A communication device and physical therapy for Freddy
Organized by: Dolores Calderon
Fredy, was an independent countryman who farmed his land, hunted, raised animals and provided protection for his all female family who live in the countryside without neighbors for a mile or more. He suffered a medical problem which was treated with open craneal surgery. He lost his ability to speak, memories, walk, and control of his right side. He can no longer care, provide or protect his family. His wife has taken on the roll of his personal nurse and full time caretaker of thier farm and tasks. With no education and limited help she has done her best. However, there isn't enough income to pay for the intense and frequent physical therapy that would help him reach the goal of walking even with difficulty. He can't communicate verbally although his clear of mind. It saddens me to see his loss. He is trapped in his body without options. I would gladly pay all this myself if I had the means, but I can't. Therefore I ask for your help. Let's help this man regain some control over his life. Let's help him regain some of the confidence he lost when he went from being a strong and robust man to a dependent invalid dependent on others. Help me help him. A communication device would cost 5600 to 9000. His Physical therapy would run about 12,000 a year. Being conserative, I believe three years of consistent therapy would allow him enough to time to regain his ability to walk. Anything you can offer, fifty cents, a dollar will mean so much to this family. Thank you.