Wednesday, March 21, 2012

eLegs and Care Baskets

Some exciting news for us...Jason will be taking part in an eLegs trial at Santa Clara Valley Medical the first week of April!  This device is an exoskeleton (developed by a group out of Berkeley) that will allow him to walk.  Instead of me describing this, take a look at these websites/videos:

As I've talked about before, we're putting together care baskets for the folks on the SCI floor at Santa Clara.  We're hoping to distribute them the week that Jason is there for the eLegs trial.  If you're interested in helping out, here's what we need:

  • Hygiene Products (this is probably the biggest area):
    • Face wipes
    • Toothbrush/toothpaste
    • Baby wipes
    • Travel Size shampoo/conditioner/body wash
    • Nail care items (filing boards, clippers, etc)
  • Entertainment
    • Puzzles (Crossword, sudoku, word search, etc)
    • DVDs (these will be donated to the rehab hospital DVD library, and not distributed in individual care baskets)
    • Reading Material (popular novels, magazines, etc)
  • Snacks
    • Try for healthier options: nuts, granola/protein bars, dried fruit, etc
    • Hard candy/Mints
  • Miscellaneous
    • Socks
    • Water Bottles
    • Notes of Encouragement

I’ll also include information on SCI resources and, ideally catalogues/magazines from companies that specialize in adaptive equipment.

If you feel moved to help out, try to do so by April 1.

Our address is:
Jason and Ashley Leyba
39440 Civic Center Drive #502
Fremont, CA 94538


  1. The exoskeleton looks sweet. Science fiction is becoming science non-fiction. I've ordered a set of five toothbrush, toothpaste, baby wipes, and nail clippers.