Episode 53 – Lorita Cushman

Lorita may have the most complicated case I have seen. Fifteen years ago she was struck in the occipital bone of her skull by a heavy backpack that was swung like a medieval flail, and then immediately soccer kicked in the temple. She has been dealing with the repercussions of this every since. Some of these struggles are her gastroparesis which makes it very difficult to eat well or her complex regional pain syndrome. We talk about a lot of her solutions to her issues including cranial sacral therapy, cold laser therapy, and even hyperbaric chambers.  We even chat about our friends at Northwest Functional Neurology.  Since 2008 she has been running a camping, rafting, and hiking trip for survivors and their families, and she offers it for only 25$.  She is an incredible person, and I know you will get a lot out of this episode.

If you want to learn more about her camp, raft, hike event and/or support it here are some links:

GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/hope-for-healing-through-new-treatment

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OregonBrainInjuryCampingRaftingHikingTrip/