Charlie Sheen has the good bug in him once again. Charlie recently wired $10,000 to Teagan Marti and her family on Thursday so that she could get a therapy dog to help her rehabilitation from injuries that she sustained after plummeting 100 feed from a Wisconsin amusement park ride back in 2010.
Via phone, Teagan expressed her appreciation for Sheen’s gesture. “I think he’s a very kind person for helping me and my family and very generous,” she said.
After the fall, Marti suffered from brain, spine, pelvis AND internal injuries when nets and air bags did not catch her on a free-fall ride.
According to a source, Teagan
had convinced her family to make the trip from Florida to Extreme World in Wisconsin Dells after seeing the amusement park’s Terminal Velocity ride on the Travel Channel.
She was hospitalized in Wisconsin and Florida for three months. She initially had no use of her arms or legs but through physical therapy is able to walk again with a walker.
Oh my gosh! How terrible! And you better believe after the accident, the medical bills were piling up. Marti’s mother Julie Marti was amazed that Sheen would do such a thing for her family. “I’m in such disbelief,” Julie Marti said. “I was crying. … What a guy. What a guy.”
We also found out that the dog is being trained in Fond du Lac to turn on lights, pick up objects and be the teen’s constant companion, to make her life easier.
So how did Charlie get wind of this story, that Teagan could have used the extra help? Well, Lucia Wilgus, of Eau Claire, became friends with the Martis after hearing of the accident and has spearheaded fundraising and helped find the dog and arrange training.
She sent a letter this week to Sheen through Sheen’s godfather, who is a Wilgus family friend and Benedictine brother in the Benet Lake, Wis. She estimated the training and related costs would be around $6,000.
And so, Charlie said that he would be happy to help out and “if there’s a need for more I told them to call me”. He added, “I like to pay it forward. People come into your orbit for a reason. You don’t always know what that is ahead of time, but if I ignore these requests then I don’t have any opportunity to see where these things lead us, or lead me.”
While Charlie doesn’t like to boast about his donations, he thought this one was worth getting the word out to inspire others to also pay it forward.
Wow, what a great story!