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Dear Friends, Family and Community,

On Feb. 27, 2012, Amy Clabaugh suffered a severe traumatic brain injury when she fell from a ladder, hitting her head on a concrete floor. Amy has been receiving intense therapies since that time.

Updates (12)

November 13, 2021

Dear Family and Friends,

Amy and I continue to be so blessed to have each of you in our lives. Your support through this journey has meant so much to each of us, it’s hard to believe it will be 10 years in February.

This year Amy has continued working with an awesome Occupational therapist that specializes in neurological patients. We have also been blessed to continue working with Amy’s speech therapist through zoom who she’s known since 2014. Most recently we found a place where Amy can get aqua therapy again. It was always one of her favorite forms of physical therapy. She is also receiving acupuncture, Neufit, neurofeedback, hyperbaric oxygen, and working with her functional neurologist through zoom in Japan.

In August we decided to try a fairly new stem cell infusion procedure, with her Neurologist’s blessing. I will include a link at the bottom for those that might be interested in hearing about the process. Amy saw gains almost immediately. Some of the most notable are in her speech, coordination, reduced ataxia, balance and walking. All of her therapists have used the same words to describe her improvements..coordination or smoothness of her systems. They have each said that there is no way prior to the stem cells she would have been able to do what she is doing now. Her functional neurologist said in reference to how quickly she improved on a task for him, “Wow, that is amazing.The stem cell procedure seems to influence the changes/recovery/restoring of her functions much quicker and efficiently!!” .
Amy’s therapists all did baseline testing and her neurologist asked for a baseline brain mapping prior to the first stem cell procedure. We will redo the brain mapping on Nov 29th, the day before her second stem cell procedure. The other therapists have reassessed her and testing shows gains anywhere from 30-45%.

What Amy wants you to know:

She thinks she has made major gains in:

1). becoming more independent

2).open and willing to try new ways of doing things

3). processing more quickly and comprehending better

4). walking by being able to use quad canes with supervision now

5) ability to balance while doing everyday tasks
We are reminded that Amy, for the rest of her life, will be looking for ways to continue her recovery journey and to prevent a decline. We wouldn’t be able to afford all of these therapies and treatments without all of your support and generous donations in Amy’s honor over and over!
This year Giving Tuesday, Amy’s only fundraiser, is on November 30th. Between midnight on Tuesday, November 30th and 3 a.m. ET on Wednesday, December 1, Help Hope Live will cover the credit card fee for all online donations made in honor of Amy. Tax deductible donations can be made through www.helphopelive.org/campaign/8899 or a facebook fundraiser will be posted on Amy and Ginger’s facebook pages. Please consider sharing the fundraiser with your friends and family. There is a chance donations made on facebook will be matched in whole or in part. Help Hope Live is a 4 star non profit with 37 years experience helping people raise funds to pay for expenses not covered by insurance for those with a catastrophic illness or injury.

We love each and everyone of you.

Gratefully,

Amy and Ginger

Link to the stem cell procedure: www.youtube.com

November 19, 2020

Nov 2020
What a year!
We have lived in 4 different homes in the last year. The 4th being our newly built ADA home by Lake Conroe. Amy was able to help make decisions and supervise the construction. We moved in just as everything was starting to shut down, including most of Amy’s therapies. She was able to continue one therapy as our Neufit practitioner came to our home until the office reopened.
Amy took advantage of that time to unpack, organize and set up her therapy room and build shelves for our garage. She also learned how to ride an adult trike and has worked up to just over a mile. Once we returned to OT her therapist remarked she had not regressed over the months but progressed!
Amy continues to improve in her mobility, dynamic balance, fine motor tasks, speech and cognitive abilities.

What Amy wants you to know:
She thinks she has made major gains in:

1). standing without assistance while doing tasks
2). walking better with a walker
3). building up leg and core strength by riding the adult trike
4). transferring weight from one leg to another with minimal assistance
5). walking longer distances with the Alinker walking bike

Amy is continuing OT, PT, Speech (through zoom at Texas State), Neufit, hyperbaric oxygen, chiropractic and functional neurology (through zoom with her dr. in Japan!). This year we have added Neurofeedback, PEMF, dry needling (for the tmj) and are hoping to begin a new brain program which will consist of several new treatments. We are excited to see the possibilities to come but worry about the out of pocket expenses.
One thing we realize is Amy, for the rest of her life, will be looking for ways to continue her recovery journey and to prevent a decline.
We wouldn’t be able to afford all of these therapies and treatments without all of your support and generous donations in Amy’s honor over and over! We love each and everyone of you.

Guestbook

December 1, 2021

Amy and Ginger, What exciting news to hear!! I am so thrilled for you both!! My prayers for continued good health and much happiness!! Love, Stoney

Stoney Walker

December 1, 2021

Go Amy! So in awe of your journey. Keep it going girl. ❤️ Love you, Red and Donna

Lorelei Weitzel

November 30, 2021

In Honor of Amy Clabaugh

Benjamin Gladden

November 30, 2021

You go girl! We love you and are so very proud of you. Didi, Celia, Debbie Grimsley, and Dorothy Davis

Diane Davis