BENEFITING: PROJECT WALK - AUSTIN INC
Traditional rehabilitation techniques are merely designed to help individuals with spinal cord injuries survive within their wheelchairs. Project Walk - Austin breaks these traditions in rehabilitation through the use of an intense activity-based program known as the Dardzinski Method. The exercise-based program is tailored to fit each individual client’s needs in order to provide greater confidence, mobility, and most importantly hope.
WHO WE ARE:
Delta Sigma Pi is America’s foremost professional fraternity. Among the many community service efforts that Delta Sigma Pi is involved with, the Alpha Kappa pledge class here at the University of Texas at Austin has specifically chosen Project Walk-Austin.
We have chosen to work alongside this charity in honor of our friend and fellow Longhorn, Kate Strickland. On the morning of October 1, 2013, Kate was hit by a car while cycling along Loop 360 and Scottish Woods Trail. Before leaving Austin to recover from her accident, Kate was a Plan II Honors and McCombs student, a member of both the UT Bike Club and UT Liberal Arts Council, and had dreams to attend law school after college. She was on her way to ride for Texas 4000 this year, but unfortunately is now paralyzed from neck down due to her spinal cord injury. While visiting Kate, she expressed her wish to return to UT in the Fall of 2014 and continue recovering through the physical training program at Project Walk-Austin.
This type of spinal cord injury rehabilitation is extremely costly and discourages individuals from even considering the program. We want to help donate money to those individuals who are facing these financial concerns. All the proceeds and donations obtained will go directly to helping individuals with spinal cord injuries at Project Walk- Austin. Life in a wheelchair is without a doubt a daunting experience that restricts individuals in their daily tasks. By donating, you can change the lives of people with spinal cord injuries by helping them foster a new sense of hope and confidence.