Spinal Cord Injuries...Recovery IS Possible...Fight for it...

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Over $90,000 in Scholarships Awarded since 2012

2013

Molly - Adaptive Van Deposit

Capt Robert - Rehab Therapy

2014

Chris H - Rehab Therapy

Capt Robert - Rehab Therapy

Taylor B - Rehab Therapy

Stephanie S - Rehab Therapy

Fred K - Rehab Therapy

Gabrielle - Rehab Therapy

Aaron L - Rehab Therapy

2015

Capt Robert - Therapy

Tony S - Recovery Therapy

Fred K - Rehab Therapy

 

2016

Capt Robert - Adaptive Equip

David C- Rehab Therapy

      -Fishing Trip

Hayden H - Rehab Therapy

         -Disney Trip

Molly - Family Disney Trip

 

 

 

 

 

2017 

Capt Robert - Adaptive Equip; Aquatherapy

David C  - 2 Fishing Trips; Rehab & Aquatherapy

Hayden H - RehabTherapy /Travel & Accommodations;      Fishing Trip/Travel & R&B;

Molly S  - Family Outing; College Football Game; Fishing Trip/ Accomodations

Bryce S  - Rehab Therapy; Fishing/Accomodations

Caden E      - Rehab Therapy

Trevor W     - Rehab Therapy; Adaptive Bow Equipment;

Faith G        - Adaptive Equip

Nicholas C   - Rehab Therapy

Sam S -Rehab & AquaTherapy

Aaron L  -Fishing Trip/ Accomodations

Alex S -Rehab Therapy/ Accommodations

2018

TEAM Capt Robert - AquaTherapy

TEAM Jacen  - Activity Based Therapy

TEAM Sam  - Adaptive Fishing; Activity & AquaTherapy

TEAM Trevor  - Wellness Rehab Therapy; Adaptive equipment

TEAM Kirk - Adaptive Fishing; Activity Based Therapy

TEAM Aaron- Adaptive Fishing; Adaptive Travel

TEAM Layla - Activity Based Therapy; Adaptive Dance

TEAM Hayden - Summer Rehab Therapy; Adaptive Fishing

TEAM Bryce - Wellness Rehab Therapy

TEAM James - Activity Based Therapy

TEAM Lauren - Activity Based Therapy

TEAM Melissa - Adaptive Activities

TEAM Mariah - Activity Based Therapy

 

2019

TEAM Jacen  - Activity Based Therapy

TEAM Sam  - Adaptive Fishing; Acivity based therapy

TEAM Trevor  - Wellness Rehab Therapy; 

TEAM Kirk - Adaptive Fishing; 

TEAM Aaron- Adaptive Fishing; Adaptive Travel

TEAM Layla - Activity Based Therapy; Adaptive Dance

TEAM Hayden - Summer Rehab Therapy; Adaptive Fishing

TEAM Mariah - Activity Based Therapy; Adaptive Fishing;   

                              Wheelchair Equip

TEAM David - Adaptive Fishing

TEAM Nate - Activity Based Therapy, Aqua Therapy

TEAM Camryn-Activity Based Therapy

TEAM Lauren- Activity Based Therapy

TEAM Casey - Activity Based Therapy

TEAM Kolton - Adaptive Fishing

TEAM Molly - Adaptive Fishing 

TEAM Christina - Adaptive Fishing; Wheelchair Equip

What Quality of Life Looks Like...
TeamNate
TeamNate
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TeamDavid
TeamDavid
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TeamMariah
TeamMariah
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Team Christina
Team Christina
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Team Derek
Team Derek
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TeamJoey
TeamJoey
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TeamIan
TeamIan
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TeamCamryn
TeamCamryn
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Team Kolton
Team Kolton

Still able to fish!

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TeamTrevor
TeamTrevor

In the woods again!

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Team Melissa
Team Melissa

A decade of disability with a smile

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Team CaptRobert
Team CaptRobert

Capt Robert teaching fishing

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Team Sam
Team Sam
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Team Bryce
Team Bryce

Airboating after 10 years

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Team Tony
Team Tony

from total paralysis to one his feet fishing

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Team Layla
Team Layla

on her feet and dancing!

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Team Aaron
Team Aaron

Team Aaron getting it done on the water

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Team Hayden
Team Hayden

Team Hayden has a blast every time he goes out for a day of fishing!

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Team Molly & Layla
Team Molly & Layla

Team Molly and Team Layla hang out at the pool

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Team Kirk
Team Kirk

Team Kirk's FIRST fish since his accident over 5 years before. He was thrilled!

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Spinal Cord Injuries and Illnesses are life changing. Whether you were a victim of a sudden accident or your paralysis was caused by an illness to your spinal cord such as cancer, transverse myelitis, stroke or other illnesses which attack the nervous system, your world is turned upside down and inside out. Because injuries and illnesses often occur after you have been "healthy," adjusting to a new way of doing everything can be overwhelming, frustrating and scary for you, caregivers, friends and loved ones.

 

Because Tighten the Drag Foundation BELIEVES that there is a SUCCESS story waiting for everyone who has experienced an SCI, we are here to offer support and assistance to enable you and the loved ones who care for, and about you,  relief and HOPE and improved quality of life after injury.

Non traditional rehabilitative therapy costs that provide nerve stimulation, muscle memory techniques and overall health and fitness average $3000-$4000 a month; $36,000-$48,000 a year.  We KNOW how important this therapy is for recovery and that is why we fundraise year round in order to provide scholarships and seek Corporate Therapy Sponsors so that recipients who desire to attend therapy programs can have the chance to do so. We also encourage every person who is injured to return to doing the things they enjoyed before their accidents as soon as possible and scholarships are available for enrollment in adaptive sports programs, recreational activities, and new adventures. We are here to ease the burden after injury by providing help with adaptive equipment needs and medical needs not covered by insurance that promote good health and well being and items that can just make life easier for you.

 

We are here to help the children of injured parents, the parents of injured children, siblings, grandparents and spouses who are on this journey with you. If we can do something to make their life easier or give them support in any way, we want to help. Tell us about your Caregivers, your family and those who have been affected by your injury.

 

If you are a business or company that would like to Sponsor one of our injured individually for a monthly or annual commitment, please email us at info@tightenthedragfoundation.org or you can donate directly online. Be sure to make note of the individuals name so we can be sure to allocate funds to the appropriate injured.  

 

2020

TEAM Aaron- Adaptive Fishing; 

TEAM Nate - Activity Based Therapy

TEAM Christina - Adaptive Fishing; Wheelchair Equip

TEAM CaptRobert - Medical Supplies

2021

TEAM Capt Robert - Medical Supplies

TEAM Jacen  - Activity Based Therapy

TEAM Kirk - Adaptive Fishing

TEAM Aaron- Adaptive Fishing 

TEAM Hayden - Adaptive Fishing

TEAM Melissa - Weekend Retreat

TEAM Mariah - Adaptive Fishing

TEAM Molly - Adaptive Fishing

TEAM Christina - Adaptive Fishing

TEAM Kolton - Adaptive Fishing; Adaptive Equip

TEAM Nate - Adaptive Fishing; Wellness Rehab Therapy

TEAM David - Adaptive Fishing

TEAM Joey- Adaptive Fishing

 

2021 (continued) 

TEAM Derek - Adaptive Fishing

TEAM Camryn- Adaptive Fishing

TEAM Sam - Weekend Retreat

TEAM Ian - Weekend Retreat

TEAM Ray - Activity Based Therapy

TEAM Erin - Medical Equipment, Adaptive Fishing

TEAM Valerie - 

TEAM Memphis -