I am writing with a bit of urgency regarding the state of my health.
Over the past year and a half, I have silently battled to overcome an increasingly complex musculoskeletal condition that arose out of something minor.
I managed to show up in life all through 2016 by applying numerous treatments which were only delaying a much deeper set of challenges. Now in 2017, at the price of experiencing numerous re-injuries, I am facing the worst symptoms of Cleidocranial dysplasia -a rare condition I was born with and carried on with until now.
While full recovery is absolutely attainable, each relapse has made it more complex. Right now, I must overcome a serious threat of paralysis if I do not exercise all necessary treatments.
Family and friends continue to help, but over the past few months things took a turn for the worst. Right now, I must apply my full concentration to lift a spoon to eat without further injuring my spine. As an added challenge, I recently had to extremely limit walking or sitting because I have re-injured my pelvis as a result of increasing musculoskeletal weaknening from other injuries.
In order to recover, I'll need access to additional funds for medications, vitamins, therapies, medical experts, and people who can frequently help me get to those appointments and move about. The key is to get the necessary support so that I can safely regain my health while also not provoking further injuries.
I have learned a great deal and have applied all I can towards what I can control, and this is the next step I must take to get back to living and serving with my life.
I am also seeking legal support to help me prepare a succesful and swift case for temporary social security disability insurance SSDI. If you know anybody, attorneys in the field who can help me out, I'd appreciate it!
You can also help out by sharing this with whoever you are personally comfortable with or would like to help. Thank you and I appreciate your support.
Eloy I Balderas
What is Cleidocranial Dysplacia (CCD)?
Cleidocranial Dysplasia is a rare musculoskeletal genetic condition that affects 1 out of every million individuals. While some people go through most of life carrying on a normal lifestyle on the surface, almost all individuals with CCD face a serious health challenge at some point or another.
Growing up until through college I faced multiple dental surgeries and years of orthodontics (7 years, 7 surgeries).
In recent years, I began testing the limits of my body, making great strides and achieved the best health and shape of my life, until in a sudden routine moment, my health instantly turned for the worse in what began as an accidental abdominal stretching injury.
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