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Project Walk Boston: Created With a Mother's Love

Last year, twenty-two-year-old Victoria Arlen signed both a talent contract with ESPN and a major book contract, after winning three silver medals and one gold in swimming in the 2012 Paralympics.

She has come light years from being diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis at age 11.
During the peak of her illness, she was in a vegetative state for 2 years and later woke up in 2009 to a body where she could hear and understand conversation but had no way to communicate.

Then, one day she made eye contact with her mom Jacqueline. After using a wheelchair for six years, Victoria finally took her first step in 2015. Here’s Victoria’s story and how she reached higher goals than she ever dreamed.

My 10 Year Journey from a Wheelchair to Walking
 The Boston franchise is owned by Jacqueline and Larry Arlen who first experienced Project Walk when their daughter, Victoria; spent a few weeks at the San Diego location. Victoria lives with Transverse Myelitis, a debilitating disease that causes injury to the spinal cord. After a year of training at the Project Walk Boston location, she is now walking. Her hard work and dedication proves that anything is possible. To read her story click the link is below:
Ryan S. T4 Spinal Cord Injury
The person on the left is not the person who came into Project Walk today. The man who came in was down and needing some inspiration. Ryan St. Lawrence flashed this picture and said, "get me back to doing this". The video on the right is from yesterday's session, where he not only got back on a bike, but showed us the grit and determination of the man in the picture on the left. For the first time since his injury, Ryan pedaled a bike, unassisted, for over 100 continuous repetitions. Don't let your injury change the person you are. Keep grinding.
Paralyzed Athlete Making Strides in Fight to Walk Again
Finding His Stride in Boston
Stratham, NH: Shane’s Specialists can always count on him to be a ray of sunshine in the facility. He is a hard-working client that has a contagious laugh that brings smiles to everyone around him. Shane has a big heart and wants to improve and get better. He is patient and knows that it takes time to get stronger and is willing to put in the effort to achieve his goals.
An Ambassador for All
Stratham, NH: In December of 2010 LeeAnn suffered a T11 spinal cord injury due to a horrific snowboarding accident. Recently her body has really begun to “wake-up” and she is seeing increased ability during her sessions. She stands and walks everyday with assistance and her overall strength continues to increase. LeeAnn is a great ambassador for Project Walk as she brings the best out in everyone and is consistently encouraging other clients to do their best. She is this month’s Client Spotlight in Boston!
NH Chronicle: October 7, 2015
New Hampshire Chronicle came out in June of this year to get some footage of Project Walk hard at work.  The footage was beautifully put together and aired on Wednesday October 7, 2015.  Please enjoy the video with the link below.
Peter G. Taking Steps With A C4-C6 Injury
Peter suffered a C4-C6 spinal cord injury in 2015. He started with our Boston team this June and has seen great progress. Today we celebrate his milestone of standing without any hip support and completing some sit to stands on his own. In less than a year after joining our family we witnessed his first steps in March of 2017! We are so proud of you Peter!  
Alexandria T. Defying All Odds With A C4 Spinal Cord Injury
Alexandria Teixeira was involved in a car accident in December of 2014, suffering what doctors called a C4 complete spinal cord injury. Project Walk Boston was her first stop after being released from the hospital. Her diagnosis was that she would see little functional return and be confined to her wheelchair. Her accomplishments are numerous as seen in this video.
Ben's Made Great Strides This Year - C5 Spinal Cord Injury
Ben suffered a C5 spinal cord injury in April of 2015 that occurred from a swimming accident. He has been coming to Project Walk Boston since January of 2016 and has made great progress with our Specialist. Ben’s most recent milestone is being able to stand on the power plate without upper body and hip support. Keep up the hard work Ben!
Getting Stronger with Every Day - T9 Spinal Cord Injury
Nick has been attending Project Walk Boston since March of this year. He suffered a T9 spinal cord injury and has been working to walk independently. He has made great progress from using parallel bars to walker. His hard work is paying off. We are so proud of you Nick!
Jen D. Making Milestones With Cerebral Palsy
Jen lives with cerebral palsy and has been attending our Boston location since February of 2015. She has made huge strides in her recovery with numerous milestones. In October she walked with just her walker for the first time in ten years. She wasn’t satisfied with just that, now Jen can independently walk with an arm crunch! We are so proud of you Jen! Can’t wait to see what else is to come!
Keri Reaches a Huge Milestone - C3/4 spinal cord injury
Keri suffered a C3/4 spinal cord injury in June of 2010 due to a pool accident. She has been improving her upper body and core strength since starting at Project Walk this past November. She recently achieved a huge milestone of standing without spotting and hip support in the combo twist. Congratulations Keri! We are so proud of your accomplishments!
Brett S. - C6/7
Brett sustained a C6/7 spinal cord injury as a result of a swimming accident in July of 2014. He started with Project Walk in May has been working hard for the past 4 months on his core, back extensors, balance and overall strength. His gains including being able to transfer himself into the car without a slide board, he can now do full sit up and is increasing controlled movement in his abbuctors. We can’t wait to see what is next! Keep working hard!
Aimee Reaching New Milestones - ADEM
Aimee lives with ADEM. ADEM is a brief but intense attack of swelling in the brain and spinal cord that damages the brain’s myelin. She has been attending Project Walk Boston since September of 2015. Her progress has been impressive with improvements in her balance, core, and ability to walk. She is getting stronger every session. Great job Aimee, keep up the hard work!
Location Announcement
BOSTON, MA (July 21, 2014) – Project Walk Paralysis Recovery Centers is excited to bring their world-renowned activity-based recovery services to the New England area. This will be the first franchised location to open its doors on the East Coast.
“We have always known that a Project Walk presence on the East Coast could be really powerful,” says Tim Yates, Project Walk CEO. “When the ‘Arlen’ family approached us about purchasing a Project Walk franchise, we felt honored to be joining forces with a family who is truly passionate about the brand.”
Project Walk Boston, Victoria Arlen, Paralympian, Spinal Cord Injury RecoveryThe Boston franchise is owned by Jacqueline and Larry Arlen who first experienced Project Walk when their daughter, paralympian swimmer Victoria; spent a few weeks at the San Diego location. Victoria lives with Transverse Myelitis, a debilitating disease that causes injury to the spinal cord. When Jacqueline and Larry witnessed a change in Victoria; they felt moved to bring the experience to their hometown.
Jacqueline says, “I saw a spark of hope in Victoria’s eyes that I hadn’t seen in a really long time. It was that spark of hope that changed everything for us.”
Project Walk is the pioneer in activity-based recovery with nearly two decades of experience. It’s the Project Walk mission to provide an improved quality of life for people affected by mobility related disorders. Based on The Dardzinski Method, Project Walk has established itself as a global leader in activity-based recovery through its unique approach to improving function below the level of injury.
“I have always known I have so much more to give" says Project Walk Boston franchise owner, Jacqueline. "When we walked into Project Walk we felt it immediately. Victoria looked at me and said, 'mum, you just found your calling' and I knew it to be true.”
Project Walk – Boston is now accepting applications which can be filled out by CLICKING HERE
Project Walk Boston • 20 Portsmouth Ave • Stratham, NH 03885 • 603-583-5119
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