ELIZABETH BAILY I recently watched a news report about the work of some of the incredible staff who are working to treat very unwell patients with Coronavirus in ICU at the Royal Brompton Hospital.
Alexandra and I have been under the care of the wonderful respiratory support team at the RBH for over 25 years and they have helped me to keep strong and healthy with my BREAS ventilator I use overnight. I want to raise money to help the RBH get the vital equipment they need.
As many of my friends and family know, I have always loved being in water! Since the beginning of lockdown I have been unable to see my physios apart from on Zoom appointments. Every day (weather permitting) I am doing my hydrotherapy exercises which I made up myself during my half hour in the pool. These really help me to keep my body healthy, especially my respiratory system! Here's a video of my workout. I'm hoping to get to 100 swims before the end of the season and at my present rate this should be mid-September!
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I was inspired my a little girl called Carmela who, like me has Congenital Muscular Dystrophy - she shows such strength and determination in her daily physio! #ThePhysioKid ELIZABETH BAILY