Spirit of the Pack is a 501(c)(3) organization inspired by Kate Strickland, an avid cyclist, with a mission to assist individuals living with spinal cord injury, their families, and organizations that support them.
Kate was a college freshman enjoying that exhilarating sense of freedom many get while living away from home for the first time but on October 1, 2013, tragedy struck and her life was forever changed. Kate was riding her bike in Austin, training for the University of Texas Cycling Team when she was hit by a car. Kate suffered a broken neck from the accident and after surgery, extensive hospital stays and therapy (including participating in the Neural Recovery Network at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston); she was left quadriplegic, paralyzed from her upper chest down and unable to use her wrists or hands.
There are many others besides Kate living with spinal cord injuries and we want to support those individuals, their families and organizations that support them in meeting their daily challenges and searching for a cure. Donations made to Spirit of the Pack will be used to support individuals living with spinal cord injuries, their families and organizations that help them.