For Better or Worse: A Wife Struggles to Find Help for Her Sick Husband
Liz Cuddihy’s husband Mike has been suffering from neck pain since he broke his neck in 2009. In an attempt to relieve the pain on May 24, the Southern Humboldt resident received a cervical epidural steroid injection in his neck. The injection affected his spinal cord and paralyzed him from his chest down.
After that, he was in rehabilitation psychical therapy at General Hospital in Eureka, said Cuddihy. He then was released to come home June 17 in his wheelchair unable to walk. He has been going to Redwood Memorial physical therapy once a week. Mike also has appointments down in San Francisco with his neurologist and spinal cord specialist that may have a possible treatment for him but, Liz Cuddihy explained, “I need funding for that.”
She’s hoping that the community can help. If you would like to send a donation, an account has been opened at the Wells Fargo in Fortuna. The account number is 1088978331. You can approach your bank for directions on how to transfer money from your account to Cuddihy’s directly.
UPDATE: You can also donate to the Community Credit Union of Southern Humboldt at account # 19044.