The Mike Utley Foundation would like to request your help in making a difference in the lives of those with spinal cord injuries. One of our favorite projects we support are the Mike Utley Terrain Parks around the country. We fund rehabilitation hospitals with grants so that the injured can practice in their new wheelchair. How does these Parks make a difference?
- A lot of hospitals can only teach patients near local grocery stores etc. due to lack of funds.
- Emotionally it is hard falling out of your chair in public. Many won't go practice.
- Not the safest environment.
- Time is limited for learning necessary skills.
- Our Terrain Parks are on the hospital grounds. Patients can practice with their therapist, family and friends before they go out on their own.
- The Parks are not ADA, but real life situations that will better prepare those with spinal cord injuries, and help them be a productive part of society.
How You Can Help:
- Make a Donation!
- Help Us Fundraise! Click 'Fundraise for This Campaign.' In seconds, you'll have your own fundraiser that you can share with everyone you know.
- If you can do one, OR the other, GREAT! If you can do both, that is totally AWESOME and deserves TWO THUMBS UP!
About Mike Utley
On November 17, 1991, Detroit Lions’ offensive guard Mike Utley (#60) was paralyzed during an NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams at the Silverdome in Detroit, MI. Mike’s courageous “Thumbs Up” gesture as he was carried from the field has come to symbolize his fighting spirit.
Mike Utley Foundation
The Mike Utley Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to shepherd an effective function-restoring treatment for spinal cord injuries, to encourage through education that of adopting a rehabilitative lifestyle for the spinal cord injured and a public awareness of spinal cord injuries. We appreciate the support of our contributors and know that together we can make a difference in the lives of those living with SCI.
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