Financial Assistance Recipients

Donations in Action

News and information highlighting scholarship and emergency fund recipients and how Will2Walk programs are supporting them to lead a healthy, active and independent lifestyle.

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2 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Will2Walk has given me the opportunity to better myself in sports. Before I got injured, I was very active in sports and following my injury I wanted to stay active. Will2Walk helped me do exactly that and I couldn’t be more grateful for them and the community they support! Thank you for keeping my dreams alive!"

Scholarship Recipient Jessica Larsen of Arizona | Awarded $829 | Basketball Chair
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Will2Walk has given me the opportunity to better myself in sports. Before I got injured, I was very active in sports and following my injury I wanted to stay active. Will2Walk helped me do exactly that and I couldn’t be more grateful for them and the community they support! Thank you for keeping my dreams alive!

Scholarship Recipient Jessica Larsen of Arizona | Awarded $829 | Basketball Chair
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Jessica Larsen. I see you are from AZ. Could you tell me where you are playing wheelchair basketball. Would love to see you play.

2 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"As a quadriplegic, I have made strides in improving both my health and mobility by working out and doing physical therapies - but healing takes time. The funding from Will2Walk will allow me more time to continue my therapies at NeuAbility as I slowly, but surely, regain control of my body.”
Scholarship Recipient Andrew Lang of Colorado | Awarded $1,000 | Therapy
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2 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

“Will2Walk gave me the possibility to travel freely and comfortably!”
Scholarship Recipient Francois Fried of Florida | Awarded $1,500 | Travel Shower Chair
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“Will2Walk gave me the possibility to travel freely and comfortably!”
Scholarship Recipient Francois Fried of Florida | Awarded $1,500 | Travel Shower Chair
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3 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Thanks to the support from Will2Walk, I can head back to the lanes. I will no longer spend half an hour searching for an alley ball that fits me. Let the strikes begin!"
Scholarship Recipient Dennis Hooper of Oregon | Awarded $250 | Bowling ball & bag
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Thanks to the support from Will2Walk, I can head back to the lanes. I will no longer spend half an hour searching for an alley ball that fits me. Let the strikes begin!
Scholarship Recipient Dennis Hooper of Oregon | Awarded $250 | Bowling ball & bag
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3 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Climbed a mountain with my son today - thought this might never happen. The bike is amazing, this was so meaningful to be able to do this with my son. It would never have happened without the support of Will2Walk. Thank you SO MUCH - I am forever grateful."
Scholarship Recipient Jim Beck of Alaska | Awarded $1,000 | Off Road Bike
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Climbed a mountain with my son today - thought this might never happen. The bike is amazing, this was so meaningful to be able to do this with my son. It would never have happened without the support of Will2Walk. Thank you SO MUCH - I am forever grateful. 
Scholarship Recipient Jim Beck of Alaska | Awarded $1,000 | Off Road Bike
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Great work Richard

3 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"I grew up surrounded by sports - whether it was competing in triathlons, free diving or playing club soccer, I was constantly outdoors and moving around. It was a major part of my life for many years and shaped me into the person I am today. After I was injured, I didn’t know if I would ever be able to compete the same way again. After learning about all of the various adaptive sports, I knew that I needed to find a way to get back out there and push myself again. The Will2Walk Foundation has given me the amazing opportunity to purchase my own handcycle to begin training again, which is foundational for me to reignite my athletic career and pursue my passions. Thank you very much for all your generosity - words cannot express how grateful I am. I hope I can represent Will2Walk well and potentially inspire other athletes to pursue their goals along the way!
Scholarship Recipient Will Cotter of Florida | Awarded $1,000 | Handcycle
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I grew up surrounded by sports - whether it was competing in triathlons, free diving or playing club soccer, I was constantly outdoors and moving around. It was a major part of my life for many years and shaped me into the person I am today. After I was injured, I didn’t know if I would ever be able to compete the same way again. After learning about all of the various adaptive sports, I knew that I needed to find a way to get back out there and push myself again. The Will2Walk Foundation has given me the amazing opportunity to purchase my own handcycle to begin training again, which is foundational for me to reignite my athletic career and pursue my passions. Thank you very much for all your generosity - words cannot express how grateful I am. I hope I can represent Will2Walk well and potentially inspire other athletes to pursue their goals along the way! 
Scholarship Recipient Will Cotter of Florida | Awarded $1,000 | Handcycle
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3 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"I'm 70 years old and have been a quadriplegic for 56 years. I believe you need to accept the situation, assess the situation, PRAY and overcome. Because of organizations like Will2Walk, being able to acquire adaptive equipment has made my journey easier - THANK YOU."
Scholarship Recipient Wayne Benton of Georgia | Awarded $1,000 | Sports Equipment - Firefly
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Im 70 years old and have been a quadriplegic for 56 years. I believe you need to accept the situation, assess the situation, PRAY and overcome. Because of organizations like Will2Walk, being able to acquire adaptive equipment has made my journey easier - THANK YOU. 
Scholarship Recipient Wayne Benton of Georgia | Awarded $1,000 | Sports Equipment - Firefly
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What great things this organization helps happen!

