#TeamCamryn   SCI C5

This is Camryn, he's 17 years old and has a true fighter's spirit and a passion for BMX. He is an awesome son, friend, cousin and a great big brother to his 4 younger siblings and 1 older brother. 

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016 he fell while riding his bike. This fall caused a fracture of his C5 vertebrae and some damage to his spinal cord. His first surgery to replace the vertebrae went well and we are all hopeful that he will continue to recover and grow stronger everyday!  As of now, he has no feeling from the chest down. He was airlifted to Atlanta Georgia to a specialized spinal cord rehab facility. The helicopter trip alone cost $8,000.00.  Camryn's parents, Kari and Adam, have been by his side. With 6 children and hospital bills that added up quickly, this family needs our help and support. Any donation you can make, big or small, would be deeply appreciated! 

The Frazier's are truly a great  family, with 6 awesome children, and two of the worlds best parents. Camryn will be having multiple surgeries. We are all praying for you Camryn. You have a huge support group behind you that will be staying strong.

 

 

            https://www.gofundme.com/camrynfrazier

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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