Bernie #10 in The Large Q
Spinal Stenosis, Diabetes, Arthritis
Estimated Funding Date December 4, 2020
Equality Fitness & Recreation
4 months - Weekly Exercise Therapy/Transition Sessions
$450.00 of $1,500.00 funded
My full spine from C Spine to Lumbar Spine is supported by rods, clamps and screws. Due to my health, I have to use a walker in the home and a scooter outside of the house as I cannot stand and walk for too long or unsupported. I used to play and coach soccer, golf, fish and swim but I have had to have 9 operations on the spine and now require a lot of support to do my activities of daily living. I would like to increase my strength in the legs so I can get back to doing some of the things I love.
How will this treatment impact Bernie's life?
I live in a lot of pain and discomfort due to my spinal cord issues. I have become very weak and experience tingling and numbness in all my extremities due to the surgeries. Exercise Therapy has been recommended to me to help increase my strength so I can remain as independent as possible.