Leonard's Medical Fund
My name is Leonard and I’m a happy 63 year old man. 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 muscle nerve condition simply diagnosed as Myopathy. I’m seeing a neurologist (3rd one) in late June of 2016. 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 weakness in both arms and as time went on it became harder to climb stairs and do other activities. Because myopathy affects all 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 as well one being the guitar as I just can’t make the chord changes on the left hand. This is disappointing after 42 years of singing and playing. I still play the Cedar Flute and Native hand Drum.
Recently I had a nasty fall and severely sprained my left foot. I now use a wheelchair. This has been an s set back and a painful one at that. If not for the help of my wife I don’t know what I would do.
I will be seeing a new doctor and looking into 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 trainer. 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 $25,444 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.
It's been a steady uphill (so to speak) journey to recovery. I am walking daily with help of my new Hybrid walker (thanks to all donors). Still having an issue with turn arounds but I can do them. I also exercise with my Cardio cycle, hand jammers, and elastic stretchers. My wife Angelaya helps me with deep knee bends sitting style and is always inspiring me to keep going! There are still a lot of items that I need as some of the donations actually helped with living expenses and other fees like physio etc. So thank you for any donations and feel free to pass this along to family and friends.
Thanks to your generous support, I use my new Fusion Walker/wheelchair. I up to about 20 steps now. I have purchased other exercise equipment and handy items to help with recovery. I went on a new diet from Dr. Mark Hyman and I've lost 25 pounds now!
I will keep you posted on my progress and I sure appreciate the donations as I would have not had this much success so far without it!