Adaptive Sports Programs & Links of Interest

THROUGH the journey of wellness, we have found valuable people and organizations that help and have an interest in improving the lives of the spinal cord injured. We hope these links will be a great resource for you to find help as you need it in various areas of recovery. If you have a favorite organization or individual that you would like to share, please send us an email and we will be happy to add them based on your referral.

Get Out There Foundation Customized Wheelchairs for Offroad

Hunting Expeditions and Chapters in various locations

Accessible Race Cars &  Driving Experiences

Adaptive Fishing Programs 

Buck Evolution (Guided Hunts)

Paramobile Stand Up and Play Foundation (Golf)

Mission Statement:

To extend the OPPORTUNITY for recovery and a better quality of life for those who have suffered 

a life changing paralyzing Spinal Cord Injury as a result of a catastrophic accident. 

Spinal Cord Injuries

The average newly injured person with a spinal cord injury will incur 1 million dollars in medical costs in their first year. If you are injured at age 25, your estimated lifetime costs will exceed 5 million dollars.  The average yearly medical costs after the first year can average $50,000-$100,000 depending on the level of injury. 

​ There are approximately 17,500 new spinal cord injuries in the US every year. There are over a half million people living with spinal cord injuries (SCI) in the United States.

Every 38 minutes in our country, a person becomes paralyzed. Vehicle accidents are the leading cause, with Falls being the second leading cause.

Sports related injuries are less than 10% of all spinal cord injuries but of the 10%, diving accidents account for 7%. 

There are over 5.6 million people in the US living with some type of Paralysis caused by Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer,

Spinal Cord Injury, Transverse Myelitis and other nervous system disorders. Roughly 1 in 50 people.

 

 

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