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FES Bike for Orville Young

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Raised by 122 people in 3 months
Created October 6, 2018
FES for Orville
on behalf of Elaine Young
As many of you know, over the summer  Elaine & Micheal Young's four year old son, Orville,  came down with what seemed to be a typical childhood virus.  They soon found out it wasn’t as innocuous as it first seemed as Orvile had lost use of his right arm and was soon diagnosed with Accute Flaccid Myelitis. 

Orville has been working hard in both occupational therapy and physical therapy.  While at OT he is able to use an FES (functional electrical stimulation) bike that helps stimulate his muscles while peddling with his arms.   This machine is one of his best chances for recovery.  Unfortunately, the machine that is available to him is adult size and he is only able to use it twice a week.   The hope is to have a machine at home for daily use. 

http://m.startribune.com/six-minnesota-kids-suffer-rare-polio-like-disorder/495281011/
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Orville using an FES bike at therapy.
Orville using an FES bike at therapy.
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Wow! We are more than halfway to getting Orville his FES bike! Here is another story about AFM and Orville. This one shows some of the therapy he has been doing and talks about how important it is to his recovery.

https://kstp.com/medical/physical-therapy-helps-minneapolis-boy-recover-from-rare-polio-like-condition-afm/5100840/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_KSTP-TV
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Raised by 122 people in 3 months
Created October 6, 2018
FES for Orville
on behalf of Elaine Young
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