I’m raising money for doctors and hospital bills. Hello, my name is Matt. I was born with Spina Bifida. I have been in a wheelchair since I dislocated both hips in 1990. Prior to September 2017 I could walk with crutches for short distances.
In September I was hospitalized with an infected wound that doctors say could have killed me. I was in the hospital for 17 days getting IV antibiotics for the infection, and then 14 days is a nursing home where I received daily care from a wound care specialist.
I have been home since October 28, 2017 where I am getting daily care from a home health agency. My physical abilities are slowly coming back due to physical therapy. In January 2018 I started walking very short distances with a walker. In April 2018 I had gained enough stability to stand with my crutches.
Although I am not strong enough or stable enough to walk with the crutches, I am optimistic I will be able to one day. I am hoping to raise money to pay off the rest of my doctor and hospital bills and focus solely on rehab. I have added a YouTube video of me skydiving approximately 7 months before I became ill. This is part of my motivation to get better.
I hope to be able to do it again! Any donations would be greatly appreciated!