TRAVIS ROY FOUNDATION AWARDS 1st QUARTER ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT GRANTS
Foundation Awards 29 Grants Totaling $82,000
BOSTON, MA – The Travis Roy Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded $82,000 in adaptive equipment grants to 29 spinal cord injured survivors. The Boston-based charity distributes grants on a quarterly basis to spinal cord injured survivors in financial need and to research facilities investigating potential cures for paralysis.
To date, the Foundation has awarded over $2.5M in Individual Grants since 1997. The 29 recipients who received grants this quarter included a senior in high school, a widow with four children and applicants of all ages from across the United States. This quarter’s grants ranged from $665 for vehicle modifications to $7,100 for a ceiling lift. Additional funds were awarded to purchase wheelchairs, computers, mattresses, and shower chairs.
“It is heartbreaking to read through the grant applications and know we don’t have the resources to help everyone out. At the same time, I’m grateful the Foundation is able to assist as many applicants as we do,” said Travis Roy. “I’d like to thank those who contribute to the Travis Roy Foundation through our fundraising events for helping to make these grants possible.”
Recipients this quarter included:
Joseph – Massachusetts. Has begun classes at a local community college. A $1500 grant was awarded for an accessible workstation for his laptop computer.
Kim – Maine. Car accident on New Year’s Eve, has 5 children. Old farmhouse was not accessible. Grant for $4,500 was given for home modifications.
Travis – Vermont. Car accident. Received a $1200 grant for vehicle modifications in the amount of $1200, so that he would be able to drive again.
Jay – California. Shot during a robbery. Jay received a $3,000 grant for medical bed.