Charmaine is one of the most beautiful, loving, caring souls you will ever meet / know..
On Sept 17th, Charmaine suffered a spinal cord stroke, which has left her paralyzed from the chest down.
She awoke that morning and was getting ready for work in the bathroom when she starting experiencing heart attack like symptoms... She asked Jason to take her to the hospital right away ( which in return was the smartest thing she could have done as she could have likely sustained more damage) .
All doctors have told her she was a mystery.. They are still diligently testing and looking into as to why this happened.
She spent 1 day in the Vernon Jubilee before she was transported to Kelowna General where she has since continued to undergo several tests and complete rehab.
She just underwent a mouth biopsy this past week to see if she may have Sjodrens a rare disease. With multiple other tests that have ruled out negative.
Charmaine continues daily to work against the paralysis by doing rehab two times a day. Her strength and positivity is truly an inspiration. She is adamant she will walk again soon.
At the start of this journey, Charmaine was unable to move her lower extremity at all. She has been completely dedicated to the recovery of her legs and since has regained some movement on her right side..
She has a long journey ahead of her with ongoing rehab and learning to walk again..
Her home will have to be redone to accommodate a wheel chair etc.
This will be a large expense for the family and I know they could really use our support.
Our main goal is to get her home to continue more extensive rehab to be close to her family and friends and her community..
While she gave me some push back on this, some financial support will be essential in her care that she can receive at home.
Anyone who knows Charmaine well, knows she is a beautiful, spiritual soul that gives in any way she can to her community in Vernon. She has had an essential care team in Vernon (Friends) who have spent countless hours on providing meals to her and Jason to ensure she is eating excellent food to help her heal.
She is truly overwhelmed by the support and love of everyone around her supporting her through this.
She has so much gratitude from her heart and wishes to Thank everyone for being a part of her recovery!
- Grant Family
- Casey Archibald
- Lindsay P
- Faye Drope
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