So much more…

Andrew Skinner May 10, 2019 News, Noteworthy, SCI, Upcoming Events

So lately I've been hyping up our Wheelchair Sports Festival a lot (and it was amazing, I'll share with you all the highlights soon).

But Triumph offers SO MUCH MORE than adaptive recreational events.

The true reason our events are so well attended and impactful is that our mission is laser-focused on creating an extremely supportive community for people with SCI.

We’re there for people in the beginning, to keep hope when they are lost and suffering after a horrific accident. And we’re there for them to keep moving forward providing necessary equipment to get back home and into the community, so they can be active again.

There are hundreds of personal impact stories that we could share. Here are just a few to keep you updated...

Keep Hope

Our Newly Injured Support Program is the first line of support providing the injured person and their family with resources to guide their way. Triumph's peer-mentor Ambassadors visit hundreds of hospital rooms to answer questions, console, and keep hope alive.

We met Joe at Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Hospital, who got hurt in a cycling accident. He was hit by a car while riding his bike, breaking his C4 vertebrae suffering a spinal cord injury.

He and his wife are determined to get through this together. He is working hard on his recovery, already walking, and he even came to our Wheelchair Sports Festival! There is hope for life after injury.

We met Rachel at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare. She was in a car accident that damaged her C5 vertebrae which left her paralyzed from the neck down.

She is working hard in rehab to regain strength, has great family support, and a positive attitude that will help her triumph over obstacles as she recovers. Keep her and her family in your prayers.

Ambassador Training

The heroes of Triumph Foundation are our Ambassadors. They travel all over Southern California to deliver Care Packs full of resources to the newly injured and lead support groups.

We recently held our 3rd Annual Ambassador Training Conference. It's lead by healthcare professionals that provide lessons on best practices for peer mentors, HIPPA standards, how to handle difficult behaviors, and education on community resources. More than 30 new Ambassadors were certified this year!

Congratulations to our 2019 Class of Ambassadors!

Keep Moving Forward

Often Triumph's most critical outreach is helping people through our Grants & Equipment Program. Your donations help offset financial burdens for people living with SCI to keep moving forward.

Here are some highlights of people you've recently helped:

In 2007 Darryl was in a horrible car accident suffering a C4 spinal cord injury. This never held him back. He continued to be a great husband and father.

Darryl applied for our grant for assistive technology that will give him the freedom to control his computer and smart phone. We helped him with GlassOuse, Dragon dictation software, and other devices. Thanks to you, he is more independent than ever before!

A few months ago, Shirley went in for lower back surgery and came out paralyzed from the waist down due to complications.

We met her at Scripps Encinitas Hospital while she was doing rehab. Her insurance would not cover a padded shower commode bench or commode that would give her the necessary skin protection to prevent pressure sores.

Your support helped her get the equipment she needed.

We met David at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare after he was in a motorcycle accident 5 months ago which resulted in a T5 spinal cord injury.

We gave him a Care Basket and explained all our resources to help him. When he was discharged from the hospital, he was give a heavy ill-fitting wheelchair.

Thankfully, they knew who to call, his Triumph Family. His family drove from Menifee up to Santa Clarita to pick up a loaner wheelchair.

We met Cody and his mother at our Inland Empire Ballard SCI Life Series Group. He is 20 years young and was injured 2 months ago riding his dirt bike, which resulted in a T-9 spinal cord injury.

While he continues to work with his insurance to get an adequate wheelchair, Triumph was able to provide him with a proper fitting loaner wheelchair to allow him to start his new journey.

He is welcome to keep it as long as needed because of your wonderful support.

Keep it Going

We need your help to keep our programs going.

Join us at our Let'em Roll Fundraiser on Saturday, July 13th!

You'll be treated to prime rib dinner, dancing & casino games.

It's the #BestPartyOfTheYear!

And it's our MOST IMPORTANT event of the year because it raises the necessary funding to serve the people who need us.

Please join us for an unforgettable evening that will have a life-changing impact.

Get tickets now for only $150 using promo code: earlybird

Thank you

There are so many more stories worth being told. Stay tuned for more.

I hope you know how much your gifts mean to the people we serve.

You'll be receiving an email from me soon to show off our Wheelchair Sports Festival, but if you can't wait, click here to see a sneak peek of some #WSF2019 pictures.

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful support, it makes a world of difference.

If you or someone you know needs help, please contact us.

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