LET'S HELP EVAN
We need your help to raise money for Evan.
A new device called a ReWalk has been developed and FDA approved for Spinal Cord Injury patients learning to walk again. The only obstacle is the cost of these new devices that are not covered by insurance. The ReWalk will provide Evan with more independence and the ability to get around without the use of his wheelchair. The first phase of this process is to assist Evan with an at-home FES Bike. This bike will allow Evan to exercise and gain lower body strength to eventually get into a ReWalk device.
Please help us on this next journey to Evan's road to recovery.
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Thank you for all of your support.
Evan is an 18 year old Senior at James Bowie High School. He was a varsity quarterback on the Bowie Bulldogs Football team and looking forward to attending college after graduation in 2021.
On Saturday, April 25, 2020, Evan was in a catastrophic car accident with two of his friends. He sustained many life-threatening injuries in this car accident. The most serious injuries were to his spinal cord. Evan survived fractures to his C4 and C5 vertebrae. As a result, he is quadriplegic, given only a 10-25% chance of regaining the use of his hands and feet. Trauma to this part of the high spine not only leaves survivors paralyzed below the point of injury, but can also affect many basic functions like swallowing, speaking normally, and breathing independently. Evan's spinal cord injury is incomplete, meaning the ability of the spinal cord to convey messages to or from the brain is not completely lost.
Evan began rehabilitation at TIRR Memorial-Hermann in Houston, Texas on Thursday, May 14. Since his therapy began, Evan has been progressing at a remarkable rate.
Read about his big accomplishments and milestones here: