Last year I was at PubCon. That was the last time I would see Dana Lookadoo. One minute she was snapping pictures at the Epic Dinner and the next moment severely injured with a broken neck and spine.
One night we were laughing like school girls, sharing information on alternative healing methods and the next minute, she is told she may never walk again. One night we were chatting with friends and eating together in a Las Vegas hotel and the next minute, she can barely use her hands.
I’m on the east coast, too far away to be sitting next to her with my Reiki healing hands and stupid jokes, but believe me, I desperately want to be doing that. I want to witness her smile that has always lit up rooms and hallways at conferences. I want to hear every story possible about anything that Dana has to say because she is a colleague I admire and woman warrior I respect even more.
With an increase in her pain level, decreased use of her hands, frequent trips to the emergency room and constant need for more tests that most often bring back discouraging news, I began to wonder if it were me, would I be so strong? Would I, already in constant pain from arthritis in my spine, neck and knees, have what it takes to deal with pain levels that are a constant 10 plus? Would anyone care if I hurt? Would anyone care if medical expenses were so bad my house would be lost?
Prayers are there to give her hope. The more I learn about physics and energy healing in my other life outside my career, the more I understand that everyone’s prayers send her healing in forms we don’t see with our eyes, but are there regardless. Dana reports that she responds to prayers. She is ultra-sensitive. I knew that the moment I first met her. She knows how to help herself but it is frustrating to focus on one’s injured body when it is reacting and fighting to heal.
I decided to send Dana part of my earnings to help with her medical expenses. I’m not wealthy, and really, since starting all over again with my new company, I’m certainly not really in any financial position to give money away. I didn’t go to Pubcon this year .
I am upping the incentive to encourage website owners to participate in this fundraiser. I will pay you $50 for every Special Review you sell from the three special fundraiser deals below, or 10% referral fee for every large project in which I am hired, where I am also donating 25% of my fee to Dana. This means my take is $150 or 35% less than I would normally earn.
If you want to help raise money for Dana, here is how:
EARLIER: Spent 3 hours for a 1/2 hour appointment with spinal cord specialist at UC Davis Medical Center. Learned that it appears I have additional damage to my spinal cord and that my increased pain is increasing my muscle spasms. #NoTearsAllowed
Treatment: see neurosurgeon, pain management specialist, and urologist; alternate drugs, physical therapy, do biofeedback, and other modalities to decrease the perception of pain.
Even though it’s unfortunate about the huge setbacks, they said I’m doing well given the extent of my injuries. Have to admit this is hard to take given decreased mobility and function and that most of my time is spent in pain management mode.
Believing in miracles and not giving up! #PressingOn