As a leader in brain injury rehabilitation, it’s important for On With Life to have the latest equipment and interventions in place to successfully transition persons served back to their homes and communities. A SCI CAN Foundation grant of $4,500 will allow On With Life to purchase a multi-level stair system for their inpatient and outpatient neuro rehabilitation programs that will make the transition home much easier for the persons served and their families.
“Individualized, functional therapy which changes lives is our number one goal at On With Life and integrating the persons served home environment into the rehabilitation process is vital to their success,” said Julie Fidler Dixon, executive director of On With Life. “We are excited to partner with the SCI CAN Foundation, an organization that understands how important it is to have the latest therapy equipment available to those whom we are privileged to serve, and we are very grateful for this support.”
The SCI CAN Foundation was started by Chris Norton in the fall of 2012, two years after his spinal cord injury. Chris had been playing football for Luther College in October 2010 when he was severely injured while making a tackle on a kickoff, fracturing his C3-C4 vertebrae. After initially being told he had a 3% chance of ever regaining movement below the neck, Chris has defied the odds of recovery every step of the way. The Norton family sees great importance in having access to high quality therapy and they continue to look for ways to help other individuals going through a spinal cord or other neurological injury.
On With Life receives a grant from the SCI CAN Foundation for new equipment. From left, Dave Anders, Director of Therapy at On With Life; Julie Fidler Dixon, Executive Director, On With Life; Tom Ostwald, Board of Directors, SCI CAN Foundation; and Terry Norton, Board of Directors, SCI CAN Foundation.