Charlie Sheen wired $10,000 to Teagan Marti and her family on Thursday for a therapy dog to help in her rehabilitation from injuries sustained when she plummeted 100 feet from a Wisconsin amusement park ride in 2010, according to a report by Fox News.
Teagan Marti suffered brain, spine, pelvis and internal injuries in July 2010 when nets and air bags that were supposed to catch riders on a free-fall ride at Extreme World in Wisconsin Dells' Terminal Velocity right were not raised.
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.
Teagan's mother is suffering financially due to medical bills and a recent divorce. According to reports, her house is being foreclosed on and their insurance doesn't cover physical therapy.
Charlie Sheen donated $10,000 to Marti and her family Thursday to help them buy a therapy dog for Marti’s recovery.
“I think he’s a very kind person for helping me and my family and very generous,” Teagan Marti said.
Sheen’s donation will buy the family an English Golden Retriever puppy that is being trained in Wisconsin to turn on lights, pick up objects, and be the teen’s constant companion.
Although the estimated cost for the puppy would only be $6,000, Sheen decided to give more to help with extra costs that might incur.
Sheen said Thursday in a phone interview from Los Angeles:
"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."