Z car therapy for Susie
Posted 19 March 2014 - 09:21 AM
"Susie (ex 260Z owner) had a brain haemorrhage on the 25/5/1996 (18 years this year). She was 35 years old. It was as result of a congenital defect - one of the main arteries in her brain had a weakness that was never detected. The bleed was one of the biggest the Neurosurgeon had ever seen. It left her a spastic quadriplegic without speech yet fully cognitive. Simply put Susie is trapped in a body that doesn't work. If you tell her a funny story she will laugh, tell her a sad story and she will cry. Susie was on a Neurodevelopmental program for approx 6 years and whilst there were many improvements her level of care remains 24hrs a day 7 days a week. Susie sold her 260Z when we bought our house, it was the deposit.
The medical profession recommended she go into a care institution and the children and i get on with our lives. I rejected their offer and bought Susie home to look after her. I asked her 10 questions re our children, our life, family allena cetc. (including her bank account pin number) Susie got them all right and i knew then she was fully cognitive (we used an alphabet board and she blinked out sentences). There was never doubt in my mind that the lights were on and there was someone home.
Susie loved her 260Z and enjoyed driving it immensely (me too!!) I am sure she will be thrilled to revisit 260Z period in her life.
Thank you for anything you can do to enrich her life. - Steve"
I hope to see some of you there.
Posted 19 March 2014 - 09:52 AM
My sister had a brain haemorrhage a few years back, we were told to expect the worse and it looked that way for a week or two, but by some miracle she survived and is now is back with no loss of function, but a totally new outlook on life.
By doing things like you are doing we are reminded of how lucky we are, and how fragile our bodies are.
Enjoy seeing Susie's excitement on the day.
Posted 22 March 2014 - 09:39 AM
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 11:53 AM
Posted 27 March 2014 - 01:26 PM
I will go to the house anyway (my car doesn't leak too bad!!) and let her husband decide if they want to continue. Would be good to see you again if you can make it.
Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:10 PM
Posted 29 March 2014 - 06:12 AM
Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:45 AM
The plan is to assemble between 12:30 and 1:00 pm in the rooftop carpark at Coles Greenslopes Mall Shopping Centre cnr Logan Road and Plimsoll St, Greenslopes- best access is into Plimsoll St from Logan Road, left into Lottie St, then left into Sackville St, then a sharp left into the rooftop carpark. Look for Bill's White Zed and Aubrey's Red Zed. We will then make a short procession to nearby Hunter Street, Greenslopes ( see Map link below) and park up in the street for say 30 minutes to allow Susie to view our Zeds.
Sunday shopping can be a little busy from time to time so the closer to 1.00pm the better. Hopefully we will have more than a hand full of Z's show up.
I hope this meets with your approval Alan.
Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:19 PM
Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:25 AM
Maybe go for a short drive to the local Bunnings or an industrial area, anywhere with a large undercover area
Posted 30 March 2014 - 04:47 PM
Posted 30 March 2014 - 06:48 PM
For now here is one of Susie in Alan's car just before taking off for a spin.
Posted 02 April 2014 - 04:35 PM
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