Lori Ollendick Medical & Home Reno.

On September 4, 2018 I had a surgery to repair herniation of my spinal cord at the T3 area at Mayo Hospital. When I woke up from surgery I was unable to move anything below my waist. On September 7, 2018 I underwent a second surgery and still woke up with no movement below my waist. I am diagnosed as parapelegic incomplete because I now have some limited movement in my left leg. After my second surgery I transferred to a rehabilitation unit at Mayo. I am currently learning to adapt to life in wheelchair with 3 hrs of occupational therapy and physical therapy every day as I recover from surgery and stabilize resulting medical issues. Preparing for life as parapelegic will require purchasing expensive equipment and aids, some of which insurance will not cover. I will initially discharge to my parents where we are installing a new shower and access ramp. I will be staying there due to needing 24/7 care and will need to sell our split level home and find suitable home that will likely also need renovations. My return to work is uncertain at this time and because I am self-employed, I do not have long or short disability. This is difficult for me to ask for assistance but many friends have asked for a way to help financially. I appreciate all of your support, prayers, positive thoughts, and encouragement.
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    • $60 
    • 35 mos
  • Brian Cooper 
    • $100 
    • 35 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 35 mos
  • Barb Simon 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Mary Schulte 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
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Organizer

Lori Ollendick 
Organizer
Dubuque, IA
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