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Old 05-16-2009, 09:00 PM   #1
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Overcoming hip Dysplasia

My recovery wouldn't be what it has been without the Magic of Disneyland. At the age of 24 I have been dealing with Hip Dysplasia and chronic hip dislocations. After finishing school, I worked full time as an EMT when the symptoms started. I went from being an active 24 year old, to barely being able to walk or do simple things such as getting dressed without dislocating my hips.
I have undergone 13 reconstructive surgeries to correct the dysplasia BUT have incorporated trips to Disneyland after each

Dealt with the mental roller coaster of the long recovery associated with pain management and being severely injured but I managed to stay positive and look towards the future with the big help of my friends at Disneyland.

With my last big reconstructive surgery, 4 days after my discharge from the hospital, I flew down to CA where Disneyland. I had to be carried to and from the aircraft and ended up being in an electric wheelchair the entire trip. I stuck to all the basic rides BUT what I did do, was enjoy that feeling of Disney

I will post pictures when I get a chance
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:33 PM   #2
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What a brave girl you are with all of the pain you are going through. I will send prayers your way and hope you are better soon. Keep up your good spirits and hopefully another trip to Disneyland as it seems to do you good. Shirley
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Thank you

Thank you Shirley.


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Old 05-17-2009, 02:15 AM   #4
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and these pictures are from my last 2 wrist reconstructions I've had in the past 3 months, hence the 2 different casts.





Like I said, I spent a lot of my time recovering in California where I could be in Disneyland. Has truly been a blessing.
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Great pictures.. thanks for sharing... the Magic does help when we can get to it and I am glad that you have been able to enjoy Disneyland when you can..
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Good for you, girl, and congratulations on your continuing recovery from a former EMT!
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