Rebecca Ling Trust Fund - UK - 2009
Therapy Tilt Table Room
On 17th January, 2006 Rebecca Ling underwent surgery to correct a curvature in her spine; commonly known as scoliosis. Tragically, due to complications during the surgery, she is now paralysed from the neck down, and fully reliant on a ventilator to breathe.
In March 2007 the ALMT supported Rebecca Ling in building a butterfly garden for her. After an operation to correct a curvature of the spine in 2006 Rebecca ended up paralysed. Since then, to help her circulation, digestion, skin, muscle tone and bone density she has to stand on a special tilt table, ideally 3 times a week.
With the aid of huge straps it holds her in an upright position. After Rebecca left school there was nowhere to store this huge piece of equipment. Rebecca’s parents raised money for a room where she can have her physiotherapy carried out when she chooses, in the comfort of her own home. The ALMT contributed towards the total cost.