$150,000 NEEDED FOR FIRST BIONIC WAR VET HERO

After serving for canada as a soldier in Afghanistan 2006 trevor greene was left paralyzed, exosketeton bionics initially designed for military use could make trevor greene the first canadian bionic man – News Blog

Youtube [above] –  In time, I can see technology making this bionic exoskeleton walking device being more agile; a muscles impulses application sensors around the shoulder blades is something that I can see helping bettering the function of this military six million dollar bionic man outfit; [MY OPINION]  the canadian government should step up and make this super soldier trevor greene the first canadian bionic man he gave for his country (Canada) his country should do the same back for him, in the mean time please vote for Mr. Trevor Greene in link and you can also support him on facebook to – Keith Ranville

Synopsis Article Below
Capt. Trevor Greene was injured while serving in Afghanistan. His incredible recovery has defied the odds, inspired many, and continues today. Modern innovation offers a new opportunity as Trevor continues to work towards his goal of walking again; state of the art Exoskeleton technology. This basically consists of a portable system of braces, motors, and an onboard computer that are designed to allow wheelchair-bound patients to walk. This technology isn’t yet widespread, and is expensive. We’re looking to raise the awareness and money needed to bring this technology to Canada for Trevor, and others at the CBI Health Centre.

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE

As Canadians, it is our duty to remember and honour our veterans; those who have put themselves in harm’s way on our behalf. That’s the idea behind this; serving those who serve. Trevor, however, wouldn’t be the only one affected if this idea came to fruition. Due to the need for a physiotherapist to be involved at all times, and in order for it to be accessible to more people, the Exoskeleton would be kept at the CBI Health Centre in Nanaimo. A minimum of 5 other people from the community would be able to use this state-of-the-art technology, and this would also mean training and development for physiotherapists and other professionals at the centre. Trevor’s story is well known and his use of this technology would garner public, medical, and military attention which could aid in the process of making it available for other Canadians. It’s an understatement to say that the realization of Trevor, and others’ dreams to walk again would be much deserved, appreciated, and noticed. It would prove to be a huge uplift for the community and would teach the students involved that they can make positive change in the lives of others in a big way.

“The greatest benefit for Trevor in using the Ekso will be the amount of time he will be able to spend upright working on stepping, balance and normal gait patterns. It will allow him the freedom to roam a room and reduce the amount of 1:1 support he requires currently to mobilize. This is a critical time in Trevor’s rehabilitation as he has accomplished so many of the precursor skills in preparation for walking such as standing pivot transfers, standing in parallel bars and shifting his weight from foot to foot. He is certainly ready to work on taking steps and this type of treatment will absolutely aid in his recovery and facilitate this recovery at a much quicker speed.”- Lila Mandziuk, Occupational Therapist

“An exoskeleton would go a long way to help Trevor and many others in our community realize the freedom that they so unfortunately lost when they were no longer able to walk independently. Trevor and many others like him  think of simple freedoms. Will I ever get to walk in the park with my family or walk over and pick up my crying baby or help my wife by taking out the garbage. The exoskeleton will, more than any amount of therapy, help Trevor and many others in our community to realize the freedom of walking again.”-Darren Earl, Physiotherapist

ABOUT TREVOR

On March 4, 2006, Trevor Greene, a former journalist, took off his helmet as a sign of respect when speaking with village elders in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He went to Afghanistan as a Civil-Military Co-Operation officer. Connecting hard military work with the rebuilding effort was his everyday mission until that day, when a young man ignored the traditions that ensured the guests’ safety, and snuck up behind the Captain to swing a crude axe two-handed into his skull. Unconscious, Trevor was evacuated, flown to Germany, then eventually to hospital in Vancouver. He had to undergo various surgeries, and spent long periods of time in a number of care facilities. His fiancée, Debbie, was told he would never come out of his coma. But he did, after which they said he would never be able to move on his own.  He continues to prove them wrong today. Trevor lives in Nanaimo, BC, with Debbie (now his wife), and their daughter and son. With his wife he’s written “March Forth,” a book that tells their story. Trevor was also the subject of a CTV documentary; Peace Warrior. Trevor and Debbie believe in the power of education, and the importance of educating girls. They’ve set up the Greene Family Education Initiative to help educate young Afghan women to become teachers. Visit here to vote for Trevor Greene to be fund to walk http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf16382

 

 

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