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Friends of the Reeve Foundation, HelpHOPELive
, will be holding an event and sharing the story of a young woman living with a spinal cord injury and her accomplishments that mirror the mission of our Peer & Family Support Program by demonstrating the real life experience of a person thriving while living with paralysis and helping to inspire others with her tenacity, loving spirit, and unwavering belief that she will walk again. More details below.
In June 2010, Selma’s life changed forever. She was on an outdoor climbing expedition in Colorado when a landslide swept her into a 50-foot ravine, a traumatizing accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down. A friend of Selma's reached out to Reeve Foundation President & CEO, Peter T. Wilderotter, in the hopes that CDRF would be able to provide guidance on the best rehabilitation options for her. Peter T. Wilderotter, met with Selma and there began a relationship that has spanned the course of her treatment. He and the Reeve Foundation have been instrumental in helping her gain admission to the best rehab facilities to meet her individual needs and that would support her unwavering belief that she will walk again.
Against the odds, Selma has made unbelievable progress in her recovery. She has regained feeling in her feet and can walk with assistance. Beyond her own personal achievements, Selma’s progress has advanced the treatment of other spinal cord injury patients now that the medical community has witnessed the extent of what’s possible based on her improvements.
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013
When: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Gallery MC
549 W. 52nd Street (between 10th & 11th Ave), 8th Floor,
New York City
Agenda: The event will include speakers involved in Selma’s recovery, videos of Selma’s therapy, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, raffle prizes, and display and sale of Selma’s “Stones of Hope” jewelry. Here is the invitation with additional information.
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