

Prayers for a miraculous recovery and strength for this family.

Jeanine Amore

March 26, 2021

Best of luck in your recuperation

Hindy Giron

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers to Rebecca and her family

Emma Richman

March 26, 2021

Our prayers and hopes are for Rebecca

GG Kopilak

March 26, 2021

Praying for you and your family!

Alison Greenspon

March 26, 2021

Praying for Rebecca❤️

Carla Karen

March 26, 2021

Our hearts go out to Rebecca and her family - sending love and strength

Robyn Ungar

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers

Tina Rosen

March 26, 2021

sending our support

robyn finn

March 26, 2021

May God bless you and grant you a speedy recovery.

Brian and Deanna Marmor

March 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Arlene and Ronnie Pickus

Arlene and Ronnie Pickus

March 26, 2021

Sending our prayers.

Theresa Dara

March 26, 2021

Prayers for speedy recovery

Heide Silverstein

March 26, 2021

You are in our prayers

Ronald Waldman

March 26, 2021

My family and I cannot know how you all feel, but we can send prayers and hope for your beautiful daughter.

Tracy Meyers

March 26, 2021

Sending so much love and prayers at this time. Stay strong, we are thinking of you.
With love,
The Jenkins Family

Amanda Jenkins

March 26, 2021

Sending much love and prayers!!

Sabrina Balducci

March 26, 2021

Praying fervently for this young woman!

Tiffany Smitelli

March 26, 2021

Love and prayers for continued healing and strength

Susan Fleming

March 26, 2021

Stay strong
-shoeplex member

Sy Nguyen

March 26, 2021

Sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers.
The Jakobs family

Linda Jakobs

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers

Jessica Fain

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Prayers for the whole family!

Monita Bijoriya

March 26, 2021

Any Friend of the Leibowitz Family is a friend of mine. All the best on the road to recovery.

Larisa Love Chaleff

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers for continued healing and recovery and for comfort and strength for the family.

JUDONN DESHIELDS

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers ❤️

Sherry Scarcella

March 26, 2021

Strong prayers and healing energy sent

Don Tony Zevicci

March 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and her family. May strength and determination, along with lots of love, help Rebecca through this very challenging time.

The Betz family

March 26, 2021

Sending love and prayers

Kelsey Fritsch

March 26, 2021

Praying for your recovery.

Janet Sarter

March 26, 2021

Praying for you, Rebecca! Miracles do happen.

Will Cooper

March 26, 2021

Wishing improvement for Rebecca! -Bing Alum

Adam Stein

March 26, 2021

I may not know you, in fact, I hardly know the person who shared this campaign. What I do know is that while the challenges and obstacles ahead of you will be difficult, you are not alone. All of us; family, friends, strangers, we're all rooting for you.

Brian Moth

March 26, 2021

Praying for Rebeccas full recovery!

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Stay strong.

- a Bing alumni

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
...Mara and Andy Bader

Mara and Andy Bader

March 26, 2021

Sending lots of prayers to Rebecca and family.

The Brogna Family

Sophia Brogna

March 26, 2021

praying for you and your family❤️

Skylar Roa

March 26, 2021

For Rebecca Koltun
From Jordann, Cassidy and Annmarie Lewis

Jordann , Cassidy and Annmarie Lewis

March 26, 2021

Prayers for a speedy recovery

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

I have a nephew who broke his neck diving into a pool at a 16th birthday party. He has been a quadriplegic for 18 years. It’s a terrible tragedy and devastating to all who know this girl. I pray for you all.

Linda Vallone

March 26, 2021

Love and prayers to Rebecca and her family

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Erik - thinking of you, your sister, and the rest of your family during this unimaginably difficult time.

Jose Pasiliao

March 26, 2021

Praying for a speedy recovery!

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Praying for a speedy and thorough recovery.

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Praying for strength, hope and recovery for this young lady. Thinking of her and her family during this time. ❤️

Riley Burns

March 26, 2021

Keep fighting

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

I am so sorry this happened. Sending love and prayers for Becca and your family and hope for a strong recovery ❤️

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

We are on your side

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

I hope you get well soon! I wish you lots of health love joy and support!

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending love to the Koltun family and Rebecca.

Eva and Eddie Kaplan

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers, love, and positive thoughts to you and your family Rebecca ❤️

Melissa Friedman

March 26, 2021

I am so sorry and I hope you reach your goal

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending my love and prayers

Sydnei Moodie

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers

Debbie Gershow-Lindell

March 26, 2021

Stay strong sweet Becca, sending love and prayers ❤️❤️❤️

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers and love ❤️

Carlee Rizzo

March 26, 2021

I pray for Rebecca and her family. I remember her as being a brilliant student during my time at Binghamton. She seemed to always have such a bright smile on her face

Lea Romano

March 26, 2021

Rebecca, Audrey, Scott, Erik,
You are in our thoughts every day. Sending our love.

Susan and Alan Steinberg

March 26, 2021

Sending all of my prayers your way ♥️ God bless you!

Amanda Epp

March 26, 2021

MY PRAYERS ARE FOR REBECCA AND HER FAMILY, MAY GOD GIVE YOU THE STRENGTH YOU NEED TO COPE WITH THIS TRAGEDY. GOD IS AWESOME AND ONLY HE KNOWS YOUR FUTURE, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, MIRACLES HAPPEN EVERYDAY.

Mary Ferrato

March 26, 2021

Sending my thoughts and prayers

Krista DiResta

March 26, 2021

Please check out the Travis Roy Foundation, they do so much to help the SCI community. Also please check out Spaulding Rehab Center in Massachusetts, they do amazing work.

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Praying for Rebecca. Stay strong. ❤️❤️❤️

Stacy Peskin

March 26, 2021

I am praying for your recovery.

Jack Lawman

March 26, 2021

Rebecca and her family are in my prayers

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending all the support in the world, and wishing you and your family nothing but the best moving forward.

Armando Gonzalez

March 26, 2021

Sending thoughts and prayers ❤️

Noelle Summo

March 26, 2021

Keep fighting Rebecca, you got this!! Sending love and prayers for a quick recovery!!! ❤️

-David Montag

Montag Family

March 26, 2021

Much love and support for you, Rebecca❤️

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending you love and prayers.

Viktoriya Manolova

March 26, 2021

You’re in our thoughts.

Axelrod Family

March 26, 2021

Sending you prayers and love for you and your family.

Grace Hahn

March 26, 2021

Sending love and strength to a fellow skiier from Long Island ♥️

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

God should bless you with a full healing and painless recovery and you should live a long and happy life!

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending positive vibes and healing thoughts to Rebecca. Our love and prayers are with the Koltun family.

The Picard Family

Gabrielle Picard

March 26, 2021

I didn't know her, but I can only imagine the pain that she/her family must be going through right now. Praying for her recovery and for the wellbeing of her family. Keep hope alive.

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Praying for you

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

We are absolutely heartbroken by the news of this tragic accident. We love Rebecca, Erik, and the Koltun family so much and we're so sorry this happened.

Andrea Grassano

March 26, 2021

Sending all my love and support. You are an amazing person and friend Becca, I am here for you through this difficult time❤️

Nicole Emma And Family

March 26, 2021

Wishing you the best.

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Keeping Rebecca and the Koltun family in our thoughts and prayers.

The Friedman family

Michael Friedman

March 26, 2021

Sending all my love and prayers to Rebecca and family. Wishing you strength and positivity during this time.

Annie Teri

March 26, 2021

You are in our thoughts and prayers!!

Marnie Cohen

March 26, 2021

Sending love, hope and prayers to Rebecca and her family.

The Gonson family

Elise Gonson

March 26, 2021

Our hearts, prayers and well wishes are with you all.

The Alter Family

Esther Alter

March 26, 2021

Love for you and yours, Erik!

Ricky Anderson

March 26, 2021

I Never met you but I’ll keep you in my thoughts. I wish I could donate more

Rav Carlotti

March 26, 2021

Father we pray for Rebecca as she recovers from the injury to her spine. We pray for healing. We pray that funds will be raised to pay for all of her medical and rehab. We pray for her and her family as they deal with this life changing event. May they trust in you. May Your peace fill their hearts and minds. In Jesus\'s precious name we pray Amen

Blen Darrah

March 26, 2021

Keeping Rebecca in my prayers❤️

Cristian Vicente

March 26, 2021

Sending love to the Koltun family and Rebecca

Miriam Schulman

March 26, 2021

Please get well soon Becca <3 we are pulling for you!

Sam Backner

March 26, 2021

Praying for her recovery

Karen Bazakos

March 26, 2021

Sending thoughts and love

Remi Roslewicz

March 26, 2021

My family and I are keeping you and your family in our thoughts every day, Becca❤️

Maddie Abreu

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers and love your way

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Wishing love, patience, hope, perseverance and health for Rebecca and the whole family. I hope you all thrive in the face of this enormous challenge.

Nora Hyland

March 26, 2021

Praying for a fast recovery

Ladan and Edmond Firooz

March 26, 2021

My heart and prayers go out to Rebecca and her family

Melissa Ortega

March 26, 2021

Sending love and prayers

Adrian Mellina

March 26, 2021

Sending hope and prayers.

The Sirianni Family

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers and I know Plainview will be there for you

Robin Kaufman

March 26, 2021

Prayers for strength, hope and healing.

Nicole Spitzer

March 26, 2021

Sending a lot of love to Rebecca and her family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing nothing but the best for you. You seem like a truly incredible girl!

Rebecca Weiner

March 26, 2021

G-d help you Rebecca

Darlene Baker

March 26, 2021

Rebecca I am praying for you ❤️ Stay strong.

Hayley Ban

March 26, 2021

Rebecca is one of the strongest and bold people I know. She is a warrior. All of my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family ❤️

Areeb Khan

March 26, 2021

Best and most healing wishes

Katie Claire

March 26, 2021

Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers

Barbara, Jonathan, Eric and Jared Klein

Barbara Klein

March 26, 2021

Sending all of our love. The Mastorides Family

Michael Mastorides

March 26, 2021

Sending our warmest wishes to Rebecca and the entire Koltun Family for continued strength during this difficult time.

The Hauser Family,
Carol, Alan, Marissa and Jessica.

Carol Hauser

March 26, 2021

Sending all our love and prayers and strength to Rebecca and her entire family.

Felissa Allard

March 26, 2021

Sending lots of healing energy and positive light to Rebecca as she embarks on her recovery.

