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In April 2011 I was stricken with Guillain-Barre Syndrome(GBS). GBS left me completey paralyzed from my eyebrows to my toes. I spent seven weeks in ICU basically on life support and remained hospitalized until October at West Suburban Hospital. The rehab staff there got me started on the road to recovery. A special thanks to Cheryl, Marlene and Susan. I began day rehab at the RIC clinic in Willowbrook at the end of October 2011. I arrived there in a power wheelchair unable to walk and with minimal movement in my hands and arms. I was put under the primary care of Jenna(PT) and Beth(OT) and with their direction and the dedication and support of the entire staff at WB I was able to leave day rehab in June 2012 able to walk with a cane. In appreciation of their hard work and dedication I am participating in SkyRise Chicago, tackling the planet’s highest indoor tower climb at the Willis Tower to raise funds for the nation's best rehabilitation hospital according to US News and World Report and my own personal experience. The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), now known as the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (SRALAB) provides world-class rehabilitation care to thousands of patients for traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, stroke and cancer recovery, and more. The funds raised through SkyRise Chicago will directly support advances in patient care and cutting-edge research at RIC. Help me as I challenge myself physically and mentally to complete the climb and support SRALAB, a not-for profit hospital organization. Your donation will help SRALAB continue to provide patients with world-class care for the brightest possible future. Tower Up!
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