My name is Lou Alvarado and I need your help to walk again.
I’m on a journey to receive stem cell treatment. I need your help to raise $45,000. Treatment will be in Panama, 30 days for treatment and therapy.
I want to end the relationship with my wheelchair. Can you help me walk again. Disabled 9 years going on 10 years. It’s time to get out of this chair. I can’t do it alone and it’s tough as hell to ask for help
In 2008 I took a bad fall and lost the use of my legs. I fell off a poorly placed ladder and crushed my L1, and broken ribs, totally helpless. Talking to God at the time I was fortunate, the fall could have been worse.
Capable to disabled, the hardest part is asking for help. It’s tough as hell to ask for help with the simple things in life.
Why am I doing this if I’m disabled? I have movement below my injury. I can spread my knees and close them. I can pull my legs up to my chest, can’t move them back down. I can move my left leg up and down at the trunk, a little with the right leg. I need, I call some oomph.
Stem Cells is my best hope for the oomph. Most of the pioneering is taking place outside the US. The Stem Cell Institute in Panama has been doing amazing things with these cells. , A good personal friend’s brother, a medical doctor, knows the Institute and management team (Americans).
Single guy, and my cat. I was active in my community before the accident, continue to be active in many organizations, and will continue to be active
Rotary International: No. Atlanta President, 2 terms, Assistant District Governor, 2 terms, City of Chamblee Recreation Committee, Founder and served as president of Chamblee Chamber of Commerce, City of Chamblee Architectural Review Board,
GA Chapter of the Blue Knights,(motorcycle community) charity rides for Special Olympics, Diabetes Association, Police Memorial Ride and many others.
Also on a mission to lose weight before the treatment, to increase the success rate.
I have been blessed with so much support from friends and loved ones since those dark days to become the person I am today. Thank You to those who believed in me and still do.
My mailing address is Lou Alvarado, 3471 Chamblee Dunwoody Way, Chamblee, GA 30341.