Financial Assistance Recipients

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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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3 days ago

Will2Walk Foundation

“Being an international student at a large state university means that my tuition and fees are pegged at out-of-state rates with additional fees. And when all the expenses are added up, things get really difficult. However, with this scholarship from Will2Walk Foundation, a huge financial burden has been taken off my shoulders. I can now focus on my studies at this University with less worries about how to cover my tuition. I’m really thankful for this generous opportunity!”

Scholarship Recipient Tolu Adedoja of Nebraska | Awarded $2,500 | Education

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“Being an international student at a large state university means that my tuition and fees are pegged at out-of-state rates with additional fees. And when all the expenses are added up, things get really difficult. However, with this scholarship from Will2Walk Foundation, a huge financial burden has been taken off my shoulders. I can now focus on my studies at this University with less worries about how to cover my tuition. I’m really thankful for this generous opportunity!” Scholarship Recipient Tolu Adedoja of Nebraska | Awarded $2,500 | Education #will2walk #w2wscholarshipImage attachment

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Congratulations young man! Wish you all the best!

Congratulations! Stay focused.

1 week ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Will2Walk helping me get this standing frame is nothing short of a blessing. Very grateful to have organizations and people such as you guys. Thank you!"

Scholarship Recipient Nathaniel Caro of Florida | Awarded $2,000 | Standing Frame

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Will2Walk helping me get this standing frame is nothing short of a blessing. Very grateful to have organizations and people such as you guys. Thank you! Scholarship Recipient Nathaniel Caro of Florida | Awarded $2,000 | Standing Frame #will2walk #w2wscholarship

2 weeks ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Being injured since the age of three years old, I would see the neighbor kids riding their bikes. Wind in their hair and laughter as they rode by. I would feel so left out and so robbed of my childhood. Three years ago, I was introduced to off-road hand cycling at a bike fest camp. I was blown away that I actually could ride a bike like everyone else. For once in my life I felt normal. As I was in the mountains and riding on the trails, I was actually close enough to touch the tree branches and the leaves. I was in tears. I didn’t think there would be a day I would get the chance to feel the wind in my hair with a big smile on my face as I was riding. I felt as if I was a baby learning how to walk again. I couldn’t believe a hand cycle like this could change my outlook on life. Now I can be active and even get close and personal with the outdoors. Without anyone pushing or dragging me. This isn’t just a bike - it's a mobility device! It has reconnected me to the outdoors! This has been an outdoor therapy moment for me. Thank you so much for granting my hand cycle, Will2Walk. I am so grateful! You guys are a game changer in the disability community."

Scholarship Recipient Channing Cash of California | Awarded $2,500 | Handcycle

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Being injured since the age of three years old, I would see the neighbor kids riding their bikes. Wind in their hair and laughter as they rode by. I would feel so left out and so robbed of my childhood. Three years ago, I was introduced to off-road hand cycling at a bike fest camp. I was blown away that I actually could ride a bike like everyone else. For once in my life I felt normal. As I was in the mountains and riding on the trails, I was actually close enough to touch the tree branches and the leaves. I was in tears. I didn’t think there would be a day I would get the chance to feel the wind in my hair with a big smile on my face as I was riding. I felt as if I was a baby learning how to walk again. I couldn’t believe a hand cycle like this could change my outlook on life. Now I can be active and even get close and personal with the outdoors. Without anyone pushing or dragging me. This isn’t just a bike - its a mobility device! It has reconnected me to the outdoors! This has been an outdoor therapy moment for me. Thank you so much for granting my hand cycle, Will2Walk. I am so grateful! You guys are a game changer in the disability community. Scholarship Recipient Channing Cash of California | Awarded $2,500 | Handcycle #will2walk #w2wscholarshipImage attachment

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Good for you!

Wow great!

