In January 2005 Fiona underwent major spinal surgery at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham. She had two titanium rods attached to her spine from her neck to her hips. Fiona spent most of the first six months of 2005 in hospital having suffered a number of post-operative complications. During this time one of her friends, Jenny Ardley, had the idea of raising money to send Fiona to a specialist rehabilitation centre. Out of this idea came Fi's Fund.
Finally, after two years of fundraising this dream is coming true - Fiona is spending the summer at Physability (a specialist rehabilitation centre for people with spinal injuries, based in Stroud, Gloucestershire) undergoing an intensive rehabilitation programme to maximise her chances of walking again.
Rather than sending out lots of updates by e-mail, Fiona is recording weekly video diary entries which will be appearing on the rehab updates page over on the Fi's Fund website. This way anyone who wants to know, can find out how she is doing (and those of you who don't want to know doesn't have to!).
Contact Fiona at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this site.
© Copyright Fiona Neale 2007.