Hannah Van Ronk

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers and healing energy

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Our prayers for your recovery

Jessica Kalpakis

March 26, 2021

Never give up. Best wishes in your recovery.

The Reiss Family

Tim Reiss

March 26, 2021

Wishing you hope and strength to get you and your family through this difficult time. Sending you lots of love and support.
Love Stephanie, Jon & Brielle

Stephanie Lewis

March 26, 2021

Sending healing thoughts and prayers!!

Pamela Linnemann

March 26, 2021

Caroline Scarpaci and Nikki Kaz

Caroline Scarpaci

March 26, 2021

Sending love and healing prayers to Rebecca and her family.

Rochelle Flowers

March 26, 2021

So sorry to hear this- sending strength and healing energy.

Mikaela Holt

March 26, 2021

Sending love and prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun Family.

Yanjie Yu

March 26, 2021

You are in my thoughts and prayers, hope you get better soon.

Rochelle Gilder

March 26, 2021

Sending love and prayers, Chad, Alyx, Stacey and David Lewis

David Lewis

March 26, 2021

For Rebecca’s speedy recovery.

Best of luck in your challenges ahead.

Melissa, Barry, Mike and Henry Levine

Melissa Levine

March 26, 2021

Sending our love and keeping you all in our thoughts ❤️

Love,
Marlee & Joe

Marlee Shnitkin

March 26, 2021

Strength, healing, and all that you wish for - we hope that each of these comes to you.
Steve Migden and Sherry Henig

Steve & Sherry Migden

March 26, 2021

My heart goes out to the entire Koltun family during this difficult time. Wishing Rebecca a successful surgery and a refuah shlema.

Laura Miller

March 26, 2021

We are keeping Rebecca in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken and Maria Heinz Family

March 26, 2021

You & your family are in our prayers.

Ryan Tinter

March 26, 2021

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending strength your way during this difficult time.

Erica Corwin

Erica Corwin

March 26, 2021

Sending love ❤️

Joyce Gallo

March 26, 2021

Wishing and praying for a refuah shleima for Rebecca Koltun.

Judi Brenner Wieder

March 26, 2021

All my prayers go to you!! I have full faith in your recovery

Melissa O'Mara

March 26, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca and her whole family.

Rosemarie Davidson

March 26, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and her family. Wishing Rebecca a speedy recovery

David Akrish

March 26, 2021

Praying for your family during this difficult time. The Montes Family

Patty Montes

March 26, 2021

Sending love & prayers

Joanna Karp

March 26, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and your family

Bryant Powers

March 26, 2021

We are praying for you.

Stephanie Martin

March 26, 2021

Thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and your family. Stay strong, have faith

Mitchell K

March 26, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and her family

Linda Lizo

March 26, 2021

Sending love, strength and prayers for this family and Rebecca

Karen Brandow

March 26, 2021

Prayers for Jessica amd her family

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

praying for Becca and her family to stay strong during this difficult time

Hebba

March 26, 2021

We send our hope, love and positive thoughts to your family.

Leslie Sattler

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers and positive vibes to Rebecca and her family. Stay strong and have faith.

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

friend of a friend. praying that your family is able to grieve the losses well and be surrounded in the blessings of community. would Rebecca continue to dream and hope as she heals.

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers

Gabriella Maher

March 26, 2021

Praying for Rebecca ❤️

Jackie O’Brien

March 26, 2021

Sending so much love, prayers, and healing thoughts to Rebecca and her family❤️

Isabelle Oppenheim

March 26, 2021

Keeping Becca and her family in my thoughts and prayers.

Lauren Cohen

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers.

Laura Cardello

March 26, 2021

Rebecca was one of my campers for many years and it’s heartbreaking to know this happened to her. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

Matt Cooper

March 26, 2021

Praying for a miracle for this sweet girl and her family.

Lila Kashou McKenna

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers to you and your family.

Samantha Weiser

March 26, 2021

We are praying for you and your family. Steve, Carrie, Lauren and Allie Cohen

Steve & Carrie Cohen

March 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.....

Adrienne Frankel

March 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time
- The Furman's

Meredith Furman

March 26, 2021

Stay strong! Thinking of you and your family❤️

Tyler Spellman

March 26, 2021

We are praying for Rebecca’s speedy recovery. We are so sorry this happened.

Fern Akrish

March 26, 2021

❤️

Alyssa Amarante

March 26, 2021

We’ll keep you and your family in our prayers.

Eric Choe

March 26, 2021

Prayers for the Koltun family.

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Wishing you a speedy recovery! ❤️

Codi Calagna

March 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and her family!

Joy Eletto

March 26, 2021

Rebecca and family,
Although we haven't met, I heard about the accident through Marina and will be sending positive thoughts your way.
- Victoria

Victoria Schulman

March 26, 2021

❤️❤️

Hubert Zhou

March 26, 2021

I’m so sorry that you’ve had to endure this Rebecca. Praying for a full recovery and sending my best wishes! Stay strong!!

- Jared (friend of a friend)

Jared Thampan

March 26, 2021

Praying for a miracle for you and your family.

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending you and your family love, prayers, and strength.

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

sending all my prayers

talia lifschutz

March 26, 2021

With our love & prayers for strength during this incredibly difficult journey.

Jennifer Meyer

March 26, 2021

Praying for your recovery!

Julie Kessler

March 26, 2021

Rebecca is in my prayers.

Susan McLaughlin

March 26, 2021

Im so sorry for what happened. Stay strong.

Michael Reynolds

March 26, 2021

Sending so much love and strength to one of my favorite teammates! I know you are a strong and resilient fighter, (I have seen it on the field) and I know you can get through this!

Skylar Schneider

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers for Rebecca❤️

Anne Panzarella

March 26, 2021

Keeping Rebecca and the Koltun family in my thoughts and prayers!

Michelle Schneider

March 26, 2021

Hi, I’m a friend of Jess Chasan. She had excellent things to say about you. Wishing you the best.

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending my prayers for healing for Rebecca and the Koltun family.

-Karen Unterlack

Jessica Unterlack

March 26, 2021

Some flowers go through all of summer dreading the fact that they will wither by winter, but the most beautiful flowers get through the winter knowing that they will bloom by summer. I hope and pray that this can provide a bit of help to you and your family through this tough winter, so that someday soon you can bloom brighter than ever

-A fellow Bearcat

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Hello, my family! We love you all and are always and forever in support of you all. May healing and strength from HaShem be blessed to you all. -Aaron and Kim

Aaron Via

March 26, 2021

Praying for your recovery. You got this Becca❤️

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending you all the healing vibes in the universe

Paul Phoa

March 26, 2021

Praying for you Rebecca and family !
BSMART misses you !

Lina Begdache

March 26, 2021

My prayers are with you. I have a son your age and it breaks my heart to read about your accident. Its okay if your mom cries all the time, I would. Stay well.

francine berger

March 26, 2021

Wishing the best <3

Pranay Rana

March 26, 2021

Sending love and strength to Rebecca and the Koltun Family.

The Schear Family

Danielle Schear

March 26, 2021

Best Orgo TA and Tutor Ever

David Wong

March 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything you need please let us know.

Jeff Ellis & Amy Slear
Belaray Derm

Jeffrey Ellis

March 26, 2021

Best of luck with your surgury.

Joseph BALSAM

March 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Debbie Hecht

March 26, 2021

Hi Rebecca we don't know each other but I am a friend of alyssa stricklands from Ireland and I heard your story and wanted to just help out. I wish you a speedy recovery ☘️

Dean Levins

March 26, 2021

Healing prayers sent your way.

Elyse Klein

March 26, 2021

Sending my thoughts and prayers

Arin Klein

March 26, 2021

Sending thoughts and prayers

Julianne and Miguel Roman

March 26, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and the Koltun family!

Emily Martin

March 26, 2021

Praying for a full recovery ❤️❤️❤️ If you need anything please reach out to me or anyone in my family!!

Matthew Gusman

March 26, 2021

I and our family pray for a full recovery. Our prayers are with you daily. The Gusman Family

Cari Gusman

March 26, 2021

Praying for your recovery and strength for the days ahead.

Tata Isler

March 26, 2021

Stay strong!

Ilan Friedman

March 26, 2021

We love you Becca!!!!! ❤️❤️

Melissa Murphy

March 26, 2021

Rebecca, although we've never met I'm wishing you success in your rehabilitation efforts. Even though your life has changed drastically, you seem like a fighter! You've got this!

-a friend of a friend!

Jessica Conklin

March 26, 2021

My cousin when he was 21 suffered a C4 SCI. He is now doing really great! I will have you in my prayers.

maura l

March 26, 2021

Sending love and strength to Rebecca and her family.

Alison Middleton

March 26, 2021

My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Becca at our impromptu wedding in Antigua. She was an absolute joy to be around and truly made our time with her fun and unforgettable. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️❤️

Melissa and Michael Murphy

March 26, 2021

Sending love

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending thoughts and prayers

The Salwen Family

Gil Salwen

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers to you all. If you need anything just call anytime.

Brian Dale Jenna and Rachel Goerke

March 26, 2021

Refua shleima!!!

Ella Romano

March 26, 2021

Sending all of our love and support, Love Michelle, Gino and Valentina Carteron-Kelban

michelle kelban

March 26, 2021

So sorry to hear. Sending my thoughts and prayers.

Max Garbus

March 26, 2021

Sending many prayers for Rebecca and the Koltun Family.

Michele, Allan, Dylan and Tyler Burd

Michele Burd

March 26, 2021

Sending love and prayers ❤️

Anonymous

March 26, 2021

Sending love ❤️

Lindsey Metselaar

March 26, 2021

Thinking of Rebecca and her family during this difficult time

Lisa Sokobin

March 26, 2021

Sending love

Skylar Clemens

March 26, 2021

Thinking of you all everyday...sending love

Allison Mekhoubad

March 26, 2021

Keeping Rebecca in my thoughts and prayers.

Lindsay Dower

March 26, 2021

Sending love and prayers!

Amanda Koenigsberg

March 26, 2021

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers! Sending love and strength your way! Stay strong Becca! ❤️ -Coach Torre

Danielle Torre

March 26, 2021

Dear Becca, Audrey, Scott and Erik,

We are sending much love your way...

