December 8, 2016
We were delighted to receive this post on our Facebook timeline this morning from Emi Hewatt, who came to us from Down Under for scrambler therapy a few months ago. If you recall, she and her family gained media attention during their fundraising effort to come to us for Calmare Therapy.
Emi had a severe CRPS condition, which required her to use a wheelchair and greatly restricted her daily quality of life. She is a warn, funny and loving person–someone who should not be living on the sidelines of her young life.
“It’s now nearly 8 weeks since we returned home from America where I received the life changing Calmare Therapy treatment. And WOW, has my life changed. I apologise for it being so long since my last update but I have been flat out enjoying life!
We’ve been busy putting in Vege gardens, spending time with family and friends, celebrating 80th Birthdays, feeding calves, carting hay (and getting the truck bogged), bush walking with the Kangaroos, spending time with my horse, visiting my 90 yr old Nan in hospital, getting out and spending time in our beautiful part of the world, volunteering for community groups and organisations, talking to other suffers, lobbying medical professionals to take on Calmare, visiting local people and business to say thank you for all their support and speaking at local community group get togethers, all the while ensuring I get enough rest and learning to re-manage my life post Calmare.
Enjoying all the things that only a couple of months ago I couldn’t do.
We’ve also been holding and organising fundraising events to give back to the Lions Club of Corryong Community Account. We’ve had a trail ride and bush run from Geehi to Tom Groggin and sausages sizzles, with more to come, starting with another sausage sizzle at the Corryong Farmers Market this Saturday.
We just had CRPS awareness month in November and we’re still on board with The Purple Bucket Foundation raising awareness and getting Calmare here, with it now being approved for use within Australia!!!!
Again, we truly can’t thank you enough for all the support we have received and it definitely wouldn’t have been possible with out my amazing mum and Dr.Cooney Calmare NJ. Thank you all so much. I am loving life.