Motivational Speakers - Testimonials - Success Stories


Hope, Love & Me - Melissa Ann - Avoiding destructive choices & finding hope again -

Relentless - Walking Against All Odds - The Josh Woods Story: Quadriplegic on his feet -  

Green Bananas - Patrick Rummerfield - Worlds only fully functional Quadriplegic -

Two Feet Back - Grant Korgan - SCI Board Certified Neurosurgeon -

The Promise - Rachelle Friedman - Paralyzed Bride to Be -

Eleven Seconds - Travis Roy - Injured Hockey Player -

I Choose to be Happy - Missy Jenkins Smith - School Shooting Survivor -

Never tell me Never - Janine Shepherd - Olympic Hopeful -

Vision, Mindset, Grit : How to Stand Up When Life Paralyzes You - Scott Burrows -College Football Player -

Wings to Wheels - The Joe Stone Story - Speed Flier/Outdoorsman -

Its Raining So What? - Joe Stone  -

Back In the Saddle - Amberley Snyder -





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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