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Andrew Skinner July 28, 2017 Triumph Outreach Update
Triumph's most important event of the year, our Let'em Roll Fundraiser, is rapidly approaching.  We want YOU to be there.
Over the next few weeks, we are going to share several stories to highlight the lives you have changed.  This is what it is all about. 

Triumph exists because of your generosity.  We don't have a rich uncle, Daddy Warbucks, big celebrity connections, or an institution that predominately funds us...yet.  Your support is what propels us forward.

We can do all the good works in the world, but we need capital to fuel the engine, and the Let'em Roll Casino Night makes that happen.  PLUS it is the best party of the year!

 

 

On behalf of the people your generosity will help, THANK YOU!
Andrew Skinner
(661) 803-3700

Newly Injured Support

You sent Triumph Ambassadors to visit people that are newly injured, providing mentorship, education, and bringing a message of hope. They are the first line of support delivering Carepacks full of resources.

Our Ambassador Corey had the opportunity to meet Andy, who recently had a downhill mountain bike accident that left him with a C6 incomplete spinal cord injury. He gave him a Carepack with information on resources and programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We met Steve who recently got into a car accident and suffered a T10 spinal cord injury. We first met him at Henry Mayo and he has since transferred to Cal Rehab to continue his recovery. We have been helping him and his family along this journey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your support sent Russell to Little Company of Mary Medical Center in San Pedro to visit Kildare and his wife Rebecca. Kildare was injured in a bicycle accident back in March. He's in good spirits and has a great attitude. He's just getting over a little pressure sore and looking forward to getting fitted for his power chair so he can get out and start his new journey.

 

 

 

 

We met Jose at Henry Mayo. Three weeks ago he was hit by a car while stopped on the side of the 5 freeway by Six Flags. He woke up in the hospital with a T12 / L1 spinal cord injury. He has a great attitude and he is very grateful that he is alive. We shared some laughs and he knows that he has a new family, Triumph Foundation! We will be there to help him triumph!

 

 

 


Grants & Equipment

Your donations support our Grants & Equipment Program. Many people have enormous financial burdens and inadequate medical insurance. Each month we give away thousands-of-dollars in assistance to people with spinal cord injury. Here are some of the highlights of people you've helped.

 

Gracie is 15 year old young lady who was diagnosed with Guillain Barre last summer and is still recovering. We gave her a manual chair that fits her better so she is able to fit through her bathroom doorway and a ramp to give her access in and of her home.

 

 

 

 

 

You helped Alfonso get hand controls in his vehicle. This will allow him to live a more independent and active life. Having these permanent hand controls offers him not only independence but safety for his transportation needs.

 

 

 

 

Triumph gave a standing frame to Ryan who was injured 3 yrs ago in a drive-by shooting, leaving him a T12 paraplegic.  This is the first time he has stood up since he got hurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shawn suffered a TBI and needed a powerchair to be more independent. Your support gave him the mobility he needs to get around and will be a blessing to him and his mom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Women's Retreat

Triumph Foundation held it's 4th annual Womens Retreat for wives, girlfriends, and partners of men with SCI. This year they went to Ventura and spent the weekend socializing and discussing issues of having a significant other and companion who is paralyzed. Spinal cord injury doesn't just affect the person who is injured, it also affects their loved ones and people around them.

 


Wheel Cooking Clinics 

Recently at our Triumph Life Series Groups we have been showcasing adaptive culinary tips and tricks. This hands-on, interactive, demonstration is meant to get wheelchair users back into the kitchen, eating nutritiously, and finding accessible ways to create and have fun with food.

Triumph is creating a cookbook called "WHEEL COOKING" a collection of recipes, tips and interviews with wheelchair users! Do you have a special recipe? Tricks you use around the kitchen?  Share them with us by emailing [email protected]


Join us at our Let'em Roll Casino Night on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles.

Don't miss the BEST PARTY of the year that will include a Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament, Craps, Blackjack and Roulette; PLUS we will have Prime Rib Dinner, Music, Dancing, and a Silent Auction.

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY

Not only is this event a lot of fun and great for a date night, it is a celebration of all that you've accomplished and is our main fundraiser of the year that supports our programs.

Even if you can't personally attend our fundraiser, please consider buying a ticket for someone with spinal cord injury who otherwise could not afford one.   It is not about the games, it is about the cause.


Thank you

There are so many stories worth telling...in the coming weeks we will be sharing more of them so you can see the difference you make.

Your support changes lives.

Thank you!

Andrew Skinner

www.Triumph-Foundation.org


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