Upgrade local rehab equipment
“Mission is to promote the long term health, wellness, recovery, and quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injury and other neurological disorders by providing additional funds to facilitate opportunities that would not otherwise exist”
We are seeking to improve the quality of therapy for individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and other neuromuscular deficiencies. We want to raise money to buy equipment that most local facilities cannot afford.
The RT 300 is an example of an essential piece of SCI equipment that individuals use to regain strength and mobility. Before SCI CAN existed, there was only one of these machines available for public use in the entire state of Iowa. Thanks to a grant from SCI CAN, the Winneshiek Medical Center now has one, too. More are needed, but we’ve only just begun.
Also essential for SCI rehabilitation is the bioness hand stimulator. This item is also scarcely available at many rehab centers. The foundation wants to acquire and place these items in local rehab facilities for the public to use at no cost.
Open up the first ever neural recovery home in the world in Rochester, Minnesota- GOAL COMPLETED
Many hospitals are complemented with the luxury of having free housing for cancer or heart treatment patients through different organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House. However, many SCI individuals are forced to leave medical centers too early and go home where they do not receive adequate therapy opportunities, which leads to limited health and recovery.
A goal of the foundation is to provide SCI individuals the liberty to live near the best rehab centers in the country to help prolong their recovery and health. We were able to accomplish this goal in the fall of 2014. For more information click here
Help establish and grow intensive rehab programs in Iowa
As things are today, the most convenient way for SCI patients to receive intensive therapeutic treatment is to relocate near a rehab facility. There are excellent facilities in Denver (CO), Chicago (IL), and Rochester (MN), however, relocating not only causes a financial burden on family and friends – it creates separation from loved ones in an adverse situation.
Opening intensive rehab centers in Iowa could have a profound effect on the lives of SCI individuals and others with neurological complications.
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