In May 2011, Daniel Curtis, our friend and colleague, was injured in a diving accident, which resulted in a severe spinal cord injury. His family, friends and co-workers teamed up with Lone Star Paralysis Foundation to stage a fundraiser in July 2011, raising over $65,000 to help with his medical expenses not covered by insurance. Now following few successful years, Daniel and the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation paid it forward once again to raise awareness about the spinal cord injury community and help those in need of medical assistance.
“In the years since I became a quadriplegic and nearly lost my life, I’ve gone from being utterly broken to finding a new sense of what it means to be whole. Recovery from traumatic injury like this is a journey that can only be successful with the help of many. I’ve been in Austin my entire life and it’s an amazing city, but it’s only over the past few years that I have come to understand how fortunate I am to be part of such an incredible community. The best way I can express my gratitude for all the care and support that I’ve received is to help other cord injury survivors simplify the otherwise arduous journey from incomprehensible trauma to eventual triumph.”