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Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis Resource Center

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How can I locate Funding for Rehabilitation and Equipment?

Depending upon the cause and the nature of the injury, you should seek out various insurance policies that may cover medical emergencies (homeowners, auto, and Worker's compensation) in addition to your health insurance. If you still need assistance, there are some non-profit organizations that provide grants for individuals.

However, funding levels and guidelines do vary from organization to organization. Please call the Reeve Foundation at 800-539-7309 for more information on organizations that provide grants to individuals as well as those that provide wheelchairs and other equipment.

Fundraising is another option to consider, HelpHOPELive. They assist individuals with raising funds through their Catastrophic Injury Program.

HelpHOPELive, toll-free 800-642-8399.

A Reeve Foundation Fact Sheet on Grants for Individuals (PDF)

A Reeve Foundation Fact Sheet on Umbilical Cord Blood Banking (PDF)

CareCure CommunityCareCure Community features a SpinalNurse bulletin board with informed comments on matters of the bowel, and all issues of paralysis.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)Funds research to develop therapies for many conditions related to paralysis, including traumatic injury and chronic disease.

HelpHOPELiveHelpHOPELive has a 26-year record of success helping families address financial hardships arising from uninsured medical expenses related to transplantation (solid organ, bone marrow, stem cell or tissue) and catastrophic injury (spinal cord or traumatic brain).

International Campaign for Cures of Spinal Cord Injury ParalysisA group of organizations around the world that together fund about $25 million a year in SCI research. The members include: the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, Australasian and International Spinal Research Trusts, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Rick Hansen Institute and Kent Waldrep National Paralysis Foundation.

Neurotech Awareness CoalitionReimbursement obstacles, government hurdles, funding setbacks and the lack of public awareness hinder the advancement of neurotechnology. The youth of the industry has barriers that must be addressed in order to allow for further productive growth.

Quality of Life Grants DatabaseFind resources within the PRC Quality of Life Grants Database. Search by Zip Code, State or an Entire Category.

Library Books and VideosFind resources within the PRC library catalog.

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The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern U.S. Time. International callers use 973-467-8270. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

The information provided in the Paralysis Resource Center was supported by Cooperative Agreement number 1U59DD000838-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the Reeve Foundation and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.