In order to fully appreciate the present moment, I try to never forget where my journey began. I am so grateful to have these videos as a reminder of how far I’ve progressed in my recovery. It’s not always been easy but it has always been worth it!
The first movement after paralysis onset.
This is when I first started to go to physical therapy. The therapist is so close to me because she is using her knees to support me at the knee and to prevent my knee from buckling beneath me.
I was so happy that I could get into the standing position but I didn’t have any muscle strength nor could I find my center of gravity. My arms are doing 98% of the work to keep me standing.
My April 2011 stand up act with Jenna at West Point Therapy.
I am trying to walk without the use of the walker and instead holding onto Darlene of West Point Therapy. March 2012.
Attempting to walk with canes only. June 2012.
I was fortunate enough to have family and friends that helped me with at-home therapy. Here are a few different at-home sessions.
Keep plugging away and don’t give up. Every minor milestone will add up something spectacular. I was lucky enough to find a place that created an adaptive program for me and together we have made significant gains. Find something you love and go for it! I found my “something” at FitIn42 Palm Springs