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Plus provide 15-minutes on an FES exercise bike for an individual affected by Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) applies small electrical pulses to paralyzed muscles to restore or improve their function.

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Plus provide a 1/2-hour Spinal Cord Injury Massage for an individual affected by SCI, to stimulate nerves and muscles.

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Plus provide 1-hour of Guided Activity-Based Therapy rehab for an individual affected by SCI. Guided Therapy consists of 1-on-1 training with a certified activity-based SCI therapist (Minimum of 3-hrs per week needed).

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Plus provide 1-hour of Locomotive Gate Training for an individual affected by SCI. This allows individuals living with paralysis to repetitively practice standing and stepping using body weight support.

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Plus provide 2-hours of Acupuncture - the most commonly used method to treat pain for an individual affected by SCI.

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Plus provide Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) to an individual affected by SCI. This is a high-frequency, task-specific stimulation to generate the central state of excitability in the spinal cord.

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Plus provide a folding motorized, lightweight, Power Wheelchair to an individual affected by SCI, and help give the gift of independence.

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Plus provide a Standing Frame and enable an individual affected by SCI to independently achieve the standing position with the push of a button.

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Plus provide a freedom bed to an individual affected by SCI. This is designed specifically for paraplegic and quadriplegic care, this bed automatically turns users to different stable sleeping positions without the help of caregivers or family members.

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The Prize

The minimum cost of first year treatment for individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is $250,000, and almost none of that is covered by insurance.

Here’s your chance to help someone you know (or someone you don’t) receive the treatment they so desperately need, thanks to the incredible Mike Barwis, founder of BARWIS Neurological Reengineering Program (NRP), a personalized and proprietary methodology developed to assist in creating and re-establishing neurological pathways to increase neural stimulus and motor control. Mike is currently the Senior Advisor of Strength and Conditioning to the New York Mets and is the Director of Sports Science and Human Performance for the Detroit Red Wings; he was a former consultant for the Miami Dolphins. He’s also an incredible human. 

Mike has donated a personal evaluation with him, as well as two follow up Neurological Re-engineering sessions with a BARWIS Methods Trainer for the winner of this sweepstakes. If you know someone with an SCI, this is your chance to enter to win an incredible gift for them. If you don’t know someone with an SCI, we hope you will consider making a donation anyway, and if you win, gifting this incredible prize back to Walking With Anthony, to gift to a recipient in need. 

Net proceeds from this sweepstakes help Walking With Anthony provide rehabilitation, care giving, special equipment and emergency funds directly to individuals and families impacted by Spinal Cord Injuries. In this case, they will also directly help a recipient receive personal care from Mike & his team. 

 

The Cause

Walking With Anthony believes that everyone with a spinal cord injury (SCI) should have equal access to life-altering medical care. We provide direct and immediate assistance to individuals and families through our granting programs.

Although proven therapies and solutions for those with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) are already in existence, they are largely unavailable to the average person suffering from an SCI. The cost of getting just one person out of a wheelchair are exorbitant, and insurance doesn’t cover any of it. Our goal is to change that: with a focus is on Recovery Through Rehab.

With your help, our heroes with SCI can get through the hopeless despair and get the financial assistance for the treatment they desperately need. Much hard work lies ahead for families affected by SCI, in order to lead them back to living healthy, thriving (even walking) lives. With your help, we can take these first steps… together.