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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“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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"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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"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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3 months ago

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"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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5 months ago

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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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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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6 months ago

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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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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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8 months 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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8 months ago

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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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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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8 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

“The funding provided toward a roll-in shower by Will2Walk has been instrumental in my ability to take advantage of an amazing rehabilitation study going on in Louisville. The ability to bathe safely and efficiently is commonly overlooked when you’re able-bodied, but when you lose that ability and independence (which you had at one time taken for granted), it's importance becomes glaringly clear. This makes daily life much easier and I am so very thankful for their generosity and tireless work to help those affected by life-altering spinal cord injuries.”

Scholarship Recipient Seth Penny of Arkansas | Awarded $1,435 | Bathroom Modification
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“The funding provided toward a roll-in shower by Will2Walk has been instrumental in my ability to take advantage of an amazing rehabilitation study going on in Louisville. The ability to bathe safely and efficiently is commonly overlooked when you’re able-bodied, but when you lose that ability and independence (which you had at one time taken for granted), its importance becomes glaringly clear. This makes daily life much easier and I am so very thankful for their generosity and tireless work to help those affected by life-altering spinal cord injuries.” 

Scholarship Recipient Seth Penny of Arkansas | Awarded $1,435 | Bathroom Modification
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9 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"The FreeWheel attachment provided by my Will2Walk scholarship is a great addition to my equipment. This device will allow me to access more terrain in difficult-to-reach places. I love to explore and the FreeWheel will make that exploration easier. It will allow me to still use human power and hopefully keep me healthy while doing so. I can't overstate how helpful this aid will be. Thanks forever!"

Scholarship Recipient Dennis Hooper of Oregon | Awarded $635 | FreeWheel Attachment
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9 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Thank you to everyone at Will2Walk for the generous grant to help me get new rugby wheels for the 2021 season. This has allowed me to have a completely new rugby chair for the new season!"

Scholarship Recipient Ben Goss of Arizona | Awarded $1,000 | Rugby Wheels
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Thank you to everyone at Will2Walk for the generous grant to help me get new rugby wheels for the 2021 season. This has allowed me to have a completely new rugby chair for the new season!

Scholarship Recipient Ben Goss of Arizona | Awarded $1,000 | Rugby Wheels
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9 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Never did I imagine I would be back on the start line on the top of mountains, but here we are. Many thanks to Will2Walk for helping fund my bike. The first female to race the first adaptive mountain bike series wouldn't have been possible without you, so thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can't wait to see where else this bike will take me and all my friends."

Scholarship Recipient Sierra Roth of Canada | Awarded $2,000 | Mountain Handcycle
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Never did I imagine I would be back on the start line on the top of mountains, but here we are. Many thanks to Will2Walk for helping fund my bike. The first female to race the first adaptive mountain bike series wouldnt have been possible without you, so thank you from the bottom of my heart. I cant wait to see where else this bike will take me and all my friends.

Scholarship Recipient Sierra Roth of Canada | Awarded $2,000 | Mountain Handcycle
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9 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Thanks, Will2Walk, for the new wheels for my wheelchair! My last pair had no friction left ☹️"

Scholarship Recipient Michael Walthall of Illinois | Awarded $731 | Chair Wheels
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Thanks, Will2Walk, for the new wheels for my wheelchair! My last pair had no friction left ☹️

Scholarship Recipient Michael Walthall of Illinois | Awarded $731 | Chair Wheels
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9 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"This grant has allowed me to continue adaptive exercise at NeuAbility, a facility in Denver. Doing this has allowed me to maintain my physical and mental health by getting in shape and being part of a a strong community here. I hope in the future I will be able to have this again in order to continue making strides in my recovery and life at NeuAbility. Thank you so much to Will2Walk for allowing me to continue my journey to either recovery or a better life!"

Scholarship Recipient Jeremy Douglass of Colorado | Awarded $1,000 | Therapy
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9 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"I'm so grateful to Will2Walk for the generous grant of $2,000 to help purchase a MyoCycle (FES bike), which my insurance will not cover. This bike uses electrical stimulation to actually activate my paralyzed muscles. It will help me in so many ways. I'm a T3-5 paraplegic. This bike will help prevent muscle atrophy, reduce spasms and increase range of motion in my legs. All of which are very important to my long term health. I want to stay as active as possible! I'm so thankful that this foundation exists to help take some of the financial burden off of me after such a life changing event like this. Without grants like this, my quality of life and outlook on life would be very different. I'm truly blessed! Thank you so much!"

Scholarship Recipient Evan Faucett of Indiana | Awarded $2,000 | FES Bike
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10 months ago

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"The contribution from Will2Walk has helped me to continue improving my skill set. Ultimately, it helped me to be selected to the Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby team, competing in Tokyo this year. Thank you, Will2Walk!"

Scholarship Recipient Joe Jackson of Arizona | Awarded $400 | Rugby Chair Wheels
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The contribution from Will2Walk has helped me to continue improving my skill set. Ultimately, it helped me to be selected to the Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby team, competing in Tokyo this year. Thank you, Will2Walk!

Scholarship Recipient Joe Jackson of Arizona | Awarded $400 | Rugby Chair Wheels
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11 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"This scholarship means a lot to me because it recognizes my passion for getting out to enjoy nature and water sports. I want to serve my purpose of enjoying the things I like to do with my boys, be part of the community through recreational activities and feel able to fit into the society. Also, it motivates me to stay in good health and improve my wellbeing. Staying active living is an important goal for me who lives with a disability, so participating in recreation activities represents one way to remain active."

Scholarship Recipient Waddah Sofan of Oregon | Awarded $900 | Kayak
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This scholarship means a lot to me because it recognizes my passion for getting out to enjoy nature and water sports. I want to serve my purpose of enjoying the things I like to do with my boys, be part of the community through recreational activities and feel able to fit into the society. Also, it motivates me to stay in good health and improve my wellbeing. Staying active living is an important goal for me who lives with a disability, so participating in recreation activities represents one way to remain active.

Scholarship Recipient Waddah Sofan of Oregon | Awarded $900 | Kayak
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11 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Thank you, Will2Walk! I am truly grateful for the donation. Receiving this scholarship means a lot to me because I am able to go back to therapy and do some intense workouts that are helping me reach my goals - slowly but surely!"
Scholarship Recipient Hugo Pineda of Florida | Awarded $565 | Therapy
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Thank you, Will2Walk! I am truly grateful for the donation. Receiving this scholarship means a lot to me because I am able to go back to therapy and do some intense workouts that are helping me reach my goals - slowly but surely!
Scholarship Recipient Hugo Pineda of Florida | Awarded $565 | Therapy
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11 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"I would like to start off by saying thank you so much, Will2Walk, for giving me the opportunity to ride a bike with my daughter. I've only had the bike for a few weeks now and if I never rode the bike again, I would be fine. The first ride I did with my daughter was so memorable and amazing, every time I think about it it makes me happy and smile. Thank you again for making it possible to ride bikes with my little girl!"
Scholarship Recipient Nathan Nassoiy of Arizona | Awarded $2,000 | Hand cycle
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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