Designed to provide emergency funding to those with traumatic spinal cord injuries who have an immediate medical or life necessity along with financial need.

Program Overview
Please read: If this is NOT an immediate medical or life necessity, please apply for a Scholarship.

Apply Online

Apply for emergency funding using our online form.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a traumatic spinal cord injury due to single, catastrophic event. Viral, bacterial, tumor or other related disorders that impact the spinal cord DO NOT qualify.

Categories: Applicants may submit an emergency fund application to cover part or all of the cost for:

  • Home modification
  • Lodging/travel for individual/family
  • Medical equipment/supplies
  • Rehab - inpatient/outpatient
  • Transportation 

Please note: emergency funds will not be disbursed to applicants but rather to the third-party vendor responsible for providing the product or service.

Other Highlights:

  • Emergency funding is available for up to $5,000 per applicant.
  • Two years of tax returns are required to be submitted with application; detailed estimate/invoice is recommended.
  • Individuals are eligible to receive funding once per calendar year.

Application Process:

To apply for the Will2Walk Emergency Fund, please fill out the Application in its entirety and submit with any supporting documentation.

  • Once your application is received, it will be reviewed within three business days.
  • You will be contacted directly if additional information is needed or if there are any questions regarding your application.
  • You will be notified within five business days if your request for funding has been approved or denied.
  • If approved, the funds will be available immediately via check.

Questions can be directed to emergencyfund@will2walk.org.

Program Terms and Conditions:

As stated above, emergency funds will be disbursed to a third-party vendor responsible for providing the product or service. Will2Walk reserves the right to rescind the scholarship or sponsorship if these terms and conditions are not met.

If selected to receive Will2Walk Emergency Funding, you agree to share your story to for the purposes of Will2Walk communications and to positively impact the lives of others with spinal cord injuries.

Latest Recipients

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Amanda Perla

Amanda Perla

AWARDED $2,200

Amanda was awarded a scholarship for a new ActiveAid Evolution Series Rehab Shower Chair. Her severe spasms made it a necessity to have a safe chair to bathe.  During her senior year in High School, Amanda was injured in a car accident.

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Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

AWARDED $3,500

Joseph Jackson of Phoenix, Arizona was awarded a scholarship for a new, competitive rugby chair. Joseph plays rugby with the Phoenix Heat. At age 16, Joseph suffered a football injury that left him an incomplete c6 quadriplegic.

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Erick Henderson

Erick Hernandez

Awarded $5,000

Erick was awarded a scholarship to complete a month-long, intense rehabilitation exercise program at SCI-FIT (SCI Functional Integrated Therapy). Erick was injured in a diving accident in 2010 that resulted in C4-C5 incomplete fracture and paralysis.

Read Erick's Full Story


Jennifer Chaillie

Jennifer, an inaugural scholarship recipient in 2012, received a grant for a new hand-cycle. LEARN MORE

Adrienne Cole

Adrienne was a scholarship recipient in 2018 for a MOTOmed viva2 light bike.

Anne von Rosen

Anne, a 2018 scholarship recipient, was awarded funds for strength training therapy.

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