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April – Where did you get the best financial help?

April – Where did you get the best financial help?

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When I was first injured, my family did immediately start working on a fundraiser. They got good advice early on, so we were able to apply for the Spinal Cord Trust that, I think some states have them, and I got some funds through that. But the proce... Show More

When I was first injured, my family did immediately start working on a fundraiser. They got good advice early on, so we were able to apply for the Spinal Cord Trust that, I think some states have them, and I got some funds through that. But the process of these organizations is a tease, so you have to be kind of persistent and stick with it. We raised a good amount the first year, and over time, it becomes a little bit challenging to figure out how you’re going to continue to get funding sources. You can’t keep digging in the same pot asking folks for money. So, I eventually realized that I had go back to work. For some folks it’s more of dealing with, working with the system through Medicaid. I didn’t qualify for Medicaid, so I had to work it out otherwise. But I’m still fundraising—it kind of needs to be there if you don’t have like a Medicaid or a source that’s going to be constant.

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April – Where did you get the best financial help?

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Injured in 2014 at age 31, quadriplegic
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When I was first injured, my family did immediately start working on a fundraiser. They got good advice early on, so we were able to apply for the Spinal Cord Trust that, I think some states have them, and I got some funds through that. But the process of these organizations is a tease, so you have to be kind of persistent and stick with it. We raised a good amount the first year, and over time, it becomes a little bit challenging to figure out how you’re going to continue to get funding sources. You can’t keep digging in the same pot asking folks for money. So, I eventually realized that I had go back to work. For some folks it’s more of dealing with, working with the system through Medicaid. I didn’t qualify for Medicaid, so I had to work it out otherwise. But I’m still fundraising—it kind of needs to be there if you don’t have like a Medicaid or a source that’s going to be constant.

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