$3500 Scholarship Awarded to Joseph Jackson of Phoenix, AZ For New Rugby Wheelchair

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Joseph  Jackson of Phoenix, Arizona was recently awarded $3500 by the Will2Walk Foundation for a new, competitive rugby chair. Joseph plays rugby with the Phoenix Heat.  “My goal is to eventually represent Team USA, and with this new (chair) design and more experience, I am sure I will get there sooner rather than later.”  A student at Arizona State University, …

Jason Graber of Phoenix, AZ Awarded $3100 for New Hand Cycle

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Jason Graber, a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, was awarded $3,100 for a new Invacare Top End Force 3 hand cycle for training and competitive racing. In 1994, Jason was injured in a roll over car accident. Since then, he’s grown as an athlete, looking for ways to be active and competitive. Cycling not only allows him to train and compete, …

W2W grantee gains strength from cycling

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A year ago, Will2Walk grantee Jody Robertson did not have a lot of the physical strength necessary to transfer herself to and from her wheelchair. After receiving a handcycle from Will2Walk in February 2013, Jody has taken advantage of the beautiful Arizona weather by cycling 2-3 times per week. “I’ve really built up my strength, and now I am able …

Will2Walk unveils new scholarship & sponsorship program

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Will2Walk is proud to introduce the new Will2Walk Scholarship & Sponsorship Program, which is designed to provide funding to individuals and qualified organizations that exemplify how those with spinal cord injuries can live a healthy, active and independent lifestyle. The new Program replaces the Life Enhancement Grant Program, which was in place from 2012-2013. During that time, four grants were …

W2W sponsors Barrow’s Day(s) on the Lake

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For those with physical and neurological disabilities, the thought of being able to waterski or kayak may seem impossible. Thanks to the Barrow Neurological Institute’s Day on the Lake program, participants of all ages will be able to enjoy adapted watersports at one of the most accessible waterside facilities in Arizona—Bartlett Lake Marina. Will2Walk is a proud sponsor of the …

W2W grantee talks wheelchair rugby, #1 Team USA

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One year ago, thirty-one-year-old Ernie Chun was preparing for the USA Wheelchair Rugby National Team tryouts. After securing his spot, he began rigorous practices using his new rugby wheelchair funded in part by a Will2Walk Life Enhancement Grant. “Being a part of Team USA has been an amazing experience,” reflects Ernie. “The team has become like a second family during …