Brad is saying thank you to Muscular Dystrophy Canada
The following has been reposted with permission from Brad Miller. To view the original post on Brad’s blog click here.
When it comes to sharing my story of living with Muscular Dystrophy this also includes taking you through the challenges I might face when dealing it’s progression. One of the issues I have been facing a lot lately has been related to the challenge of getting up from a seated position. I am sure you can understand that this has caused more than a few challenges within my daily life. Including getting up and out of my car and also when it comes to standing up from the couch in my apartment. You see part of living with a muscle wasting condition is dealing with it’s progression and slowly losing the ability to things that you once found much easier to do. Surprisingly I have been able to push through the frustration and find new ways to help make my life a little easier. Simple things like pushing up off of a coffee table has been working for me for many years. But I have finally reached the point where it simply isn`t providing as much help as it use to. This is when I finally decided it was time to reach out to Muscular Dystrophy Canada – as a long time volunteer I knew they would be able to help me.
Now I am sure if anyone has spent any time looking at mobility aids that the first thing you notice is that some items can be very expensive. So some of us just have to make due and continue using methods that work for us such as pushing up off of a table or another chair to stand up. But sometimes you reach a point when you can no longer make due. That is why I am so thankful for Muscular Dystrophy Canada and those who donate in support of their mission to enhance the lives of those affected by neuromuscular disorders. I am so thankful that they fully understand the issues we face when it comes to dealing with the progression of Muscular Dystrophy. Thankfully as a registered client of Muscular Dystrophy Canada they were able to help me through there Equipment Program. I am happy to report that it was just last week when I received my new lifter chair. It really does go a long way in helping me stand up from a seated position. To be honest it has changed my life and that is why I am so thankful for those who donate and support organizations like Muscular Dystrophy Canada. So if you have ever donated in support of their efforts thank you for playing a role in changing my life.
Thankfully the process I went through of getting a lifter chair was made easy by the staff at Durham Medical – a long time sponsor of the Durham Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy. I was really impressed with their service and the fact that out of the two mobility aid stores I went to they actually gave Muscular Dystrophy Canada the best price. Once I had the appropriate forms filled out I mailed them back to Muscular Dystrophy Canada and within a week my chair was delivered to me.
Thank you Muscular Dystrophy Canada!