As a 21 year old student-athlete running Track & Cross-Country at Utah State University I was always on the go and always moving my body. Then in March of 2012, I survived an 80+ foot fall in a rappelling accident. As a result I was paralyzed from the waist down. After losing the mobility of my legs, I had to rediscover who I was and dug deep to find my true self. It was there I realized that I was so much more than my body and physical abilities. There I found the grit, resilience and passion to continue to live an active, adventurous and full life. Since then I have graduated college, taught 2nd grade, became a dog-mom, wife and now a mother. Now my time is filled with adapting and learning how to care for my ever growing baby from a wheelchair and walker, as well as continue to live active life. I love to cross-country ski, mountain board and still gets outside every moment we can. During my first two years of recovery Neuroworx was my second home as I physically, mentally & emotionally learned how to cope and deal with my injury. Those months and years of therapy helped me gain the skills, strength and confidence to walk with a walker and progressed to arm crutches. Neuroworx created an environment and services that helped give my life hope and direction again.
I am only one of hundreds of thousands of individuals living with a spinal cord injury in the world and each year that number grows. All funds raised will go directly to supporting those individuals who run out of insurance and means to afford therapy costs but who still truly need rehabilitation. Your donation will directly affect one of the many individuals and help them continue on their journey of healing. With your help we can offer hope, strength, support and confidence to the countless patients that walk & roll through the doors of Neuroworx.
Neuroworx is a non-profit organziation that was built on the belief of doing more to gain more for those patients who have suffered a spinal cord or brain injury regardless of ability to pay. Check out their website to learn more: www.neuroworx.org