The WEST CENTRAL OHIO PARALYSIS FOUNDATION has a three-part mission: Advocacy, Research and Resources for people with a spinal cord injury (SCI).
The WCOPF aims to raise awareness about living with a SCI. A life totally changes when faced with the challenges of living with a disability. Knowledge about spinal cord injuries will provide an understanding of what daily life is like for individuals in wheelchairs. Things as simple as access to buildings, restroom accessibility, employment opportunities, and transportation needs are all concerns for those with a SCI.
At the present time, there is no cure for a spinal cord injury. Research is crucial in finding or developing a cure for spinal cord injuries. Currently, you can only hope for maintaining or adapting your lifestyle. Research is expensive. Organizations such as the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, etc. depend on the kindness of its donors in order to operate. The WCOPF strives to be a supporter of these organizations.
Presently, resources are limited and hard to access for newly injured living in west central Ohio. Resources, such as education, adaptations for homes, access to scholarships, medical information, and support for people with spinal cord injuries could be provided locally by the WCOPF. The WCOPF hopes to be a one-stop shop for information for individuals with a SCI.
We have Grant for local paralyzed people. These grants will provide funds for to improve the lives of injured people: from making a computer accessible to installing a wheelchair ramp. We want to help. Please fill out our form.