"I became a quadriplegic three years ago after a mountain biking accident. Having been a very active person my whole life, relying on a power wheelchair to move around was something that I wanted to change. My paralyzed hands made it very difficult to use a manual wheelchair and while searching for other options, I came across the Mountain Trike. A manually propelled chair made specifically for quadriplegics, I knew that the trike was something that could help me exercise my arms and chest while also getting back outdoors. It is made with mountain bike parts and is designed to be ridden off-road. My next challenge was obtaining funds to purchase one - I was extremely fortunate to discover Will2Walk offered grants for disabled individuals. I was overjoyed to receive a scholarship and my trike recently arrived. I can’t wait to see where it will take me, or more accurately, where I will take it. Thank you so much, Will2Walk!"

Scholarship Recipient Kevin Lange of New York | Awarded $2,500 | Trail Chair
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I became a quadriplegic three years ago after a mountain biking accident. Having been a very active person my whole life, relying on a power wheelchair to move around was something that I wanted to change. My paralyzed hands made it very difficult to use a manual wheelchair and while searching for other options, I came across the Mountain Trike. A manually propelled chair made specifically for quadriplegics, I knew that the trike was something that could help me exercise my arms and chest while also getting back outdoors. It is made with mountain bike parts and is designed to be ridden off-road. My next challenge was obtaining funds to purchase one - I was extremely fortunate to discover Will2Walk offered grants for disabled individuals. I was overjoyed to receive a scholarship and my trike recently arrived. I can’t wait to see where it will take me, or more accurately, where I will take it. Thank you so much, Will2Walk! Scholarship Recipient Kevin Lange of New York | Awarded $2,500 | Trail Chair #will2walk #w2wscholarship

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Stay strong, keep a positive attitude! Prayers and hugs big guy

A great organization, you have been blessed.

Sounds like an amazing young man❤

That’s just wonderful! How liberating for him.

Richard Hamill - Great job buddy!

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2 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"The Will2Walk scholarship helped me get right back into activity-based therapy at REACT in Dallas, TX after a long break due to COVID-19. I'm one-year-post accident, and during this trip we found out that things below my injury level are starting to fire up. What a gift! We travel several hours out of state for therapy that pushes me farther than I ever thought I could go, and my family is so thankful for the financial support that is helping me to progress in my recovery."

Scholarship Recipeint Chris McLaughlin of Oklahoma | Awarded $500 | Therapy

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3 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

Thanks for the shout out, Luis!
Scholarship Recipient Luis Raygoza of Arizona | Awarded $1,000 | Sports Fitness Membership & Training

#will2walk #w2wscholarshipReceiving this scholarship has help me improve my health, being a diabetic has brought a lot of changes to my life style. Hitting the gym and being part of the Ability 360 Suns. Thank you for what you do. #will2walk #w2wscholarship
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Thanks for the shout out, Luis! Scholarship Recipient Luis Raygoza of Arizona | Awarded $1,000 | Sports Fitness Membership & Training #will2walk #w2wscholarship

3 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"The world needs a little kindness right now! Will2Walk gave that to me by assisting in the purchase of a 2014 Toyota Minivan. I am beyond grateful and I am looking forward to more years of independence!"

Scholarship Recipient Michelle White of Arizona | Awarded $730 | Transportation

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The world needs a little kindness right now! Will2Walk gave that to me by assisting in the purchase of a 2014 Toyota Minivan. I am beyond grateful and I am looking forward to more years of independence! Scholarship Recipient Michelle White of Arizona | Awarded $730 | Transportation #will2walk #w2wscholarship

3 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"It's such an honor to have found Will2Walk - thank you for the scholarship to help me get a new rugby chair. Our equipment is super expensive and most players wouldn't be able to play wheelchair sports without help from great foundations like Will2Walk. Thanks to all of the kind people who donated to this amazing foundation”

Scholarship Recipient CJ Brown of Arizona | Awarded $2,500 | Rugby Chair

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Its such an honor to have found Will2Walk - thank you for the scholarship to help me get a new rugby chair. Our equipment is super expensive and most players wouldnt be able to play wheelchair sports without help from great foundations like Will2Walk. Thanks to all of the kind people who donated to this amazing foundation” Scholarship Recipient CJ Brown of Arizona | Awarded $2,500 | Rugby Chair #will2walk #w2wscholarshipImage attachment

3 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

“Will2Walk enabled me to train with a personal trainer. Working with a personal trainer that knows your function is huge! It keeps me active and in shape which helps me in daily life. I'm very grateful to be awarded this scholarship from Will2Walk."

