Help Lindsay Walk Again

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Raised by 46 people in 48 months

My name is Lindsay. I am 33 and I just graduated from law school. I want to help people gain access to justice. Unfortunately, I hurt my back very badly before I could get a job or insurance. Now I am completely disabled, unable to walk or sit and trying to get medical treatment with no money.


I have a hard time asking for help. The thought of asking friends and strangers for money for myself is foreign. Though I have raised money for many, many charities over my life time, most recently to send my sweet nieces to summer camp, I have never been one to accept handouts. I am, however, in a really hard spot right now.


A few wonderful friends have asked me to start a gofundme account so that they can help me raise money to get an MRI and for other treatment modalities. I resisted at first but after 6 months of being in pain and 3 months of being barely able to get to the bathroom or stand at all, I realize that I really need help. When I am well, I hope to continue to give back to my community. Thank you for considering how your contribution can help me get back on my feet, literally.

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Update 20
Posted by Emet Love
43 months ago
I love being able to come here and post a positive update. It is important to me, to let all the people who poured their hard earned dollars towards my medical care know that I am, in fact, doing better. Progress is still slow but it is forward and I am walking better and learning tools to deal with the pain. It's truly amazing what you have all done for me. Thank you. Please know how much I cherish you!
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Update 19
Posted by Emet Love
44 months ago
Worked my way through the bad flare up with the help of three new physical therapists who are trained in the McKenzie technique. They looked through my records, told me to forget everything that all the other therapists, doctors had said and to ONLY do the 6 exercises they taught me and in a specific order, depending on specific symptoms and body feedback. They also said they were sorry that I had basically been tortured up until this point and that the other people didn't seem to understand my injury in their prescriptions. They said that I present with a classically mechanical injury, in that my disc is bulging and sitting on the sciatic nerve... yeah.. I was trying to explain that! It feels good to finally be working with someone who believes that I am not just stuck in chronic pain but that I have a actual, physical problem.

I have re-applied to get more physical therapy as my charity waiver ran out after 2 weeks of working with the new therapists. Please pray that Providence will foot the bill for some more work with these folks. I have been able to move around more than the past 6 months but I still have some excruciating pains. I do, however, have some physical movements that are tools to push the disc back in place. The pains are coming from the disc protruding so when I have those pains I stop and work through the movements!

I love you all. You are amazing and have been so supportive on my journey to walking again. I continue on this journey and as I learn to walk again I think of and thank all of you for your kindness, prayers, wishes and support.
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Update 18
Posted by Emet Love
45 months ago
Had two good weeks where I was able to stand up straight, get to the pool for therapy and do some walking. For the past two weeks, however, I have been dealing with a bad flare up. It's very frustrating and though I have been very heavily focused on natural remedies flare ups like these make me wonder about the long term outlook for this injury and if I need to try more pharmaceuticals or other intervention. Still working everyday on stretching and building core strength. Still working on getting some other referrals and opinions on my images. Love you all and thanks for the continued prayers. <3
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Update 17
Posted by Emet Love
45 months ago
Physical therapy may be painful but it is working. I am standing up straighter everyday. Pool therapy is amazing - I have been researching a lot about pain and neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity refers to changes in neural pathways and synapses which are due to changes in behavior, environment and neural processes, as well as changes resulting from bodily injury. Basically, long after tissue damage injuries heal the brain can still perceive pain. Both tissue damage pain and perceived/residual pain show up the SAME on functional MRI's. It is really a fascinating field. Mindful meditation is one of the things that can help us help our brains to stop feeling so much pain. All of the love and support from my friends and family help too. You are a blessed bunch, I love you all dearly and I thank you a million times for helping me during one of my darkest times. Life is amazing. Thank you <3
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Monica Taylor
44 months ago

I love you Lindsay and almost feel though the jounrneys we are taking are seperate I still feel they are paralell and I believe we are going through this to raise awareness stay strong...peace and god speed

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Raised by 46 people in 48 months
Created November 27, 2012
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Alice DiMicele
43 months ago

love you sis. keep the faith! xoxox

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Sam Jacobson
43 months ago
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45 months ago
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josh ruppert
45 months ago

Best of wishes healing.

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I-dra IyahLove
45 months ago

I think about you often & sometimes send you reiki <3

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Emily Mikhaiel
45 months ago

Lindsay, you are a strong and resilient woman who can make it through anything. Sending you all my love and healing vibes.

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Monica Taylor
44 months ago

I love you Lindsay and almost feel though the jounrneys we are taking are seperate I still feel they are paralell and I believe we are going through this to raise awareness stay strong...peace and god speed

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