Category «paralysis»

How Ventilator-Dependent Jessica Kennedy is Able to Speak

How Ventilator-Dependent Jessica Kennedy Speaks Can you imagine always having to wait a few minutes before you can speak? Learn about how people who are ventilator-dependent like Jessica Kennedy struggle to speak. Many people can’t speak or speak clearly due to a stroke, a debilitating illness, birth defect, T B I (traumatic brain injury) or …

Jessica Kennedy’s Journey to Accepting Being Disabled

  Happiness regardless of being disabled required accepting my disabilities.  Discovery of who I was after the stroke and acceptance of my disabilities was a long journey. I couldn’t have done it without God and His promise of eternal salvation. Prior to my stroke, I believed in God, but that was about it. Even Satan …

Go Fund Me Fundraiser Tips

A successful Go Fund Me campaign takes preparation and hard work. I am by no means an expert, but I have learned that with determination, computer and the internet anything can be learned. First and foremost, do your homework, because anything worth doing is worth doing well. I want everything NOW or sooner, but if …

Brain stem Stroke or Infarction and Herniation

  Late Tuesday night I had a brain stem stroke or infarction and herniation then a pulmonary arrest from increased ICP. Then Wednesday around 5:00 am my general practitioner (doctor) arrived for the first time. He approved the transfer to Medical City of Dallas. The neurosurgeon and neurologist on staff at that hospital immediately performed …

Skin Health: Eighteen Years Quadriplegic & Zero Bedsores

Ask Cows for Skin Health Tips? Eighteen years ago my first caregiver gave me the best product for skin health. Have you ever heard of bag balm? It is for cow teats to treat chapped teats, but it does wonders for humans. Whenever I have a red spot I slather #BagBalm on that area and …

Part 2: Lack of Temperature Sensation for People After Stroke & SCI

Cause of SCI & Lack of Temperature Sensation    The cause of the lack of temperature sensation and SCI (spinal cord injury) and was a brain stem stroke, infarct and herniation. My brain had swelled and slammed into my spinal cord. (I have a SCI [spinal cord injury and brain injury or stroke]). Then I fell into a coma. When I woke up …

Part 1: Touch Sensation- Put Yourself in Her Chair and Roll Around a While

Touch Sensation for Jessica Kennedy DAWS My touch sensation of differs due to the #stroke and #quadriplegia.  I have  a limited #sensation of touch in my face, left arm and hand.  When I hold a school visit I use exercises like those described below to help children understand  how my sensation of touch is. Touch Sensation …