Karen, Jon, Ben and Dani Pollard

Karen Jason

March 26, 2021

Sending prayers to the family

Wendy Strum

March 26, 2021

Sending our prayers out to Rebecca and her entire family!!!!

pam robbins

March 26, 2021

Praying for Rebecca ❤️

Michelle Blaifeder

March 25, 2021

Praying for a miracle for a full recovery.

Robin Gillman

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time . Rebecca, we hope the support of all your friends and family give you the strength you need for your recovery. XOXO - The Goldbaums

Linda and Andy Goldbaum

March 25, 2021

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Sending all of my love to your family during this time.

Samantha Warner

March 25, 2021

Becca,
It has been an absolute honor to be your roommate. Your presence lights up every room you're in. You're the most kind-hearted, intelligent, dedicated human being we've ever met. Over the past year our house has finally become a home, and a big part of us becoming a family is you. Thank you for pushing us to step outside our comfort zones and forcing us to be social. We miss the peanut butter smudges all over the kitchen, and obsessing over groceries together. You are one of the brightest lights and you will continue to shine your light on others. We will continue to be by your side through every step of the way -- until you get sick of us of course ;). We love you and are praying everyday for your healing. We can't wait to see you soon.
Love you forever,
51 Oak <3
Dori, Marina, Marisa, Medgine, Morgan and Vivian.

Morgan Noon

March 25, 2021

You are in my heart and prayers.

Love,
Trisha Ninivaggi

Patricia Ninivaggi

March 25, 2021

Praying for you all

Morgan Kay

March 25, 2021

Sending our thoughts and prayers to Rebecca, Audrey, Scott and Erik
Love Karen, Mitch , Emily and Elizabeth ❤️

Karen Korn

March 25, 2021

Sending love to Rebecca... Audrey we are here for you, be strong!!
Love
The Portugal Family from Syosset, NY

The Portugal Family From Syosset

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers for strength and healing during this difficult time.
The Sansaricq Family

Kyle Sansaricq

March 25, 2021

Sending our support, thoughts and prayers.

Scott Agulnick

March 25, 2021

We are so incredibly sorry to hear about Rebecca. Please know we are thinking of you and are sending you so much love and positive energy

Rachel, Nancy, Michael Feldman

March 25, 2021

My prayers and love goes out to Rebecca and the Koltun family. She will overcome this <3

Christian Guevara

March 25, 2021

My prayers are with you and your family.

Ruth Kravit

March 25, 2021

Dear Koltun Family,

Sending our best wishes to you. Your family is in our thoughts.

Adi,Yael and Ayal Segal

Yael,Ayal and Adi Segal

March 25, 2021

❤️❤️❤️

Gabby Cornelious

March 25, 2021

You are in our prayers

Angela Hoffman

March 25, 2021

Love you and miss you :)

Allison Regan

March 25, 2021

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Jordan Mankes

March 25, 2021

Sending support from Dori and Jerry Brenner, Dave's parents.
Our extended family sends their thoughts and prayers.

Judith Brenner

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and her family

The Orfinger Family

Samantha Orfinger

Samantha Orfinger

March 25, 2021

Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

So thankful Binghamton brought us together, praying for you. Love, Carolyn Johnston.

Carolyn Johnston

March 25, 2021

Praying for this young woman and her family

Amy Smith

March 25, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and the entire Koltun family.

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Praying everyday for Becca and the Koltun family. For healing and strength. You are in our thoughts ❤️❤️❤️

The Noon Family

March 25, 2021

Prayers to you and your family. STAY STRONG

David Mendelson

March 25, 2021

You are one of the strongest people I know Becca, You will get through this ❤️

Liam Tarzy

March 25, 2021

Sending my love to Rebecca and her family ❤️

Cami Kelly

March 25, 2021

Keeping Rebecca & family in my thoughts and prayers ♥️

Elizabeth Dower

March 25, 2021

Sending my best wishes to you.

Avery Schildhaus

March 25, 2021

Love you Becca! Sending all love and positive energy to you and your family ❤️❤️❤️

Angela Lagnese

March 25, 2021

Sending thoughts and prayers to Rebecca and her family

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Sending love and positive healing energy and thoughts to Rebecca and her family.

Joanne Ethe

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers and support from Cleveland, Ohio.

Amy Cantor

March 25, 2021

Prayers

Nancy Leib

March 25, 2021

Becca,

You are so strong. Praying for you and your family as well as your healing & recovery.

Nefia Chacko

March 25, 2021

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Andrew Wolf

March 25, 2021

We Love You Becca! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! All Our Love June,Ken,Brett,and Maddy

June Levine

March 25, 2021

Sending our thoughts and prayers to Rebecca and her family

Molly Dauman

March 25, 2021

Thinking of you and your family.

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Aimee & I met Rebecca at a friends wedding this year and spent the weekend together. She was so sweet and full of life. Rebecca we are praying for you and your family.

Frank & Aimee Esposito

March 25, 2021

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Sending you love and strength.

Brooke Sufrin

March 25, 2021

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Get well soon.

Cary & Alan Cohn

March 25, 2021

I’m so sorry, wishing the best for treatment and recovery

Stephen Taylor

March 25, 2021

Keeping you in our thoughts during Becca’s recovery. From Edie Lindabury’s parents.

Jennifer Taylor

March 25, 2021

Sending Becca love and prayers of healing and strength from the entire Cusanelli family. Scott, Audrey and Erik, you are in our prayers as you prepare to bring Becca home. Her light can’t be dimmed - it’s too powerful.

Joan Cusanelli

March 25, 2021

Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Victoria Buonpane

March 25, 2021

Every day is a sunny day even if it’s raining outside.

Mitchell Feldman

March 25, 2021

Sending love, light, and healing wishes to you and your family. The Behar’s

Shari Behat

March 25, 2021

Any friend of Tara's... Sending best wishes!

W Houston Dougharty

March 25, 2021

Will be keeping Rebecca & family in my thoughts and prayers.

Nicole Markell

March 25, 2021

Wishing you strength during this difficult time. Stay positive and keep “fighting”!!
G-d bless you!!

Yvonne Melnitsky

March 25, 2021

The Koltuns are some of the nicest people I have ever met. You will all be in my thoughts and my heart on a daily basis. Erika, Jake and I will be hoping for positive things for you in the coming weeks and months. We are sending you a lot of love, hope, resiliency and all of our best wishes. The Teich family

Sue and Erika Teich

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers

Patricia Conti

March 25, 2021

Praying for Rebecca's recovery.

With love.

The Marianos

Arthur Mariano

March 25, 2021

Rebecca and her family are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time... Sending wishes for strength and recovery day by day...

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Thoughts and prayers with Becca and her family!

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Sending love and best wishes to the entire Koltun family.

Marley O’Donnell

March 25, 2021

Our Loving Thoughts & Prayers Are With You We Love You ❤️The Azougi Family

Robin Azougi

March 25, 2021

Sending love, light, and healing wishes to you and your family. The Behar’s

Shari Behat

March 25, 2021

Sending all our love and prayers to Rebecca and her Family.

Love, The Saulle Family

Carolyn Saulle

March 25, 2021

Sending good thoughts for the journey ahead

Gianna Deni

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayer are with you. Sending you love, strength and hope to all of you. xoxo
Michelle and David

Michelle and David Shnitkin

March 25, 2021

Don’t give up hope. We’re thinking of you all in this challenging time.
-McClane family

Kevin McClane and family

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers and support to you and your family!

Danny Moon

March 25, 2021

Becca you are in our thoughts and prayers <3

Mark Kalish

March 25, 2021

Sending love❤️

Torey Kouril

March 25, 2021

Sending thoughts and prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun Family❤️

From,
Ken, Glenda, Jillian, and Melanie Golubow

Glenda Golubow

March 25, 2021

Thinking of you and your family♥️♥️.

Noah Ries

March 25, 2021

Continued prayers for Rebecca and her family.

anne gebhardt

March 25, 2021

I hope Becca gets better soon! Prayers for her and family.

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

The Sack family is sending our thoughts and prayers

Nancy Sack

March 25, 2021

Prayers for her & her family. ❤️

Lauren Humensky

March 25, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and family

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Sending love, thoughts and prayers to the Koltun family

David, Eileen and Jessica Zinn

March 25, 2021

Thinking of you and your family during this time. Sending our prayers❤️
-the Gentiles

Ashley Gentile

March 25, 2021

Sending Becca and her family my thoughts and prayers!

Peter Germain

March 25, 2021

Praying for Becca and her family

Travis Ardin

March 25, 2021

God bless you and your family. May your family have hope for Rachel to get better, and the strength to hold on until she does.

The Glattman Family

Abigail Glattman

March 25, 2021

Sending love and strength to the Koltun Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Badeer Family

Nancy Badeer

March 25, 2021

Praying for your family

Sharon Lent

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and the Koltun Family

Laura and Taylor Arma

March 25, 2021

Stay strong❤️❤️

Hallie Arnold

March 25, 2021

Keeping Rebecca in our thoughts and prayers.

Wendy Blitz

March 25, 2021

Thinking of Rebecca and her family during this extremely difficult time.

Adam Heimowitz

March 25, 2021

We are thinking of and praying for Rebecca everyday. Sending best wishes, love and strength to you all.

Jan and Eric Rogers

Jan and Eric Rogers

March 25, 2021

Carlos Zarazua

March 25, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and the Koltun family!

The Sekler family

Brandon Sekler

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers and well wishes for a speedy recovery!! Love, The Biblo Family

raury biblo

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and the Koltun Family.

- The Kubrick Family

David Kubrick

March 25, 2021

Sending love and strength....

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Wishing for a speedy and full recovery

Zachary Kerman

March 25, 2021

During one of my college classes I was asked to read about Travis Roy, a young go-getter quite like yourself who was injured doing what he loved to do. What kept him going was his perserverance, hope, and love. I know you will fight this, and fight like hell. Sending love and prayers your way ❤️❤️❤️

Jack Rosner

March 25, 2021

Sending love, hope, and healing to the Koltun family during this devastating time. Keeping Rebecca in our thoughts and prayers. The Gilburne Family

Lisa Gilburne

March 25, 2021

I remember Rebecca as a little girl at Christina’s birthday parties. We are devastated to hear about her accident. We are praying that she makes a full recovery.

Maryann & Ed Rutter

March 25, 2021

Sending thoughts and prayers

Andy Schonfeld

March 25, 2021

My prayers are with your whole family

Skylar Ruiz

March 25, 2021

We are thinking about your lovely family and sending our thoughts and prayers to you all.

