TEAM  Casey   C5-6

Casey was moving to Florida when their car was hit on the interstate flipping five times and leaving Casey with a C5-6 fracture and paralyzed. She spent two months in the hospital with multiple injuries. each day Casey saw more progress in her ability to move her fingers and legs but still experiencing aggressive leg spasms and pain from her other injuries. 

After being temporarily immobile, Casey took her first steps with assistance before she left the hospital and is going to be one of the 1-3% who do not remain paralyzed. 

Meanwhile Casey will still need a lot of therapy to continue to improve and to successfully overcome the extent of her nerve damage. 

Her gofundme link is here:   https://www.gofundme.com/single-mother-of-4-critically-injured-needs-help   

Upon learning about Caseys accident, we awarded a scholarship to assist with her first month of activity based therapy to help her jump start her recovery. Her family was also treated to a weekend fundraising retreat to help her network with other injured families. 

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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