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    you know, this type of media reporting is strange. they make it sound like all we have to do is relearn.

    http://news.yahoo.com/paralyzed-caro...144836646.html

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    I really like this comment under the article "Abba Father, Bless this child of yours with the ability to walk again. Your Son Jesus took on her infirmity and became sin so that she might become the righteousness of God. You love her more than life itself. Thank You that she has already been healed and will have a baby. Thank You for letting her know and to help her to receive all of this, in Jesus name, Amen."

    A lot of people think just prayer and hard work will make anything happen, unfortunately not really true in real life.
    "Life is about how you
    respond to not only the
    challenges you're dealt but
    the challenges you seek...If
    you have no goals, no
    mountains to climb, your
    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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    • #3
      This article doesn't really have any point of view at all. It's just filler. Perhaps I'm being overly cynical (though you'd have some serious convincing to do to persuade me otherwise), if she wasn't blonde, thin and attractive this wouldn't have merited any "news" coverage whatsoever. It's the sort of story that's assigned to a freelance writer (here's her FB page) who's just starting out trying to cobble together something of a resume and has discovered that wheelchair/paralysis = something to write about.
      Last edited by stephen212; 01-03-2012, 01:53 AM.
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      • #4
        Isn't she a member here? I swear I've read that story before (pushed into a pool at the bachelorette party.)
        Board Member of Assistance Dog Advocacy Project working in Education. Feel free to ask me any service dog questions!

        I am not paralyzed. I have a genetic connective tissue disorder with neuro complications and a movement disorder.

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        • #5
          From the comments, I'm saddened by the obtuse thinking that 'determination beats all.' People need to know the seriousness and finality of a spinal cord injury.

          Wish the spinal cord and brain injury was covered more in school programs.
          Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

          T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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          • #6
            She's a member here named ECUrach85. LOL, how does a young
            woman's presence slip through all the pervs on this forum?

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            • #7
              i really didn't post this about her, but about the media. and what's this nonsense about low bp meds...my bp is 90/60. nobody gave me meds to up bp, does this happen?? i mean, if my bp is upped, i'm in trouble. as far as the passing out thing, if this reporter had looked into it, that's normal in new injuries.

              and yes, the media has been all over this story, but they just repeating the same crap.
              Last edited by cass; 01-03-2012, 03:22 AM.

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              • #8
                It was a good article but don't think I saId anything about relearning how to walk. I explained to the reporter complete and incomplete injuries and that I had hope to walk again with science and intense rehab. Weight bearing exercises are healthy either way. I'm just as sick as y'all are of people telling me I can pray my way out of the chair or just try reeeaaaalllyy hard. It's annoying. But just be happy there is coverage about SCI, project walk, and an awesome org called walking with Anthony. I just wish all those people praying for me would vote for research.
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                • #9
                  Don't worry ECU, everyone knows the media does this nearly every time they deal w sci. Sounds like the program did you a world of good regarding building strength and that staff there would love to see you get more time. Any chance you will be able to return soon or perhaps get some similar program for yourself back at home.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks ancientgimp! I'm hoping to go back there this year
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                    • #11
                      Hi ECU What do you get in this program that is different than working out hours and hours at home. Is it just motivation or is it the machines they have? Maybe water therapy. Just curious, since I do my rehab at home.
                      T12L1 Incomplete Still here This is the place to be 58 years old

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                      • #12
                        ECUrach, I want to second that everyone here knows the "spin" on these type of stories has nothing to do with the person they are writing about, and everything to do with pandering to the public's wish to believe that anything can be conquered with enough determination and prayer. I think I wrote here once about a story written about me where the author felt the need to say I worked in "the worst ghetto in the city." My boss was not too amused and told me he had enough trouble hiring people without things like that acting as a detriment! I had to tell him that I had never said any such thing and that it was strictly the journalist expounding on her own beliefs. Anyway, you are doing great, pushing ahead, and we all respect you!

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                        • #13
                          If returning to the Project Walk people proves difficult, you might find something along the same lines closer to home. This place got a write up in our local paper. I didn't even know fitness centers existed catering to SCI clientele.

                          http://www.buckeyewellnesscenter.com/
                          Tom

                          "Blessed are the pessimists, for they hath made backups." Exasperated 20:12

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ECUrach85 View Post
                            It was a good article but don't think I saId anything about relearning how to walk. I explained to the reporter complete and incomplete injuries and that I had hope to walk again with science and intense rehab. Weight bearing exercises are healthy either way. I'm just as sick as y'all are of people telling me I can pray my way out of the chair or just try reeeaaaalllyy hard. It's annoying. But just be happy there is coverage about SCI, project walk, and an awesome org called walking with Anthony. I just wish all those people praying for me would vote for research.
                            Yeah I know, if I hear god has a plan for me one more time I will throw up! The media and outsiders have no clue but to be honest I had no clue before I got hurt either.
                            Life's perceived journey in this PMR is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "holy **** what a VR ride!"
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                            • #15
                              Here is a link for another center that provides exercise for SCI. They have a very good reputation and theyre located in North Carolina: http://www.racetowalk.org/

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