EVENT DATE: Sep 13, 2014
As most of you already know, two months ago I was admitted to the hospital for emergency surgery for a herniated disc. Although the procedure was quick, recovery has been more then I intended it being. Most that receive a disectomy recover fairly quick, for me there are other factors contributing to my recovery. My disc was herniated 3 inches (YES INCHES) into my spinal column, foot paralysis started to take place, recovery is on going but I feel strong enough now to start enjoying the activities I've missed most. Hiking with Madison is the #1 thing I've been working towards. With this being said I have set a goal to attempt my first hike on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH at my favorite location POPOLOPEN TOURNE a 5mile hike in highland falls. I would like to complete this hike with purpose. I am asking you for your continued love and support while I attempt this and encourage you all to hike with me! I am also attempting on raising money for the completion of my hike, I have chosen THE CHRISTOPHER AND DANA REEVE FOUNDATION as my charity of choice. This foundation is 'dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.' (http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.ddJFKRNoFiG/b.4409743/k.C825/About_Us.htm)
I would love and appreciate any and all donations and your help in raising funds to make a difference in someone's life!
Thank you for your consideration in donating and your continued love and support throughout my journey to recovery.
One step at a time, Keep moving forward!
Much Love, Katie J