#TEAMJared SCI T-8


On December 5, 2014, Our son, brother, friend, Jared was involved in a tragic motorcycle accident while driving. A vehicle turned in front of him, and he suffered a T8 Spinal Cord Injury. The doctors insist there is little to no chance he will ever recover from being paralyzed as a result. Regardless of the end result, he will be wheelchair bound for the forseeable future. The necessary accommodations and and modifications to our home will be extremely expensive. In addition, there will likely be costs associated with his care and support that we are not even aware of yet. We would be very grateful for donations in this time of need as we are completely unprepared to handle the financial burden and desprately want to provide Jared with the best care possible. Thank you, God bless, and please continue to keep Jared in your prayers!

~The Ramella Family


Update: In 2016, Jared continues his therapy at www.coreflorida.com getting stronger everyday. After his injury, he vowed to play golf again and in May, 2016, he completed 18 holes of golf in his own tournament with the use of the Paragolfer. Jared and his family continue to work to keep him in therapy to maintain independence and strength. Jared has been healthy and has not had any complications from his injury because of his ongoing regular therapy routine. Although Jared's family has requested that our foundation use funding for others, we support Jared's personal fundraising efforts and encourage you to participate in his annual golf tournament.


Update 2017: Jared's incredible sister Amanda now serves as the President on our Board to pay it forward for all the help and support Jared has received from many friends who have helped his recovery be successful. Jared continues therapy at CoreFlorida and continues to fundraise to pay for his quality of life needs by holding his annual Golf Tournament each year in the Spring. He has found a new hobby in Adaptive Hockey and is enjoying his time on the ice. Jared has an amazing family and support team and this makes all the difference in recovery of any type. If you would like to read more about Jared's journey, please click the link below to follow his progress.  Jared Ramella's Road to Recovery.



Annual Golf Fundraiser to Continue Recovery Therapy

                                                         register: golf3.eventzilla.net

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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