As a result she has been left paralysed from the waist down and now uses a wheelchair for mobility.
Prior to her injury Julie was a bit of a gym junkie, arriving at the gym by 5am most mornings for a workout. One of her favourite machines to use was the cross trainer so when she came across the EasyStand Glider which retails at $14,000 AUS she was thrilled that such a machine existed for people suffering from paralysis.
This machine will enable her to keep free movement in all her joints, allow her to achieve a good cardiovascular workout which can be a real challenge from a wheelchair, help with digestion, allow her to bear weight on her legs and possibly decrease loss of bone density, but the best part of all is that it will allow her to stand.
With Julie not working now and the major financial burden this has put on the family with costs such as installing new wheelchair accessible kitchens, bathrooms, cars and ongoing medical treatment whilst raising a young family.... I am reaching out to you all to please donate what you can. something so small could mean so much for Julie so we can reach the $5000 mark and get Julie up and getting some of those exercise endorphins she has been missing terribly. SO please please if you can help it would be so much appreciated.