- 4th Annual Klamath River Benefit is AUGUST 18TH - rafting, food, music and great camping! BE THERE!!! See details below or this link http://4thklamathbenefit.blogspot.com/
- Starting graduate school in the fall and I got a scholarship yippee!
- 3-year anniversary on July 9th.
- Posted my documentary on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4T0CjXj7B4&feature=plcp
First order of business is the 4th Annual Klamath River Benefit Bash! It's going down on August 18th with rafting starting at noon. Whitewater rafting, BBQ, music, swimming, volleyball, camping, and most importantly great people!! Do yourself a favor and be there!! The rafting is fun and safe and a great time for ALL skill levels check out http://www.awwrafting.com/ for more information about what the rafting is all about.
What: Fundraiser to help Matt walk again.
Where: Paradise Point (see picture below)
When: August 18th starting at noonFor more details and driving directions http://4thklamathbenefit.blogspot.com/
As you can see the location is beautiful so bring the whole family and conclude your summer with a fun weekend in the sun and water!
If you have any questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why am I trying to raise money?? I've been doing exercise based rehabilitation therapy at a place in Carlsbad, CA called Project Walk. I continue to make progress and as long as I keep making progress I want to go as long as I can. At this point in time, its the best chance I have at getting my mobility on again. A very important side benefit is that this therapy keeps my body in shape by maintaing muscle mass and bone density, which are pretty important for walking again.
The last couple months my legs have been crazy active making my work outs at Project Walk amazing and sleep challenging!! They're starting to really respond to the training! I have a long ways to go, but progress is encouraging!! It's amazing to me that even after 3 years I'm still making daily progress. The progress is impossibly slow, but its still progress and change is oh so good!! A huge development in last couple weeks is that I've been able support part of my weight on my legs with bent knees, which means my muscles are engaging!! Oh yeah!!! I don't have any pictures yet, but very soon I will. Below is a picture of me working on my core strength and balance...something I do a lot of!
3-year anniversary! UGH!! Can't say that I was excited to see July 9th roll around again. I was really hoping that I'd be on my feet by now. If I dwell on that fact it can really get me down and be pretty discouraging. I miss my mobility and independence so much!!!!!! How do I deal with this overwhelming loss and sadness? I focus on all the blessings I have. I focus on the amazing progress I've made thus far and how that seemed impossible 3 years ago. I focus on that God is good and all things happen for a reason. I focus on the support I have from an AWESOME group of friends and family, which I'm so lucky to have!! YOU help me stay optimistic and positive! Thanks for your support!!