RollX Vans is proud to help the community by selling vans that make transportation possible for those with limited mobility. We can also modify existing vans to be more handicap-accessible. Furthermore, we partner with other organizations with our shared purpose of making a difference in the community. One of those organizations, which we spotlight this month, is the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
This foundation’s sole mission is to improve the quality of life for those who have suffered a spinal cord injury—and to one day discover a cure. The problem of paralysis is more widespread than you might think: One in 50 Americans suffer some form of paralysis, which makes this foundation’s mission all the more important.
How did the organization start? Back in 1982, after a car accident left Henry Stifel, age 17, paralyzed, his community rallied in support and formed the Stifel Paralysis Research Foundation. This soon transformed into the larger American Paralysis Association (APA) when the two organizations came together in search of a cure for spinal cord injuries. When Christopher Reeve was injured in 1995, he poured everything he had into the organization, which is now called the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
You can learn more about the organization’s mission donate to the foundation here.