The reason for this fundraiser is primarily to pay for rehab and medical expenses that insurance does not cover. To give you an idea about the cost; according to The University of Alabama National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the costs for my level of injury can be considerable, with the first year costing $739,874 and each subsequent year costing $109,077.
David currently supplements his occupational and physical therapy by working out at a gym called Race to Walk. Race to Walk Race is devoted to providing a comprehensive, post-acute program for individuals suffering from spinal cord injuries and other related neurological disorders, specializing in exercise-based training (http://www.racetowalk.org). The results that David has seen thus far have been great, but with the medical expenses he can not continue to go without outside support. His goal is to get strong enough so that he can independently care for hisself and his boys so that his family can stop using nursing care and ultimately reduce the load/stress on his wife.
As always I’d like to thank everyone for your love and support.