Presentation promotes Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 14:55 PM.

CHIPLEY — The Darrell Gwynn Foundation, on behalf of its donors and supporters, donated a $27,000 custom power wheelchair to 37-year-old Brian Trinka of Chipley on Thursday, Nov. 14. 

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission to provide SUPPORT for people with paralysis and prevent spinal cord injuries.

Trinka sustained a spinal cord injury in a car accident in 1999. He currently resides in a nursing home because his family cannot care for him. His old wheelchair provided by Medicare is a decade old and was no longer suitable for Trinka, limiting his mobility and mandating that he stay in a nursing home. The donation will give him the gifts of mobility, freedom and independence that he deserves.

 The wheelchair donation was made through the Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s national Wheelchair Donation Program. The donation is part of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week campaign in the State of Florida.

It is one of four wheelchair donations to deserving Floridians and two gifts in observance of spinal cord injury awareness.

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission is to provide support for people with paralysis and prevent spinal cord injuries. As part of that mission, the foundation offers a national Wheelchair Donation Program that donates custom, power wheelchairs to individuals facing medical and financial hardships.

For more information please visit www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org



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