Scholarship Recipient Brian Sperle of Arizona | Awarded $1,500 | Personal Training

Brian's personal life quote: Anything in life worth doing is worth overdoing! Mediocracy is for cowards!

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Gotta love our Will2walk peeps!

5 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"I am so grateful to have received emergency funding from Will2Walk to modify my vehicle. Before this, I had a hard time getting to work and my doctor appointments, even having just a basic social life. This funding has afforded me a new life of independence."

Emergency Fund Recipient LaRonda Hart of Arizona | Awarded $1,422 | Vehicle Modification

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I am so grateful to have received emergency funding from Will2Walk to modify my vehicle. Before this, I had a hard time getting to work and my doctor appointments, even having just a basic social life. This funding has afforded me a new life of independence. Emergency Fund Recipient LaRonda Hart of Arizona | Awarded $1,422 | Vehicle Modification #will2walk #w2wemergencyfund

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6 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"I'm so grateful to Will2Walk for helping ease the burden of purchasing a Quad Rugby Wheelchair! I love the sport and I'm excited to continue playing in this new equipment that will fit me correctly. Thank you!"

Scholarship Recipient Jordan Belote of Arizona | Awarded $1,500 | Quad Rugby Chair

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Im so grateful to Will2Walk for helping ease the burden of purchasing a Quad Rugby Wheelchair! I love the sport and Im excited to continue playing in this new equipment that will fit me correctly. Thank you! Scholarship Recipient Jordan Belote of Arizona | Awarded $1,500 | Quad Rugby Chair #will2walk #w2wscholarship

7 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"When I first had my SCI injury in 2018, never did I think that I would be able to get back into my active lifestyle, nevertheless go back to school and pursue my dreams of becoming a clinical psychologist. Will2Walk has provided much more than funding for me to go back to school, they have provided me with the support and determination to continue to live my best life despite what comes my way. I am proud to have completed my first semester at William James College for my doctorate in psychology."

Scholarship Recipient Alex Goldmeier of New York | Awarded $2,000 | School Tuition

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When I first had my SCI injury in 2018, never did I think that I would be able to get back into my active lifestyle, nevertheless go back to school and pursue my dreams of becoming a clinical psychologist. Will2Walk has provided much more than funding for me to go back to school, they have provided me with the support and determination to continue to live my best life despite what comes my way. I am proud to have completed my first semester at William James College for my doctorate in psychology. Scholarship Recipient Alex Goldmeier of New York | Awarded $2,000 | School Tuition #will2walk #w2wscholarship

8 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

"Thank you, Will2Walk Foundation, for the help I received for my new elevated wheelchair! It has already changed my life in so many ways by allowing me to reach cabinets, cook & see in the pots and be eye level when having conversations. Most importantly, it's giving me the independence I need to return to work as a bank teller."

Scholarship Recipient Karsten Fields of Louisiana | Awarded $2,500 | Jazzy Air 2 Wheelchair

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Thank you, Will2Walk Foundation, for the help I received for my new elevated wheelchair! It has already changed my life in so many ways by allowing me to reach cabinets, cook & see in the pots and be eye level when having conversations. Most importantly, its giving me the independence I need to return to work as a bank teller. Scholarship Recipient Karsten Fields of Louisiana | Awarded $2,500 | Jazzy Air 2 Wheelchair #will2walk #w2wscholarshipImage attachment

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9 months ago

Will2Walk Foundation

Happy New Year, Will2Walk supporters! Thanks to you, 2019 was a record year in which we awarded over $50K in scholarships! Our 2020 plans include new programs and more events to make an even greater impact on the SCI community. Stay tuned!
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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