As I approach 4 years injured, and 3 years fundraising, I would like to thank all of you that have supported my recovery. My health has gotten worse again. Having a uti infection since August , that 3 batches of antibiotics hasn't cured completely. Also neck shoulder nerve headaches are pretty bad, but hopefully chiropractic and pressure point massage will help. Thanks for your help.
May 20, 2017
Proud to announce the "BACKBREAKER 5K" A charity funrun to assist me and my family with medical expenses and equipment needed for my spinal cord injury . Look at Backbreaker 5k or healdsburg running company websites Saturday May 27th 8:00 a.m. Healdsburg California
Nov 18, 2016
Thanks to everyone for the recent donations. Dealing with paralysis is a lot easier when I know I have help. Back pain is chronic now but I have a new topical prescription that works okay.Hope...
Sep 07, 2016
After 3 u.t.i. infections and a fungal infection and a food allergy, I am finally somewhat healthy. Now I am dealing with increased nerve pain, as I am returning to junior college adaptive p.e and...
May 16, 2016
Read the latest:http://www.sonomawest.com/the_healdsburg_tribune/news/the-gift-of-mobility/image_d6737252-17d3-11e6-a06f-233326945a21.html
May 02, 2016
So excited, rode handcycles in Berkeley last week. Proud to announce the Healdsburg Fire Department will be purchasing a handcycle for me. I am looking forward to biking again for independence,...
Mar 30, 2016
Most health issues with a spinal cord injury are not visible. Here is my list of afflictions I battle with. 1. Nerve pain: constant electric leg buzzing, pins, needles, burning, freezing,...
Feb 27, 2016
Pushing my p.t. Have gone from standing in walker or standing frame from 5 minutes to 13 minutes a day. Doing swimming and gym at junior college twice a week. With increased activity comes more...
Dec 11, 2015
After 2 lengthy infections, I am getting back to doing more physical therapy. I will be finishing p.t. at Kaiser and starting the adaptive p.e. program at Santa Rosa Junior college. It's a longer...
Aug 17, 2015
Had a good BBQ benefit at Oakville Grocery in Healdsburg. Thanks to everyone that attended and supported me. The silent auction had some great items, the food was good, and we sold out the event....
Aug 05, 2015
BBQ fundraiser at Oakville Grocery, August 13th from 6-8 p.m , Healdsburg CA.
Aug 05, 2015
Rehab is progressing, walker and forearm crutch practice at p.t. is going well. Had my first outing with my walker. It was only across the street, up 3 steps and into a neighbors house. Wasn't far...
Jun 22, 2015
Had a good benefit dinner at Chalkboard restaurant on June 9th. Thanks to all that attended, and a huge thanks to everyone at chalkboard. Also rolled 3k in the Fitch mt. foot race . I had a few...
May 25, 2015
Benefit Dinner at chalkboard restaurant, June 9th 5 p.m. - close. Healdsburg Ca. 20 % of all of the evenings proceeds will go to HelpHOPELive in my honor to go toward my out of pocket...
May 04, 2015
Thanks Healdsburg for a good turnout for the Library meet and greet event. It was good to tell my story, thank the rescuers, and spread the word about my charity . Made our move on the 1st. Now I...
Apr 15, 2015
With everyones help we are able to move back into Healdsburg. I will be able to wheel into town or take the city or county para-transit buses. This has been our biggest obstacle, mobility and...
Mar 04, 2015
Thanks to all the help from Winona and Washburn /Hayward area, your help has really pushed our charity forward. I have started aquatherapy and weight training, it seems to be a good complement to...
Jan 29, 2015
Thanks to everyone that has helped and supported me and my family. Even though I face a lengthy recovery, progress with my p.t. has been positive. Recently I had been standing and walking with a...
Dec 03, 2014
It is just over 1yr since Joel's spinal injury & becoming a paraplegic. Through the hard work by Joel & the staffs at Stanford, Kaiser Vallejo Rehab & Santa Rosa Kaiser he survived his accident &...