Today we just received endorsement from Spinal Cord Injuries Australia to raise funds on their behalf.
There is still a little red tape to go through before we can make it official and put up a link for people to start donating. It will be up shortly.
We are very stoked to now be doing this trip for a cause, it ads much more meaning if, as an outcome, we can help people with spinal cord injuries in Australia that are struggling.
I had to put up a post to celebrate!
Here is a their mission statement.
Every day one person across Australia will hear the dreaded phrase: “I’m sorry, but you will never walk again” You can imagine what a devastating impact these words can have on a recently injured person, their family, colleagues and friends.
SCIA’s focus is to get people ‘back on track’ following a spinal cord injury—finding the solutions to obstacles that may arise and providing support to ensure people with a spinal cord injury remain actively involved in personal, social and vocational activities. SCIA’s services encompass all of life, from hospital to home to workplace, and the organisation strives to develop programs to educate and support the SCI community. The organisation endeavours to provide the relevant information and services to assist those with a spinal cord injury, their family, friends and the wider community and to ensure that advances in research and service development throughout the world result in advances for those with a spinal cord injury here in Australia.