Articles Tagged: Nonprofit Organization
July 1, 2014 | Category: Links
The PARAPLEGIC FOUNDATION was started in 1968 by a group of social workers and doctors, in the barracks of LTMG Municipal Hospital located at Sion, Mumbai, India, to rehabilitate, and provide total health care facilities for paraplegics and the severely orthopedically disabled.
The aim & mission of the foundation is to work for the paraplegics, to provide facilities in total health care, to encourage & motivate them to be self-confident, self-reliant and self-sufficient.
The Motto: ” I CAN, I WILL! “ Continue Reading »
June 11, 2014 | Category: Videos
| Spinal Cord Injury: C-3
Sabrina Cohen uses the tragedy that left her paralyzed to help others in need. Continue Reading »
April 20, 2014 | Category: News
| Spinal Cord Injury: C-3
CEDAR FALLS | He made the tackle on a kickoff in October 2010 but was down on the turf at Luther College. When they called for a helicopter, Chris Norton suspected he was in serious trouble.
“I was a lifeguard, so I know with any kind of a head or neck injury, you take precautions,” he says.
“I knew it was a lot bigger deal than a neck sprain.”
Norton, 18 at the time, had broken two vertebrae and was paralyzed from the neck down. Doctors offered only a 3 percent chance he would move again. He spent seven months at Mayo Clinic facilities in Rochester, Minn., then transferred to a rehabilitation center in Iowa. Continue Reading »
December 6, 2013 | Category: Links
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 »
September 1, 2013 | Category: Links
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 »
July 18, 2013 | Category: News
Gridiron 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 »
July 15, 2013 | Category: News
Ranked 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 »
July 11, 2013 | Category: News
Short 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 »
February 28, 2013 | Category: News
Dan 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 »
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 »