5 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

“As a Para Badminton athlete for Team USA, there are so many things that I can say I am grateful for in this life. But the kindness of the organizations that have allowed me to have the independence to live my life on my terms has been not only appreciated, but needed. I am more than grateful for Will2Walk providing me the independence of going where I want, when I want. I love that I can load my sports equipment into my car and drive cross country to work with my coaches and teammates. This gift of hand controls has made it possible for me and I am singing their praises from coast to coast.”
Scholarship Recipient Amy Burnett of Tennessee | Awarded $1,500 | Vehicle Hand Controls
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“As a Para Badminton athlete for Team USA, there are so many things that I can say I am grateful for in this life. But the kindness of the organizations that have allowed me to have the independence to live my life on my terms has been not only appreciated, but needed. I am more than grateful for Will2Walk providing me the independence of going where I want, when I want. I love that I can load my sports equipment into my car and drive cross country to work with my coaches and teammates. This gift of hand controls has made it possible for me and I am singing their praises from coast to coast.”
Scholarship Recipient Amy Burnett of Tennessee | Awarded $1,500 | Vehicle Hand Controls
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Nice one Richard Hamill!!!

5 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Will2Walk has made an incredible contribution toward my Wheelchair Tennis career! Supporting me in travels to numerous tournaments around the Southwest gives me the opportunity to focus on my tennis game, not the expenses involved - so huge!! I greatly appreciate Will2Walk. Ya'll are awesome!"
Scholarship Recipient Jordan Koeninger of Arizona | Awarded $1,000 | Tennis Fees
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5 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"I am incredibly grateful for organizations like Will2Walk that help athletes like me get the equipment we need. Without your support, I would not have been able to purchase the lightest and fastest Carbonbike-USA. Thank you for supporting elite athletes that live with spinal cord injuries. This equipment is LIFE CHANGING!!!"

Scholarship Recipient Kaitlyn Verfuerth of Arizona | Awarded $3,000 | Racing Wheelchair
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I am incredibly grateful for organizations like Will2Walk that help athletes like me get the equipment we need. Without your support, I would not have been able to purchase the lightest and fastest Carbonbike-USA. Thank you for supporting elite athletes that live with spinal cord injuries. This equipment is LIFE CHANGING!!!

Scholarship Recipient Kaitlyn Verfuerth of Arizona | Awarded $3,000 | Racing Wheelchair
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7 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Will2Walk has supported me to maintain quality of life with freedom. I'm a wheelchair user with a spinal cord injury since 1995 and rely on my transportation for independence. I was stuck at home since June 2021 due to vehicle issues and was struggling until Will2Walk provided assistance so I can get back out on the road! This was a life-changing opportunity that not only had a positive impact on me, but also my family and friends! Thank you very much with every beat of my heart and I hope that other special needs individuals in the community can be uplifted by this!"
Scholarship Recipient Joseph Ouellette of Michigan | Awarded $650 | Transportation
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Will2Walk has supported me to maintain quality of life with freedom. Im a wheelchair user with a spinal cord injury since 1995 and rely on my transportation for independence. I was stuck at home since June 2021 due to vehicle issues and was struggling until Will2Walk provided assistance so I can get back out on the road! This was a life-changing opportunity that not only had a positive impact on me, but also my family and friends! Thank you very much with every beat of my heart and I hope that other special needs individuals in the community can be uplifted by this!
Scholarship Recipient Joseph Ouellette of Michigan | Awarded $650 | Transportation
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Good on yah Will2Walk Foundation!!!

10 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Thank you, Will2Walk, for the support. This funding will help me on my journey to competing at the highest level."

Scholarship Recipient Ernie Chun of Arizona | Awarded $750 | Rugby Chair
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Thank you, Will2Walk, for the support. This funding will help me on my journey to competing at the highest level.

Scholarship Recipient Ernie Chun of Arizona | Awarded $750 | Rugby Chair
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10 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Thank you Will2Walk for helping me with travel expenses so I can compete in Wheelchair Tennis Tournaments. By helping me with these expenses, I am able to grow as an athlete and work toward my goal of becoming a top wheelchair player in the nation."

Scholarship Recipient Andrew Bogdanov of Arizona | Awarded $750 | Tennis Fees
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Thank you Will2Walk for helping me with travel expenses so I can compete in Wheelchair Tennis Tournaments. By helping me with these expenses, I am able to grow as an athlete and work toward my goal of becoming a top wheelchair player in the nation.

Scholarship Recipient Andrew Bogdanov of Arizona | Awarded $750 | Tennis Fees
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1 years ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Without Will2Walk, I would not be able to have my sports chair and play sports such as football. I appreciate them for helping make my dream come true!"

Scholarship Recipient Justin Walker of Arizona | Awarded $500 | Sports Equipment
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Without Will2Walk, I would not be able to have my sports chair and play sports such as football. I appreciate them for helping make my dream come true!

Scholarship Recipient Justin Walker of Arizona | Awarded $500 | Sports Equipment
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1 years ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Getting out of my chair and exercising is a special opportunity - I feel better in so many ways afterward. Thanks, Will2Walk, for the funding to make this happen!"

Scholarship Recipient Rio Peterson of Colorado | Awarded $500 | Therapy
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Getting out of my chair and exercising is a special opportunity - I feel better in so many ways afterward. Thanks, Will2Walk, for the funding to make this happen!

Scholarship Recipient Rio Peterson of Colorado | Awarded $500 | Therapy
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Highlighted Recipients

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.


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Past Recipients

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NEW SCI INCIDENTS IN THE U.S. EACH YEAR

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people in the U.S. are living with SCI

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average yearly expense first year of injury