Gus was there for about 4 months and has come a long way and is now back in San Rafael, CA. Another milestone in the pathway back to an independent life outside a hospital environment. Despite the spinal injury that currently prevents Gus from walking without assistance, he continues to progress, remains optimistic and keeps pushing for more.
The picture of Gus is from Craig Hospital a few of weeks ago when Gus was up and walking with an exoskeleton - He is so determined to walk again! He is working on core and upper body strength to make daily life easier and several other exercises to maintain overall body muscle tone including weights and a stationary bike called an FES (functional electrical stimulation cycle).
The FES bike is a critical piece of equipment for Gus to use to keep his leg muscles and bone density strong as he works to someday walk again on his own. The cost of the FES bike is about $15,000.
It is important that Gus has the FES bike available to him every day or Gus’s leg strength would substantially diminish in that time.
- Jordann Woodruff
- Tamas Ignacz
- Erica O'Neill
- Tim O'Neill
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