TEAM Nate

Hi, my name is Nathaniel Caro and I was  involved in a motorcycle accident on April 25, 2019, the day before my 20th birthday. The accident broke my spine in 2 places and compressed my spinal cord which after surgery left me paralyzed from the chest down. After surgery, when the surgeon came into the room, he told me that due to the level of injury I wouldn't be able to walk again. I knew immediately that was a lie and I don't have to believe it. In my mind this diagnostic was only this man's opinion and he was wrong. Through my Faith in God and my hard work in therapy I want to help show everyone that a diagnostic is just an opinion made by someone else, but it doesn't have to be true and it doesn't have to be your opinion either. All diagnostics can be beaten, and my plan is to beat mine by fully recovering and walking again. Me and my Family have found a great physical therapy facility named CORE This place believes in the same values as I do. They believe in getting the body moving and doing what it was made to do. They help me improve in my standing, sitting, balancing, and walking abilities. they help me try and regain and wake all that is inactive in my body at the moment instead of teaching me to live and accept life in a wheelchair. What this fundraiser is for is, helping pay for CORE sessions so I can continue to improve and get closer to full recovery every day. The sessions are $95 an hour, that includes an hour of very useful exercises. I would like to continue going for as long as possible and if you can please help with that me and my family would be grateful. Please help me get back on track and back on my feet. Thank you all. https://youtu.be/IiwjF7UIUBk

Upon learning of Nate's accident, Tighten The Drag Foundation covered a month of intensive activity based therapy, a month of aqua sessions and 3 months in the Fitness program. Nate and his family were also invited to participate in an Adaptive Fishing trip with a Professional Guide and enjoy a weekend retreat during National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. 

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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