Melora’s Healing Journey
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The Story

Milwaukie, OR

Melora Golden (46) spent the majority of her life working as a social worker. Serving other people is an essential aspect of who she is. Over the last few years, Melora’s ability to work and help others has been challenged due to her declining health. She has been in a series of debilitating car accidents, the first occurring when she was 15 years old and the last in 2018. Despite the challenges, she spent her life pushing herself to continue to work and function. The energy to do this came from the strength of her youth and a deep inspiration to reduce the suffering of other people.

Melora Golden has been suffering from traumatic brain injury symptoms and chronic pain because her physical alignment has been twisted from the multiple accidents. The traumatic brain injury, while present for 31 years, just recently got diagnosed properly. Her primary symptoms from the traumatic brain injury are issues with the way her eyes work and her balance. Her visual impairment makes it difficult for her to read, and makes movement around her feel more chaotic and emotionally stressful. Functioning with these symptoms has forced her brain to work extra hard for most of her life. “People with traumatic brain injuries are able to compensate for a while, but eventually the fatigue becomes overwhelming. I’m at that point,” Melora said.

Melora is currently doing vision therapy which has been going very well. During her therapy, she learned that it is possible to create new neural pathways in her brain to significantly improve the way her eyes work and her balance issues. As these areas improve, the structural alignment of her body improves thus decreasing her chronic pain. Due to the severity of her condition, it will take time for her to fully recover, but Melora is enthusiastic and committed to learning everything she can to optimize her functioning.

"My health issues are significant, but rather than succumbing to them, it has inspired me to tap deeply into my capacity as a person and use this experience to prove how powerful people's ability to heal is,” Melora said. “I look forward to recovering and utilizing my experience to inspire people to access their own strengths and utilize them to have healthy, hopeful, and happy lives that contribute to creating a compassionate, well-functioning world."

Melora is hoping to raise $20,000 through RedBasket.org to help pay for treatment expenses and daily living bills. Being able to reduce financial stress will significantly improve the effectiveness of her treatment. “The success of this fundraiser will provide me everything I need to recover and enter the world again,” said Melora. By making a tax-deductible donation, you can help Melora's healing journey. Share her story today!

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Melora's Request |

https://youtu.be/nfidLAsr9DY

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Encouragements (2) Encouragements (2)
From: Joy Martinello |
Thank you, Melora, for bringing so much beauty and kindness into the world.

My pleasure sweetheart. You are also a bright, shining light in the world and I thank you for that!
Melora Golden

From: Anonymous |
Wishing you all the best as you continue on your healing journey!

Thank you so much wonderful anonymous person :-)
Melora Golden

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