Team Faith  SCI C6

Faith is 24 years old. She was shot and carjacked 2/10/2017. She was left in a deserted area. A good Samaritan who never usually traveled down the deserted road luckily found her. She is truly lucky to be alive but she has a bullet lodged in her shoulder and neck and currently is paralyzed. She is able to move her right arm but will need therapy to regain movement in her left arm and legs. She has an extremely long road to recovery and will need help with her medical expenses and physical therapy. Any amount can help her. Faith has entered into a rehab facility for further support in June 2017 so please continue to pray for improvement as her body heals.

 

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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