Understanding the background
Community member Clint Giezing is a 28-year-old husband and a father to 2 young children. In 2014 while at work a 300kg A frame collapsed and landed on Clint’s neck. He was knocked out and only regained consciousness while on his way to the hospital in the ambulance. At hospital Clint was assessed and he was told that he had 2 displaced spinal disks in his neck and that he would make a full recovery.
Clint went back to work and tried to carry on as normal but he always knew that something was not right, he was continually experiencing headaches and severe neck pain.
In 2018 Clint was working as a maintenance technician where he experienced a complete black out, he was rushed to hospital and after undergoing a scan, The neurologist informed him that he had a malformation in his brain stem under the C1 & 2 Spinal disks.
The malformation caused a narrowing ventricular passage and this resulted in him having a brain pressure far above the norm, and this was the cause of the headaches and blackouts. Clint was treated with lumber punches and had to endure 9 different lumber punctures in 2018. To make matters worse, Clint was medically boarded so he only had 75% of his normal monthly salary and his wife was retrenched the same year, this resulted in them losing their home and one of their vehicles.