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Chelsie

Chelsie’s Story

Chelsie is 30, flirty, and thriving in Nashville, Tennessee. At 18 years old she had dreams of being a soldier in the United States Army. On her way to basic training, her car stopped working, and while sitting in the undrivable car, Chelsie was struck by another vehicle. The car accident caused Chelsie to sustain a C4/C5 spinal cord injury, leaving her paralyzed from the neck down.

Numotion

Numotion’s Story

Mike Swinford, Numotion CEO has published a whitepaper expanding on the changes needed to the ecosystem for service and repair.

Stefanie

Stefanie’s Story

In 2009, a C4 spinal cord injury left Stefanie, now thirty-eight years old, paralyzed from the chest down. At the time of her accident, Stefanie had just finished her first semester in advertising for her master’s degree and was an avid and accomplished equestrian. Stefanie discovered a way to bring horses back into her life through carriage driving. She is one of the only quadriplegic carriage drivers in the world, competing mostly against able-bodied drivers in the U.S.

Amaya

Amaya’s Story

Amaya is fourteen years old from Slidell, Louisiana. Amaya loves music and dancing; she is a part of a special needs dance therapy group and performs in recitals every year and attends a weekly dance class. At two years old, Amaya was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and this past year was diagnosed with Lennox Gastaut syndrome, a type of epilepsy.

Mia

Mia’s Story

Mia is nineteen years old, living on the Central Coast with her parents and boyfriend. She loves to spend as much time in the water as possible and when they are not there, they are at Disneyland. Mia has Lupus and last year her Lupus took a turn for the worst and left her legs crooked and unstable, which led her to look for her first wheelchair.

Analiese

Analiese’s Story

Analiese was born with Spina Bifida which impacts the amount of sensation and movement she has in her legs. When she was younger, she walked with a walker but that became more difficult as she got older. “I found more independence in my wheelchair because I was able to fully take in every experience, rather than that using all of my energy getting to my destination and being tired when I got there."

Elizabeth

Elizabeth’s Story

Elizabeth is from Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a mom to a one-year-old little boy. She loves to travel, hike, hula hoop, and practice adaptive yoga. In August of 2015, she was on her way home when her driver’s side tire blew out and caused her car to veer off the road. Her car flipped multiple times down a hill and eventually wrapped itself around a concrete manhole resulting in her spine being severed in half.

Evelyn

Evelyn’s Story

Evelyn is three and a half years old and loves Sesame Street, swimming, sledding in the snow, and will become a big sister this summer. Evelyn was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome which affects the way the brain develops, causing a progressive loss of motor skills and speech.

Andre

Andre’s Story

Andre is a happy, smart, and joyful eight-year-old twin boy that developed hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy with spastic triplegia as a result of a brain bleed at birth. He loves Pete the Cat, slides, swings, and bubbles.

Adam

Adam’s Story

Life for Adam, a political science major at Sacramento State University, has completely changed since receiving his new Permobil standing power wheelchair.

Avery Joy

Avery Joy’s Story

Avery Joy is 4 years old and from Mangham, Louisiana. She was diagnosed with Adenlysuccinate Lyase Deficiency, a metabolic, genetic disorder when she was 8 months old. She developed epilepsy at 3 months old and continues to have almost daily seizures.

Caleb

Caleb’s Story

Caleb was born with Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) and at 14, developed catatonia. Catatonia is the loss of different skills, including the ability to communicate meaningfully. In 2017 Caleb received a speech device. It took him a while to figure it out, but he has worked hard at it and it’s getting easier.