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Life Rolls On after Spinal Cord Injuries 

Andres Velasquez

Life Rolls On is a division of The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. It was founded by Jesse Billauer, who was affected by a spinal cord injury at the age of 17. Their mission is to improve the quality of life of young people affected by spinal cord injury, while utilizing action sports as a platform to inspire them with a feeling that there are infinite possibilities despite paralysis.

Life Rolls On focuses on three areas, they are:

1. They Will Surf Again (TWSA) – their “flagship” program as they call it. This program is and adaptive surf program aimed at people affected by a spinal cord injury. They Will Surf Again is a life changing experience for both surfer and they volunteers who aid them. Although the program gets people with spinal cord injury surfing the main focus is on proving to them that anything is possible. The program has been so successful that it has branched out into They Will Ski Again and They Will Skate Again programs.

2. Injury Outreach & Being A Resource – this aspect of the foundation focuses on doing peer visits to help individuals who have sustained a spinal cord injury. The foundation feels that the sooner they can get in contact with the injured individual the more impactful and meaningful the outreach will be to all those affected by the injury.

3. Education, Motivation and Awareness – the message is simple, life goes on after a spinal cord injury. Life Rolls On focuses on delivering that message to both the general public and those living with a spinal cord injury.

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