Dear Family and Friends,
I am writing to you on behalf of my younger sister, Linda Puglisi. Linda is a 25 year old fun loving & caring person beloved by friends and family. Linda recently suffered a life-changing spinal cord injury following a devastating fall. Now a quadriplegic with limited use of her legs and limited use of her arms, Linda has spent the last year in and out of medical and rehab facilities.
December 26, 2013
There is an exciting new therapy for Linda to improve her ability to stand and walk. The NEURORECOVERY NETWORK at TIRR is a critical next step for Linda’s progress.
For the past two years Linda has aggressively been working hard to regain her life. In the past 8 months, she has improved dramatically. She took her first steps on her birthday this year, May 9th. Every day is a constant struggle and battle, but she gives everything to her dream of walking again!
Linda’s therapists are amazed at her gains in her recovery. Since May 9th, Linda has been working hard on walking. With the help of her therapist, she has taken 500 steps. TIRR has a program founded by the Christopher Reeve Foundation, called NEURORECOVERY NETWORK. This program consists of specially trained therapists who will move Linda’s legs and body to simulate walking. This therapy works to “AWAKEN” dormant neural pathways by repetitively simulating walking. It is crucial that participants enroll for a minimum of 20 sessions, and frequently more.
Unfortunately, Linda is currently unable to afford this promising therapy. Please help to continue her recovery and her opportunity to begin walking again.