Organized by: James Horn
To raise money to pay medical expenses and get a mobility scooter. Last March (2013) I woke up and found myself laying on the bathroom floor. Both of my legs were numb and I couldn't get off from the floor. It took me 2 days to finally get from the bathroom to my bed about 15 feet away. During these 2 days trying to get up, I fell literary 50 times or more. After reaching my bed I soon fell asleep and woke up the following day, at this point all I remember was it had been Tuesday night and since it took 2 days to get up I figured it was Thursday. Several hours later I received a phone call, it was all I could do to stand and take 3 steps to the phone, but I made it. My friend was on the phone and asked where I had been (as we talk almost daily) and I said what do you mean and he said he had been calling all WEEK and at this point he must have thought something was wrong as he asked me what day it was and I replied Thursday I think, he then said no it was Sunday. I told him the story and he said I needed to go to hospital.
On Monday I called my Dr's office and told her what had happened and she said call 911, then said hold on I will send someone from the office to get you, 20 min later my Dr. appears at my door and takes me to hospital. Yea my Dr. did this.
I spent 2 weeks in the hospital where I was diagnosed with type 2 diabeties.
I spent the next 6 months doing physical therapy to help my right leg get back to normal. I can walk now but have permanent paralysis in my right foot.
Ive been trying to get a scooter now for months but have been turned down by medicare. I has a scooter I got for nothing, put work into it only to have it stolen.
This is why I need help, its a daily struggle both physically and financially to get by.