#IStandWithThomasPeters – A Day for Hope and Action

Thomas and Natalie Peters

If you’re a follower of this blog, you’ve been praying with me for the ultimately brave duo of Thomas and Natalie Peters in the wake of Thom’s horrific injury. For me, watching the two of them — faced with such a challenge in the earliest weeks of their marriage — has been a true lesson in what “holy matrimony” really means.

So I’m thrilled to pass along information on an initiative aimed at encouraging Thom and Natalie spiritually, emotionally and financially.

Along with sharing on social media on Thursday, please also consider a donation in support of Thomas’ continued recovery. You can donate online at http://tpetersrecovery.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html. Any size donation will be a blessing — when we combine our efforts, we will truly make a difference.

Here’s an overview:

Join us on November 14, 2013 for #IStandWithThomasPeters Day!

Nearly four months ago, Thomas was left in critical condition after a swimming accident. Since then, Thomas has made amazing strides in his recovery, but he still has a long way to go. Thomas moved out of rehab two weeks ago and is finally home with his wife, Natalie. Read Thomas’ powerful reflection on his journey thus far and on what is to come: “Reflections on my time away.”

Thomas has always been a vocal advocate for life, marriage, and the faith. Throughout this whole journey, Thomas and Natalie have remained steadfast, and have been a shining example of marriage, love, and the faith. We are watching miracles happen every day, in Thomas and Natalie’s lives, but also in the lives of the people who have been touched by their story.

Help share their story and join us on November 14th for #IStandwithThomasPeters day!

On #IStandwithThomasPeters day, we also hope to raise funds to help Thomas and Natalie during this new transition and Thomas’ continued recovery. The medical bills, the transition home, and Thomas’ continued recovery are extremely expensive, and we would like to help.

The goal → $25,000!

Breakdown of all of the costs/needs:
Health Insurance via Cobra
Manual Wheelchair co-payment
Renting a motorized wheelchair – transitional
Hospital bed
Prescriptions and medical supplies
Home health aide 3x a week
Handicapped accessible apartment
Expenses and miscellaneous bills

How to get involved online for #IStandwithThomasPeters day on November 14th:

TWITTER: Show your support!

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Because the man is never poor or alone who has good friends. http://bit.ly/17NzvFc #IStandwithThomasPeters

Will you join me in prayer for Thomas and Natalie Peters? http://bit.ly/17NzvFc #IStandwithThomasPeters

Because I believe in life, marriage, and religious freedom. http://bit.ly/17NzvFc #IStandwithThomasPeters

I’ve donated to help Thomas Peters’ recovery – will you join me? http://bit.ly/17NzvFc #IStandwithThomasPeters

Thank you @AmericanPapist for being a voice for the Church. http://bit.ly/17NzvFc #IStandwithThomasPeters #Catholic

Pray for Thomas and Natalie Peters, and show your support: http://bit.ly/17NzvFc #IStandwithThomasPeters

#IStandwithThomasPeters, do you? http://bit.ly/17NzvFc

Thank you @AmericanPapist for being a voice for the unborn. http://bit.ly/17NzvFc #IStandwithThomasPeters #prolife

Will you support Thomas Peters and pray for his continued recovery? http://bit.ly/17NzvFc #IStandwithThomasPeters

Every life is precious. Thank you God for the gift of Thomas Peters’ life. http://bit.ly/17NzvFc #IStandwithThomasPeters

FACEBOOK: Show your support! 

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Thank you for all of your prayers and support for Thomas and Natalie during this difficult time. May God bless you and your family. 

About Lisa M. Hendey

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms.

  • Victoria Wyant

    Thank you so much Lisa for this post and for helping promote this important day! :) We are so grateful!

  • Naomi Kietzke Young

    I think we should also get Thomas voice-recognition software so that he doesn’t have to type with one knuckle!

    The accessible apartment is going to be very difficult, and probably needs its own novena. It’s quite possible to live and work from a wheelchair — I do — but everything is slower and most things, more expensive.

  • http://www.lisagraas.com Lisa Graas

    I’m in. Love you, Thom and Natalie!

  • rich Gruber

    what holy matrimony really means???? according to thomas the purpose is raising children and has nothing to do with the desires of adults don’t think they will be having any children so why must they insist on redefining marriage