SAN DIEGO/CARLSBAD, CA — There are over 12,000 new spinal cord injuries per year in the U.S. Lifetime costs for those with spinal cord injuries can total well over $2.5 million. Another individual suffering from this devastating injury has decided to take action and MOVE forward in recovery.
Kyle Eade of Orlando, FL, arrived at Project Walk Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center in Carlsbad, CA on January 9th to begin his 2 week Family Track – Train Your Trainer Program. This popular program teaches a family member how to safely and effectively train their loved one at their home or gym. Project Walk Specialists introduce the family member to the Dardzinski Method® and educate them with the knowledge and skills necessary to work the client’s paralyzed body through a personalized exercise program.
Eade was injured 2 years ago in a water ski jump crash just as he was preparing for his season to start up again. The initial prognosis was fractured C4/C5 and he had no movement from his chest down. On his experience at Project Walk Eade comments, “when you walk into this place you just see the large amount of people that are striving and so determined to move forward and get the most recovery that they possibly can and that’s just infectious.”
About Project Walk Project Walk exists to provide an improved quality of life to people with spinal cord injuries through intense exercise-based recovery programs, education, support and encouragement. Founded in 1999, this pioneer in the emerging field of activity-based recovery, gives individuals who have sustained paralysis due to a spinal cord injury (SCI) the hope and the opportunity to conquer goals they thought were impossible. If you have any questions, would like to volunteer, or would like to make a donation, visit the website: www.projectwalk.org or contact Johanna Leinenweber, Fundraising Coordinator, at (760) 431-9789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.