Barbara and Ed Dicken

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Arlene, Mike, AJ & Sam Battista

Arlene Battista

March 25, 2021

Sending my prayers to Rebecca and her family.

Tim Deliyannis

March 25, 2021

Wishing you all a journey full of healing, hope and love.

Julie Venhaus

March 25, 2021

Sending my hopes and prayers!

David Lopez-Henriquez

March 25, 2021

Wishing Rebecca and her family strength to get through this and make a full recovery!

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

I’m sending love and prayers to you and your family, Rebecca

Lina Seaton

March 25, 2021

Love you Becca! Praying for you❤️

Madeleine Darstein

March 25, 2021

I am so incredibly saddened to hear about this. She is in our prayers.

Katia Lacy

March 25, 2021

Josh Helman

March 25, 2021

Sending love and hope.

Andi O'Donnell

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers from the Gozinsky’s. Thinking of you and the family!

Sam Gozinsky

March 25, 2021

Sending you strength, hope, support & love.

Gayle, Tom, & Jackson Meigel <3

Gayle Meigel

March 25, 2021

I love you so much- I’ll be supporting you every step of the way♥️

Juliana Viola

March 25, 2021

Prayers and speedy recovery!!

Matthew Sinno

March 25, 2021

God bless

Antony Ponnaiya

March 25, 2021

Sending love, strength, miracles and hope to you all

Sharon Green

March 25, 2021

Wishing peace, positivity, and healing for Rebecca and her family during this difficult time.

Sahra Mirbabaee

March 25, 2021

Sending healing thoughts and good vibes to Rebecca and the entire Koltun family.
With love,
Paul, Debra, Erica and Alex Kam

Debra Kam

March 25, 2021

Keeping your family in my healing prayers

Marci Boscia

March 25, 2021

Sending love and strength to you and your family <3

Michelle Terry

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers to Becca and family.❤️

Moira Murphy

March 25, 2021

❤️

Rhianna Triolo

March 25, 2021

So sorry to all in the Koltun family. Sending prayers for healing! ❤️❤️

Dillon Drukker

March 25, 2021

Sending our thoughts and prayers to Rebecca and her family.

The Allen Family Allen

March 25, 2021

Keeping you in thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery !

Juliette Phillips

March 25, 2021

Sending all my love

Zoe Brusso

March 25, 2021

Sending love to Erik & the whole Koltun family <3 <3

Dylan Hunt

March 25, 2021

Sending love and strength to your family. Keeping Rebecca in our prayers. Love, the Muhlbach Family!

Torre Muhlbach

March 25, 2021

Rebecca we are sending positive thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Stay strong.
Rachel, Bonnie, Steven and Jayson Brenner

bonnie brenner

March 25, 2021

I love Rebecca! We are all praying for you! Love, Mrs. Mertz

Maria Andreas

March 25, 2021

I am praying for you Rebecca. I hope that you continue fighting and know that you have so many supporters here.

natalie yuvanavattana

March 25, 2021

Sending all my love and prayers to your family during this difficult time ❤️

Matt Kurnit

March 25, 2021

We are thinking of you all and hoping and praying for Rebecca's recovery.

Nancy and John Mueller

March 25, 2021

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Sending love and strength.
-The Leichter Family

Alexandra Leichter

March 25, 2021

Sending our thoughts and prayers to Rebecca and her family.

Pam Cohen

March 25, 2021

I am wishing Rebecca a speedy recovery! I’m so sorry to hear about this accident that happened.

Lennon Ashton

March 25, 2021

Rebecca and her family are in my thoughts and prayers ❤️

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Sending love ❤️❤️

Sara Siliznol

March 25, 2021

sending my love and prayers

Alexis Tillman

March 25, 2021

Sending lots of love! Becca, you're a fighter who can get through anything.

Jena Stark

March 25, 2021

You are in our thoughts and prayers

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Becca is an amazing, brilliant beautiful girl that has been to our house and is a good good friend to Jeremy. So devastating, she is in our prayers every day. We are praying for her and her family.

Kathy Kurtzman

March 25, 2021

You will be in my prayers and thoughts ,sending you healing energy

Paula Sussman

March 25, 2021

So Pray that You Get Well!! Thoughts are With You and Your Family!!!!

Susan Kaufman

March 25, 2021

Prayers and love for you and your family.

Yakov Klugman

March 25, 2021

Sending thoughts and prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun Family. ❤️
- The Healy Family

Lauren Healy

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers and love to Rebecca and her entire family

Susan and Joseph Mendelsohn

March 25, 2021

Sending all of my love. Keeping you and your family in my prayers

Emily Silver

March 25, 2021

Sending love to my friend and former teammate <3

Heather Manley

March 25, 2021

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Sending love, prayers and hope,

Sharon Goldberg

Sharon Goldberg

March 25, 2021

We love you. Praying for your recovery.
Love,
Susan Green and Douglas Kelban

Douglas Kelban

March 25, 2021

Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May you come out of this stronger and more resilient than ever before.

Sophie Lipstein

March 25, 2021

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers and love

katie nardone

March 25, 2021

Sending well wishes and healing vibes to you and your family.

Erika Hecker

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and her family.
The Kettner Family

Michelle Kettner

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers to your family Erik ❤️

Stephanie Preter

March 25, 2021

My family and I sending our thoughts and prayers.

Anthony Greco

March 25, 2021

Sending lots of love ❤️

Jenna Shapiro

March 25, 2021

❤️❤️❤️

Zoe Katevatis

March 25, 2021

Stay strong!❤️

John Chave

March 25, 2021

Praying for you and your family ❤️

Arianna Grossfeld

March 25, 2021

Sending my love to all of the Kolten family. Rebecca, you are such a hero!

Nik O’Brien

March 25, 2021

❤️ hoping the best for your family

Alyanna Gallo

March 25, 2021

Sending healing, positive thoughts for Rebecca and the Koltun family. You are all in our prayers. - Susan and Greg Kobal

Susan Kobal

March 25, 2021

Wishing Rebecca a speedy recovery❤️

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

❤️❤️

Pearse O’DONOHUE

March 25, 2021

Rebecca
Praying for your full and speedy recovery. Stay strong!
The Pankin Family

Marni Pankin

March 25, 2021

Keeping you in my prayers. ❤️

Sophie Aggarwal

March 25, 2021

I will keep Rebecca in my prayers. I don’t know her personally, but my daughter and her friends know her at school and are spreading the work about donating.

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jaime Wolff

March 25, 2021

Thinking of all of you and praying for Rebecca recovery

Pazit and Isaac Solomon

March 25, 2021

Dear Audrey & family,
With love,
Lori (William) Krotz & family

Lori Krotz

March 25, 2021

My heart goes out to Rebecca and your family. I will keep her in my prayers

Grace Palumbo

March 25, 2021

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Randi & Joe Fazekas

Randi Fazekas

March 25, 2021

I am so terribly sorry to hear what happened to you. Sending prayers for your recovery. (supporting you as we are also members of the Makom and POB soccer community).

Robyn Berger

March 25, 2021

Wishing you strength❤️

Ariel Borkowsky

March 25, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to Rebecca and her family at this difficult time.
The Butigian family.

Maureen Butigian

March 25, 2021

So so sorry to hear about Rebecca, I’ll be keeping her and the Koltun family in my thoughts and prayers

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ❤

Denise Lewis

March 25, 2021

Best wishes of support and strength for your sister Erik. I’ll keep her in all my prayers.

Darcy Szyszko

March 25, 2021

Wishing you a speedy recovery. You’ll be in my thoughts. ❤️❤️

Samantha Keelan

March 25, 2021

Best of luck with your recovery!

yuval sade

March 25, 2021

We are praying for you and sending strength and love to Rebecca and the Koltun family.
The Frucht family—Mark, Lori, Sammy and Matt

Lori Frucht

March 25, 2021

May God bless Rebecca and her family. My daughter, Alyssa, is a fellow classmate at Binghamton. We can’t imagine what you’re going through, but we hope and pray for a miracle.

Lisa D’Amore

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun family.

The Bellino Family

Lynne Bellino

March 25, 2021

Dear Rebecca,

We are praying for you and your family everyday.

All Our Love,
The Noon Family

Linda Noon

March 25, 2021

Sending all of my love to Rebecca and the entire Koltun family ❤️

Emma Mallon

March 25, 2021

Prayers for a complete and swift recovery.

Maria Filippelli Towba

March 25, 2021

Thinking of you and your family ❤️

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Sending love
Franki Kessler and Kayla Lieb

Franki Kessler

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers and love from the Fradkin family.

Lori Melnitsky

March 25, 2021

Sending infinite love and prayers.

Elise Bratton

Elise Bratton

March 25, 2021

Sending love and prayers

Jennifer Rubin Frisch

March 25, 2021

Sending love and prayers to Rebecca and her family

Cayla Werner

March 25, 2021

You are all in our prayers.
Sending love to Rebecca and the family.

Beth and Allyson Siliznol

Beth Siliznol

March 25, 2021

Sending all my love ❤️

Danny Little

March 25, 2021

Sending Prayers & Love to Rebecca & the entire Koltun family during this difficult time.
- The Pilkington Family

Casey Pilkington

March 25, 2021

Sending strength

Kelly Bergold

March 25, 2021

Sending positive vibes your way...stay strong!

Heather Goldman

March 25, 2021

Sending love and support to Rebecca and the Koltun family during this difficult time.

Jacki Paradiso

March 25, 2021

Praying for you!

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Thinking of your family during this time. <3

Jake Petersen

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts are with Rebecca and the Koltun family during this extremely difficult time.
- The Prinstein Family

Shari Prinstein

March 25, 2021

I knew of her as most of my friends were from plainview and seemed like a really nice girl. Praying for her and your family during this difficult time ❤️

Megan Mazza

March 25, 2021

I love you Becca. You’re my oldest and most interconnected friend. You really helped get me through tough times this year and I am forever grateful for you and your positive energy. I am here for you no matter what. <3

Emily Leibowitz

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers to Rebecca and the entire Koltun family

The Stern Family

Allison Stern

March 25, 2021

Sending love and prayers to Rebecca and her family.

-The McDonough Family

Halle McDonough

March 25, 2021

My uncle suffered an accident at a similar age to Rebecca that left him paraplegic. I’ve never met someone with so much life in spite of the challenges faced daily. Wishing Rebecca and her family peace and courage during the days, months, and years ahead.

