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Acquisition of FES Bike for Therapy Services Gym in Ranken Jordan's new 26-Bed Wing

Funder: Craig H Neilsen Foundation

Funding period
USD 32 K
Funding amount
Abstract
Acquisition of Functional Electrical Stimulation Leg Cycle for new Adolescent Center Gym at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital.

Ranken Jordan has added 26 adolescent beds to its hospital, which now comprises 60 beds. The hospital is in need of additional therapy equipment to support its new patient population, many patients of which will be children with SCI. The most important acquisition to date for children with SCI will be an FES leg cycle with 12 channels and a computer screen. The FES will be used by adolescent inpatients and outpatients alike, and will reside in a light-filled, glass enclosed gym on the hospital's second floor, which offers wonderful views and is surrounded by two soon-to-be landscaped outdoor decks. If possible, we would appreciate permission to use the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation name and logo to permanently identify the source of funding for the FES.

This equipment is a primary driver of functional recovery for children with SCI, and we expect its availability and use to assist us in providing services to additional children, both from inside Missouri and from out of state. Ranken Jordan has had to waitlist patients in need in the past, for lack of available beds. This sometimes restricted services to a localized population. In MIssouri, the only alternative to Ranken Jordan is that children would languish in adult nursing homes, receiving little therapy. This tragic relegation offers little chance of functional recovery, the goal for all patients. For the foreseeable future, we will be able to accommodate all children requesting services, including many from out of state as we continue to scale our staff across the coming year. We expect to be at or near capacity by the end of 2019.

The relevance of this project to the Neilsen Foundation mission is clear; helping children with SCI to recover functional abilities to the degree possible under their respective circumstances will enhance their independent living skills, which encourages self esteem and a rich, full life doing and experiencing chosen activities in recreational, educational, social and employment milieu. This equipment drives better outcomes for children with SCI via assistive technology to help fatigued muscles complete therapy sessions after muscle exhaustion, and through motivational tools built into the system's screen device.

In addition to helping children with SCI rehabilitate and recover function, the bike will also support children's strength, endurance and balance, which also supports their efforts in our adaptive sports and games programs, including golf and challenger baseball. (CHN: COandI chn:wdg)

 
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