#TeamAlex   SCI    L1-L4

Alex,  age 11

Alex was injured in July 2014 at the age of 9 as a passenger in a vehicle who was not seat belted in properly.

Alex has limited therapy and has not had the opportunity to participate in adaptive sports activities.

His family has set up a GoFundme page to help with some of the expenses for medical equipment he needs in order to rehabilitate at home. If you can help, please visit his page here:

https://www.gofundme.com/3p66tzs

 

Alex will be coming to Florida in July 2017 to have an opportunity to work with top notch trainers in Longwood to further enhance his recovery. Pictures to come soon!

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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