Caitlin Carragee

March 25, 2021

Erik,
Thinking of you and your family during this time. Sending our thoughts and prayers. Please reach out if we can help in any way.
Love,
Mahta & Vince

Mahta Namdar

March 25, 2021

Keeping Rebecca and the Koltun family in my prayers ❤️

Isabel Wolf

March 25, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and her family ❤️

Gina Zamary

March 25, 2021

So sorry to hear this Erik. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything at all.

Nate Bartch

March 25, 2021

Praying deeply for Becca & the Koltun family. You all are so strong—you have our love & support always❤️

Michelle Thomas

March 25, 2021

Sending my prayers to the Koltun Family

Jordan Sack

March 25, 2021

My heart goes out to your family.
Rebecca is such a beautiful and brilliant student that I had the privilege to teach in her senior year.
Erik, stay strong for your sister. Reach out for anything.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Tracey Gonzalez

Tracey Gonzalez

March 25, 2021

Sending love and support to Rebecca and the Koltun family during this trying time. We wish you all the best <3.
- Allison, Dan, Christine, and Eric Kwon

Allison Kwon

March 25, 2021

Sending lots of love and keeping Rebecca and her family in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and keep fighting Becca!!
-The Portnoy Family

Michelle Portnoy

March 25, 2021

Becca - you shine with strength and determination, and I know that you will continue to move mountains for years to come.
My heart goes out to the entire Koltun family. ❤️

Edie Lindabury

March 25, 2021

Sending a lot of love and support for your family. We are thinking about you and pray for the best ❤️

Jamie Simon

March 25, 2021

My thoughts are with the Koltun family during this extremely difficult time. ❤️

Lauren Mars

March 25, 2021

Keeping Rebecca and the Koltun family in my prayers.

Robyn Fialkow Kurzrok

March 25, 2021

Praying for the best possible outcome for Rebecca and strength for Erik and the entire Koltun family.

Peter Devitt

March 25, 2021

Sending so much love, support, and prayers to Rebecca and your entire family. ❤️

Elisa Hafling

March 25, 2021

Erik, I’m so sorry to hear about this. My family and I are sending all our prayers and love her way. We wish your whole family strength in this difficult time. I’m here anytime you need me.

Lena Fleischmann

March 25, 2021

Praying for you, Rebecca.

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Rebecca is such an amazing person, she had an impact on every single person she spent time with. I am sending my love, strength, and keeping the Koltun family in my prayers.

Alyssa Hirani

March 25, 2021

Rebecca, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers❤️

Lauren Mraz

March 25, 2021

Thinking of you guys, hoping for the best!

Brandon Kurnit

March 25, 2021

We are all rooting for you!

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

❤️

Nicole Rigby

March 25, 2021

Becca is one of the most amazing friends I could ever ask for. She is the brightness in every room and is truly adored by everyone. Becca is always there for me and she’s the most caring, down-to-earth, and inspiring person. Praying and sending love every day.

Sarah Teper

March 25, 2021

Sending Strength and love to Rebecca and the whole Koltun Family

Lauren and Paul Heimowitz and family

Lauren Heimowitz

March 25, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Rebecca. All of us at POBJFK are here for you and your family.

James Murray

March 25, 2021

Sending thoughts and prayers to the
Koltun family.

Lauren, George, and Matthew Watling

Lauren Watling

March 25, 2021

Keeping Rebecca and her family in my prayers.

Elise Smith

March 25, 2021

I have you in my thoughts and prayers, Becca! I remember when you came to visit Sara and you ate an entire order of Oreo pancakes from In a Pickle—I could not stop laughing. I also really enjoyed hiking with you and jamming to music. Sending all my love to you and your family ❤️

Anna Greenberg

March 25, 2021

Thinking of you Becca! I’m so glad we’ve been able to hangout through Sara over the years. You bring such a positive presence wherever you go, and I’m keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Natalie Fenwick

March 25, 2021

❤️ you Becca ~Lexi Vegoda

Lexi Vegoda

March 25, 2021

My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Vicki Vollweiler

March 25, 2021

<3

Riley Haney

March 25, 2021

sending my blessings and prayers to Rebecca and your family

monica riskevich

March 25, 2021

My thoughts are with you Rebecca, stay strong. Miracles happen - I\'m praying for one to be sent your way. All your friends at POBJFK are here for you and your family.

James Murray

March 25, 2021

Rebecca was a co-worker of mine lifeguarding and is an incredible person. I am sending love and strength to Rebecca’s loved ones. ❤️

Justin

March 25, 2021

Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Elizabeth Winn

March 25, 2021

We're all thinking of you ❤

Noah Mendelson

March 25, 2021

Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Julia Cohen

March 25, 2021

Keeping Rebecca in my thoughts. Sending lots of love ❤️

Kathy Kim

March 25, 2021

My thoughts and prayers go out to Rebecca and her family.

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Wishing Rebecca a speedy recovery and keeping her and your family in my prayers!

Tahmanah Sahebzada

March 25, 2021

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Stephanie, Michael, Rachel and Brandon Bernstein

Stephanie Bernstein

March 25, 2021

Sending well wishes and keeping the Koltun family in my thoughts. ❤️

Max Naftol

March 25, 2021

Sending all our thoughts and prayers.

Lauren Cohen

March 25, 2021

Sending strength and prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun family.

Werman family

Jill Werman

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun family!

Danielle Fasano

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts are with you and your whole family <3

Rachel Dender and Jacob Iannuzzi

Rachel Dender

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Schrank Family

Philip Schrank

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers to Rebecca and all her loved ones.

Vincent Varvaro

March 25, 2021

May you gain strength from the love and caring of your community. All who know her, love her and are praying for her.

Rona Blau

March 25, 2021

So sorry to hear. Thinking of the Koltun Family

Dani DeFilippis

March 25, 2021

Don’t lose Hope, Don’t lose Faith
May the life force blossom in you like a desert rose, because you’re a miracle.

Chaodi Xu

March 25, 2021

Thinking of you and your family!

Stephanie D’Onofrio

March 25, 2021

Sending my prayers along the wire to Becca and her family. The sun will continue to shine, and so will you.

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Sending my prayers and positive energy to Becca and the Koltun family during this difficult time ❤️

Julia Costanza

March 25, 2021

Our hopes and prayers for comfort and a full recovery to the Koltun family and to beautiful Becca - always such a sweetheart and an inspiration - keep on fighting! We love You!
The Finkelsteins
Jake, Patrice and Dave

Patrice Finkelstein

March 25, 2021

Wishing you nothing but the best!

Ernesto Vargas

March 25, 2021

Sending love and prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun family.

Jane Weinkrantz

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and the Koltun family.

Suzanne and Jeff Isaacson

March 25, 2021

Everything is possible! If you believe it, you can do it! Wishing you continued strength!

Tracey Bourhill

March 25, 2021

Thinking of your family!

Larisa Svintsitski

March 25, 2021

Sending love and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Praying for strength and healing for your entire family

Susan Sheehan

March 25, 2021

I am blessed to have the grandparents Warren and Helen as my two best friends. Doing lots of praying for Rebecca and her family .

Jack Keller

March 25, 2021

Thinking of the Koltun family in these difficult times.
The Goldberg Family

Howard, Karen, Alli & Brad Goldberg

March 25, 2021

Here for you Erik always
Mr. Goldberg

David Goldberg

March 25, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and her family during this difficult time.

Jenna Strudler

March 25, 2021

We pray for Rebecca everyday that she has a fast and miraculous recovery. R’fuah Shlama

In honor of my Daughter, Dorene Blum Graduating Binghamton.

Rona Blum

March 25, 2021

Sending thoughts, prayers, and strength during this difficult time.

- The Gallub Family

David Gallub

March 25, 2021

Our prayers are with the entire Koltun family for a swift and complete recovery for Rebecca.

The Kammerman Family

Jeffrey Kammerman

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and the Koltun family. Sending strength and love to you all during this difficult time.

The Aber Family

Rachel Aber

March 25, 2021

My healing thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and her family.

WENDY BERLINER

March 25, 2021

Best wishes for a solid recovery.

Nathan Pyne

March 25, 2021

Sending love and support to you and your family.

The Lesser Family

Jake Lesser

March 25, 2021

Sending love and prayers to Rebecca and her family. Thinking of all of you.

Pamela Abramowitz

March 25, 2021

Sending you lots of love and positive thoughts, Becca. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

With Love,

The urSwim Team

Marina Mentzel

March 25, 2021

As a member of the large Binghamton University family, we offer our prayers to Rebecca and her family. Strength and hope!

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Sending strength and positive vibes to the entire family.

Scott Schwartz

March 25, 2021

Sending all my strength & thoughts during this difficult time!!

Joey Buccella

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Joyce Hui-Yuen

March 25, 2021

Sending strength and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time

-Kalman family

Justin Kalman

March 25, 2021

Sending our love, thoughts, and good spirits for a great recovery! We love you! - The Germain Family

Colleen Germain

March 25, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Rebecca. My thoughts and prayers to your whole family.

Bobbi Weinstein

March 25, 2021

Prayers and positive vibes are being sent to Rebecca and the whole Koltun family. The whole community and beyond ate praying for all of you. I am so sorry for your pain.
The Boccia Family

Karen Boccia

March 25, 2021

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know you will have strength in your journey ahead. Please know you are not alone.

Alyssa Mastrantonio

March 25, 2021

My dear, sweet Rebecca,

For the past 20 years, you have been such a bright light in my life. I\'ve looked forward to every call, every visit, and every opportunity to support and celebrate your success. My life has been better with you in it.

Although the news of your accident was devastating, I know you won\'t let it stop you from being a force for good in the world. Instead of healing patients in a hospital as a doctor, you will heal people with your spirit and indefatigability throughout the world.

I\'ve always been so proud of you, but I realize now that the best days in your life are still ahead. I believe in you, I care so much about you, and I love you forever.

Cousin Andrew

March 25, 2021

Sending strength and prayers to Becca and family. ❤

~Emily and the Gerbavsits Family

Emily Gerbavsits

March 25, 2021

Praying for Rebecca during this difficult time. Stay strong!

Melanie Tal

March 25, 2021

Sending love and support to Rebecca and the Koltun family during this difficult time ❤️

Kristi Chan

March 25, 2021

Part of the T&B family checking in, I hope this difficult situation becomes easier and I will keep this family in my thoughts.

