Did YOU HEAR?
At Project Walk New Jersey we love to hear how are clients feel.
Because in the end, that's all that matters.
"October 2007 my life changed forever. I was diagnosed with a neurological autoimmune disorder. Within two weeks upon diagnosis, I lost complete mobility and unable to swallow or breathe on my own. Some months later, I regained some strength although still wheelchair bound."
"Fast forward to ten years later - October 2017 - I discovered Project Walk NJ. My life changed forever - again. My trainer, Daniella, has been working and training with me ever since. I relearned how to sit, stand, and even walk. This past weekend, my family and I, along with the Sephardic Bikur Holim nonprofit organization, headed down to Disney for the Disney Princess Half Marathon. This was my third year participating in the marathon, with my brother in law pushing me throughout the course. This year, my trainer and I decided to surprise everyone and do something awesome - switch places with my brother in law by the finish line, where I would push him across the finish line."
"My trainer and I trained for some weeks for this moment and it worked out perfect! We surprised everyone!"
"While I indefinitely will have special individuals in my heart throughout the course, this run was for me. Because I worked my butt off & trained for this moment. Because I fell seven times but got up eight. Because God has given me the strength to do this. Because now my dreams are trying to catch up with my reality. Because it was I who decided to be courageous and take that first step."
"I couldn’t have done it without God and of course, Project Walk NJ. Looking forward to bigger and better milestones! With Project Walk NJ, anything is possible."
"Project Walk NJ feels more like a personal training session than just a regular physical therapy session."
"My name is Hayley Tuscai and I am 24 years old! As of June 15, 2011, I am a quadriplegic, as I broke my neck in a car accident at levels C6-C7. Starting my therapy program back in a rehabilitation center in my hometown, I have always tried my best to stay positive and strong. Project Walk New Jersey opened and I was so grateful because this is the first facility with the same dreams and goals that I have had since the Spinal Cord injury."
"This place was like no other. Not only do the therapists push you each and every time but the owner and other staff are right there cheering you on the entire time. I truly feel as though this is another family for me! The next best thing to becoming family at PWNJ is the strength and movement I have gained back! This means, standing for longer time periods than ever before, being able to stabilize my breathing throughout activities, regaining control of extremities below my injury level, accomplishing activities that I never thought possible (such as riding on a stationary bike without upper body assistance, balancing in general has become much stronger), and my overall strength has come so far since starting at PWNJ!"
"Lastly, in my daily life I’m becoming more independent because of going here; I have not only gained strength but confidence and knowledge that I use in my everyday life! Without Project Walk New Jersey I know I would not be as strong as I am today!"
"At the age of 13, I survived a major accident: while riding my bike, I was run over by a truck. Among other injuries, multiple sections of my spinal cord – cervical, thoracic, and lumbar - were squashed. I ended up with paralysis in my left leg and developed an increasing spasticity in the left side of my body. I developed major scoliosis and my left leg was walking nearly backwards which made it impossible for me to even walk with crutches. In 2003, I got a wheelchair and for 13 years I could not walk at all. In 2014 I finally found a doctor who was willing to treat my scoliosis by cutting some muscles that were strongly affected by spasticity and for the first time after many years I was able to move my upper body again and I could start my training."
"In August 2017 I visited Project Walk NJ for the first time. I stayed for 6 weeks and I participated in an intensive exercise routine that consisted of 3 hours of training 5 days a week. When I arrived I could already walk with crutches on my right leg with an AFO and used a brace with an electric knee stabilization on the left leg. But I completely neglected the left leg and didn't put any weight on it while walking. For long distances I was still using my wheelchair."
"In those 6 weeks at Project Walk I performed many exercises to improve my balance and core stability and I learned to trust my left leg. The specialists greatly encouraged me but at the same time, challenged me with new exercises. In addition, the always positive and uplifting atmosphere at Project Walk really helped me build strength and confidence. After a few weeks I could start to use my left leg while walking and learned to walk with only one crutch! For the first time in nearly 20 years, I was able to take unassisted steps!! That was an unbelievable and overwhelming experience for me after so much time!"
"I was able to maintain my progress back in Germany by continuing what I had learned at Project Walk, and walking with one crutch became more and more a routine."
"In February of 2018 I had the chance to return to Project Walk NJ for another 3 weeks. For the first time in about 15 years I was traveling without my wheelchair. I am grateful for the opportunity to return to Project Walk NJ and for the wonderful specialists that took part in my recovery."
Project Walk New Jersey
521 Fellowship Road, Suite 155
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 10 AM to 6 pm
Saturday: By Appointment
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