Monday, October 25, 2010

The Oompa Loompa's song

Sunday,, October 25, 2010. 8:34  PM

From the beginning of March, 2010 through June, I was fighting a losing battle with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP). CIDP  is a chronic, progressive auto immune illness, similar to MS.  My body's immune system became hyperactive and it began attacking my nerve's protective myelin sheath.  As spring turned into summer,CIDP took my legs, my arms, my feet and my hands, leaving me paralyzed.

I didn't stand or walk at all until the end of July. Our neighbors filmed my first steps (Link here ). It was a very dramatic moment for us all.

Today, October 24th, my wife took this video of me walking through the house.

It took plenty of faith, work and support from friends, family, and the excellent physical and occupational therapists who brought me to this point.

Monday, October 25, 9:00 AM


  1. Awesome progress neighbor!

  2. AMAZING!!! So excited and proud of all your hard work!

  3. This video really made me smile!! So happy for you!