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Paraplegic former jockey, Anne Von Rosen, is writing her own chapter.
"I'm determined to fight and not give up," she said from her apartment in Phoenix, Ariz. "Doctors never flat out told me I'd be paralyzed the rest of my life, but I accepted it to some degree. On March 11, 2014, Von Rosen finished second aboard Quarter Horse Panchita Bonita at Turf Paradise in Phoenix. "I don't remember the race," she said. For Von Rosen, determination seems built in. Intelligent and personable, she is also known as a hard worker and independent. She worked on a breeding farm in her native Germany before moving to Italy, France and England, where she exercised horses at several major tracks. She gained a job as a vet tech at prestigious Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., became an assistant trainer, and then decided to become a jockey, first riding at bush tracks in South Dakota in 2001. As a seasoned veteran, she raced chiefly at Turf Paradise and Canterbury Downs, riding 5,000 races and winning a respectable 666. Von Rosen, now 43, soon moved to Denver's Craig Hospital, renowned for helping those with severe spinal cord injuries. She refused counseling along with anti-depressants. "I didn't like it there," she said. After two weeks, Von Rosen moved back to her home and family in Germany where she underwent rehabilitation at a facility in Frankfurt while her father treated her with everything from reflexology, raindrop therapy (aromatherapy and massage with essential oils), and electroacupuncture - a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. Last September, she spent six weeks at Dr. Osvaldo Font's Pain Clinic in San Juan, Puerto Rico, receiving controversial electroneuromedular treatments. Long acupuncture needles are inserted deep inside the spinal cord, then connected to an electrical stimulus strong enough to cause sharp pain in previously unfeeling extremities. Several Latin and South American doctors perform this treatment, and claim that in some cases, it restores nerve connections inside injured spinal cord tissue. The practice is not yet approved in the U.S. "The needle goes in deep," said Von Rosen. For Von Rosen and other former jockeys now paraplegic, this new birth is often painful. There are high risks for developing dangerous urinary tract infections and pressure sores from sitting so much. And there are catheters to deal with, something Von Rosen said means getting up in the middle of the night to empty the catch bag. For Von Rosen, life has been reduced to dealing with her injury and healing from it. She gets up at 9:00 a.m., when various friends show up to help her get into the Swiss-made exercise machine her father purchased to help build her muscles. She spends hours on it each day. Three days a week, she goes out for physical therapy. She does standing exercises in a special frame at least a half-hour twice a day. She also hooks up her Acuscope, a device reported to have pain management properties. She recently took time off to attend a day held in her honor at Turf Paradise, something she said was rewarding; most rewarding because she stood in leg braces for the world to see. Her voice turns cheery when she talks about the Doug O' Neill-trained Get Back Anne, who raced at Santa Anita, and a thoroughbred weanling named Running for Anne. She does not feel forgotten. Ten months after her injury, friends still show up at her apartment to help in many ways. Because she does not yet have a hand controlled auto, they take her to physical therapy, help her shop, and assist with dishes and laundry. For Von Rosen and others like her, that delicate balance between hope and despair, lament and positive affirmation, giving in and going on is daily fare. She currently resides at the intersection of perspiration and aspiration. Despite the daily battle, frustration and sometimes sadness, Von Rosen is not about to give up. Encouraging words are helpful, she said. Active on Facebook, she relishes chats, post comments, and especially prayers. ● The inaugural Courage Award was presented to disabled riders, Anne Von Rosen and Michael Straight.
I received a letter recently lamenting the grievous injury suffered by Anne Von Rosen, a veteran Canterbury Park jockey, in an accident at Turf Paradise (Phoenix) two months ago.
