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Please help and join to raise money for Sindy's Physical Therapy at Journey Forward. So, she can make her dreams become reality.

A spinal cord injury is one of the most devastating events that can happen to a person; taking not only their ability to walk, but also their independence and ability to accomplish some of life's most fundamental tasks. Imagine in an instant losing the ability to feed yourself, or not being able to get dressed on your own, or even simply not being able to itch your nose. The effects of this injury are indeed catastrophic, not only to the person injured but to the families and loved ones in their lives as well. Also, this injury does not discriminate and can tragically take anyone of any age, race, or gender. In an instance lives and futures are shattered and thrown upside down in ways that one cannot begin to imagine. Once the initial shock of this injury wears off, the reality begins to set in. The lifetime cost of this injury easily reaches millions of dollars and additionally predisposes one too many other problems and illness. On November 2009, Sindy had a car accident and got her back hurt then resulted in a Spinal Cord Injury. Since then she has been working really hard to get strong and hopefully soon walk again. Its a tough ride but she is a strong person and will it through. When she first had her injury, it was life changing and devasting. Doctors believe once someone has a SCI that they will stay like that for life. But they were wrong!! The doctor told her she would not walk and never feel. But, Thank God miracally she started to have sensation and move her legs. On Febuary 2011, she started a hard intense physical threapy program designed for Spinal Cord Injury patients. Finally, with this program she has gain so much more sensation and can now kick and move her legs and so much more. We are happy with the results and believe that Sindy will succeded. She has more confidence, feels better about her self and is always excited for her physical therapy day! Journey Forward is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of those who have suffered a Spinal Cord Injury through an intense exercise program. Exercise is important to everyone and even more so to those who have suffered a Spinal Cord Injury. An average able bodied person can walk around throughout the day; and that simple task of walking puts needed stress on the body to insure proper bone density, muscle growth, and many other bodily functions. When an individual suffers a spinal cord injury and are required to sit in a wheelchair all day, they are no longer able to obtain the benefits that come from the average activities of daily living. Journey Forward is an exercise based program designed to assist those with Spinal Cord Injuries so they too can achieve some of these most basic lifelong functions and benefits. Journey Forward is such a great program for Sindy and we would love for her to continue with her therapy. But, its a little bit expensive, $100.00 an hr, but soo worth it! Please help Sindy so she can continue with her therapy and can continue to get stronger and see her results! God bless you all! Thank you all for taking your time to read this and to help Sindy reach her goal! Sindy's only 21 yrs old prior to her accident she was an active young lady that loved to go to the gym, dance, and was working as a teller at a bank. But, because of her accident, she had to put her life on pause. Sindy does physical therapy for 2 hrs a week. If we all help Sindy together, Sindy will be able to go for more physical therapy and hopefully one day walk. Sindy hopes to some day be able to walk and go back to school and work as a teller at a bank again. Sindy wants to be able to some day walk in the beach and play with the sand. So lets try to make all this dreams come true for Sindy. She is so young and so motivated. Go to : http://www.journey-forward.org/ to learn more about Journey Forward ************************************************************************ ---> UPDATE AS OF 1/31/2012 <---- My friend Jennifer William and I are doing a Zumba Party Fundraiser!!! If anyone would like to join. Anyone is welcome. The more, the merrier! When: Feb. 19, 2012 @ 2:30 to 4:00 pm Where: Waltham Governer Center (Auditorium) Doantion $15.00 BE THERE! : ) ************************************************************************
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