Adaptive Sports Programs  The PARAKARTUSA project, looks forward to focusing on improving the quality of physical, mental and social life of disabled people. - provides information, insight, education, offer encouragement, options, helpful links, and resources to disabled hunters. We are also striving to educate Landowners, Hunting Clubs and Outfitters, about how we can help them better accommodate hunters with disabilities. - Our mission is to promote the progression of Adaptive Adventure and provide outdoor recreation opportunities for the disabled. ~ The Brooks Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program enables those living with a physical disability to enhance their quality of life through participation in sports and recreational activities. - US Paralympics - Team USA - Disabled Sports providing sports and recreational opportunities to wounded warriors, adults and children - American Association of Adapted Sports - AAASP's mission is to develop and support a standardized structure for school-based athletic competition to improve the well being of students with physical disabilities. - to promote adapted outdoor recreation for all people with disabilities as a way to promote a healthy lifestyle and enjoy a higher quality of life. - creates opportunities for disabled children and adults to overcome adversity through therapeutic sailing - Fishing programs for the disabled - Accessible boating opportunities with Capt Mike Mayes - Individual Adaptive Golf cart to enable standing for golfers - A week long camp experience in Alabama offering Christ centered resources, rest and relationships for individuals and families affected by disabilities.





Mission Statement:

To extend the OPPORTUNITY for recovery and a better quality of life for FLORIDA residents 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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 501(c)3 Non profit Public Charity EIN-46-1427712

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