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Aussie Grandmother Finishing 3100 Mile Walk Across USA In Dc

April 6, 2018 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Kay Ledson a 68 years young Grandmother from Melbourne Australia, commenced the Warrior Momz Walk     from CARLSBAD CA, Sept. 22, 2018. Travelling through 16 major US cities, Kay completed her 3100 mile  journey in Washington DC March 12th. Kay was joined by her son Josh, sisters Susan and Wendy  (who had flown in from Australia) to celebrate her final steps. Warrior Momz from over the USA,  traveled to  DC to complete the Walk by walking and rolling onto Capitol Hill. It was an inspiration finale to the Walk, in bitterly cold conditions, there was nothing that would dampen their enthusiasm.

On Tuesday March 13th, Kay and small teams of Warrior Momz, met with lawmakers and presented the case  for the inclusion of Activity Based Therapy below injury (ABTBI) for people living with Spinal Cord Injury on all  medical insurance policies. This type of therapy is not covered by  USA or Australian medical insurance. Kay  hoped that if change could be created in the America, it could enable the inclusion of  this life changing  therapy to be part of Australian Health Insurance cover.

Kay walked to create awareness and raise money for ACTIVITY BASED THERAPY for people suffering spinal  cord injury.

Kay’s son Josh Wood was injured in a snowboarding accident in Australia in June 2000,  the doctors gave up on any recovery, Josh’s cord was so badly damaged. Kay would not give up! Commencing the day after his     accident Kay and a small team of alternative health professionals commenced an intensive program of          activity therapy below his injury. Josh walked out of hospital rehab 4 1/2 months after he was admitted.

Josh has continued to improve for the past 18 years. Less than 10% of those a spinal cord injury seek any therapy once released from hospital. The reason being is predominately the ongoing expense.

Kay established a support Group “Warrior Momz” in the USA in 2012, to help families living with spinal cord     injury.

Kay returned to Australia after her marathon Walk on April 1st.

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