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This fundraiser ended on 10/25/12

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Friends and Family of Aaron Nichols Unite! Funds raised through this site will help purchase a much needed piece of therapy equipment.

If you're seeing this you're probably already aware that Aaron suffered a traumatic brain injury in a 2007 car accident. While he's made some incredible strides in his ongoing recovery he still needs regular intensive therapy to help him continue moving forward.

Recently his physical therapist suggested we try to purchase a Functional Electrical Stimulation cycle. There are so many benefits this equipment can provide. It will help reduce the tone that keeps him from moving some parts of his body freely. The machine will help build muscle that will help him walk again, as well as improving his circulation, breathing and cognition.

The RT300 works by placing electrodes on his thighs, calves and upper extremities and stimulating those muscles to work. As he pedals he'll get a good cardio workout and reduce tone in those muscles. This is very different from passive therapies. HIS muscles will be doing the work, not the therapist.

Unfortunately the RT 300 is quite expensive. The basic cost is more than $21,500. The cost of running this fundraiser is an additional 7%.

We have lots of long range goals for Aaron's ultimate recovery, but our first goal is to get him up and walking again someday soon. We believe the RT300 can be key to achieving this goal. Please help out if you can, and if you can't, that's okay, too.

Thanks in advance,

Gary, Marabeth, Phillip, Kristen and Aaron Nichols
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