Jerome Chapman

March 25, 2021

Joining in sending prayers, light and hope to Rebecca and the family.

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Dear Rebecca,
You're in my prayers.
Sincerely,
Angelo

Angelo Carlo

March 25, 2021

You are a Warrior Princess!

Rhonda Levine

March 25, 2021

Thinking of you and your family everyday

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Sending Love, Prayers and Strength to Rebecca and her family.

Rona Egert

March 25, 2021

Sending love and support to the Koltun family and praying for Rebecca everyday.
Love, The Kurtz's

Matt Kurtz

March 25, 2021

Sending love and prayers to Becca and her entire family during these times. Wishing for a great recovery.

Jasmine Chevez

March 25, 2021

Don't know you, Rebecca, but praying for you just the same. This could happen to anyone. Wishing you a complete and speedy recovery.

Elise Rippe

March 25, 2021

Thinking of your family

Alison Andersen

March 25, 2021

Sending love and support to you and your family at this time. Stay strong❤️

Rachel Gurtman

March 25, 2021

Sending all the love and prayers for a speedy recovery. Love, The Seklers

Jessica Sekler

March 25, 2021

Praying for you every single night. We are all here rooting for and supporting you ❤️

Daria Scarimbolo

March 25, 2021

Becca,

Sending you and the entire Koltun Family love and prayers during this difficult time. Stay strong❤️

With love,
The Newman Family.

Amanda, Sammi, Randy, and Eric

Amanda Newman

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers of strength and support for Rebecca’s recovery and progress. Keep up the fight and hope!

Kathie Ring

March 25, 2021

Praying for you Rebecca. Believe in yourself and keep believing in yourself. You can do it.

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and her family.

Susan Marc

March 25, 2021

My prayers go out to you and your family during this tragedy.

Lawrence Seidman

March 25, 2021

Praying for you! Sending love.

Sara Gershon

Sara Gershon

March 25, 2021

Sending thoughts, prayers, and strength to Rebecca and the Koltun family from Vicki, Evan, Zach and Tyler Goldstein

Vicki Goldstein

March 25, 2021

Sending healing prayers to Rebecca and family.

Nicole Morgillo

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers.

Alison Siegel

March 25, 2021

Sending love from the Sharlachs

Judy & Harry Sharlach

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers and strength to Rebecca and the entire Koltun family during this difficult time.

The Klein Family
Amy, Rich, Joshua & Bari

Amy & Rich Klein

March 25, 2021

You have all of Plainview behind you <3

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Dylan's a good friend of mine and gave me the heads up about this. Praying for the best!

Jack Ratti

March 25, 2021

To Rebecca and the Koltun’s you are in my prayers. Sending love and positive thoughts.❤️

Paul Golombek

March 25, 2021

Rebecca you are in my prayers. Stay strong!

Myleka Barnett

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers and strength to Rebecca and the entire Koltun family during this difficult time.

Much love,

The Salkin Family
Karen, Emily, Matt, Eric, & Irma

Matthew Salkin

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and the Koltun family.
Richard and Janet Gordon

Janet Gordon

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Paula Kreitzer

March 25, 2021

Praying for your family

Patti Eisinger

March 25, 2021

Thoughts and Prayers for Rebecca and family. Please God give them strength to overcome this horrible tragedy.

THERESA TRANCHO

March 25, 2021

Stay strong. Sending

Karen Greenbaun

March 25, 2021

Becca is one of the most motivated and incredible people i’ve ever met. Our Starbucks runs and Black Mirror binges have become my favorite things to do. Praying for everyone ❤️

Dylan McCarty

March 25, 2021

Praying for you Becca and your family

Steven John

March 25, 2021

Sending love and support to Rebecca.

Jane Weinkrantz

March 25, 2021

My hear and prayers go out to you & the family.

Michelle Cowit

March 25, 2021

The Basedow Family has your family in our prayers

Lori Basedow

March 25, 2021

We are praying for you Becca and sending positive thoughts. You’re strong and a fighter. And you have a wonderful family supporting you. We love you kiddo! ❤️❤️
The Savino Family
Jojo, Anita, Vinny and Nick

Anita Savino

March 25, 2021

My heart is broken and I'm at a loss for words. Keeping Rebecca and your family in my daily prayers. Rebecca is such a beautiful and strong young woman and I know she will fight this with every ounce of her being.

Michele Brooke-Newbill

March 25, 2021

Sending love and healing wishes

Jamie White

March 25, 2021

Thinking of you and sending many prayers, healing thoughts and strength to all of you.

Carol Saltzman

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and her family.

Jacob Harron

Kelly Harron

March 25, 2021

Sending so much love, hope, and prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun family. We are thinking of you.
- The Gold Family

Emma Gold

March 25, 2021

Sending lots of prayers and healing light to Rebecca and the Koltun Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Tort

Catherine Tortoso

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers and positive thoughts for Rebecca and her family.

Peter and Dana Geen

March 25, 2021

My prayers are with you and your family .

Marc Schwaber

March 25, 2021

Praying for family and her healing

Diana Zeltser

March 25, 2021

Sending the entire Koltun family, especially Rebecca, much strength, hope, and light for what lies ahead.

Cristina Rivas-Laline

March 25, 2021

Be strong. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Barbara Lorber

Barbara Lorber

March 25, 2021

I still remember your beautiful smile and bubbly personality. Wishing you strength and hope during this difficult time.

Cathryn Riley

March 25, 2021

I saw your post on Tri-State. Sending healing prayers to this beautiful young girl.

Carri Pazos

March 25, 2021

Prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Michelle Weinfeld

March 25, 2021

Sending healing prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun family during this difficult time.

The Stromberg Family
Susan, Ashley, Zach and Madi

Susan Stromberg

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
-The Gungor Family

Suzy Gungor

March 25, 2021

Wishing you the absolute best as you fight to overcome this challenge...

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

My heart and prayers go out to the family .... big hugs

Wendy Moss

March 25, 2021

We are thinking of you!! Michele Schaefer

Michele Schaefer

March 25, 2021

Wishing you a speedy recovery and keeping you and your family in our thoughts. - Ben, Melinda and the Silverberg Family

BENJAMIN SILVERBERG

March 25, 2021

Sending you lots of love and light. You are very loved and the entire community is pulling for you.

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Thinking of you always. Hoping for a speedy recovery <3

Samantha Ziesel

March 25, 2021

Sending healing prayers and strength from a fellow Plainview family.

Sharyn Traub

March 25, 2021

Sending love and prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun family. ❤️

Aysha Malawaraarachchi

March 25, 2021

We are thinking of you every single day and praying for Rebecca. Wish I had the words to provide comfort.

Stephanie Buckberg

March 25, 2021

Thinking of you all and sending good vibes for a speedy recovery. The Sackstein Family.

Lauren Sackstein

March 25, 2021

Sending love, hope, strength and support to the entire Koltun family.

Rachel Bieler

March 25, 2021

Rabecca,
We think about you and your family every day. Sending you all our love.

David Anton

March 25, 2021

Sending love and prayers to Becca and her family.

Kelly Wuthrich

March 25, 2021

We are so devastated to hear about Rebecca's accident. We know she is strong beyond words and a fighter. Sending the Koltun family our love.
With love,
The Boxer Family

Michelle Boxer

March 25, 2021

❤️❤️❤️

Brittney Krasnov

March 25, 2021

Praying for the Koltun family.

Amanda Zachmann

March 25, 2021

Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. Stay strong we miss you!

Sean Bentley

March 25, 2021

Think of all of you at this difficult time. Praying for Rebecca!
Jon & Sharon Hirschhorn

Jonathan Hirschhorn

March 25, 2021

Praying for the family!

Joaane Dantuono Andreotta

March 25, 2021

Funds to go strictly to the Rebecca Koltun campaign.

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

We are praying for Rebecca.
The Stalzer Family

Susan Stalzer

March 25, 2021

Praying for all of you during this very difficult time!

Tracey Zuckerman

March 25, 2021

We are keeping Rebecca and her family in our thoughts and prayers.

Jodi Shapiro

March 25, 2021

Sending love and prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun Family.

Olivia Cohen

March 25, 2021

Thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and family on her journey to recovery

Steve Goldstein

March 25, 2021

Our hearts are broken for you. Sending prayers and love.

Holly Ash

March 25, 2021

Thinking of Rebecca and the family during this difficult time. Praying for healing, strength, and comfort as she begins her recovery.

Aditi Mohapatra

March 25, 2021

All my prayers and wishes go out to Rebecca and her family!

Anthony Carone

March 25, 2021

Prayers for a full and speedy recovery

Josh Dubrow

March 25, 2021

Keeping Rebecca and the whole family in our thoughts and prayers for the best recovery and life possible for Rebecca- she sounds like an amazing young woman - Stay strong, have faith, be patient and keep loving each other - Good Luck ! xoxo

patricia golden

March 25, 2021

My heart aches to hear this news, praying for Rebecca and the Koltun family.

Matthew Fineman

March 25, 2021

Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and sending Rebecca all the healing vibes to overcome this!!! Bearcats can do anything!!

~The Chanin Family

Jodi Chanin

March 25, 2021

Sending healing thoughts and prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun family.

Melissa Horenstein

March 25, 2021

Sending our love and prayers to Rebecca and family ...

The Winston Family

Donna Winston

March 25, 2021

Best of luck to you and your family.

Meridith Zwirn

March 25, 2021

Gail and Lee Weissman

March 25, 2021

Sending the jolting family our prayers!!

Janet Cohen

March 25, 2021

Thinking of you and your family. Stay strong

Scherer family

Hannah Scherer

March 25, 2021

Sending love, prayers and strength to Rebecca and the whole family.
Ilene Cohn

Ilene Cohn

March 25, 2021

Praying for love and strength ❤️
Love,
The Gutmanstein’s

Alyson Gutmanstein

March 25, 2021

Sending lots of thoughts and prayers to Rebecca, Scott and the entire Koltun family at this difficult time.

Vincent Battista

March 25, 2021

Sending strength, healing and prayers to Rebecca and her family.

The Shackman Family

Lisa Shackman

March 25, 2021

Thinking of you Rebecca, and the rest of the Koltun family. Sending strength and healing thoughts your way!

The Unterlack Family

Jessica Unterlack

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

The Vine Family

Jaime Vine

March 25, 2021

So many prayers for you all!

Susan Rupp

March 25, 2021

Prayers for your family and your beautiful daughter.

