Stephanie Sizemore  T4-T5

#TeamStephanie

Stephanie was a passenger in a Corvette driven by Donald Armstrong who lost control of the car Stephanie was a passenger in April 2012. The car rotated counter clockwise and overturned.

Stephanie, 26, was taken to Bayonet Point Hospital, where Stephanie was listed as critical condition.

Stephanie was visiting with friends just minutes before this tragic accident. All three occupants in the vehicle were ejected from the vehicle, causing near fatal injuries to Stephanie. Stephanie was placed in a medically induced Coma due to her injuries. She underwent  several surgeries and fought for her life each day. She is a paraplegic with injuries at T4-T5.

Stephanie is a young mom and has two young children that she has not let her injury stop her from doing everything with. 

Since Stephanie's accident, she has underwent numerous surgeries for different complications but has finally started the road to recovery. With the help of a scholarship from Tighten The Drag Foundation, she returned to therapy and noticed improvements right away! Her goal is to continue therapy to become as strong and healthy as possible for her children and to rehabilitate to her maximum potential.

To be a part of TEAM Stephanie and help her fundraise to pay for her ongoing therapy, visit her fundraising page at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/stephanies-road-to-recovery/168546

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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