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Correlation between Spinal Cord and Brain Injuries

Closed Cause page created in the Challenges category by Ian Walker

$2,365 donated
Given by 16 generous donors in around 7 months

Fundraising to raise awareness of the correlation between spinal cord and brain injuries as a result of an accident.

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  Canterbury Marathon Advocacy Performance

After suffering a spinal cord injury when cycling headfirst into the rear of a truck and trailer unit in 2006 that left me requiring a wheelchair for mobility I have been passionate about all aspects of an SCI; it's causes, treatments, research for a cure and most importantly how best to cope with living with it.

A lot of SCIs are caused through collisions or falls that involve the head yet , as was in my case, immediate and ongoing treatment is of the 'orthopaedic' concerns of damage to vertabrae etc yet little or no treatment is done for a brain injury which can cause ongoing issues if not diagnosed.

As such I aim to raise funds to further the awareness of not just spinal cord injuries but also as importantly the possibility of accompanying brain injuries by completing a number of long distance handbike rides:

February Buller Marathon 42.2km

June Christchurch Marathon 42.2km

July Canterbury 60km

August Canterbury 80km

September Canterbury 100km

culminating in the iconic . . .

November New York City Marathon 42.2km

Your financial support would be welcomed.

Ian Walker's involvement (page creator)

I'm involved because due to my own experience of suffering a spinal cord injury (SCI) I'm passionate about it's impact on someone's life and how that person can best deal with it .

Use of funds

To fund travel to compete in the New York City Marathon on my handbike and to the NZ Spinal Trust and Brain Injury Association

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Latest donations

Blair Cutting
Blair Cutting on 06 Oct 2017
Simon Myers
Simon Myers on 06 Oct 2017
Go hard!!
Paul and Jane
Paul and Jane on 06 Oct 2017
Good luck Ian!
Craig Duff
Craig Duff on 06 Oct 2017
Go for it Ian, you are an inspiration. I have a world of respect for what you do, Enjoy the riding.
Fiona on 06 Oct 2017
Awesome cause. Hope this helps

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This page was created on 12 May 2017 and closed on 29 Nov 2017.
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