BENEFITING: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Have you heard of adaptive rowing?
Spina bifida, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis do not always have to be barriers to physical exercise.
The Exercise for Persons with Disability (ExPD) program has helped individuals with these conditions compete in an international arena.
Got 5 minutes? This video says it all:
$20,016 will help these athletes work toward the Rio
Register your support:
Gifts are tax-deductible. NO GIFT IS TOO SMALL!!!
$14.60 (1 cent per day until Rio Paralympics, 2016)
$29.20 (2 cents per day until Rio Paralympics, 2016)
$73.00 (5 cent per day until Rio Paralympics, 2016)
$219.00 (15 cents per day until Rio Paralympics, 2016)
I volunteered as a Sports Medicine Doctor at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games and want to help US Paralympic athletes compete.
As a former rower, I am inspired by rowers with disability.
Researchers at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital EXPD Program are adapting boats and training athletes to row using innovative techniques such as electrical stimulation to help people with paralyzed muscles achieve a level of cardiovascular work comparable to able-bodied individuals. This pioneering work inspires individuals with and without disability.
http://www.spauldingrehab.org/ourprograms/familyandcommunity/expd http://www.spauldingrehab.org/news/newsdetails,id=1309 http://pmr.hms.harvard.edu/pages/42/147/
Thanks in advance!