WHO WE HELP
Most medical insurance plans cover only 20 - 30 visits to a rehabilitation center. That's not adequate for people who are recovering from catastrophic medical issues such as:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
As a result, those patients generally stop recovering once their insurance runs out. They face a life of disability.
The Vision of Falling Forward is that all patients will have the opportunity to recover to their full potential.
How To Apply for Help
If you are currently in rehab and about to reach your therapy cap, we may be able to help.
All decisions on how to allocate Falling Forward funds are made by rehab professionals at one of our four rehabilitation partners (see the Locations page).
Your doctor or current therapist should contact a partner location (above) to refer you for consideration.
You will be evaluated by a therapist who will assess your potential for continued improvement.
You will be asked to complete an application, including disclosure of household income.
We are proud that our grants to rehab centers have made it possible for 95 people to continue their rehabilitation and recover to their full potential. Read below to learn how rehabilitation that we've funded has changed each person's life.
30 Spinal Cord Injuries
31 Traumatic Brain Injuries
8 Other (MS, Vasculitis, Upper Extremity Loss)
In his late 40's and enjoying a full life, his world suddenly changed when he had a stroke. Today, after nearly two years of therapy, he walks without a cane and is back to work, doing what he loves most... coaching youth volleyball and basketball.
A mother of four young children, her life changed when she took a bite of a cookie that contained peanut butter. Anaphylactic shock triggered three strokes that left her body paralyzed. After months of rehab, she can again walk and take care of her children.
A 19 year-old girl's life changed in the blink of an eye. She had a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury. After months of rehab, her insurance ran out, but she still wasn't fully recovered. That's when we stepped in. Today, she has completed her recovery, is able to drive, and has gone back to school to finish her degree!
This young man was about to start college when he slipped, fell, and injured his neck. A spinal cord injury left his body paralyzed, but not his spirit. Today, he's still making progress in therapy, now able to use his upper torso and realizing his dream of completing his college degree.