Participant Page: Sandra's Balancing Act

$ 5,865.00
Raised so far
Of target
Sandra's Balancing Act
My Story

Please join me in supporting VEDA's continuing advocacy and education efforts for people with vestibular disorders.

In May 2013, I successfully underwent brain surgery. However, as a result of the manipulation of cranial nerve VIII, I lost hearing in my right ear and have experienced chronic dizziness ever since.

I have received invaluable professional assistance and treatment from several sources including yoga, acupuncture, and physical therapy, to name a few. One resource that has been of significant benefit to me is VEDA. I found out about this association from my dedicated physical therapist, about 5 months after my surgery. I was thrilled to find all the advice, help, support and educational resources. There was even a section for professionals! I was delighted to find people like me with clear descriptions of what we go through. "Dizziness and imbalance issues are ‘invisible’ to others. Good balance is often taken for granted. Most people don’t find it difficult to walk across a gravel driveway, transition from walking on a sidewalk to grass, or get out of bed in the middle of the night without stumbling. However, with impaired balance, such activities can be extremely fatiguing."

I can honestly say that this has been one of the greatest blessings in my life, and the journey to my recuperation has been life enriching. But I can also recognize that it is not an easy path for many other people. This campaign is important to me as by supporting VEDA we support an association committed to serve the “dizzy” community. They are also raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of a vestibular disorder by seeking to reduce diagnosis times and improve effective treatment options.

Please join me in supporting VEDA during the 2014 BALANCE AWARENESS WEEK Campaign.

This Page is 3rd out of the 48 fundraisers taking part in event.
Lew And Laurie Leibowitz has donated $ 1,000.00
Dr. Jay Stein has donated $ 50.00
Mimis has donated $ 50.00
Stuart Family has donated $ 100.00
Rosis has donated $ 20.00
Stefan Family has donated $ 50.00
Tara, Larry, Dania & Elsa has donated $ 500.00
Kim, Rick, And Sarah Riley has donated $ 100.00
Erna has donated $ 50.00
Juan And Clarita Toro has donated $ 100.00

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