Peter's recovery fund

$2,475 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 39 months
My brother Peter was at work as usual at the fly-fishing store a couple of days before Christmas. Suddenly he felt tingling in both legs and had to sit down. Then terrible pain set in and his co-workers drove him to the hospital 10 minutes away. By that time he couldn't walk or feel anything below his waist. He was taken 80 miles by ambulance to a hospital specializing in spinal injuries. After about a week flat on his back, the diagnosis came back as transverse myelitis, a severe inflammation inside the spinal cord that damages the nerves operating the lower half of his body. No cause, no cure, could happen to anyone out of the blue. After 2 months in acute rehab and one month living with us, he has made tiny improvements but , it remains to be seen as to whether he will regain continence or the ability to walk. He had to give up his job and his home, move to a different town where he knows only the 2 of us. There are many things needed to change one's home to accommodate a wheelchair as well as home-health care providers who are paid out -of-pocket. He is living financially with only his social security check. My hope is to be able to have care givers come to our home, purchase all of the mechanical items he needs, and send him to a trainer to help maintain the all-important upper body strength. Peter needs some help!! Thanks to everyone for taking a moment to read this!
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Peter has mostly recovered from his shingles so now he can return to physical therapy and water therapy!
Back to work!
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Today Peter turns 70 years young!!
Happy 70th Peter!
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Yay! Peter is home from the hospital working on his recovery from his transverse myelitis as well as shingles....just in time for a BIG birthday on April 12th!!
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Peter developed severe pain in his legs and felt awful all over so we spent the night in the emergency room...on top of his transverse myelitis, he has now developed shingles!! Just another battle to fight!
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Deb Moore
39 months ago

Wishing you all the best!

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$2,475 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 39 months
Created February 28, 2016
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$100
Tim D'Avis
37 months ago
SB
$50
Sarah Bennett
37 months ago

An old neighbor sending you my best for continued recovery. Be strong, you look like you already are.

$25
Julie Lynch
37 months ago

Love you!

RD
$100
Russ Driskill
38 months ago

Thinking of you, Peter and wishing for a spectacular recovery. Russ and Carol

LC
$50
Laura Colon
38 months ago

So sorry to hear about the set back of shingles. Prayers are with you and Peter!

HB
$25
Hannelore Bugby
38 months ago

If we all donate just once more, the Bernstsens will have met their goal.

JE
$50
Jackie Eveslage
38 months ago
TW
$50
Tom & Julie Walsh
38 months ago
$100
Anonymous
38 months ago
$150
Tim D'Avis
38 months ago
Deb Moore
39 months ago

Wishing you all the best!

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