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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"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 #will2walk #w2wscholarshipImage attachment

1 month ago

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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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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 #will2walk #w2wscholarship

1 month 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 #will2walk #w2wscholarship

2 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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4 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Will2Walk has helped me reach my goal of getting back to school. Ever since my accident last year, my #1 goal was to get back to school - back to my old life and feel some kind of normalcy. There is a mountain of bills that come with a spinal cord injury and for a while, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to go back to school this semester. All of my time and attention went to therapy and just getting better while school took a backseat. Thanks to Will2Walk, some of the burden of paying for school was lifted and I was able to come back to school. The moment my parents dropped me off, I felt a weight lifted off of my shoulders because I reached the goal I was so desperately trying to get to: finally going back to school."

Scholarship Recipient Jordan McClinton of Georgia | Awarded $500 | Education

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Will2Walk has helped me reach my goal of getting back to school. Ever since my accident last year, my #1 goal was to get back to school - back to my old life and feel some kind of normalcy. There is a mountain of bills that come with a spinal cord injury and for a while, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to go back to school this semester. All of my time and attention went to therapy and just getting better while school took a backseat. Thanks to Will2Walk, some of the burden of paying for school was lifted and I was able to come back to school. The moment my parents dropped me off, I felt a weight lifted off of my shoulders because I reached the goal I was so desperately trying to get to: finally going back to school. Scholarship Recipient Jordan McClinton of Georgia | Awarded $500 | Education #will2walk #w2wscholarship

4 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

“To find oneself experiencing a forever life-altering trauma outside the US and then to receive an outpouring of support - physical, mental and material - you know God answers prayers, working through the most amazing humans. With the help of the Will2Walk Foundation, we were able to renovate my bathroom so that I can roll into it for a shower and access the toilet and sink! You don’t know how important a simple shower and privacy is until you don’t have it. I am forever grateful.”

Emergency Fund Recipient Tony Galvan-Schaible of California | Awarded $500 | Bathroom Renovation

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“To find oneself experiencing a forever life-altering trauma outside the US and then to receive an outpouring of support - physical, mental and material - you know God answers prayers, working through the most amazing humans. With the help of the Will2Walk Foundation, we were able to renovate my bathroom so that I can roll into it for a shower and access the toilet and sink! You don’t know how important a simple shower and privacy is until you don’t have it. I am forever grateful.” Emergency Fund Recipient Tony Galvan-Schaible of California | Awarded $500 | Bathroom Renovation #will2walk #w2wscholarship

"I am honored to be a scholarship recipient of the Will2Walk Foundation. Thank you for your generosity in helping to fund my MBA program. Thanks to your donation, I was able to continue my education at Kennesaw State University. I am currently in my final semester and will be graduating in April 2021."

Scholarship Recipient Angela Pedraza of Georgia | Awarded $500 | Education

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I am honored to be a scholarship recipient of the Will2Walk Foundation. Thank you for your generosity in helping to fund my MBA program. Thanks to your donation, I was able to continue my education at Kennesaw State University. I am currently in my final semester and will be graduating in April 2021. Scholarship Recipient Angela Pedraza of Georgia | Awarded $500 | Education #will2walk #w2wscholarship

4 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"In 1997, I was snowmobiling on Mount St. Helens and flew off a 50 ft. cliff, resulting in paralysis and titanium rods replacing six vertebrae. Doctors said I would never walk again, but after three years in a wheelchair, I did. Not only do I walk now, I've competed in Brazilian jiu jitsu martial arts tournaments against able-bodied opponents on a world scale - and won!! Because Will2Walk took care of my martial arts tuition and fees, I was able to use my energy in other avenues that were just as positive for the world to see."

Scholarship Recipient Josh Smith of Washington | Awarded $1,000 | Martial Arts Training

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In 1997, I was snowmobiling on Mount St. Helens and flew off a 50 ft. cliff, resulting in paralysis and titanium rods replacing six vertebrae. Doctors said I would never walk again, but after three years in a wheelchair, I did. Not only do I walk now, Ive competed in Brazilian jiu jitsu martial arts tournaments against able-bodied opponents on a world scale - and won!! Because Will2Walk took care of my martial arts tuition and fees, I was able to use my energy in other avenues that were just as positive for the world to see. Scholarship Recipient Josh Smith of Washington | Awarded $1,000 | Martial Arts Training #will2walk #w2wscholarship

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4 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Thank you, Will2Walk, for your generous donation that helped me get my rugby chair and work toward my goal of joining the Phoenix rugby team. I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish this without organizations like Will2Walk and appreciate all you do to help the SCI community."

Scholarship Recipient Jennifer Chaillie | Awarded $1,500 | Rugby Chair

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Thank you, Will2Walk, for your generous donation that helped me get my rugby chair and work toward my goal of joining the Phoenix rugby team. I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish this without organizations like Will2Walk and appreciate all you do to help the SCI community. Scholarship Recipient Jennifer Chaillie | Awarded $1,500 | Rugby Chair #will2walk #w2wscholarship

5 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Thank you, Will2Walk, for helping me afford the physical training I need to keep my body strong after my spinal cord injury! I believe we get stronger through our trials - never give up!"