The letter was full of praise for Von Rosen: She could ride, Irvine wrote, and she always gave a best effort, while also taking care of her horse. Bill the Cigar does not hand out such accolades for a jockey freely. They are earned. And Von Rosen was validating Irvine's opinion this winter with an excellent meeting at Turf Paradise. On March 11, a Tuesday, Anne finished second on Panchita Bonita in a 400-yard quarterhorse race. A couple of strides beyond the finish, the horse collapsed, landed on Von Rosen, trapped her underneath and crushed her spine. She was transported 4 miles to a branch of the Lincoln Hospital chain. Doctors performed emergency surgery to save Von Rosen's life. Another surgery followed to allow her to be able to sit in a wheelchair. "The doctors I've seen agree that I won't walk again,'' Von Rosen said. "They are wrong. I'm going to walk.'' Von Rosen was on the phone from a clinic in Frankfurt, Germany. She was transported there in mid-April to be near her family. Anne's injury was sustained at T-5, a thoracic vertebrae in the mid-back. She is paralyzed in the trunk and legs. Von Rosen's father, Jurgen, is a physician, specializing in holistic medicine. When this conversation took place, she had twice been visited by an acupuncturist recommended by her father. "The first time, he touched my toes and feet with the needles and I felt nothing,'' Von Rosen said. "The second time, I knew there was something there. It's going to be a long process, but being able to feel something tells me I'm going to walk.'' Von Rosen is 43. She came to the United States in the late '90s to work at an equine hospital in Lexington, Ky. Not only is Dad a physician, but Anne has a brother who is a cardiologist. "My dad didn't like the idea of me being a jockey,'' Anne said. "He thought it was dangerous. When he did come over and saw the way I could ride, saw me compete, he was proud of me. "You could say he was right about the danger, but this was not something that happened in a race. The race was over. This was a total fluke.'' Anne's riding career started at a track in Fort Pierre, S.D., in 2001. It's a short spring meeting at the Stanley County Fairgrounds. And Anne could do it. The biggest part of her as a jockey always was her work ethic.'' For her career in Shakopee, Von Rosen has 1,645 starts, with 143 winners and $1,891,226 in purses. Overall, Canterbury, Turf Paradise, Fort Pierre and elsewhere, Von Rosen has 666 winners and $5,725,969 in earnings. Asked to recall her best day at Canterbury, Anne mentioned the big wins on Minnesota-bred Careless Navigator, and then added:
Ann Von Rosen, a 43-year-old journeyman, suffered a severe spinal injury on March 11 at Turf Paradise when a horse she was riding fell on the backstretch, pinning the rider.
After initially declining to accept Von Rosen, the hospital agreed to take her on as a patient beginning Thursday, Haire said. Francia said that Jerry Simms, the owner of Turf Paradise, provided $43,000 to Von Rosen to get her into the Craig Hospital for rehabilitation. Turf Paradise has scheduled a fundraiser for Rosen for April 12 as part of its Fan Appreciation Day. Hall of Fame jockeys Gary Stevens and Mike Smith took a trip to Phoenix to visit injured jockey Anne von Rosen on Wednesday. Von Rosen suffered spinal damage when her horse went down and fell on top of her shortly after a race on March 11. She is currently paralyzed from the waist down and has already undergone several surgeries to deal with the neurological damage. Turf Paradise is coordinating efforts to raise funds to assist jockey Anne Von Rosen. Von Rosen was seriously injured in a spill on March 11th. She has undergone several surgeries forspinal cord injuries. Von Rosen, currently ranked third in the jockey standings at Turf Paradise, was pulling up Panchita Bonita after finishing second in the first race of the day. Von Rosen was immediately rushed to the hospital. On Wednesday April 16th at the Turf Terrace at Turf Paradise, following the races (no later than 6pm) there will be a horsemen's auction, both silent and live, along with a bake sale and dinner benefiting Ms. Von Rosen. Volunteers are seeking donations of items for auction. Those wishing to donate directly may send a check made out to Turf Paradise Foundation and mark the memo line Anne Von Rosen. All proceeds will benefit Anne Von Rosen. Panchita Bonita, a 5-year-old Quarter Horse mare, apparently was exhausted after finishing second in the 400-yard event, stumbled badly pulling up, then fell and pinned Von Rosen beneath her. Von Rosen, 42, needed seven hours of emergency surgery to deal with the initial trauma of leaking spinal fluid, then two days later she underwent another surgical procedure to stabilize the spine. Her legs remain paralyzed. "Everybody likes Annie," Bainum said. "I rode against Anne quite a bit," said Gann, now an assistant trainer based at Santa Anita. Von Rosen is not only a member of the Guild, she is one of the official Guild representatives for the Arizona riding colony. "I was there just a couple of weeks ago with Anne, going over the conditions in the women's jockey room that need attention," Haire said. Von Rosen, a native of Germany, was late coming to a riding career. To date, she had won 666 races from just less than 5,000 mounts. In the meantime, there are reports that specialists are already at work using stem-cell treatments in hopes of repairing Von Rosen's damaged spine. "If anyone could, it would be Anne." http://www.drf.com/news/jay-hovdey-paralyzed-jockey-van-rosen-wont-give-negativity Even in a sport that can be dangerous, the diagnosis is heartbreaking: Anne Von Rosen, one of a small number of women jockeys, was paralyzed in what's being called a freak accident. On Thursday, Von Rosen underwent surgery, and those close to the situation say she is lucky to be alive. Terry Meyocks, National Manager of the Jockeys' Guild said, "Anne is member of the Jockeys' Guild and we need continued prayers for her next surgery Friday and for her recovery."
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