Saturday, June 21, 2008

Life Rolls On

I found another example of people not letting “limitations” get in their way of living life and participating in sports. Life Rolls On (LRO) is dedicated to assisting young people that have been affected by spinal cord injuries. Their mission is to instill that in spite of this injury, life does indeed roll on. The organization's website states the areas of focus as:

1. They Will Surf Again - Adaptive surfing program for those with spinal cord injury and a life changing volunteer experience for all.

2. Spinal Cord Injury Research - A portion of funds raised by Life Rolls On go directly towards research aimed at finding a cure to spinal cord injury and SCI related conditions.

3. Motivation and Awareness - Shifting paradigms in the general public, and amongst the disabled, that life with a spinal cord injury, does indeed "Roll On." A message of overcoming obstacles in the face of extreme adversity.

They Will Surf Again (TWSA) has several events over the summer that happen on both coasts in the U.S. In fact, today there is an event going on at Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina. Tomorrow the group will have an event in Long Branch, NJ. On July 19th, there is an event on Zuma Beach that will include Nike and Hurley. There are also stops at Bolsa Chica, Virginia Beach, and Cocoa Beach this summer.

LRO has many ways to get involved. Check their website for all of the details.

If you're in Australia, check out the Disabled Surfers Association. This group's next event will be held in October.


Lindsay said...

I can't imagine being injured and knowing there is a chance I will never get to participate in my favorite sports again. It's great that organizations like these are working to help people once again participate in the sports they love.

Apryl DeLancey said...

I know - I'm going to try to catch their event in July here and see what I can do!