Leonard's Medical Fund

$5,336 of $24,000 goal

Raised by 58 people in 29 months
Leonard’s Myopathy Story

My name is Leonard and I’m a happy 65-year-old.   I love teaching courses on the Medicine Wheel Earth Astrology and Core Shamanism. I also provide Life Coaching style readings for people worldwide.

I currently have a serious muscle nerve condition diagnosed as Myopathy. I saw a neurologist (3rd one) in late June. The first signs of my condition began back 2014 just before my Grand Daughters birth. I was out for a brisk walk with my wife Angelaya when suddenly my left leg went out and I fell hard on the trail. I noticed in getting up there was a weakness in both arms and as time went on it became harder to climb stairs and do other activities. Because myopathy affects all the muscles I had to go through a series of Cardio tests of which I found I had Type 2 Diabetes and High Blood Pressure. After taking prescribed medications for several months now it is now pretty much normal. I have had Xrays, MRI, Ultrasound, CT Scan, EEG, EKG, EMG (nerve testing) as well as many blood tests. The doctors are still searching for the cause. I have now recently changed my diet so that I can be my normal weight which would help greatly.

This condition has changed my life forever and I have gained a deeper understanding of a Soul’s journey however along the way I have some losses one being the guitar as I just can’t make the chord changes on the left hand. This is disappointing after 52 years of singing and playing. I still play the Cedar Flute and Native hand Drum.

2 years ago I had a nasty fall and severely sprained my left foot.  I now use a wheelchair as with the falling comes the danger of concussion This has been a setback and a painful one at that. If not for the help of my wife I don’t know what I would do. My wife Angelaya has been my primary support and caregiver.

I will be seeing a new doctor and looking into more Physio Therapy. I found a local swing pool with a Handicapped lift for people challenged with walking. This will be a great exercise as I do love the water.

The funds from this Fund Raiser are going to Handicapped equipment purchase and rentals. Pool fees, assistant fees, transportation fees, massage and chiropractic, reflexology and a Yoga and home fitness training and yoga. Purchase of some home exercise equipment, funds to take several months off for rejuvenation. As well we need to now move into a building that is set up for Handicapped people. This is why we have set the goal for $25,000 dollars. Your donations are so appreciated no matter what you can give. Many people I know as friend family and clients have stated that I have given so much for so many years. I now turn to the world and ask for some help.
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Hello Everyone
Time for an update on my condition, I have found that my condition is subject to inflammation. I am taking Strauss Heart Drops and it really helps with not only this but adds circulation.
Recently I acquired a Treadmill, I use it kind of gingerly yet however as I gain more balance I will use it more often.
Your generosity makes it possible for my recovery. I thank each and every one​ of you.
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Here's an update on my situation.

First of all, Thank You for your generous donations.
With the money, I was able to secure a temporary wheelchair, a rollator walker, and a well used remote lift powered chair, which now needs replacing due to extensive use. The money also helped with living expenses.

In order to fulfill my dream of walking again, I need some equipment well designed for therapy and rehabilitation. One is the Gait/Harness system around $8000 CAD and a powered wheelchair. Plus a few other handicap devices such as a transfer belt etc.

The other day I was reminiscing about​ my days as an athlete and have actually made the tryouts for the Ninth Commonwealth Games in Canada. Unfortunately, due to injury during the tryout, I wasn't able to compete. I was also remembering training in Martial Arts and I could throw kicks 8 feet or more. My heart still longs to play the guitar, something I am not able to yet at the moment due to the weakness from the myopathy. This remembrance re-inspired me to really go after walking/running again and playing the guitar. Recently, I have been practicing my walking again and I get a little farther each day.

Through your generosity, I will have the equipment to match my passion. Even $5 can go so far, I would be so grateful for any and all contributions.
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Here's an update on my situation.

First of all, Thank You for your generous donations.
With the money, I was able to secure a temporary wheelchair, a rollator walker, and a well used remote lift powered chair, which now needs replacing due to extensive use. The money also helped with living expenses.

In order to fulfill my dream of walking again, I need some equipment well designed for therapy and rehabilitation. One is the Gait/Harness system around $8000 CAD and a powered wheelchair. Plus a few other handicap devices such as a transfer belt etc.

The other day I was reminiscing about my days as an athlete and have actually made the tryouts for the Ninth Commonwealth Games in Canada. Unfortunately, due to injury during the tryout, I wasn't able to compete. I was also remembering training in Martial Arts and I could throw kicks 8 feet or more. My heart still longs to play the guitar, something I am not able to yet at the moment due to the weakness from the myopathy. This remembrance re-inspired me to really go after walking/running again and playing the ​guitar. Recently, I have been practicing my walking again and I get a little farther each day.

Through your generosity, I will have the equipment to match my passion. Even $5 can go so far, I would be so grateful for any and all contributions.
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Hi everyone
Well continuing to recover and doing my exercises on a daily basis. I'm so looking forward to the GHSII Gait Harness System. It's the best in the world and really works well. That will be close to $9,000.00 by the time it's shipped. Miracles do happen. I will keep you all posted on how everything is going! Again Thank you for your donations!
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$5,336 of $24,000 goal

Raised by 58 people in 29 months
Created May 8, 2016
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$50
Zara Imrie De Betances
28 days ago

Hope you can get some help with this and will feel better. xx

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Deborah Morris
29 days ago

God bless, Leonard. I am proud to be from Pilot Butte, Sask. too. :-) .

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