Scholarship Recipient Avery Moore of Connecticut | Awarded $1,000 | Therapy Gym Training

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Thank you, Will2Walk, for helping me afford the physical training I need to keep my body strong after my spinal cord injury! I believe we get stronger through our trials - never give up! Scholarship Recipient Avery Moore of Connecticut | Awarded $1,000 | Therapy Gym Training #will2walk #w2wscholarship

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5 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"I am so grateful that the Will2Walk Foundation was able to help me purchase my Mountain Trike. Their generous grant helped turn my dream into reality!”

Scholarship Recipient Ed Sperling of Colorado | Awarded $2,000 | Mountain Trike

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5 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"I am so happy to share the pictures of our new bedroom/bath addition that Will2Walk contributed money toward the heating and cooling! I was paralyzed last year due to a fall and we had no bedrooms or baths on the main floor of our home. Your help made a huge difference and we are forever grateful! Many thanks for your blessing!"

Scholarship Recipient Tim Granger of Michigan | Awarded $1,500 | Home Renovation

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I am so happy to share the pictures of our new bedroom/bath addition that Will2Walk contributed money toward the heating and cooling! I was paralyzed last year due to a fall and we had no bedrooms or baths on the main floor of our home. Your help made a huge difference and we are forever grateful! Many thanks for your blessing! Scholarship Recipient Tim Granger of Michigan | Awarded $1,500 | Home Renovation #will2walk #w2wscholarshipImage attachment

8 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Thanks to Will2Walk, I can now independently bathe and maintain my health. They helped me convert my tub into this wonderful roll-in shower, a game/life changer for sure!"

Emergency Fund Recipient Pamela Williams of California | Awarded $4,000 | Accessible Shower Remodel

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Thanks to Will2Walk, I can now independently bathe and maintain my health. They helped me convert my tub into this wonderful roll-in shower, a game/life changer for sure! Emergency Fund Recipient Pamela Williams of California | Awarded $4,000 | Accessible Shower Remodel #will2walk #w2wemergencyfund

8 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Thank you to the amazing organization, Will2Walk, for the additional funding toward the downpayment of my van. Having my own van means I'm able to efficiently move about to do the things I need to do for myself and my children without relying upon friends, family or public transportation. This has been a goal of mine for many years and thanks to them I was able to achieve my dream. Thank you for all the support!"

Emergency Fund Recipient Julie Chambers of New Jersey | Awarded $3,000 | Transportation

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Thank you to the amazing organization, Will2Walk, for the additional funding toward the downpayment of my van. Having my own van means Im able to efficiently move about to do the things I need to do for myself and my children without relying upon friends, family or public transportation. This has been a goal of mine for many years and thanks to them I was able to achieve my dream. Thank you for all the support! Emergency Fund Recipient Julie Chambers of New Jersey | Awarded $3,000 | Transportation #will2walk #w2wemergencyfund

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"Thanks to Jen Chaillie and WIll2Walk, I'm finally able to purchase my Dragonfly Handcycle. I'm no longer stuck at home with nothing to do. Now I'm working out + being safe."

Scholarship Recipient Mary Morales of Wisconsin | Awarded $500 | Handcycle

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---- Help us continue to provide scholarships like this one! ---- Thanks to Jen Chaillie and WIll2Walk, Im finally able to purchase my Dragonfly Handcycle. Im no longer stuck at home with nothing to do. Now Im working out + being safe. Scholarship Recipient Mary Morales of Wisconsin | Awarded $500 | Handcycle #will2walk #w2wscholarship

"Will2Walk enabled me to get the help I needed to have a successful semester. I couldn't be more grateful and am slowly but steadily making my dream of becoming a lawyer come true, despite every obstacle and hardship that comes with it."

Scholarship Recipient Maggie Deery of Georgia | Awarded $500 | Education

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Will2Walk enabled me to get the help I needed to have a successful semester. I couldnt be more grateful and am slowly but steadily making my dream of becoming a lawyer come true, despite every obstacle and hardship that comes with it. Scholarship Recipient Maggie Deery of Georgia | Awarded $500 | Education #will2walk #w2wscholarship

"This $1,000 grant was a miracle! I’m mobile, I can now encourage others to put an end to GUN VIOLENCE, as well as help my community develop youngsters. Thank you, Will2Walk🙌🏾"

Scholarship Recipient Andrew Pace of Arizona | Awarded $1,000 | Transportation

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This $1,000 grant was a miracle! I’m mobile, I can now encourage others to put an end to GUN VIOLENCE, as well as help my community develop youngsters. Thank you, Will2Walk🙌🏾 Scholarship Recipient Andrew Pace of Arizona | Awarded $1,000 | Transportation #will2walk #w2wscholarship

9 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"School has always been super important to me, and the hardest part of my accident last year was missing a year of college. The Will2Walk scholarship has helped me get back to school this year so I can finish my degree on time despite my injury. It has given me more time to focus on school and my therapy so that I can make the most out of both my recovery and my college experience. I can’t thank Will2Walk enough!"

Scholarship Recipient Jason Biundo of Massachusetts | Awarded $1,000 | Education

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School has always been super important to me, and the hardest part of my accident last year was missing a year of college. The Will2Walk scholarship has helped me get back to school this year so I can finish my degree on time despite my injury. It has given me more time to focus on school and my therapy so that I can make the most out of both my recovery and my college experience. I can’t thank Will2Walk enough! Scholarship Recipient Jason Biundo of Massachusetts | Awarded $1,000 | Education #will2walk #w2wscholarship

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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