The Wolkenbrods

Susan Wolkenbrod

March 25, 2021

Rebecca, stay strong. To all the Koltuns - sending you all our love!

The Dender family

Cheryl Dender

March 25, 2021

‏רפואה שלמה

Abigail Miller

March 25, 2021

My prayers are with you and your family.
Frann and Glenn Wolfe
Friends of the Sternberg’s

Frann Wolfe

March 25, 2021

Warmest wishes of healing & strength for your beautiful Rebecca & the entire Koltun family.

Deborah Rangell

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers for your family.
From,
The Wolin Family

Caryn Wolin

March 25, 2021

Thinking of you and your family. Sending prayers!!!!

Susan Fishelberg

March 25, 2021

Praying for restored health for Rebecca and for strength for all of those who love her.

Karen Cotugno

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers to help you through this difficult time

Dawn Stanco

March 25, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and her family.

Joanne Lev

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers and strength to your beautiful daughter

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

our thoughts and prayers are with you at this trying time

Barbara Delman

March 25, 2021

Thinking of Rebecca and the family during these tough times. ~ Liebs

Scott Lieberman

March 25, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and her family ❤️
The Grossman’s

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

<3

alyssa p

March 25, 2021

Sending much strength and healing vibes!

Ali Kusinitz

March 25, 2021

Sending healing thoughts your way!!

Jen Reamer

March 25, 2021

Sending strength and praying for Rebecca and the whole family.

Randi Goldberg

March 25, 2021

Sending healing prayers to Rebecca and her family. The Schor Family

Alise Schor

March 25, 2021

Sending endless prayer to you Rebecca. <3 <3

Laura Eifert

March 25, 2021

Send lots of love and prayers to Rebecca and the whole Koltun family.

The Lambert Family

Lauren Lambert

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers and positive thoughts for Rebecca and her family

Pamela Karp

March 25, 2021

Sending strength and healing thoughts to Rebecca and her family.

The Goldman Family

Susan Goldman

March 25, 2021

Wishing you a speedy recovery... stay strong

Andrea Weinisch

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers to Rebecca and her family. Your community is here for you during this most difficult and tragic time. ❤️

Michelle Luftschein

March 25, 2021

Praying for your recovery

Robert BIANCHI

March 25, 2021

Sending strength and keeping you all in our hearts.
The Heiman Family

Betty Heiman

March 25, 2021

Sending continued support to Rebecca and the entire Koltun family.

Rabbi Debbie Bravo

March 25, 2021

Thinking about the family day snd night. Sending love and strength.

Agnes Wohl

March 25, 2021

Dearest Rebecca,
Sending you love and get well wishes. I know the Plainview community will be here for you and support you during this time of great need. I will be praying for you. Much love, Señora Bullock

Karen Bullock

March 25, 2021

Speedy Recovery!

ANNA GIMURIMAN

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers and healing to Rebecca and your entire family. Thinking of all of you.
-Sue and Marissa Peters

Susan Peters

March 25, 2021

Sending love, prayers, and strength to you all.

Donna Scully

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts & prayers are with Rebecca & The Koltun Family.

Amy & Eric Harris

amy & eric harris

March 25, 2021

My heart and prayers are going out to you, Rebecca, and your family.

Linda Curran

March 25, 2021

Sending strength, prayers and positivity to the entire family.

Vanessa Jackson

March 25, 2021

Thinking of you Rebecca, sending you love and prayers.

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Praying for Rebecca and your family.

Shari Senzer

March 25, 2021

Sending strength and prayers to Rebecca and to her family.

Laurie Lynn-Claps

March 25, 2021

We are sending prayers and positivity to Rebecca and you all.
Sharon and Ed Becker

Edward Becker

March 25, 2021

Audrey, I have only had the pleasure to know you through the gym. For the time we would speak, you would always have an open ear and wonderful suggestions regarding my nephew’s diabetes. From what you have told me about Rebecca— she is determined, unstoppable and a a kind soul. With your compassion and Rebecca‘s determination, great things will happen. With much love, Kimberly Schechter

Kimberly Schechter

March 25, 2021

Sending many prayers

Melissa and Allan Hafkin

March 25, 2021

Praying for your daughter's complete recovery.

Amy Dart and Warren Pollock
friends of Jodi and Rich Sternberg

Amy Dart

March 25, 2021

Sending strength and prayers.

Ariann Lewis

March 25, 2021

Wishing you a speedy recovery. You got this!

Michael Litwak

March 25, 2021

Praying for you and your family everyday

Jack Sedaka

March 25, 2021

ShoePlex/CardHeads fam

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Sending healing thoughts!
Jennifer Federmann

Jennifer Federmann

March 25, 2021

Sending love and support to your entire family! Rebecca keep shining and fighting. We are all in your corner. Marlo Mittler Cohen and family xo

Marlo Cohen

March 25, 2021

Prayers to you and your family.

Lisa Kerman

March 25, 2021

Speedy recovery!

Bella Freedberg

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
-The Futterman Family

Rick Futterman

March 25, 2021

Sending you so much love

Hannah Malter

March 25, 2021

Behalf of shoeplex

Dante Peralta

March 25, 2021

Paul from Shoeplex <3

Paul Benson

March 25, 2021

Our prayers are with you!

Elisha Melnick

March 25, 2021

Sending love and strength to Rebecca and her family. We are all here for you.

Birkenhead Family

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers. The Shapp Family

Cathy Shapp

March 25, 2021

Becca, love and miss you so much!! You are amazing and strong, and you have so many supporters everywhere! Praying for you and your family. <3

From the Bandler family

Elissa Bandler

March 25, 2021

My wonderful niece. Lori Melnitsky, has reached out to her family asking that we help in supporting the Koltun's. I'm so sorry for all and hope that others will also make them selves part of the help brigade.

Rosalind Katz

March 25, 2021

Rebecca- I’ve heard so much about how you light up a room, and what a good friend you are. I am rooting for you and sending positive thoughts your way ❤️ -rebecca (Elissa’s sister)

Rebecca Bandler

March 25, 2021

Sending all my love to beautiful Rebecca and her family. Thinking of u all and praying for a full and speedy recovery!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Debbie Laykind

March 25, 2021

The Leibowitzs send love to Rebecca and the Koltun family.

Risa Leibowitz

March 25, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca and her family!

Victoria Collins

March 25, 2021

Sending healing thoughts and prayers to Rebecca and the entire Koltun family. Rebecca is one of the strongest, most resilient woman that we know. She is a fighter and has the strength and determination to overcome this.
We love you!
The Sternberg Family

Jodi Sternberg

March 25, 2021

Sending so much love and prayers to Becca and her family! Becca we miss you so much and the whole bing shabbat gang is praying for your recovery ❤️

Ariel Jacobs

March 25, 2021

I hope that she gets better soon!

Ravi Mangroo

March 25, 2021

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending love and positive thoughts to Rebecca and the entire Koltun family!
With love,
The Naftel Family

Hannah Naftel

March 25, 2021

The Radisch family is praying for you Rebecca and sending healing thoughts for your recovery. May the loving support of your family and friends help you in your time of need.

The Radisch Family

March 25, 2021

Sending love and support to Rebecca and the Koltun family. Hope you know how much your community loves and cares about you❤️
The Sternberg Family

Suzanne Sternberg

March 25, 2021

Sending love and support from the Zweig Family

Michelle Zweig

March 25, 2021

The Nelkens family sends love and prayers for Rebecca.

Stefanie Nelkens

Stefanie Nelkens

March 25, 2021

Sending healing thoughts and strength to Rebecca and family.
-The Sheldons

Jeremy Sheldon

March 25, 2021

Sending love and healing prayers to the Koltun Family. Rebecca is a fighter, I remember her on the soccer field. Her strength and perseverance will help her with her recovery. Love, Frann, Glenn, Jessica & Melissa Rappaport. ❤

Frann Rappaport

March 25, 2021

Sending lots of love and prayers <3

Temima Shames

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Koltun Family!
Beth and Jon Tabak

Beth Tabak

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun Family.
The Karczmer Family

Lisa Karczmer

March 25, 2021

Prayers love and light!

Elana Weiss

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Koltun Family
-Lauren Palumbo & Daniel Altmann

Lauren Palumbo

March 25, 2021

Sending healing thoughts to Rebecca and hugs to the Koltun Family <3

Love,
The Kurnit Family

Shari Kurnit

March 25, 2021

Sending all my love, thoughts and prayers. I love you so much Becca and here for you every step of the way. Your friendship is one of the greatest gifts Binghamton has given me. Stay strong, you have an army supporting you. I can't wait to see all the miraculous things you do ❤️

Rachel Ahdoot

March 25, 2021

Prayers to Rebecca and the whole family.
Shari Krinsky Rebhun

Shari Rebhun

March 25, 2021

The Naiburg/Weissmans are praying for Rebecca and the Koltun family.

Jennifer Naiburg

March 25, 2021

Brandwein Family is sending strength, warm prayers and healing thoughts to Rebecca and Koltun Family

Meryl Brandwein

March 25, 2021

Dear Rebecca,
You are in our thoughts and prayers each and every day. We pray for your healing.
Our love, support and strength are being sent to you and your family.
The Gulotta Family

Barbara Gulotta

March 25, 2021

Sending our prayers
Cooper Family

Rozi Cooper

March 25, 2021

Sending our love and support to the entire Koltun family.

Hillary, Mike, Vivienne and Myles Prada

Hillary Prada

March 25, 2021

your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

michelle garvey

March 25, 2021

Thinking of you and your family

Amanda Sheerin

March 25, 2021

Beautiful girl , she will overcome

Sandy Bianco

March 25, 2021

Hillary Lagnado

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers to Rebecca and the entire family. All of plainview is thinking of you

Lisa Gross

March 25, 2021

Praying and thinking of Becca everyday. With love, the Mechak family

Hollie Mechak

March 25, 2021

Sending love a prayers

Mindy Schultheis

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers for Rebecca and the entire family

Wendy Winawer

March 25, 2021

This is gut wrenching. Sending hopes, prayers and best wishes to Rebecca and the entire Koltun family.

Amy, Michaela and Jordana Groveman

Amy Groveman

March 25, 2021

Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. Sending love and prayers.

Hilary Carone

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers and positive thoughts for a full recovery from the Castro family.

