Dancer with broken wings

Update posted by Charun Stone On Dec 03, 2013

I would like to thank everyone who has asssited on the journey of making the knee brace happen, between the help I have recievd online and the help I have recived in person I have BEEN ABLE TO ACHIEVE THE BRACE!!

It is amazing and has enabled me basic use of my leg again and I cannot be thankful enough for everyones help in making that happen!!!!

 

You are all beautiful people and I hope to be able to give back to each and every person who has gone out of their way to help me.


THANK YOU !!!!!!

Sincerely,

Charun Stone/ Muerte Belle.

 

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Update posted by Charun Stone On Nov 07, 2013

I spent over an hour at my appointment today talking with the professionals about what options I have, and what is the best brace for my current condition and known injuries, the clinic has amazingly kind and very knowledgeable people.

After a lengthy discussion about what hurts where, when etc and an extensive examination of the knee condition, it is concluded I need a brace that can be both an unloader (for the meniscus damage) and a stabilizer (for the ligament tear). The knee brace will become a permanent part of my leg for a year or more and will need to be used after rehabilitation whenever doing activities that may put it at risk to happen again. I need this brace as soon as I can possibly attain it, the repercussions of not having it are not looking good.

Due to personal circumstances in me life, there are no options available for myself to be able to cover the entire cost of the brace but thankfully my prescription voids the taxes on the purchase which saves a fair bit of money (I am happy to explain my personal circumstances, feel free to contact me).

On the main page there is a picture of the brace that is required.
I also have a letter from clinic stating the cost of the brace ($1300) and what it is needed for. I will provide this to you upon request as well.

The clinic has given the go ahead for anyone that would like to call and ask questions about the brace and how it will help, they have also agreed to accept donations at the clinic for those that would like to help. These are wonderful people, and are amazingly understanding.

Everyday it gets worse, and the symptoms become more extreme. I dont feel I have a lot of time left before it will be too torn to rehabilitate with this approach.

Thank you for all your positive vibes and support and comfort through out all of this... I would have broken down by now if it wasn't for your kindness.

Sincerely,

Muerte Belle/ Charun Stone... the broken dancer...

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Update posted by Charun Stone On Nov 04, 2013

Tuesday I have an appointment in Burnaby at a place that manufacturers and makes custom orthotics and knee bracing. They will be assesing what brace will be most beneficial for my injury and my life/work situation. I will then have the exact amount I will require to attain the brace.

Along side of the funds raised online for this cause, I have also managed to raise $200 offline. Ryan has sold some of his studio gear to attain funds. I will be adjusting the needed funds to be raised once I get the assment on tuesday, Ryan's donation amount will be reflected in that adjustment as well, I want no more money than what is needed for the brace.

Again thank you everyone for your kind support in this matter.

This has not been easy in any way.

 

Thank you....

Charun Stone

 

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Update posted by Charun Stone On Oct 31, 2013

For all those that are unclear, the damage I have sustained to my knee is a third degree Medial Ligament sprain with a combination of medial menisus damage. The diagram in my photos allow you to see where the damage is located. These are not pleasent injuries, and not injuries to be take lightly.

The results at this point are simple, if I attain the correct brace according to the activity levels I need to achieve, I will be able to push forward safely without risk. I will be able to function a normal working life even while the injury is healing. My base work skills are in trades, so being active and being able to carry weight is an essential factor in my ability to sustain myself financially hence a custom specialized brace is required.

This brace will prevent myself from the even larger expense of surgery, and will also become an item I need to use from here on in in any activity that is physically intensive in order to prevent re-injury.

As it is now, my knee is getting worse by the day. Sleep is barely occurent and walking and functioning is becoming increasingly limited. I Keep my knee wrapped and try to prevent it from being over extended, twisted, or having weight put on it at all. I try to keep it as elevated as possible and apply cold and hot to bring the swelling down on the really bad days. Some days due to my other knee injury walking is hardly an option.

 

Every day is a day at a time.. and im staying positive through out it, I can only do what I can do.. and as long as its the best I can do, I am content... I have wonderful people in my life that are picking me up when im feeling down, and keeping me smiling and laughing.

 

Thank you everyone for being kind enough to read, and for all your positive energy and healing vibes. It means the world to me right now, and its beyond appreciated..

Sincerley,

Charun Stone/ Muerte Belle.

 

 

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Wishing you the best of luck, I'm going through something similar but being in the UK our NHS provided me with a brace. It was a long process to get to the right consultant though, I was months in agony and the other knee is also having problems from having to compensate for so long. I will have to have surgery to reconstruct my ACL and clean up the cartilage and scar tissue from the other tendon's tears and sprains. I know how soul crushing it is, so hope you can keep positive and get back to dancing soon!

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Hope you reach your goal soon and can get what you need to heal and keep dancing!

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For all those that are unclear, the damage I have sustained to my knee is a third degree Medial Ligament sprain with a combination of medial menisus damage. The diagram in my photos allow you to see where the damage is located. These are not pleasent injuries, and not injuries to be take lightly. The results at this point are simple, if I attain the correct brace according to the activity levels I need to achieve, I will be able to push forward safely without risk. I will be able to function a normal working life even while the injury is healing. My base work skills are in trades, so being active and being able to carry weight is an essential factor in my ability to sustain myself financially hence a custom specialized brace is required. This brace will prevent myself from the even larger expense of surgery, and will also become an item I need to use from here on in in any activity that is physically intensive in order to prevent re-injury. As it is now, my knee is getting worse by the day. Sleep is barely occurent and walking and functioning is becoming increasingly limited. I Keep my knee wrapped and try to prevent it from being over extended, twisted, or having weight put on it at all. I try to keep it as elevated as possible and apply cold and hot to bring the swelling down on the really bad days. Some days due to my other knee injury walking is hardly an option. Every day is a day at a time.. and im staying positive through out it, I can only do what I can do.. and as long as its the best I can do, I am content... I have wonderful people in my life that are picking me up when im feeling down, and keeping me smiling and laughing. Thank you everyone for being kind enough to read, and for all your positive energy and healing vibes. It means the world to me right now, and its beyond appreciated.. Sincerley, Charun Stone/ Muerte Belle.

Charun Stone

Posted On Oct 31, 2013

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How did you injure yourself? Work? Dancing? Sorry to hear the bad news. When payday comes around, I will see if I have anything leftover to help you with.

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Posted On Oct 31, 2013

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