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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3 weeks 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 #will2walk #w2wscholarshipImage attachmentImage attachment

4 weeks 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 #will2walk #w2wscholarship

1 month 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 #will2walk #w2wscholarship

"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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2 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 #will2walk #w2wscholarship

2 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 #will2walk #w2wscholarshipImage attachmentImage attachment

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2 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 #will2walk #w2wscholarship

2 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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2 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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"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

4 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 #will2walk #w2wscholarship

4 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 #will2walk #w2wscholarship

4 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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6 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

6 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

7 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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7 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

7 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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7 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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7 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

10 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

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