Triumph Foundation Blog Archives for January 2017

Diversity Day

January 23, 2017

Christmas Outreach Update

January 6, 2017
Outreach Update
Dear Triumph Supporter,

What an incredible year 2016 has been! Thanks to your wonderful support you touched the lives of thousands of people with spinal cord injury and other disabilities.
 
For every single Care Basket that we deliver, grant that we award, support group we facilitate, or sports and recreation activity we organize, there is a person who's story is worth being told.
 
This year we met a young 28-year-old young man named Nick who got  into a motorcycle accident. His family contacted us and Triumph's Ambassadors delivered him a Care Basket in the hospital. A month later, Nick was discharged to go home without a proper wheelchair. Nick contacted Triumph and, through our Exchange program, he was given a lightweight, loaner wheelchair. Nick then used the resources Triumph gave him to learn how to drive again using hand controls. He then applied for Triumph's Keep Moving Forward Grant for adapted driving equipment and returned to work. He now participates in many of our Adaptive Recreation programs and has taken a leadership role in our Support Group that meets near his home. Nick represents Triumph Foundation as an Ambassador, inspiring others that are newly paralyzed they can rebuild their lives too and reintegrate back into the community.
 
It's stories like Nick's - stories of lives restored - that encourage our hearts and instill a sense of duty to continue our work. They are made possible only through of the generosity of people like you. 
Please consider making a tax-deductible end-of-the-year donation to help continue our programs. Your generosity has changed so many lives, but many more are in need of the help you provide.
  

I hope your New Year is filled with love, laughter, good health, happiness, and prosperity.

Thank you, 

  
Andrew Skinner
(661) 803-3700
www.Triumph-Foundation.org     

PS - Don't forget to make your donation by this Saturday, December 31st to get the full 2016 tax benefit. Your giving transforms lives, and we can't do it without you.

Christmas Outreach
Your support sent Triumph Ambassadors traveling over 2,000 miles to deliver Care Baskets to 67 people that recently became paralyzed at 15 hospitals and rehab centers in the last 3 weeks to bring resources and hope this Christmas.
You made a LOT of people smile this Holiday season!

And the Winner is...
The winner of our Princess Cruises Raffle is...Clover Masonry.

Thank you to Princess Cruises that donated a four-day Coastal Getaway Cruise in support of Triumph Foundation.  

We are so grateful to everyone who purchased raffle tickets to help us raise funds for a transport van.  

Thank you
As you reflect on the Holidays and look forward to the year ahead, just imagine if you had a spinal cord injury.

If you became paralyzed, what would you want?  You would want choices, freedom, and opportunity. You would want to be seen as a person, whose capability is far greater than your disability. 

You would need an organization like Triumph Foundation to help you adjust, discover quality of life, and pursue your dreams. 
Your donations ensure that we can continue our important work.
    
I hope Triumph has touched your heart as you continue to invest in our life-changing programs.  

We couldn't be more grateful to you.

Happy New Year, 

  
Andrew Skinner
www.Triumph-Foundation.org