$21,000 awarded in 2015 to keep people with spinal cord injuries active, fit and independent

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Arizona-based Will2Walk Foundation delivers scholarships to support quality of life initiatives for those with spinal cord injuries across the nation Phoenix, AZ – (January 7, 2015) Will2Walk, an Arizona-based nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for people facing life with paralysis, announced it has awarded $21,000 in scholarships to four individuals in Arizona, plus six individuals in seven other …

$2,500 Will2Walk Foundation Scholarship Awarded to Architect Michael LaRose of Bay Shore, NY for Invacare Handcycle

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Michael LaRose of Bay Shore, New York was recently awarded a $2,500 scholarship for an Invacare Top End Force 3 Handcycle. In 2014, at age 23, Michael was riding his motorcycle to work in Seattle when an oncoming driver failed to see him and turned left in front of him. The crash resulted in Michael breaking his T5/T6 vertebrae, as …

Therapist Dawn Setzer of Charlotte, NC Awarded $2,500 Will2Walk Foundation Scholarship for Invacare Handcycle

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Dawn Setzer of Charlotte, North Carolina was recently awarded a $2,500 scholarship for an Invacare Top End Force 3 Handcycle. Active in sports and outdoor activities growing up, Dawn became less physically active as an adult due to increasing back pain. In 2007, at age 36, she was tentatively diagnosed with the beginning stages of multiple sclerosis (MS) and developed …

$2,200 Will2Walk Foundation Scholarship Awarded to Calendar Model Amanda Perla of Longwood, FL for ActiveAid Shower Chair

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Amanda Perla was recently awarded a $2,200 scholarship for a new ActiveAid Evolution Series Rehab Shower Chair. Her severe spasms made it a necessity to have a safe, new chair in which to bathe. “Unfortunately, the state of Florida only provides a shower chair once,” explains Amanda. “My old shower chair was falling apart, the brakes didn’t work, and it …

Bodybuilder Jeremy Stadler of Levittown, PA Awarded $2,500 Will2Walk Foundation Scholarship for Invacore Handcycle

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Jeremy Stadler was recently awarded a $2,500 scholarship for a new Invacore Top End Force 3 Handcycle, which he uses as his main form of cardiovascular exercise. In 2012, Jeremy, then 21, was involved in a hit-and-run auto accident while on his motorcycle. He broke his neck at the C6-7 vertebrae, suffered a pinched nerve in one elbow and ended …

$995 Will2Walk Foundation Scholarship Awarded to Mary Pruter of Hebo, OR For Para Ladder

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Mary Pruter is the latest recipient of a 2015 scholarship from Will2Walk Foundation in the amount of $995, which helped her purchase a Para Ladder. The Para Ladder is designed to provide the dignity of an unassisted floor-to-standing or floor-to-wheelchair manual lift. Mary sustained a T12 incomplete injury in 2010 when she fell off the roof of her two-story home. …

Navy Veteran Erick Hernandez of Miami, FL Awarded $5,000 Will2Walk Foundation Scholarship For Therapy

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Erick Hernandez was recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship to complete a month-long, intense rehabilitation exercise program at SCI-FIT (Spinal Cord Injury Functional Integrated Therapy) in California. The program was designed to target Erick’s weaknesses and retrain his nervous system to respond appropriately. He trained five times a week for two hours each day during that month. “Completing this rehab program …

$5,000 Will2Walk Foundation Scholarship Awarded to Mary Vaccaro of Miami Beach, FL For New FES Bike

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Mary Vaccaro of Miami Beach, Florida was recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship to put toward a new RT FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) bike. FES bikes enable muscles to be exercised even if an individual has lost partial or complete voluntary control of them. “I have been interested in the FES bike since I was first introduced to it during my …

Will2Walk Scholarship & Sponsorship Program Awards over $20,000 in 2014

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Will2Walk delivers six awards to support quality of life initiatives for those with spinal cord injuries Chandler, AZ – (December 22, 2014)  Will2Walk, an Arizona-based nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness of spinal cord injury research and improving quality of life for individuals living with spinal cord injuries, announced it has awarded $20,100 in scholarships to two individuals and sponsorships to …

G-Therapeutics Receives $5,000 Sponsorship From Will2Walk Foundation

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G-Therapeutics, based in Switzerland, is the recipient of a 2014 sponsorship from Will2Walk Foundation in the amount of $5,000.  G-Therapeutics is developing a therapeutic intervention for paraplegic individuals to restore voluntary motor control of the paralyzed limbs.  The Will2Walk sponsorship was granted to partly cover expenses for the company’s attendance at Masschallenge in Boston. G-Therapeutics aims to make available for …