Participant Page: Don't Rock The Boat
I'm joining the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) virtual 5k to help raise awareness about the challenges of dealing with a vestibular disorder.
The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process the sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movements. If disease or injury damages these processing areas, vestibular disorders can result. Common symptoms of a vestibular disorder include dizziness, vertigo and disequilibrium.
Did you know that an estimated 35.4% of US adults aged 40 years and older (109 million Americans)experience vestibular dysfunction at some point in their lives? In the US, medical care for patients with chronic balance disorders exceeds $1 billion per year.
Vestibular problems affect people in many ways, including the ability to perform the basic activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and eating.
(I have been living with vertigo for over 15 years. When it is bothering me I feel like I am walking on the deck of a ship with ground moving up and down. When sitting I feel like I am rocking or twisting back and forth. Lying down feels like riding in a boat that moves up and down with the waves. There are days when my computer screen moves up and down. But I am one of the lucky ones who is still able to work, drive (at least most of the time) and have many good days. I am walking in the virtual 5k to help raise money for research and support.)
My personal goal is to raise $250. Your support will help. Your donation will help me raise awareness about vestibular disorders. Not only will you help me achieve my goal, you’ll also help the Vestibular Disorders Association make important advances for patients.
Please visit https://vestibular.org/baw and click on Personal Campaign Pages to donate now! With your help we can improve the quality of life for people suffering from inner ear balance disorders.
Thank you for your support. Together we will make a difference!