Garrett was a 23 year old in February 2013 when he was rear ended by a drunk driver who was going at a high rate of speed when he slammed into Garrett. Garrett's car was totaled and he was left a quadriplegic with a high level neck injury.

 

Feb 2015 - Garrett has spent the past two years at a Neurorecovery facility in Jacksonville, FL and has now returned home. He needs your help to continue his ongoing therapy with hope of walking again.

 

February 2017

Garrett continues his therapy, has returned to school, earned his  insurance certification and has started driving again! He is ecstatic about being able to be mobile and has such a great attitude about doing things for himself, like drive to school!

 

He would love to have an action trackchair in order to go out with his friends when they go four wheeling and go trekking through the woods. If you would like to help Garrett get a track chair or modify his vehicle, you can donate here!

 

http://www.gofundme.com/9wknw0?preview=1

#TeamGarrett

Garrett enjoyed driving his prized red Camaro and being a normal 23 year old until tragedy struck...

What was left of Garrett's Camaro after a drunk driver slammed into him leaving him unable to move from the neck down...

Garrett works hard everyday to regain mobility and function and uses his "standing frame" at home to promote good circulation, insure bone density and help with pressure relief and blood pressure symptoms.

 

Through it all, he still manages to smile and encourage others. He is completing his certification in insurance and will return to the work force on a part time basis while he continues to fight for his recovery. Please consider helping Garrett by donating to his page link below:

 

http://www.gofundme.com/9wknw0?preview=1

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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