#TEAMJared SCI T-8
On December 5, 2014, Our son, brother, friend, Jared was involved in a tragic motorcycle accident while driving. A vehicle turned in front of him, and he suffered a T8 Spinal Cord Injury. The doctors insist there is little to no chance he will ever recover from being paralyzed as a result. Regardless of the end result, he will be wheelchair bound for the forseeable future. The necessary accommodations and and modifications to our home will be extremely expensive. In addition, there will likely be costs associated with his care and support that we are not even aware of yet. We would be very grateful for donations in this time of need as we are completely unprepared to handle the financial burden and desprately want to provide Jared with the best care possible. Thank you, God bless, and please continue to keep Jared in your prayers!
~The Ramella Family
Update: In 2016, Jared continues his therapy at www.coreflorida.com getting stronger everyday. After his injury, he vowed to play golf again and in May, 2016, he completed 18 holes of golf in his own tournament with the use of the Paragolfer. Jared and his family continue to work to keep him in therapy to maintain independence and strength. Jared has been healthy and has not had any complications from his injury because of his ongoing regular therapy routine. Although Jared's family has requested that our foundation use funding for others, we support Jared's personal fundraising efforts and encourage you to participate in his annual golf tournament.
Update 2017: Jared's incredible sister Amanda now serves as the President on our Board to pay it forward for all the help and support Jared has received from many friends who have helped his recovery be successful. Jared continues therapy at CoreFlorida and continues to fundraise to pay for his quality of life needs by holding his annual Golf Tournament each year in the Spring. He has found a new hobby in Adaptive Hockey and is enjoying his time on the ice. Jared has an amazing family and support team and this makes all the difference in recovery of any type. If you would like to read more about Jared's journey, please click the link below to follow his progress. Jared Ramella's Road to Recovery.