"My mom's name is Nilda Arana, she is 62 yrs young. Last June 2011 she had an extensive back surgery. The surgery was only supposed to be to insert some spacers, but once the doctor got in, he saw that her vertebra was disaligned, so he had to also put in a rod to correct her lower back. A day after surgery she took a fall while the therapist was trying to assist her in getting up, and since then, my mom has not been the same!! She lived in 2 different nursing homes for her rehab, all of these months since then and up until now, she has had straight therapy with hardly any success of being able to walk right. She is currently still using a walker and also a wheelchair. An MRI was done about 3 mons ago, and come to find out her spacers had shifted due to the fall she took at the hospital. It will be a yr soon, and my mom thought and was told that she would be able to walk normal again within a couple of mons after surgery. She has gone through a couple of depression periods, she continues to say she will never walk again, that she will be paralized for the rest of her life. It truly has been a struggle for her. She's unable to drive, my dad is the one to drive her around everywhere. She was one to always be out and about, Ross, Marshals, she loves shopping!!! And now because of her physical condition, she's unable to go back to her normal way of life, like what she had before. The doctors now say, that after this Dec 2012, another MRI will be done, and if she has not improved from the therapy from now till then, they will have to go back in to fix the spacers. She's a very spunky mom, and I love her dearly. I would give anything to see her back to how she used to be. And so would my sisters, dad, and everyone that loves her! Please grant me and my sisters this wish for Magic to give her the best day ever, of pampering, relaxation, and a whole day for her to feel and know that SHE truly is a very special lady.