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Articles Tagged: Nonprofit Organization

Roman Reed Foundation

Published: December 6, 2013 | Category: Links
Roman Reed Foundation

Roman Reed Foundation

The Roman Reed Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the cause of cure for neurological disorders. While our immediate and overarching goal is the alleviation of spinal cord injury paralysis, we believe our goals are best advanced by a unified approach to the field of regenerative medicine. Accordingly, we will work with leading organizations in related areas, including (but not limited to): spinal muscular atrophy, traumatic brain injury, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and other malfunctions and diseases of the central nervous system. We support not only scientists, but also the educational process to awaken a national awareness. Continue Reading »

Mark Pollock Trust

Published: September 1, 2013 | Category: Links
Mark Pollock Trust

Mark Pollock Trust

We believe that the cure for spinal cord injuries simply requires enough of the right people having the will to make it happen. It is our mission to find and connect those people around the world to mainstream what is currently on the fringes. Continue Reading »

Gridiron Heroes to roll out ‘Road Trip for Heroes’ Texas football fundraiser

Published: July 18, 2013 | Category: News

Gridiron-Heroes-Spinal-Cord-Injury-FoundationGridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in nearby Schertz, is launching Road Trip for Heroes. Participants in the 2,500-mile trek across Texas will help raise funds for Gridiron Heroes.

Eddie and Chris Canales, who co-founded the organization, will lead the road trip to five Texas high school football games in five cities — San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Houston and El Paso. The father-and-son team hope to raise a minimum of $100,000 and purchase at least one new wheelchair-accessible van for a Texas high school athlete who has been paralyzed playing football. Continue Reading »

Craig Hospital Ranked In Top Ten In Rehabilitation For 24th Consecutive Year By USNWR

Published: July 15, 2013 | Category: News

Craig-HospitalRanked again #7 in U.S. , #2 in Colorado, #2 in Denver

Englewood, CO. July 15, 2013 – For the 24th consecutive year, and every year since the rankings began in 1990, Craig Hospital has been ranked in the Top Ten of America’s Rehabilitation Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Rehabilitation physicians from around the U.S. ranked Craig 7th again this year in the U.S, #2 in Colorado, and #2 in Denver. Continue Reading »

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Awards 74 Nonprofit Organizations Quality of Life Grants

Published: July 11, 2013 | Category: News

Reeve-Foundation-logoShort Hills, N.J. – (July 11, 2013) The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announced it has awarded over $500,000 in Quality of Life Grants to 74 nonprofit organizations in the United States. Grants requests are evaluated and scored using a rigorous review process to select for funding outstanding nonprofit organizations that empower individuals living with paralysis. The program has awarded 2,205 grants totaling nearly $17 million since its inception in 1999. Continue Reading »

Spinal cord victims find hope at Canton nonprofit

Published: February 28, 2013 | Category: News

journey-forwardDan Cummings enjoyed playing sports as he grew up in Hyde Park, especially football and baseball. He played defensive tackle and was on the kick return team at Xaverian Brothers High School, which won the MIAA Division 1 Super Bowl in 1998.

On June 24, 2000, Cummings went to a lake with some friends. “It was a typical summer night,” he said. “I decided to go for a swim.”

He dove into shallow water, opened his eyes and realized he couldn’t move. His friends pulled him out of the water and called 911. He was taken to Boston Medical Center and after spending three weeks on a ventilator, he began to breathe a little on his own. Doctors told his family that he was going to survive, but as a C6 quadriplegic he would never walk again. Continue Reading »

Mother, son hosting fundraiser for spinal cord injury victims

Published: October 31, 2012 | Category: News

A beach accident prompts a Fort Lauderdale mother and son to create Walking With Anthony, a non-profit that raises money to help spinal cord injury victims.

Anthony Purcell’s voice grows strained when he speaks about that February 2010 day that changed his life. Back in Florida visiting cousins, he dove into the water off South Beach and crashed into a sandbar.

“I thought I was going to die,” he recalls.

He didn’t. A cousin rescued him, but he was left paralyzed, with a broken neck and two bruised vertebrae. Continue Reading »

Getting Back Up

Published: October 22, 2012 | Category: News

Scott Fedor, MBA ’04, charts a new course after a devastating spinal cord injury.

For Scott Fedor, MBA ’04, a common entry in an old planner — “pick up dry cleaning” — is a portal to another life. Though Fedor scribbled that to-do in 2009, he left the pants hanging at a suburban Cleveland cleaners.

“It’s amazing to think what my mindset was when I dropped those pants off,” Fedor says. “I took for granted that after the Fourth of July weekend, I would pick them up and wear them to my next sales meeting.” Continue Reading »

Triumphing over spinal cord injury

Published: July 8, 2011 | Category: News

Kevin and Tiffany Mather adjusted to a life-changing accident through Triumph Foundation

Kevin Mather loved to ride his bike. On July 3, 2009, the Valencia resident pedaled along Sierra Highway with a dozen buddies on a beautiful Southern California morning.

Moments later, Mather was lying on the asphalt, the white line that divided the bike lane from the road now at eye level. A car’s broken rear-view mirror lay shattered next to him. Mather was the victim of a hit and run, the driver turning himself in just an hour later. Continue Reading »

My mission to cure paralysis

Published: June 1, 2011 | Category: News

“Charitable” isn’t the first word which usually springs to mind when you think of a Goldman Sachs banker.

But Carolina Gonzalez-Bunster, who left the investment bank at the height of the financial crisis, is now a rising star in the not-for-profit world. Her charity, the Walkabout Foundation, has won the backing of both former and fantasy Presidents (Bill Clinton and Martin Sheen) and she has walked hundreds of miles to fund its work – all while living off her savings.

Walkabout, which she founded with her elder brother Luis in August 2009, has two goals: to distribute wheelchairs in the developing world and to help find a cure for paralysis. Continue Reading »