Canadian Government DENIES Luna FUNDS - AGAIN
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Keven as a  young man

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Luna Ryder

http://www.nugget.ca/2016/07/14/mother-raising-funds-to-send-her-daughter-to-the-us-for--scoliosis-treatment

Hiya! My name is Jenn Galan Ryder. I am the proud mom of a  SCOLIOSIS WARRIOR 

Luna has SCOLIOSIS, which results in intense daily pain, and puts extreme limits on her life.

This is Luna

LUNA'S REALITY

  • She spends an average of 20 hours a day in bed
  • She wakes up screaming in pain. The screaming continues throughout the day as her body spasms, her joints crack. 
  • She takes over 20 pills a day, for pain, muscle spasms and inflammation
  • She is extremely lonely, and has NO SOCIAL LIFE  as she has no friends that come to see her
  • Luna is unable to attend school 
  • Her pain is SO intense that on an average day, she is unable to accomplish more than going to the washroom
  • Her body is so skewed that one half of her body is smaller than the other (one thigh is 4 cms smaller than the other)
  • Her breasts are THREE CUP sizesdifferent from each other - she nicknames them "Max & Carolyn" from 2 Broke Girls) 
  • Clothes don't fit her properly, and can cause pain
  • She has difficulty sleeping as she is always uncomfortable in her bed
  • She is unable to stand or sit for too long 
  • She is unable to go to out of town medical appointments as she is unable to sit in the vehicle for long periods of time. 
  • She is unable to visit her best friend, Twist, as often as she wants, or used to be able. 
  • She can't get herself the simplest items like water or a snack 

Pain

Luna is an AMAZING horsewoman. Unfortunately due to her scoliosis she is unable to ride her horse, Twist, except on rare occasions. It is her DREAM to rescue horses & connect them with people living with a disability (PTSD). Over time both horse & person will learn to regain trust, to love & to be loved.

Typically in Canada the options for treating scoliosis are 1) wait and see 2) hard bracing 3) Spinal Fusion . Luna is currently on "wait and see" as the hard brace proved to be ineffective. The last option in Canada is SPINAL FUSION. We refuse to follow through with this surgery for many reasons including the fact that Luna may NEVER be able to RIDE  TWIST again! 

Through research I found a Scoliosis Treatment Facility - ScoliSmart, in the US, who uses specialized exercise and equipment, an activity suit, nutrition, and natural supplements to retrain the muscle memory, to straighten the spine. There is NOTHING like this in CANADA. This clinic is Luna’s best chance for her to unleash her potential and follow her dreams.

Unfortunately it is an expensive proposition to attend the clinic. WE NEED YOUR HELP to get LUNA to the ScoliSmart Clinic in Lilitz PA,so that she can begin living the life she dreams of.

Here are the costs

AIR  Travel from North Bay ON to Lilitz PA RETURN $5,000

GROUND TRAVEL while in Lilitz PA $900

ACCOMMODATION $2,825

MEALS $2,700

SCOLISMART CLINIC COSTS $6,500

LUNA THERAPY ANIMAL $610

TOTAL $18,535

*Detailed expense analysis available upon request. 

PLEASE HELP LUNA by making a donation and by sharing her story through social media. We are grateful for each and every dollar donated, each LIKE and SHARE. You can keep up to date on the fundraiser, on Luna’s Facebook Page 

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