THE KIMBERLY FOUNDATION

KIMBERLY'S STORY

WELCOME,

THIS SITE IS DEDICATED TO MY DAUGHTER KIMBERLY WHO SUFFERED A MASSIVE STROKE ON MAY 25TH 2007,  3 DAYS BEFORE HER 18TH BIRTHDAY. 

 AT THE MOMENT SHE  HAS PARALYSIS OF HER LEFT SIDE.  SHE IS PRESENTLY IN A REHAB CENTER AND  HAS STARTED THERAPY AS OF TODAY JUNE 11TH 2007.   

I HAVE INCLUDE SOME PHOTOS OF WHAT SHE LOOKED LIKE BEFORE THE STROKE AND WILL INCLUDE AFTER PICTURES SOON.

KIM HAD JUST GRADUATED  2 WEEKS PRIOR AND WAS EXCITED ABOUT TURNING 18 AND POSSIBLY STARTING COLLEGE IN THE FALL TO BECOME AN  "EMT".   KIM HAS A GREAT PERSONALITY AND IS LOVED BY MANY.  SHE LOVED DRIVING HER ECLIPSE AND GOING FISHING, AND JUST HAVING FUN WITH HER BOYFRIEND, BROTHER,COUSINS AND FRIENDS.  KIM IS VERY STRONG WILLED AND DETERMINED AND HAS A HEART OF A CHAMPION AND I FEEL VERY CONFIDENT SHE WILL MAKE A FULL RECOVERY SO THAT SHE CAN GO BACK TO DOING THE THINGS SHE LOVED TO DO. KIM WAS A 4 YEAR VARSITY SWIMMER AND ONCE WE GET HER BACK IN THE WATER I BELIEVE IT WILL ALL COME BACK TO HER.  KIM HAS SOME GREAT FRIENDS AND A LARGE FAMILY WHO HAVE BEEN THERE AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE THERE FOR HER.  MOST IMPORTANTLY GOD HAS BEEN WITH HER THROUGH THIS ALL AND WILL CONTINUE TO SEE HER THROUGH THIS.

   HER STROKE WAS FROM A DISECTION IN HER RIGHT CAROTID ARTERY CAUSED BY "CRACKING" HER NECK LIKE YOU WOULD CRACK YOUR KNUCKLES OR BACK.  KIM AND HER BROTHER  WOULD DO THIS ALL THE TIME TO THEMSELVES. NOT TO EACH OTHER BUT TO THEMSELVES.  

 THAT IS THE REASON I HAVE CREATED THIS SITE, TO BRING AWARNESS AND INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TYPE OF INJURY TO PARENTS, KIDS AND  THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

  THIS SITE WILL BE AN ON GOING PROJECT.  I WILL UPDATE IT OFTEN WITH INFORMATION AND PHOTOS OF KIMS PROGRESS ALONG WITH ANY INFORMATION I FIND ON THIS TYPE OF INJURY. 

 THIS INJURY IS NOT AS RARE AS I ORIGINALLY THOUGHT,  IT EVEN HAS A NAME  " HIGH NECK MANIPULATION INJURY" OFTEN CAUSED BY CHIROPRACTORS WITH NUMEROUS DOCUMENTED CASES OF STROKES AND DEATHS.  

   I AM A LITTLE NEW TO THE WEB PAGE BUILDING THING BUT I WILL TRY TO CREATE A PAGE FOR COMMENTS SO IF ANY ONE ELSE HAS INFORMATION ON THIS MATTER THEY CAN LEAVE A MESSAGE OR LINK. 

 I WILL ALSO TRY TO START A FOUNDATION FOR THIS AS WELL IN HOPES TO BRING MORE AWARENESS TO EVERYONE SO THAT WE CAN HOPEFULLY PREVENT ANYONE ELSE FROM SUFFERING THIS TYPE OF INJURY OR WORSE. ANY INFORMATION YOU HAVE ON STARTING A FOUNDATION WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED AS WELL. 

ALL PRAYERS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED AS WELL.     IN GOD WE TRUST.

 

SINCERELY, MARK HOOPER   AKA  "KIM'S DAD"

 

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