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Kenneth Hernandez

THE STORY:

My name is Kenneth Hernandez. I served my country in the United States Air Force, I'm currently a Port Authority Police Officer, and I'm also a paraplegic due to a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). On January 25th, 2014, I was involved in a car accident where I was given 48 hours to live. Among the various injuries that I sustained from the accident, I became one of the 80% of young men who suffer a SCI each year. After being discharged from the hospital after almost a month, I spent the next 5 months in various Rehabilitation facilites to continue my recovery. My journey to regain the ability to walk again continues. To say that its been diffcult is an understatement, both physically and emotionally. The toll on my family has been enormous, especially on my 8 year old son. He constantly asks me if I will be able to walk again. While difficult to answer his question right now, I commit myself to weekly physical therapy in order to continue on my recovery. In addition to the incredible support from my family and friends, I've also benefitted from the various organizations that help individuals like myself that are dealing with a SCI. These organizations provide such things as peer mentoring, social events, and adaptive sports. That is why I've decided, along with my family, to participate in the upcoming inaugural 5K SCI Awareness event. The goal for this event is to bring further awareness to SCI and paralysis, as well as to help fund a wide range of programs and services that help maximize independence and quality of life for people with SCI. Thank you in advance for your donation consideration

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To This Fundraiser

$2,625

MONEY RAISED
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  • Vin Jayawardana

    $100

  • Ryan Santos

    $50

  • A. Prior

    $50

  • Holly Battsek

     

  • Scott Barry

    $50

  • EOG

    $100

  • Sylvain

    $25

  • TM

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • LLoCosa

    $100

  • Shaun Fallon

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • George McClintock

    $100

  • Pete ferrone

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • John Charecky

     

  • lance longo

    $50

  • Brad Johmann

    $200

  • Paul Zakhour

     

  • Ani Altoonian

    $50

  • Lisa

     

  • Ralph Ardi

    $25

  • Munoz Family

    $100

  • Chris Mergenthaler

     

  • Heather

     

  • Heather Burns

    $50

  • Andres Cevallos

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Neil Martin

     

  • Sapna Patel

     

  • John

    $25

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53% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,625 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Kenneth Hernandez

Amount Raised

$2,600

 

52% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Rosalee Gonzalez

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

John

John

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Sapna Patel

Sapna Patel

1 year ago

Neil Martin

Neil Martin

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Andres Cevallos

Andres Cevallos

DONATION: $25

Fuerza! 1 year ago

Heather Burns

Heather Burns

DONATION: $50

Way to go! 1 year ago

Heather

Heather

1 year ago

Chris Mergenthaler

Chris Mergenthaler

1 year ago

Munoz Family

Munoz Family

DONATION: $100

We are happy to be a part of this! Go Ken!! 1 year ago

Ralph Ardi

Ralph Ardi

DONATION: $25

1 year ago