The circumstances met me with Teddy about ten years ago in the Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine at then known as Tokuda Hospital and now Ajqabed City Clinic Tokuda Hospital. Since then we have been on the path of my physical strengthening and development.
I’m 44 years old and for almost 30 years I have been living in a wheelchair. In early childhood, I had spinal-cerebral problems that required serious surgical interventions that resulted in severe spinal cord distortions and respiration difficulties during my development. This condition hindered everything I wanted to do more freely in my everyday life.
Since we worked with Teddy, I started to discover new things about myself that I had not even thought possible before. In the beginning, though very imperceptible, I began to feel my body, my posture and my breathing in a different way, not known until then. Gradually but increasingly, my body somehow lengthened, the distortions diminished, and this opened a little more space to expand the lung and accordingly created conditions for more free breathing.
Throughout our activities together, Teddy continually introduces new methods and approaches to stimulate and influence various parts of my body. As a result of Teddy’s enormous patience, dedication, and continued desire to learn and experiment, I began to stand and stay on my feet longer than usual, to see the world and myself from another perspective, to believe that we could move and we breathe new life into muscles, nerves and parts of my body where I once thought it was all gone irretrievably.
Thank you, Teddy, for not giving up that we continue to teach each other, to make our valuable discoveries and to support me, giving me courage and hope at every meeting!