Jacen's Story

On August 29th, 2016 in Clarksville, TN while Jacen was being pushed in a stroller, he was hit by a car. He spent months in the hospital and rehab facility. He was left with a spinal cord injury (C7) that left him unable to walk or use his legs. He has shown a lot of improvement over the past year but he has a long way to go. The physical therapy he is currently in is focused on getting him adjusted to life in a wheelchair and not really making much of an attempt to unlock the potential he has shown us he has. We have also heard from quite a few people with similar injuries that a lot of traditional physical therapies share that view. Jacen is living in Florida with his father and now has the opportunity to attend specialized spinal cord injury therapy.

 

Jacen started therapy at CORE (Center for Recovery and Exercise) in November 2017. He is loving it and showing great progress! If you would like to help Jacen on his recovery journey, you can donate on his personal page or use the DONATE button on this page to make a tax deductible donation for his ongoing therapy. Comment TEAMJACEN

 

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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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