Caden was a typical two year old who had just recently learned to walk and experience life outside...he was hit by a car while walking with his mother in a parking lot by a driver who was TEXTING and did not see him.


Caden suffered a Spinal Cord Injury at the C5 level in 2010. He is now 7 years old and has been in constant therapy since his accident. His therapy is extremely costly for minimal time in the Gym. His potential for recovery is great as his body is still growing and changing so it is important to continue to keep stimulating his central nervous system.


Caden loves racing, especially drifting. He is a huge fan of the global rallycross that Red Bull puts on. His favorite drivers are Tanner Foust and Ken Block. Ironically, he was hit by a car but loves racing and watching cars go fast. His favorite Nascar driver is Brad Keselowski..


If you would like to support Caden on his recovery journey to help us give him every opportunity available to walk again, please donate to #TeamCaden



Team Caden    SCI - C5

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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