Thursday, August 4, 2011

Team Walk On asks you to "Like" them and help promote a community for people with spinal cord injuries


LA-based  “Team Walk On” has set its sights on building a community to help those who have suffered paralysis and spinal cord injury through public awareness initiatives, merchandising and fund raising campaigns.  To do this, it's asking people to start out by "Liking" them on Facebook.
 

At the age of 16, a sprinter and prodigy in the pole vault, Team Walk ON founder John Thomas Hall suffered a nearly fatal accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Doctors told John he would never walk again, let alone fulfill his life's dream of running track for the University of Louisville. Over the next months and years, John worked with doctors, therapists, and family, ultimately walking out of the hospital and onto a spot on Louisville's Track and Field team. He went on to compete and build an impressive record as one of the team's top pole vaulters.

 
John's experience after the accident and his struggles and triumphs throughout his recovery and college career galvanized his spirit and drive to give back. The generosity and encouragement he received while recovering led John to make a commitment to become a leader for the cause of the spinal cord injury community by starting Team Walk On.
  

The principal element of Team Walk On’s focus is to benefit those in the paralysis community through its Patient Care Initiative. With many organizations focusing primarily on research and governmental advocacy, Team Walk On will focus chiefly on serving those living each day with various types of spinal cord injuries. Through partnering with rehabilitation centers, providing service animals, job placement programs, financial assistance and more…Team Walk On will directly benefit individuals living with spinal cord injury.
The organization is asking the fitness community to show  support by "liking" the Team Walk On Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-Walk-On/149163785110743

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