September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, and one non-profit is looking to get the word out on the work being done to find a cure.
“Over five million Americans who are living with some form of paralysis [are] caused by any neurological condition," said Maggie Goldberg is the president of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
The organization backs research and projects that hope to find cures for paralysis from spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders.
They also provide services for people all over the country who are currently recovering and receiving treatment.
The past year has been especially difficult for these individuals as most operations that rely on donors have seen funds dissipate.
“It’s been complex,” Goldberg said. “There’s long-term sustainability concerns for all non-profits.”
People with spinal cord injuries are also at high risk of severe illnesses from Covid-19 because of decreased lung capacity. The group hopes to raise awareness throughout the month of September.
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