Jan. 14, 2015, Novalee was admitted to Genesis Hospital. At the time she was 11 years old. Her oxygen was dangerously low and her blood pressure was extremely high. Numerous tests were conducted and the doctors determined that she had an enlarged thyroid, Hashimoto’s disease and sleep apnea.
One of the symptoms is fatigue as well as muscle weakness. Determined to do everything possible, her parents contacted The Fieldhouse about physical training. We were all very pleased to learn that she could get help through the Fieldhouse Foundation, Field of Dreams Project which is Christian based. Novalee meets once a week with a trainer who is always very welcoming and genuinely concerned about Novalee’s physical and emotional well-being.
They normally begin the session with cardio. Her trainers varies the equipment using each week, ensuring that Novalee does not become bored. After the cardio, strength training is initiated. Again, this portion of training, the type and the equipment varies each week. Her trainer is very attentive to Novalee’s respiration and heartrate throughout the training. She is always encouraging. As Novalee’s strength and health have improved, her trainer has increased the intensity of the training.
It is a blessing to see the healing taking place within Novalee, both physically and emotionally, in large part due to this program. I pray that she will be able to continue with the Fieldhouse Foundation as long as necessary.