On January 29 we are launching our ‘’One million steps for CES’ campaign. We are asking people to step into the New Year to help us raise awareness of the condition and help us support people adapting to life after a cauda equina injury. It is an easy way to show your support in the current lockdown whilst enjoying your daily exercise or even if you are at work.
This month has seen our first clients take advantage of our free guided meditation courses to help them manage pain and mental wellbeing. The monies raised will help us support more people in need of our services which also include a national helpline, support group meetings and much needed post-operative information. We have also delivered our first training to medical students from a range of disciplines including nurses, physios, post grad doctors and radiographers. It has been extremely successful and we will roll it out over the coming year. It is important to get our message through to these newly qualified medics to improve outcomes for CES patients of the future.
Through our work on the Helpline it has become apparent services accessible to patients with CES are being withdrawn due to the impact of COVID and it is more important than every to offer any support we can in these difficult times and reach as many unsupported patients as possible.
We want to encourage our members to stay active too and perhaps step out of their comfort zone at little to see what they are capable of. We launch our campaign with the help of Sean Ash a London emergency call handler who recently has had emergency surgery Despite experiencing a chronic cauda equina syndrome and becoming paralysed, he is walking a mile to raise funds for London Ambulance Service. His last half mile will be completed on Friday and his final steps will be the first ones to launch our campaign!
One Million steps allows everyone to get involved and be part of the campaign, even those hugely affected by the condition. Every single step counts towards our collective goal to reach One Million steps.
We are really excited about it and cant wait to upload our steps to the team app !
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