220 miles representing 22 years in a chair!
With YOUR support, I
This fund raising effort is dedicated to my brother, Kirk Hennig. Since
becoming a quadriplegic from an injury, Kirk has spent the last 22 years
in a wheelchair. That's why I got a bike and rode 220 mile!
Having a C6 injury, Kirk requires
over 4 hours of attendant care just to get up in the morning. Even with
that kind of start to each day, Kirk is an independent contributor to society.
With his care, compassion and intellect, Kirk is a highly effective mentor, tutor,
counselor and friend. He is dedicated to helping others overcome
adversity and recognize their potential.
To help newly injured face
their future with optimism, Kirk became a founding participant of the UW
Medical Center Rehab Medicineís mentor program. The UW Alumni Magazine,
March 2006 article,
Unbroken Spirits, describes a few ways that Kirk is a model and
inspiration for many people.
Kirk believes that with Spinal Cord Societyís research he may walk
again. Thousands of people, young and old, from football players to
soldiers, are paralyzed every year. They do not deserve a life sentence
in a wheelchair. We have the technology to find a cure. My ride is
raising donations and awareness of Spinal Cord Society research. I will
do the legwork, but I need your support to reach the goal. YOUR donation
will make a difference.
Spinal Cord Society is dedicated to finding a cure for paralysis. Major
breakthroughs are making it possible to generate nerve cells, to train
nerve cells for specific purposes and to overcome barriers from scar
tissue. The Spinal Cord Society leverages donations to support the most
promising research. Staffed only by volunteers, the SCS Northwest
chapter holds an annual golf tournament and auction.
In eleven years, our chapter sent ONE MILLION One Hundred and Ten
Thousand DOLLARS to
220 miles is more than the STP and likely more than Iíve ridden in my
lifetime. But, what is 20 hours on a bike compared to 22 years in a wheelchair?
And, who am I to say no?
With barely 400 miles of training, I completed the two day ride from
Seattle To Portland. Experienced riders wouldn't even attempt it with so
little training. But, my motivation was strong. Now, we need YOUR help.
It could be your loved one or friend who is suffering from an accident
or disease. Please give generously.
Please, help find a cure for paralysis.
donations may be mailed to:
SCSNW c/o Teresa
Hennig 18521 64th PL NE, Kenmore, WA 98028.
Download Donation/Receipt Form.
If you would like more information
PLEASE contact me ---
SCSRide@DataDynamicsNW.com or 206-931-0541
Official SCSNW information for corporate matching funds.
Spinal Cord Society
P.O. Box 6092 email@example.com
Edmonds, WA 98026
501 C(3) 41-1358594
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