Michael Castro

March 25, 2021

God be with you beautiful girl <3

Lisa Straight

March 25, 2021

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending hope and strength.
-Riemann Family

Kaylee Riemann

March 25, 2021

Sending love and prayers to you and your family ❤️

Dawn Edelman

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers and positive vibes. ~ A fellow Binghamton grad and Plainview resident

Daniella Blackman

March 25, 2021

Sending all our love and support to Rebecca and the entire Koltun Family.

Karen Koppelman

March 25, 2021

Sending love and support!

Jamie Levine

March 25, 2021

The Cohen Family is sending love and healing prayers for Rebecca’s recovery. We are all thinking of Rebecca and her family during this difficult time.

Heather Cohen

March 25, 2021

Prayers for speedy recovery

Stacey Kenny

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers and best wishes to Rebecca and the Koltun Family.

Marilyn, Steve and Randi Madonna

March 25, 2021

Our prayers and love go out to Rebecca and family.

Love

Ellen & Larry Ulman

Ellen Ulman

March 25, 2021

Sending love, strength, and prayers from my family to Rebecca and the rest of the Koltun family❤️

Jamie Manyevitch

March 25, 2021

Rebecca,
You're our miracle woman and you're gonna do miraculous things!
We love you more than words can say.
Sending love, light and healing. We're rooting for you.
xoxo
Robin & family

Robin Bernstein Shnitkin

March 25, 2021

Prayers fior Rebecca

Bonnie Katz

March 25, 2021

I’m a friend of the Mensch family! Praying for the best ❤️

Deanna Schwartz

March 25, 2021

Sending you love. Your family is in our thoughts.

Amy Wynne

March 25, 2021

Praying for you. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. Psalm 46:1

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Sending you extra prayers for your recovery

Mona Benjamin

March 25, 2021

Sending all my prayers. Becca’s one hell of a fighter❤️

Victoria Overbeck

March 25, 2021

Sending our thoughts and prayers to the Koltun family.
The Luther family

Dana Luther

March 25, 2021

Rebecca, you are in our prayers - hang in there!

Jean Toomey

March 25, 2021

Sending strength, hugs and prayers.

Liza Lipp

March 25, 2021

Love you guys and sending strength and prayers for healing and a full recovery. Stay strong <3

Stefanie Sternberg

March 25, 2021

The Saltzman’s send healing prayers!!

Elise Saltzman

March 25, 2021

Rebecca you are so strong. Sending so much love to you and your family♥️

Allie Cohen

March 25, 2021

We are praying for Rebecca. Our thoughts are with the Koltun Family.

Janine Wolff and Family

March 25, 2021

Praying for your family.

Jill Glatter

March 25, 2021

Audrey, Larry, Julia and Miranda Cohen send our love, hope, strength and prayers to your family. Our hearts are with you.

Audrey, Larry, Julia & Miranda Cohen

March 25, 2021

We are sending our prayers for healing.

Leo Lenns

March 25, 2021

Sending lots of love and prayers.. xooxoxoox

Lori lesser and family

March 25, 2021

Thinking of Rebecca and praying for her

Barbi Schwartzberg

March 25, 2021

Keeping your daughter in my thoughts.

Bonnie Shapiro

March 25, 2021

Many thoughts and prayers are being sent to you Rebecca, and your family. Stay strong and know you have an entire community supporting you.

Paulette Oland

March 25, 2021

Sending love and strength, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Frenkel Family

Lisa Frenkel

March 25, 2021

Sending love and prayers to Rebecca and her family. We know she's a fighter and has all the support in the world.

Chrysanthem Family

Nicole Chrysanthem

March 25, 2021

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
The Zacharia family

Lauren Zacharia

March 25, 2021

Offering positive thoughts and healing prayers to The Koltun family.

-The Rosen Family

Beth and Steve Rosen

March 25, 2021

You are so much stronger THAN YOU THINK, Rebecca.
We are praying for you and your family.

The Ryans

March 25, 2021

Praying for a full recovery

Sharon Meyer

March 25, 2021

Sending our thoughts and prayers for this sweet girl

Julia,Ruby& Joe Costarella

Joseph Costarella

March 25, 2021

Sending strength and love

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Sending loves to Becca and the Koltun family. Wishing you well and a speedy recovery. You will be in my prayers.

Hope Raifer

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Koltun family.

The Wicker Family

Robin Wicker

March 25, 2021

Sending all my love and prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun family. Thinking of you ❤️

Rachel Cohen

March 25, 2021

Audrey, Scott, Eric and Rebecca-
Sending love, good wishes and healing thoughts to you all-
Diana and David Anton

Diana Anton

March 25, 2021

Praying for you & your family.

Dina D’Onofrio

March 25, 2021

Sending love and positive thoughts to Becca and the Koltun Family. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery, Becca!

Abrazos y Besos,
The Bursky Family

Danielle Bursky

March 25, 2021

The Fox family is sending their positive thoughts and support to Rebecca and the Koltun family. You are all in our prayers.

Marla Fox

March 25, 2021

We are wishing Becca and her family all the best. Heather Manley & family

Linda Manley

March 25, 2021

My prays are with Rebecca and her entire family.

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Sending positive thoughts and well wishes! Thinking of you, Rebecca, and the entire Koltun family.

Sam Goldberg

March 25, 2021

Wishing all the best for Rebecca's recovery and the whole Koltun family. If anyone has the drive to make it through this, I believe Rebecca will be that person!

Matt Sternberg

March 25, 2021

Sending you all much strength and prayers
-The Slavsky Family

Tracy Slavsky

March 25, 2021

Sending love and strength to Rebecca and the entire Koltun family. Thinking of you during this very difficult time.
Love,
The Rattiner Family

Terri Rattiner

March 25, 2021

Sending our thoughts and healing prayers to Rebecca and the Koltun family...
Sending virtual hugs your way.
With love,
The Brenner Family

Judith Brenner

March 25, 2021

Sending love and strength to the entire family.

Anonymous

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Our best wishes, the Kolskys

Jackie Kolsky

March 25, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and her family

Ellen Popelsky

March 25, 2021

Prayers to you and your family

Stephanie Cohen

March 25, 2021

Prayers for Rebecca and her family - in our hearts and thoughts

Sharon Feller

March 25, 2021

Sending so much love to Rebecca and the Koltun family

Rachel Rubin

March 25, 2021

Sending prayers and strength to help you through your recovery

Tara Lombardo

March 25, 2021

Sending all thoughts and prayers to Becca and the entire Koltun family

Jordan Dorfman

March 25, 2021

Our family's thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and the rest of the Koltun family. Sending strength and positive thoughts.

With love,
Ortsman Family

Jessica Ortsman

March 25, 2021

Sending hope and strength for a full and speedy recovery. With love from the Campbells.

Erica Campbell

March 24, 2021

❤️❤️❤️

Jessica Rappaport

March 24, 2021

Stay strong I love you Bex

Cameron DeGuzman

March 24, 2021

My healing prayers are with you.

Rhonda Phillips

March 24, 2021

Thoughts and prayers go out to Rebecca and her family.

Bernstein Family

March 24, 2021

Out thoughts and healing prayers remain with Rebecca and the Koltun family. You have a huge community supporting you!!!
With love,
The Brenner Family

The Brenner Family

March 24, 2021

Sending positive thoughts

Kamy Chong

March 24, 2021

I hope you get well soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brandon Fisher

March 24, 2021

With love from the Schulmans

Emily Raphael

March 24, 2021

Love you Bex. Can’t take away your humor, wit, compassion intelligence and everything else the world loves about you... I can’t wait for you to be back if there’s anyone that will get through this it’s YOU!!!!! Los Tapatios soon❤️

Cameron DeGuzman

March 24, 2021

Becca has been the loving babysitter of my grandchildren for years. She is family to my family. She deserves the support of anyone who can please help.

Denise and Allen Wolfbiss

March 24, 2021

Our best wishes to the entire family.

Starr Goldberg

March 24, 2021

the weiss family is sending prayers & love to you and your family

Taylor Weiss

March 24, 2021

Sending love from Boulder! Best of luck on your journey!

Rory Mita

March 24, 2021

I have never had a friend quite like you. Just a few weeks ago, you were giving me advice about my medical school applications. You never failed to support me in whatever I wanted to accomplish. When I came out, you supported me unconditionally. You always checked in, made sure I was okay, and many days I was not. Our long drives to Flushing to eat Dim Sum and impromptu food tours are memories I will never forget. You are one of the best people I know and a fighter from the day I met you. Thank you for everything. Sending all my love.

Michelle Wang

March 24, 2021

Prayers, strength and hope being sent to this family

Maria Cizmarik

March 24, 2021

Thinking of you all.
From your friends at 16 Donna

Ilana and Carey Kalanthroff

March 24, 2021

Prayers to your entire family from the Breier Family

Vivian Breier

March 24, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and her family.

The DeBisceglias

March 24, 2021

The Lewis family is sending you strength and prayers for Rebecca\'s recovery.

Jordana Lewis

March 24, 2021

Send you strength and positive thoughts.

Meghan Fisk

March 24, 2021

Sending Prayers from the Hornik and Glass families .

Robert Hornik

March 24, 2021

Rooting for you, Becca, today and everyday!!

Leora Schwadron

March 24, 2021

Sending all my positive thoughts and prayers

Hillary Lagnado

March 24, 2021

Keeping Rebecca and the whole Koltun family in my thoughts and prayers <3

Sydney Kurnit

March 24, 2021

Prayers for strength and resilience.

Helaine Kozak

March 24, 2021

Prayers for a cure and recovery.

David Fried

March 24, 2021

The Radisch family wishes you all well and praying for Rebecca’s recovery. May you reach and exceed your fund goal so that she gets the best medical support to help her on her way.

Meredith Radisch

March 24, 2021

Praying for you and your family.

Brett Pinto

March 24, 2021

My very best wishes for your family!

Barry

Barron Collodi

March 24, 2021

Thinking of you all during this difficult transition. Sending the Koltun’s all the love in the world; plus, I’ve always known Rebecca as a tough cookie, she will see this through ❤️

Lea Mann

March 24, 2021

Prayers for this beautiful girl an her family ❤️

Janice Warshauer

March 24, 2021

Our love is with you

Agnes Wohl

March 24, 2021

Sending positive thoughts and praying for Rebecca and family.

Andrea Rothbort

March 24, 2021

We love you, Rebecca, with every fiber of our being.

The Snyder Family

March 24, 2021

My thoughts are with you. From a friend of a friend.

Anonymous

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