Update: October 7, 2021
Hello Family and Friends. Brad suffered a minor stroke last week and is in the hospital waiting to be discharged. All test came back negative so the guess was that he was not getting enough physical activity. As you know, currently he goes to Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (SRA) 3 times a week as an outpatient. We are waiting to hear if he can return to SRA as an inpatient so that he can resume his rigorous exercises 5 to 6 times a week. This of course, will enhance the circulation that he needs to prevent any further small strokes (if indeed lack of activity was the cause) and he can improve his mobility even more. If he is denied, he will return to SRA for the 3 days and asking family and friends to come by the house and work him out with stretches and other exercises from his exercise book on the other days he is at home. The money you have so graciously donated will be used for any equipment and/or transportation needed that is not covered by insurance. Again, thank you very much for your support.
Update: September 18, 2021
Hello Family and Friends. Brad is doing very well with his therapy. His movements have improved so much as he is able to roll over to one side now! He is moving his arms and legs a little more than before as well. He is still unable to grasp things with his hands because of the repairs needed for both his torn rotator cuffs. Once he gets to a certain level with his physical therapy, the next step is to get surgery for those shoulders. Also, thanks to your donations, we will be able to keep him in therapy for as long as it takes until he gets all of his movements back. Thanks again for your donations and prayers.
Hello Family and Friends. I was hoping that it would not come to this but due to an automobile accident on April 19th where I endured a spinal cord injury, I am currently paralyzed from the neck down. This traumatic event has caused my family financial hardship as our income has been reduced from two paychecks to one. Unfortunately, this does not leave enough money for the in-home care that I need at this time. My wife and mom have been taking care of my needs this far but my wife has had to go back to work. My mom needs help with some of the hours that are needed for my care. Insurance gave us a choice of physical therapy or in-home care. Of course, I chose the physical therapy as that is what will hopefully get me back on my feet. Fortunately, my paralysis is considered incomplete which gives me hope that I can recover; however, this is going to take some time. I was told it could take up to 2 years. With my rigorous physical therapy schedule, I am improving every day. I have been able to lift my arms and swing my legs, which is very encouraging. Hopefully it will not take the full 2 years to recover but in the mean time I am in need of financial assistance. Donations that we receive will cover in-home care, physical therapy and transportation to and from physical therapy. So please, if you can, I would appreciate any amount you can spare at this time. And remember, donors from USA get a tax deduction! God Bless and take care.