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    I walked at a Project Walk Event

    I got to participate in an annual Project Walk event, - 2007 Steps to recovery -in Carlsbad CA on Saturday. I have only been up in a walker taking steps about 5 times, and I've only been a client at PW (Project Walk) since July.

    It was inspiring to see so many people there as well as so many levels of SCI and different levels of walking. I flew from Portland because I have so many family and friends there and they celebrated with me. It still takes 3 trainers assisting and a walker, but I'm on my way and very encouraged with my progress at PW.

    And guess what?? I made the local paper!
    They gave us great coverage.
    Last edited by darlagee22; 10-14-2007 at 11:05 PM.

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    You did great Darla! Keep up the hard work in Portland.

    Eric Harness, CSCS
    Neuro Ex, Inc
    Adaptive Performance and Neuro Recovery

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    Awesome!! Keep up the good work!

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    Senior Member Riaan's Avatar
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    Alberton South Africa
    what is project walk about? is it a rehab and what costs are involved

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    Thats great darla. Thekind of threads I like to read. Keep up the good work.

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    Riann, you´ll find a ton of info using the search function.
    "So I have stayed as I am, without regret, seperated from the normal human condition." Guy Sajer

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    Congats!How exciting.
    I don't even know you, but couldn't be happier for you!
    I love stories like this.

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    Senior Member MikeC's Avatar
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    Tampa, FL
    Darla - congrats! Bet your family & friends were glad to see that you got your picture in the paper. Mike
    T12 Incomplete - Walking with Crutches, Injured in Oct 2003

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    Thanks for the encouragement! The enthusiasm and encouragement there was overwhelming and I have to say how much the trainers poured their all into promoting and supporting their clients. We had a group walk around their large builing outside on the pavement and one of the trainers crawled next to a walker, every step, helping direct their feet. Amazing.
    I still need 3 people helping me lock my knees and keep the walker moving, but am still getting stronger.

    Riann, if you have ?? after reading through the PW threads from a search, ask away. It is expensive, but if there's any way I highly recommend it as a place to help push you and discover all you can do.

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    Yeah Darla!! I am so happy that you chose to go to PW. It is a great way to rehab.

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