I want all BACKBONES to know how thankful I am to be involved with this organization. It has been wonderful to see how many people are being helped with education, support, companionship, and love.
We all need someone to talk to about our personal situations, and when we can do that with another individual who truly understands exactly what we are experiencing, it helps the growth and the healing occur that much faster! I was injured in a car accident in 2002. When I went through my accident, I didn’t have a physical, tangible person I could call at any time to ask about how to deal with life in a wheelchair. It would have helped shave a few years off the adjustment period. So I try to do that for others. Read more of my story here.
Thank you to my fellow BACKBONES volunteers and supporters for all your hard work and all you give of yourself. You're awesome and BACKBONES just plain ROCKS!!!
I will definitely continue to spread the word in my area and encourage YOU to support BACKBONES if possible, donate to such a wonderful and much needed cause, no matter what the "trial" or "disability" is!
September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness month and BACKBONES is celebrating by raising $10,000 by September 30.
These funds will go directly to help fund our mission of providing support for people with spinal cord injury and their families. It is our goal to help make connections that will create an inviting atmosphere where people can ask questions, learn from each other informally, and make lasting friendships.
We are also hosting numerous events across the country to raise awareness about the issues facing people living with spinal cord injuries. Visit us at www.BACKBONESONLINE.com to get involved!
You can also donate by mailing us a check! Send to:
BACKBONES, P.O. BOX 7334, Prospect Heights, IL 60070