Aiming Higher Every Year with Eric and Reeve

By Ron Gold, CEO, LeanOnWe

A big thank you to all of you who contributed to my Walk to Believe. I raised over $21,000 from an incredible 85 different supporters. I’m truly awestruck by the generosity of friends, family, and colleagues.

Over the past three years, I’ve progressively increased my fundraising from $8,000 to $16,000 to $21,000 this year. I threw out an over-the-top $25,000 goal, which I’m confident we’ll achieve in 2019.

A Walk to BelieveThe Reeve Foundation, which sponsors the walk founded by former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand, is doing some truly groundbreaking work.

One area is the Big Idea, a research project in which four young men living with spinal cord injuries have recovered voluntary movement and re-gained the ability to stand. Each participant, like me, was completely paralyzed below his injury level and was told he likely would never recover. Now Reeve is trying to roll out (pun possibly intended) that project on a much larger scale.

This quote from Christopher Reeve is true now more than at any point in his lifetime:

"We live in a time when the words 'impossible' and 'unsolvable'
are no longer part of the scientific community's vocabulary."

Thank you, Reeve Foundation, and thank you Eric, for leading the way in raising much-needed support for paralysis research.

A Walk to Believe

About The Author

When an out-of-control SUV barreled into Ron's bicycle on a quiet road in New Jersey in 2011, the accident left him paralyzed and in need of home care every day. And when he experienced countless problems finding reliable, affordable private caregivers, Ron knew there had to be a better way. He founded LeanOnWe with a focus on delivering a better, more thoughtful home care experience at a reasonable cost.

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