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Quality of Life Grants: 2nd Cycle 2009: Caring and Coping

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association,
Alabama Chapter

Huntsville, AL

This Quality of Life grant will help to expand Patient Services for persons with ALS through its support groups located in 7 venues throughout the state.

Visit their website at ALSAlabama.org.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association,
Portland and SW Washington Chapter

Portland, OR

This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Respite Care program, which enables families in need to utilize an outside caregiver that can be hired periodically, allowing the primary caregiver of the person with ALS to take a break, rest, and return to their loved one with a renewed attitude of optimism and the energy to provide the best possible care to their family member.

Visit their website at alsa-or.org.

Asians and Pacific Islanders with
Disabilities of California (APIDC)

Oakland, CA

This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Giving a Voice and a Face to Asians & Pacific Islanders with Disabilities Conference, the fourth annual conference in Los Angeles, and will be held in the fall of 2010.

Visit their website at apidisabilities.org.

Darrell Gwynn Foundation, Inc.
Davie, FL

This Quality of Life grant will help to support the production of an injury prevention educational video/DVD comprised of individuals living with spinal cord injuries between the ages of 16-30.

Visit their website at darrellgwynnfoundation.org.

Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center
New York, NY

This Quality of Life grant will help to fund the Family Welcome Project: Nurturing Siblings and Healing Family Life for Children with Multiple Special Needs.

Visit their website at setonpediatric.org.

ThinkFirst Foundation

Eve’s Fund for Native American Health Initiatives
Santa Fe, NM

This grant will help to support ThinkFirst Navajo, a project that will engage Navajos with paraplegia to teach Navajo youth ways to prevent injuries.

Visit their website at evecrowellsfund.org.

Florida State Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Palm Bay, FL

This Quality of Life grant will help to support 2010: Rehabilitation Odyssey, the biennial educational conference for the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Region 3, in conjunction with the annual FSARN educational conference.

Visit their website at fsarn.org.

Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance
Springfield, VA

This Quality of Life grant will help to support Friedreich's Ataxia- Educate, Enable, Empower; an initiative that establishes a communication mechanism to inform and educate people with ataxia and their families on the benefits of physical activity, and inspire them to transcend the physical limitations of the disease.

Visit their website at cureFA.org.

Hospice of the Bluegrass

Hospice of the Bluegrass
Lexington, KY

This Quality of Life grant will help to start a respite project that will ensure that families in central and southeastern Kentucky will have a designated pediatric space at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington, KY.

Visit their website at hospicebg.org.

National Rehabilitation Hospital
Washington, DC

This Quality of Life grant will help to support The NRH Spinal Cord Injury Peer Mentor Program, which will provide individual and group mentoring services to patients with newly-acquired spinal cord injuries within the NRH Rehabilitation Network and across the MedStar Health System.

Visit their website at nrhrehab.org.

National Transplant Assistance Fund, Inc.
Radnor, PA

This grant will help to support the development and implementation of a peer support/ambassador network as a resource for current and new spinal cord injured patients, both in the matter of practical and fundraising support; and b) expanding outreach to professionals, families and patients through Webinars.

Visit their website at transplantfund.org.

Pathways to Wellness
Boston, MA

This Quality of Life grant will support Pathways to Wellness, one of the nation's largest providers of homecare acupuncture, with over ten years experience offering at-home treatment to patients with severely disabling conditions, including multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and cerebral palsy.

Visit their website at pathwaysboston.org.

Rancho Los Amigos Foundation, Inc.
Downey, CA

This Quality of Life grant will help to support the KnowBarriers project, KnowBarriers provides life coaching, peer mentoring, and substance abuse prevention to persons living with paralysis; including spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and multiple sclerosis.

Visit their website at rancho.org.

Rose F. Kennedy Center
Bronx, NY

This Quality of Life grant will support The Lourdes Garcia Adult Spina Bifida Support Group of the Bronx, the only support group for adults with spina bifida in the metropolitan New York area.

Visit their website at aecom.yu.edu/cerc.

Senior Volunteer Services, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

This Quality of Life grant will help to fund The Relief and Companionship Program, which provides companionship services to disabled adults and relief services to the caregivers of disabled adults.

Visit their website at seniorvolunteerservices.org.

Spina Bifida Association, Albany Capital District Chapter
Scotia, NY

This Quality of Life grant will help to support Empowerment Through Information: Living with Spina Bifida, a local conference is to offer an opportunity similar to the national SBA conference that would be accessible to more individuals and families, resulting in more widespread empowerment at affordable costs.

Visit their website at sbaalbany.org.

Quality of Life Grant Winner

ThinkFirst Foundation
Warrenville, IL

This Quality of Life grant will help to support the ThinkFirst VIP Speaker Connection, an online means of connecting VIP speakers with ThinkFirst chapters, with each other and with injury-related resource links.

Visit their website at thinkfirst.org.
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